• Talking with Your Patients About Bisphosphonate Risks vs. Benefits: Perception vs. Reality

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    Talking with Your Patients About Bisphosphonate Risks vs. Benefits: Perception vs. Reality

    Course Overview

    Sponsored by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify patients most likely to benefit from bisphosphonate therapy to reduce fracture risk
    2. Understand the evidence for risks of bisphosphonate therapy
    3. Communicate the balance of benefit and risk to patients
    4. Use FRAX and other fracture risk calculators as risk communication tools
    5. Describe decision aids for risk communication
    6. Engage patients in the process of shared decision making

    Presenter Information

    E. Michael Lewiecki, MD, FACP, FACE

    E. Michael Lewiecki, MD, FACP, FACE, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Director of New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center. He has been principal investigator for many osteoporosis clinical trials and author of numerous scientific publications on osteoporosis and bone densitometry. Dr. Lewiecki is past-president of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry and serves in editorial positions for several journals devoted to clinical investigation, osteoporosis, and assessment of skeletal health.

    Neil C. Binkley, MD

    Dr. Neil C. Binkley earned his degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and subsequently received his training in Internal Medicine at the Marshfield Clinic. After several years in private practice, he returned to the University of Wisconsin in 1990 and completed a geriatric fellowship. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. In 1994 he was instrumental in establishing the UW Osteoporosis Clinical Center and the Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program, offering treatment options unavailable in standard clinical practice.


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