Meeting Archive:
An ASBMR Webinar on Thinking Beyond the Fracture in Your Patients Over 50

Sponsored by the ASBMR Professional Practice Committee
To listen to the recording and view the slides that were presented, click on the recording link on the right side of this screen. 

Meeting Description:

Fragility fractures are common, affecting almost one in two older women and one in three older men. Every fragility fracture signals increased risk of future fractures as well as risk of premature mortality. Despite the major health care impact worldwide, currently there are few systems in place to identify and ‘‘capture’’ individuals after a fragility fracture to ensure appropriate assessment and treatment to reduce future fracture risk and adverse health outcomes.

This presentation will address the key points raised by the ASBMR Task Force on Secondary Fracture Prevention on the current evidence about different systematic interventional approaches, their logical background, as well as the medical and ethical rationale.

As a result of this webinar participants will be able to:
  • Understand the rational approach in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis post-fracture.
  • Understand how a Fragility Fracture Service operates to systematically address all patients in a health plan or community after fractures.
  • Understand how audience participants can help build a Fragility Fracture Service.
Date: Thu, Aug 23, 2012
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
 Presenter Information
Richard Dell, M.D.
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I’m a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon who joined Kaiser Southern California in 1987. I have a strong interest in both Osteoporosis Disease Management and Medical Informatics.  I helped to start the Kaiser SCAL Healthy Bones program in 1998 and develop similar programs at other Kaiser regions. I have lectured multiple times about our Healthy Bones Program as well as published the results of our Healthy Bones Osteoporosis Disease Management Program. I’m also the Kaiser National Orthopedic Lead for HealthConnect our electronic medical record.