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Utilized in Learning Process:
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period June 6, 2011 through June 6, 2013 participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view all 7 segments totaling 3 hours to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit; 3) register and complete the evaluation form and post-test; 4) score 100% on the post-test; and 5) print out CME certificate.
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In this web-based program, physicians will learn how recent advances in basic and clinical research have helped to advance the understanding of treatment advances in the management of osteoporosis.
June 6, 2011
June 6, 2013
- Rheumatology specialists
- Endocrinology specialists
- Osteoporosis specialists
- Bone metabolism specialists
- Biologics-focused clinical pharmacists
- Internal medicine specialists with osteoporosis clinical focus
Enrollment for this WebCAST is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to participate in this CME-certified WebCAST and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.
Supported by an Independent Educational Grant
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and CMEducation Resources, LLC. University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement:
University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Policy on Faculty & Provider Disclosure:
It is the policy of University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.
Program Faculty and Disclosures:
MONE ZAIDI, MD, PhD, FRCP, Hon MD
Professor of Medicine and Physiology
Director, The Mount Sinai Bone Program
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
Consultant: GSK, Amgen
Speaker's Bureau: Warner Chilcott, Roche/ Genentech
SOL EPSTEIN, MD
Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Director of Osteoporosis Research and Center
Consultant: Amgen, Merck
Speaker's Bureau: Amgen, Merck
E. MICHAEL LEWIECKI, MD, FACP, FACE
New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Nothing to disclose
MICHAEL McCLUNG, MD, FACE, FACP
Director, Oregon Osteoporosis Center
Consultant Amgen, Eli Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Warner-Chilcott
Speaker's Bureau: Amgen, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Warner-Chilcott
Grant/Research Support: Amgen, Merck
STUART SILVERMAN, MD, FACP, FACR
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California
Los Angeles, CA
Consultant: AMGEN, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer/Wyeth, Roche
Speaker's Bureau: AMGEN, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer/Wyeth,
Roche, Warner Chilcott
Grant/Research Support: Eli Lilly, Pfizer/Wyeth, Warner Chilcott
Program Managers and Web Editor Disclosure:
Program Manager Gideon Bosker, MD has nothing to disclose.
Program Reviewer Denise Leary has nothing to disclose.
Upon completion of this CME activity, the participants will be able to:
- Develop a more rigorous scientific understanding and become more clinically proficient at implementing established, new, and emerging strategies for treating postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at high risk for fracture
- Better understand how to risk stratify postmenopausal women with osteoporosis to determine their risk for future fracture based on such factors as history of previous osteoporotic fracture(s) and other FRAX®-linked features that place them at high risk for fractures
- Better understand diverse mechanisms of action among osteoporosis treatments, including the basis of action of bisphosphonates and RANKL inhibitors and their effects on osteoclast differentiation, activation, and survival
- Better understand diverse mechanisms of action among osteoporosis treatments, including the basis of action of bisphosponates and new biologic agents and their effects on osteoclast differentiation, activation, and survival
- Better understand how to assess treatment failure in post-menopausal women on bisphosphonate-based therapeutic regimens; and, become more clinically proficient at implementing evidence-based strategies with alternative agents in patients who are responding sub-optimally to osteoporosis treatment
Hardware and Software Requirements:
To participate in this program, viewers must have a PC or Macintosh computer that has active, ongoing internet access for the duration of the program, as well as a compatible Flash-viewer. An email address is required for registration, and a printer is required to printout the CME certificate.
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