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Osteoporosis: Targeting Therapies to Reduce Fracture Risk

Location: Health Discovery Building Auditorium

Address: 1601 Trinity St., Building B, Austin, Texas 78701 | View Map »

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Time: 12–1 p.m.

Contact: Cassandra Ryan

About the Event

This installment of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds features Dolores Shoback, M.D., on osteoporosis. Shoback is a professor of medicine at University of California, San Francisco.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Review the efficacy of current osteoporosis therapies and their ability to modulate molecular targets in the bone remodeling pathway;
  • Discuss the tailoring of medications to the level of fracture risk in the individual patient;
  • Identify the role of vitamin D in bone metabolism, osteoporosis treatment and fracture prevention.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Internal Medicine faculty
  • Secondary: Internal Medicine residents


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient care; medical knowledge; practice-based learning and improvement; professionalism; systems-based practice.
  • IOM: Providing patient-centered care; working in interdisciplinary teams; employing evidence-based practice.
  • IECC: Value/ethics for interprofessional practice; roles/responsibilities; interprofessional communication; teams and teamwork.

Shoback has no financial conflicts of interest to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

The Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds planning committee members are Clay Cauthen, M.D.; Dayna Diven, M.D.; Annie Feagins, M.D.; Meghana Gadgil, M.D.; Parker Hudson, M.D.; Mrinalini Kulkarni-Date, M.D.; Paul Nader, M.D.; Snehal Patel, M.D.; René Salazar, M.D.; Jeni Skar and Cassandra Ryan; off-site coordinators are David Voss, Seria Kizerand John Ignat. The members of the planning committee have no financial conflicts of interest to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.