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Closing the Osteoporosis Gap: Translating Principles into Practice

  • Authors: Pauline Camacho, MD
  • CME Released: 6/26/2020
  • Valid for credit through: 6/26/2021
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for diabetologists & endocrinologists, primary care physicians, and obstetricians and gynecologists.

The goal of this activity is to increase clinicians' knowledge and competence regarding updated screening and treatment guidelines for postmenopausal osteoporosis, including formulating individualized treatment plans for patients.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Updates to key guidelines for the management of osteoporosis
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Developing individualized patient management strategies to decrease the risk of fracture


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  • Pauline Camacho, MD

    Professor of Medicine
    Director of the Loyola University Osteoporosis Metabolic Bone Disease Center
    Loyola University Medical Center
    Maywood, Illinois


    Disclosure: Pauline Camacho, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Received grants for clinical research from: Amgen


  • Roderick Smith, MS

    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Roderick Smith, MS, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Laurie B. LaRusso, MS

    Freelance Medical Writer, Chestnut Medical Communications


    Disclosure: Laurie B LaRusso, MS, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Heather Lewin, MAT

    Associate Director, Content Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Heather Lewin, MAT, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Content Reviewer

  • Robert Morris, PharmD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance , Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Robert Morris, PharmD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: ViiV Healthcare
    Owns stock, stock options, or bonds from: GlaxoSmithKline

Medscape, LLC staff have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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  • The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.

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Closing the Osteoporosis Gap: Translating Principles into Practice

Authors: Pauline Camacho, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME Released: 6/26/2020

Valid for credit through: 6/26/2021



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