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Program Detail

Release Date: June-15-11
Credit Expiration Date: June-14-12


Marc C. Hochberg, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health
Chief, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Credit Hours

1.0 credit hour


Online Presentation

Program Description

NOTE: This activity was presented on April 1, 2011, in conjunction with Women's Health 2011: The 19th Annual Congress. Participants who received credit for attending the live presentation on that date are not eligible to receive credit for this online release.

The goal of this activity is to expand clinicians’ ability to implement effective strategies to prevent, detect, and treat osteoporosis, ultimately helping patients avoid many of the damaging consequences of the condition.

This activity is jointly sponsored by Global Education Group and Medical Communications Media. There is no fee to participate in this activity.


Front Matter/Pre Test: 5 minutes
Presentation: 40 minutes
Post Test and Evaluation: 10 minutes

Program Developer/Facilitator


Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, public health professionals, and other allied healthcare providers involved in the treatment of patients with osteoporosis.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify methods to overcome common barriers to accurate diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in female patients.
  2. Select osteoporosis therapies to maximize treatment adherence by optimizing ease of use and minimizing the risks of adverse effects.
  3. Review the appropriate use of osteoporosis screening tools and techniques that can be incorporated into clinical practice to identify patients who should receive therapy for osteoporosis.
  4. Describe effective individualized management plans to increase bone mass and prevent fractures based on the unique needs and preferences of each patient.


Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Marc C. Hochberg, MD, MPH: Advisory Board: Theralogix, LLC; Consulting: Amgen, Eli Lilly Co., Genentech/Roche, Merck & Co. Inc, Novartis Pharma AG, Pfizer, Theralogix LLC; Honorarium: Theralogix, LLC; Stock Holdings/Ownership Interests: Theralogix, LLC
Wendy S. Klein: Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Beth Paczolt (MCM): Other, Royalty: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Novartis, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen
Jackie Dawson (Global): Nothing to disclose
Amanda Glazar (Global): Nothing to disclose

Credit Statements

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Global Education Group (Global) and Medical Communications Media (MCM). Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Global Education Group 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.

This educational activity for 1.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group.
Global Education Group is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Medical Communications Media do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

For more information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at or 303.395.1782.

Commercial Support Statements

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit

This activity is supported by an educational donation provided by Amgen.


Minimum System Requirements: • Pentium III, 600 MHz or Equivalent Processor • 512 MB of RAM • Windows XP, Vista, or 7. Or, Mac OS X • 800x600 Monitor Resolution • 16-bit Color • 16 bit Sound Card with Speakers

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