The Latest in Osteoporosis Risk Assessment and Treatment Discussed at Continuing Education Company's 8th Annual Primary Care CME Conference

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The latest in Osteoporosis Risk Assessment and Treatment was discussed with Primary Care practitioners at the 8th Annual Spring CME (Continuing Medical Education) Conference held by the Continuing Education Company at the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida, March 31-April 4, 2014.

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Dr. Stern's comprehensive coverage of Osteoporosis was a perfect summary of risk assessment, medications and treatment options for all the primary care providers present at the conference.--Barbara Lyons, Continuing Education Company.

Continuing Education Company, a leader in family practitioner continuing medical education, presented Dr. Alan Stern's "Osteoporosis: of Mortar and Bricks" at their 8th Annual Spring CME Conference on March 31, 2014.

Dr. Stern's lecture reviewed several factors to use when it comes to doing a risk fracture assessment on a patient. These included age, BMI, family history, alcohol use or smoking, poor diet, medications, malabsorption and inflammatory arthritis. The continuing medical education lecture discussed the importance of Osteoporosis management including global assessment of the patient which requires addressing modifiable risk factors, often involving pharmacologic intervention and dietary supplementation, mandating a program of activity tailored to the patient and the need to monitor the patient and the plan to increase chance of success. According to Dr. Stern, effective DXA monitoring requires strict attention to technique, follow up at the same DXA site with (ideally) the same technician and knowledge of a site's least significant change (and a report that applies this knowledge).

According to Barbara Lyons, VP of Continuing Education Company, "Dr. Stern's comprehensive coverage of Osteoporosis was a perfect summary of risk assessment, medications and treatment options for all the primary care providers present at the conference."                                                                    

Alan Stern, MD, FACR, FFACP, of the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Richmond, Bon Secours Medical Group in Richmond VA received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He trained in Internal and Rheumatology at the Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University and completed fellowship training in Rheumatology at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition he was awarded fellowships from both the Arthritis Foundation and the Arthritis National Research Foundation. Dr Stern is a certified clinical densitometrist (bone density specialist).

Continuing Education Company, Inc. is an independent, non-profit, 501 (c)(3) continuing medical education organization. They have been developing and presenting continuing medical education programs for over 22 years. Their mission is to develop and provide educational opportunities to improve the skills and knowledge of medical and healthcare professionals. They accomplish this mission by offering American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) accredited CME lectures, symposia, and conferences.

Educational activities are developed with the guidance of Continuing Education Company’s Curriculum Advisory Committee. The committee, led by their on-staff Medical Director is comprised of physicians, pharmacists, educators who have extensive clinical and CME experience. For additional information on the educational conferences for primary care providers please visit the company's website at

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