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Case Clinic 1: Osteoporosis Risk Factors and Screening Protocols

Case Clinic 1: Osteoporosis Risk Factors and Screening Protocols


Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

30 minutes


June 28, 2019


June 28, 2020
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Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

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Provided by Haymarket Medical Education (HME)

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Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by Amgen.

Program Description

As the population ages, osteoporosis has become an increasingly important public health threat for both women and men. This debilitating, potentially deadly, and costly disorder affects nearly 1 in 3 women and 2 in 10 men by age 50 years—and almost 8 in 10 women by age 80 years and older, with the risk of fragility fracture increasing with age. While more women than men have osteoporosis, the absolute number of men with osteoporosis is nonetheless high, and men experience poorer outcomes and higher risk for mortality. Nevertheless, awareness of the need for osteoporosis screening remains low, even among individuals who are at high risk. In this Case Clinic centered on a male patient, a noted expert provides tips on how to recognize patients at risk and outlines practical and cost-effective recommendations on screening and assessment to help prevent fractures and improve health outcomes.

Intended Audience

Primary audience: Family physicians,

Secondary audience: Endocrinologists, internists, obstetrician-gynecologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who manage the care of patients with or at risk for osteoporosis

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify patients, both male and female, who are candidates for osteoporosis screening
  • Perform fall-risk assessment in all patients with or at risk for osteoporosis
  • Assess fracture risk by evaluating bone strength determined from bone mineral density (BMD) measurement

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In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.


E. Michael Lewiecki, MD
Director, New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center
Director, Bone Health TeleECHO
Albuquerque, NM

Dr. Lewiecki has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accredited Provider Disclosures

Haymarket Medical Education staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Credit Information

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AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 0.50 Category 1 Credit for completing this activity.

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition.


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Haymarket Medical Education or Amgen. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

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