Osteoporosis Conference Postcard

Course Description

Please join us for a one-day conference featuring UVM Health Network faculty - Drs. Elizabeth Ames, Kaitlyn Barrett, Teresa Fama, Jennifer Kelly, and Morgan Merchand, APRN. This conference is designed to improve the skills of the primary care team as they are often the first to encounter patients who have, or who are at risk of developing, osteoporosis. The objective of this conference is to equip attendees with updated knowledge on issues related to osteoporosis and to provide practical and updated strategies for assessment and treatment.


  • Osteoporosis Treatment and Fracture Prevention
  • Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis (GIOP)
  • Metabolic Bone Related Cases
  • Parathyroid and Calcium Disorders
  • Endocrine Society Guidelines on Postmenopausal Osteoporosis


  • Describe the tools available to identify those at risk for fractures and how to use DXA exams for monitoring patients over time.
  • Review the appropriate patients to screen and treat at risk for glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis.
  • Discuss challenging situations and individual patient cases that arise in clinical practice.
  • Differentiate between the various medications available to treat osteoporosis and their potential side effects.
  • Identify laboratory tests that can be useful in identifying and treating patients with parathyroid disorders.
  • Distinguish between the different types of fractures that may occur in the elderly and their clinical significance.


Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and other members of the primary care team. 


Jointly Accredited Provider TMIn support of improving patient care, the Robert Larner MD College of Medicine at the University of Vermont 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. 

The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6 Nursing Contact Hours.

This Live activity, Osteoporosis Update for Primary Care 2019, with a beginning date of 09/27/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.00 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved for up to 2.0 Pharmacotherapeutic credits.


The conference syllabus will be available as an electronic download with presentations as PDF files. Please bring your laptop or other electronic device to view presentations as well as to complete the electronic conference evaluations. You will receive a notification via email prior to the conference with instructions for accessing the presentations. Printed syllabus, paper evaluations and paper CME certificates will not be provided.



  • $250 Physician
  • $195 NP, PA, RN, Other Health Professional
  • $75 Medical Resident or Student

This fee includes the online course syllabus, continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks. Enrollment is limited: please register by August 30, 2019. An additional $50 will be added after that date.

Refunds may be obtained, minus an administrative fee of $50, if notice of cancellation is received by September 4, 2019. No refunds are possible after that date.

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