Preventing Osteoporotic Fractures: A Call to Action for Primary Care Practitioners

Expert faculty discuss important issues related to the PCP’s role in screening for, diagnosing, and treating osteoporosis to reduce fracture risk.


  • Welcome, Opening Remarks
  • Snapshot of Osteoporosis and Outcomes in Primary Care
  • Osteoporosis Screening, Diagnosis, Patient Counseling
  • Osteoporosis Pharmacotherapy—Mechanism of Action, Efficacy, Safety
  • Question and Answer Session and Closing Remarks

Webinar will be 60 minutes


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Nancy E. Lane, MD

Endowed Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology
Director of the Musculoskeletal Diseases and Aging Research Group
U.C. Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, California

Nelson B. Watts, MD, FACP, MACE, CCD

Director, Osteoporosis and Bone Health Services
Mercy Health
Cincinnati, Ohio

Goal Statement
The goal of this activity is to improve the competence of primary care providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and other members of the healthcare team in screening for, diagnosing, and treating osteoporosis to reduce osteoporotic fractures in high-risk individuals.

Target Audience
This program is intended for primary care providers (MD, DO, and NP) who treat adult women at risk for osteoporosis including family medicine, internal medicine, and OB/GYN.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Recognize the prevalence of osteoporosis and the impact of undiagnosed and untreated osteoporosis on related morbidity and mortality 
  • Implement recently released guideline recommendations for screening for osteoporosis and next steps in management
  • Highlight key lifestyle and diet changes that can help patients reduce osteoporosis progression, falls, and fractures 
  • Describe the various treatment modalities for osteoporosis including mechanism of action, efficacy, and safety


Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this live activity 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.

Nursing Continuing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest 
Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.