Osteoporosis Screening, Diagnosis and Management

May 8, 2024

Activity description

Osteoporosis can significantly impact an individual’s morbidity, mortality and quality of life due to increased fracture risks caused by decreasing bone density. This educational webcast will focus on the necessary skills to effectively identify, diagnose, and manage osteoporosis, highlighting the latest screening recommendations, diagnostic criteria, and evidence-based treatment strategies. Optimal management approaches and monitoring recommendations that minimize potential adverse effects of therapy will be discussed, and participants will gain enhanced competency in tailoring interventions based on patient characteristics and disease severity.

PLEASE NOTE: These materials are intended ONLY for those who attended the live webcast held on May 8, 2024 from 1:00-2:00 pm ET.

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This activity is provided by Optum Health Education and Optum Health, Clinical Performance.

Commercial support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, PAs, nurses, nurse practitioners and other HCPs who have an interest in learning about osteoporosis.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the screening recommendations for osteoporosis for different populations.
  • Describe the diagnostic criteria for osteoporosis and osteopenia.
  • Formulate evidence-based treatment decisions for osteoporosis based on patient characteristics and severity with an awareness of potential adverse effects of therapy.
  • Explain the monitoring recommendations for patients with osteoporosis.

Additional Information

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
05/08/2024 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/08/2024 - 2:00pm EDT

Neil Braunstein, MD
National Senior Medical Director Specialty Care 
Optum Health, Clinical Performance


About the presenter
Neil Braunstein, MD, is the senior medical director of specialty care for clinical performance championing the specialty care pod to deliver clinical value for Optum Health. In his current role, Dr. Braunstein drives a cross-functional team to systematically evaluate medical cost trends and variations in health care utilization, identify opportunities, ideate meaningful solutions, and drive implementation in specialty care across Optum Health regions and businesses. Previously, Dr. Braunstein was the senior medical director of specialty care and pharmacy for Southwest Medical, part of OptumCare. 

Serving Southwest Medical since 2006, Dr. Braunstein’s work in health care as a rheumatologist has been recognized by both his peers and the public. His recent honors include recognition as Top Doctor — 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019 (Desert Companion magazine/Nevada Public Radio); Top Doctor — 2019 (Health Care Quarterly); and Top Doctor, Rheumatology — 2016 and 2017 (Las Vegas Seven magazine). In addition to these awards, Dr. Braunstein is currently the vice president of the board of the Rheumatology Association of Nevada. 

For the Optum West region, he has worked in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer directing innovation and worked on specialty care value strategies. He is the national co-chair of the Value and Therapeutics Committee. Dr. Braunstein received his medical training from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Activity planners
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education

Sarah Chart, RN
Vice President
Optum Health Education

Joshua Jacobs, MD, FAAFP
National Medical Director
Optum Health

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

The presenter and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation statement
Joint Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and Optum Health, Clinical Performance. Optum Health Education 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 health care team.

Credit designation statements
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Optum Health Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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