Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 3.5 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will review the spectrum of bone disorders in the elderly with an emphasis on their impact on function and morbidity. The AMDA CPG on Osteoporosis and its approach to care will be highlighted in the discussion. A case-based approach will be utilized to facilitate clinical recognition, laboratory evaluation, and management.
Describe the pathophysiology and clinical impact of osteoporosis, osteomalacia, Paget's disease, renal osteodystrophy,and multiple myeloma.
Determine clinical, laboratory as well as imaging modalities to diagnose bone disorders.
Analyze the evidence presented for the benefits of timely recognition and treatment of osteoporosis, osteomalacia.
Review and evaluate the evidence for newer therapeutic agents for osteoporosis.
Discuss the rational management of Paget's disease and renal osteodystrophy.
Disclosure(s): Thiruvinvamalai Dharmarajan, MBBS has no disclosures to report. Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD Novartis: Speakers' Bureau (Honorarium) Meenakshi Patel, MD, CMD Novartis - Speakers' Bureau Manju T. Beier, PharmD has no disclosures to report.
References: 1. Center, et al. Lancet 1999; 2. Lindsay, et al. JAMA. 2001; 3. Zimmerman, et al. Osteoporos Int. 1999; 4. Ray, et al. JBMR. 1997; 5.Pandya N. Managing Osteoporosis: Real Life Issues. Early Identification of Patients with Osteoporosis. Symposium Reporter 2007. Journal of the American Medical Director's Association September 2007