20th Annual Osteoporosis: New Insights in Research, Diagnosis, and Clinical Care *Live Stream*

Osteoporosis 2023
Live Stream: July 13, 2023
Course# MEP24001

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July 13, 2023
*Live Stream*
Course# MEP24001

COVID-19 Guidelines


Registration Fees

$350 Physicians

$300 Allied Health Professionals

$250 Residents/Fellows

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing before July 6, 2023 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to [email protected]

Registration fee discounts are available for Kaiser and UCSF CCMBM members. Please contact Lucy Wu at [email protected] for more information.


Now in its 20th year, and presented by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, this 1-day virtual course features an expert faculty that will discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis. The course will critically review current treatment options. There will be an emphasis on recent developments and current controversies in the etiology, diagnosis, and management of osteoporosis. Additional special topics this year include the role for vitamin D in bone health, and racial differences and disparities in osteoporosis care.
The course will provide an update on current recommendations about screening and treatment of osteoporosis for physicians and other clinicians working with osteoporosis patients. It will also benefit researchers, technologists, and pharmaceutical or device company professionals who would find additional scientific background in the disease helpful. No prior clinical or scientific training in osteoporosis is required.



  • Screen for and diagnose osteoporosis according to the latest evidence-based standards of care;
  • Interpret dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) bone density scans and avoid common DXA pitfalls;
  • Provide appropriate pharmacological treatment for osteoporosis, including antiresorptive and anabolic therapies;
  • Assess the benefits and risks of continuing long-term antiresorptive osteoporosis therapy and determine optimal treatment duration;
  • Understand the evidence for vitamin D in the optimization of bone health;
  • Recognize racial differences and disparities in osteoporosis care


Virtual course iconLIVE STREAM MEETING
This course will be offered as a virtual conference. Login instructions along with the digital syllabus will be shared with the attendees a week before the meeting. Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand after the conference and for 30 days after the course. You must tune in to the live conference (in person or remotely) to claim CME.



    The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


      Course Outline

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      Course Chairs

      Dennis M. Black, PhD
      Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
      University of California, San Francisco

      Anne L. Schafer, MD
      Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
      University of California, San Francisco
      Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism, San Francisco VA Health Care System



      (University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

      Richard Eastell, MD, FRCP
      Professor and Head of the Academic Unit of Bone Metabolism
      Director of the Mallanby Centre for Bone Research, University of Sheffield
      Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

      Steven T. Harris, MD, FACP
      Clinical Professor of Medicine

      Clifford J. Rosen, MD
      Professor of Medicine
      Tufts University School of Medicine
      Maine Medical Center Research Institute
      Scarborough, Maine

      Deborah E. Sellmeyer, MD
      Clinical Professor of Medicine
      Stanford University School of Medicine
      Division of Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism

      Dolores M. Shoback, MD
      Professor of Medicine
      Associate Program Director of the Fellowship Program in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

      Karin C. Wu, MD
      Assistant Professor of Medicine

      Nicole C. Wright, PhD, MPH
      Associate Professor
      Department of Epidemiology
      University of Alabama at Birmingham