Identifying and Managing Osteoporosis in Primary Care

Identifying and Managing Osteoporosis in Primary Care


CME Information


This complimentary activity will provide primary care clinicians with an update on osteoporosis and bone health. It’s understandable if you feel barraged and overwhelmed by all of the data on screening, BMD, and fractures. After reading that data with critical insight, Dr. David Plourd will distill that information into practical clinical pearls. Current screening guidelines, modalities, and current prevention & treatment regimens will be highlighted.


After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the burden of disease presented by osteoporosis and the clinical consequences of osteoporotic fractures
  • Identify patients at high risk of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fracture and select evidence-based screening and diagnostic modalities
  • Recognize the efficacy, risks, and benefits of new and emerging treatments for osteoporosis
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This internet, enduring activity will be available for one year, beginning November 17, 2020 through November 17, 2021.

Accreditation – AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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

Primary Care Network designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

All other healthcare professionals will be issued a certificate of participation.

American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST complete the activity and the evaluation form. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through PCN’s ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.




Activity provided by Primary Care Network.









This activity has expired and is no longer available for CME; however, we hope you still enjoy the education.

Published November 17, 2020