Join Own the Bone for a four-part virtual series – accessed live or on-demand. Registration is open!

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Cost of the four-part symposium series (5/14, 5/21, 5/27/ & 6/3):

– $50 for Members of NAON and Own the Bone

– $75 for AOA Members and Emerging Leaders
– $25 for Medical Residents, Students, and Fellows
– $150 for Non-Members (Non-Member registrants of the March 23rd Pre-Event will receive an extra $25 discount off registration for the four-part main event)


Own the Bone Symposium Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the fragility fracture epidemic and how secondary fracture prevention efforts help solve the problem.
  • Analyze multidisciplinary implementation considerations for a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) model of care for secondary fracture prevention.
  • Investigate and practice completing a patient work-up for osteoporosis.
  • Discuss current and potential pharmacologic management strategies for the patient with or at risk for osteoporosis.
  • Investigate multidisciplinary post-fracture management and prevention strategies related to bone health through case studies.

Target Audience:

Orthopaedic surgeons, multidisciplinary physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists and other allied health professionals who care for orthopaedic patients in both acute care and outpatient settings.

Earn Recognition:

  • Earn approximately 8 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for all four sessions
  • Or earn approximately 8.25 hours of Category A nursing contact hours for all four sessions
  • Participants will receive a Bone Health Training Certificate of Completion upon finishing the course

     a.    Welcome & Overview

          i.    Laura Boineau, FNP-BC & Laura Tosi, MD, FAOA

     b.    Multidisciplinary Secondary Fracture Prevention Programs (Panel)

          i.    An Overview of Own the Bone – Cynthia Emory, MD, FAOA

          ii.    OTB Registry Overview – Gregory Brown, MD, PhD, FAOA

          iii.    Program Highlight – Stacey Rothwell, PA

     c.    What Can an NP or PA do for a Bone Health Program?

          i.    Kristyn Hare, PA

     d.    Calcium and Vitamin D: What You Need to Know

          i.    Albert Shieh, MD

     a.    Recognizing When it’s not Osteoporosis After All

          i.    Mike Lewiecki, MD

     b.    Treating osteoporosis “naturally”: update on microbiome

          i.    Susan Bukata, MD, FAOA

     c.    Medical Management of Osteoporosis 

          i.    Anne Lake, DNP

     d.    Bone Health After Bariatric Surgery

          i.    Elaine Yu, MD

     a.    Strategies to Incorporate Secondary Fracture Prevention in Residency Training

          i.     Stephen Kates, MD, FAOA – Moderator

          ii.     Kyle Jeray, MD, FAOA – Describe the Problem/Treatment Gap

          iii.    Joshua Patt, MD, FAOA – Discuss CORD/OTB Survey

          iv.    Daniel Layon, MD – Resident Involvement in Osteoporosis

     b.    Resident Curriculum Highlight (University of Toronto)

          i.    Earl Bogoch, MD, FRCSC; Victoria Elliot-Gibson, MSc

     c.    ASBMR Consensus Statement

          i.    Laura Tosi, MD, FAOA

     a.    Fracture Risk Assessment

          i.    Julie Switzer, MD, FAOA

     b.    Distal Radius Fractures: The Canary in the Coal Mine

          i.    Thomas Fischer, MD, FAOA

     c.    Case Studies in Post-Fracture Osteoporosis Management

          i.    Laura Boineau, FNP-BC & Faculty

For questions, please contact Ben Grace at

The AOA and Own the Bone thank Amgen, DePuy Synthes, Medtronic, Radius, and UCB for their financial support of the 2021 Virtual Own the Bone Symposium.

The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the North American Spine Society and the American Orthopaedic Association. The North American Spine Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The North American Spine Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US to participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.