Topics in Bone Health: Common Skeletal Complaints of Childhood – When to be Concerned and Where to Refer

HUB Center for Collaboration, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104  

Oct 4, 2024 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET)

This conference is intended for primary care providers, endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, family medicine physicians and internists, dietitians, and other healthcare providers. The program aims to provide a necessary understanding of common skeletal complaints of childhood, with emphasis on musculoskeletal pain, bone lesions and deformities, and fractures, with review of medical and surgical evaluations and treatment options for specific conditions. Emphasis will be placed on genetic causes of bone disease and disorders of mineral metabolism, as well as the impact of chronic illnesses on bone health. The conference is intended to familiarize providers with therapeutic options, including nutritional interventions, physical therapy, orthopedic, and pharmacological protocols. The learning format will be didactic lectures with question-and-answer sessions.


  1. Distinguish the differential diagnosis of musculoskeletal pain and multidisciplinary treatment options.
  2. Explain the evaluation, treatment, and monitoring of complex bone lesions.
  3. Understand the differential diagnosis of bone deformities, including orthopedic and metabolic bone considerations.
  4. Discuss risk factors for increased bone fragility and fractures and potential evaluations and treatments.
  5. Review genetic bone diseases and available and emerging therapies.


For those attending the conference in person: $175.
The registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshments, lunch, and course materials.

For those attending the conference virtually: $175.
The fee includes livestream access to the conference and access to view online course materials.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 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.

Physicians: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (6.75 hours)

Related specialties: Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism