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    ASBMR Launches CME Initiative for Primary Care Providers – ASBMR Members Encouraged to Become Osteoporosis Champions

    Date: October 30, 2013

    ASBMR has partnered with The France Foundation to launch a performance-improvement program for primary care providers in the U.S. The program, Improving the Identification and Management of Osteoporosis: A Curriculum for the PCP, was developed to provide focused, effective continuing education programs for primary care providers and other health care professionals working with patients with osteoporosis. The aim is to enable them to meet the increased demand to appropriately assess, diagnose and treat patients at risk after a first fracture. The program includes live presentations on the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis at 10 State Chapter Meetings of the American Academy of Family Physicians. More than 800 primary care physicians have attended the nine presentations that have occurred to date in 2013; one remaining presentation is planned for November. Participants have consistently provided very positive feedback and more than 90 percent indicated their intent to make changes or apply new knowledge as a result of the curriculum. 

    As a supplement to the live meetings, the website www.osteocme.org  includes a slide set, podcasts, videos, webinars and other enduring materials for participants to gain additional education and information.  ASBMR members are encouraged to become  osteoporosis champions in their local areas, using the slides created by ASBMR osteoporosis experts to give educational lectures  The slides and online resources are provided free of charge. In addition to the live meetings and online content, the curriculum provides participants with information regarding how they can utilize currently existing osteoporosis PI-CME and MOC part IV-approved modules. Family physicians can utilize the American Board of Family Medicine- approved  performance-improvement CME activity, “Optimizing Fracture Prevention in Patients with Osteoporosis,” and internists can use the American Board of Internal Medicine-approved performance-improvement CME activity, “Performance Improvement Strategies in Osteoporosis”. 

    For more information and to access the curriculum, visit www.osteocme.org.