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 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 and pharmacological protocols. The learning format will be didactic lectures with question-and-answer sessions.
- Review the principles of screening, treatment and monitoring of vitamin D deficiency
- Review disorders of calcium and phosphorus metabolism and available treatment options.
- Discuss risk factors for increased bone fragility and potential evaluations and treatments
- Review genetic bone diseases and available and emerging therapies.
Related specialties: endocrinology and diabetes