Optimizing Bone Health in Postmenopausal Post-Fracture Patients

Optimizing Bone Health in Postmenopausal Post-Fracture Patients

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One osteoporotic fracture often leads to another within 2 years. Explore how bones work and what you can do today to help change that statistic.

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Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    Life-altering secondary fractures are a harsh reality, but Medicare studies show, and orthopedic surgeons agree, that knowledge has not translated into prevention. Why is there clinical inertia in providing preventative interventions related to secondary fragility fractures? Join Drs. Andrea Singer and Susan Bukata as they provide a cogent medical approach to preventing these fractures and a roadmap for when and how to use available therapies based on their mechanisms of action.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Andrea Singer, MD, FACP, CCD
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Director, Women's Primary Care and Bone Densitometry
    MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
    Washington, DC

    Consulting Fees: AgNovos, Amgen, Radius Health, UCB
    Research: Radius Health, UCB

    Susan Bukata, MD
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of California San Diego School of Medicine
    UC San Diego Health
    San Diego, CA

    Consulting Fees: Amgen, Radius Health

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Cindy Davidson has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry Fiedel, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP, has nothing to disclose.
    • Jay Runyon has nothing to disclose.
    • Robert Schneider has nothing to disclose.
    • Mara Siegel has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Describe the pathophysiology of osteoporosis, including bone resorption and bone formation
    • Discuss emerging data and the rationale for appropriate prescribing of monoclonal antibody-based therapies in the postsurgical setting for osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women
    • Employ best practices in treatment selection based on mechanism of action and managing specific treatment-related adverse events
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of orthopedic surgeons and ob-gyns.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for .25 nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Omnia Education is the leading provider of education for women’s health professionals. Our activities are recognized nationwide for providing credible, relevant, and practical information on issues impacting the female patient. Additionally, our unique focus has transformed the CME learning environment, and our ability to help learners recognize and overcome barriers to optimal performance and optimal patient outcomes has positioned us as a leader in women’s health education.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amgen.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Omnia Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Omnia Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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