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Clinical Pearls: Hot Topics in Osteoporosis
Course Description
View the recording of an ENDO 2021 ancillary symposium:
  • Treating patients with osteoporosis during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The role of anabolic therapy in the treatment of osteoporosis and fracture
  • Identification, prevention and treatment of bone loss following bariatric surgery
  • Osteoporosis medication holidays – considerations, indications and duration

This course was a virtual live CME-certified Ancillary Symposium to be presented at ENDO 2021. This educational activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Amgen, Inc. This ancillary symposium is developed through the Endocrine Society’s Special Programs Committee (SPC).

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion these educational sessions, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss how estrogen inhibits bone resorption and regulates bone formation in men
  • Recognize impending fractures and evaluate patients after they have sustained an atypical femoral fracture
  • Assess patient management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
  • Apply current guidelines for and analyze patient adherence to osteoporosis therapy
Accreditation Statement

The Endocrine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit:
The Endocrine Society designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. While offering CME credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.

Please note that while other accrediting bodies accept AMA PRA Category 1 credit, we can only award and report this credit for MDs/DOs. For those outside of this accreditation, please complete the participation evaluation and use that certificate as proof of attendance to submit to your accrediting body.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC):
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Faculty and Disclosures

Kendall F. Moseley, MD - Program Chair
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, MD

Matthew T. Drake, MD, PhD
Associate Professor Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Dolores M. Shoback, MD
Professor of Medicine
UCSF/VA Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Nelson B. Watts, MD
Director of Osteoporosis and Bone Health Services
Mercy Health
Cincinnati, OH

STATEMENT OF INDEPENDENCE
As a provider of CME accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Endocrine Society has a policy of ensuring that the content and quality of this educational activity are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. The scientific content of this activity was developed under the supervision of the Endocrine Society’s guideline task force.

DISCLOSURE POLICY
The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the Endocrine Society and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the commercial interest(s) in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers' bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivery of content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion.

The following faculty reported relevant financial relationships:
Nelson B. Watts, MD: Speaker, Amgen Inc, Radius Health, Inc.

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships: 
Matthew T. Drake, MD, PhD; Kendall F. Moseley, MD; Dolores M. Shoback, MD

The following SPC member who planned and reviewed content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships:  Beret Anne Casey, MD

The following SPC Committee members reported financial relationships:

  • Andjela T. Drincic, MD: Advisory Board Member, Corcept
  • Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD: Consultant, Amarin, Amgen, Akcea, Aegerion, Esperion, Novartis
  • Angela M. Leung, MD: Speaker, Medical Education Resources, MCE Conferences, ATA Board Member
  • Amy Rothberg, MD: Spouse, consultant of Merck
  • Katherine Araque, MD: Speaker, Novo Nordisk; Advisory Board, Corcept

The Endocrine Society has reviewed these relationships to determine which are relevant to the content of this activity and resolved any identified conflicts of interest for these individuals.

The following SPC members reported no relevant financial relationships:

Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, MD, Neena Natt, MD; Kelly Lauter Roszko, MD, PhD; Deborah Sellmeyer, MD; Savitha Subramanian, MD; Soleymani Taraneh, MD; Steven Weitzman, MD

The staff involved in the development of this CME activity reported no relevant financial relationships.

The Endocrine Society staff have reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all relevant identified conflicts of interest, as applicable

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF COMMERCIAL SUPPORT
This educational activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Amgen, Inc.

Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Available Mar 21, 2021 to Mar 31, 2022
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
1.5 ABIM-MOC Points
1.5 Participation Credits
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