Pre-Meeting Courses

We offer a number of relevant courses prior to the commencement of the IOF-ISCD Skeletal Health Meeting. Registration information will be made available in the near future.

Osteoporosis: Essentials of Densitometry, Diagnosis and Management for Clinicians

Tuesday & Wednesday, February 18–19, 2014
This Osteoporosis Essentials course provides a set of standard practices and information on bone densitometry and osteoporosis for those interpreting DXA and treating patients. Day 1 focuses on performance and interpretation of DXA scans. Day 2 addresses the prevention, treatment and management of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis: Essentials of Densitometry, Diagnosis and Management for Technologists

Tuesday & Wednesday, February 18–19, 2014
This Osteoporosis Essentials course provides a set of standard practices information to raise the quality of DXA exams and patient care for Technologists. Awareness of the technical expertise involved in bone densitometry and the related challenges of unusual patient scenarios are the focus of this one and a half day course.

DXA Body Composition Analysis

Monday, February 17, 2014 – 1:00 – 6:00 PM
The successful use of DXA body composition analysis in the management of obesity, geriatric sarcopenia and other low muscle mass states, general health and pediatric skeletal disease is presented in this course.

Vertebral Fracture Assessment

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 – 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
This course instructs in the technology of VFA, patient positioning, image acquisition and analysis. Normal appearances of the spine are described, as well as variants that may be confused with fractures. Findings that define fractures are outlined and a tool for their recognition and classification is provided.

Pediatric Bone Densitometry Course

Wednesday, February 19 – 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
An advanced densitometry course that provides an overview of obtaining and interpreting bone mineral density (BMD) measurements in children and adolescents. There are caveats that arise in the interpretation of BMD results from growing and developing children.