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December 2019

Mark your calendars for the next Own the Bone Symposium! On Friday, June 12th, 2020, join us in Baltimore for a full day of useful and informative presentations about bone health and fragility fractures. Participants will come away with the knowledge necessary to establish, run, and maintain a secondary fracture prevention program.



Official registration for this event will open in early February, but you can pre-register now and we will reach out to you in February to remind you to complete the full registration process.

For questions or more information, please contact Ben Grace at grace@aoassn.org.

Program News





The new REDCap Cloud registry launched on October 31st.

Need help?

Site users can contact the Registry Help Desk at ownthebone@aoassn.org for help with login and password, setting up new users, or to arrange a one-on-one live tutorial for their team on how to enroll patients, generate customized patient education and physician care coordination letters, and access and run benchmarking reports for their institution.

Need more information? Contact ownthebone@aoassn.org or call Sarah Murphy at 847-318-7361.
Explore Own the Bone’s library of recorded webinars. All past webinars are free and available for online viewing anytime. Click here to browse the complete list of topics.



If you are interested in receiving CME credit for viewing these recorded webinars, please visit the  Own the Bone store page  and scroll down to "On Demand Webinars with CME Credit Available" to find a selection of content with CME available for purchase.

If you are a clinician at a currently-enrolled Own the Bone institution, you can use a promo code to access the CME for free. Access the Promo Code Here (you will need to login with your Own the Bone subscriber account).

You can also see the schedule for Own the Bone’s live webinars in 2020 by clicking here.

For questions or more information, please contact Ben Grace at grace@aoassn.org.

Upcoming Own the Bone Education




Do you have an interesting patient case related to bone health to share? Or do you have a current patient case that you'd like expert feedback on in real time? You can share it with no identifiable information to our ECHO group. If you're interested, fill out the this presentation form and email it to Ben Grace at grace@aoassn.org.

Upcoming Clinic Date: Thursday, December 19
Time: 12:00pm - 1:15pm CT
Presenter: Cynthia Emory, MD, MBA, FAOA
Topic: How to Start an FLS Program

To register for this session or future sessions, please sign-up below for the ECHO email list. Registrants will receive emails the week before each session detailing how to log in for the video conference. There is no cost associated with participating in Project ECHO.

Register here.

If you have already registered, you have been placed on our ECHO mailing list. You will receive log in instructions via email prior to each call.

Other Learning Opportunities




Look for details on more upcoming meetings of the affiliated societies of the Own the Bone Organizational Alliance on the calendar linked below.

Latest Bone Health News & Research



JAMA Network (10/25/19) LaMonte, Michael; Wactawski-Wendi, Jean; Larson, Joseph; et al.
Researchers conducted a study to assess the associations of physical activity and sedentary behavior with fracture incidence among postmenopausal women. Read More

The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology (10/29/19) McClung, Michael; O'Donoghue, Michelle; Papapoulos, Socrates; et al.
Researchers conducted a study to determine the efficacy and safety of odanacatib to reduce fracture risk in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Read More

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (11/19) Ochs?Balcom, Heather; Hovey, Kathleen; Andrews, Christopher; et al.
Researchers tested the associations of usual sleep behavior and bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis. Read More

Osteoporosis International (11/19) Wang, Y.; Yu, S.; Hsu, C.; et al.
A study in Taiwan evaluated the fragility fracture risk of Taiwanese postmenopausal women with osteopenia. Read More

Bone (11/19) Tripto-Shkolnik, Liana; Fund, Naama; Rouach, Vanessa; et al.
Researchers conducted a study to estimate fracture risk after Denosumab (DMAB) discontinuation, in a real-world setting. Read More

Journal of Clinical Oncology (11/19) Shapiro, Charles; Van Poznak, Catherine; Lacchetti, Christina; et al.
A study was conducted to provide evidence-based guidance on the management of osteoporosis in survivors of adult cancer. Read More


Recognizing Our Corporate Supporters



The American Orthopaedic Association acknowledges the following companies for their generous support of Own the Bone. (as of 12/18/19)


Educational Alliance
($125,000+)


Gold
($50,000-$74,999)

Silver
($25,000-$49,999)


Friend
(Under $24,999)

In Case You Missed It




Use Own the Bone's Video Library to watch last month's didactic presentation from Bill Leslie, MD, MSc on DXA Calculators and FRAX.

The Own the Bone® Orthopaedic Bone Health ECHO® aims to grow and share bone health knowledge and skills among orthopaedic providers in order to reduce the incidence of fragility fractures and positively impact bone health treatment.

To register for future sessions, please sign-up below for the ECHO email list. Registrants will receive emails the week before each session detailing how to log in for the video conference. There is no cost associated with participating in Project ECHO.

Register here.
Use our webinar library to hear Thomas J. Fischer, MD, FAOA, from The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, discuss distal radius fractures. Dr. Fischer explains the incidence of upper extremity fractures and the likelihood of subsequent fractures. Attendees of this webinar will come away with an understanding of the challenges in identifying, evaluating, and initiating bone health treatment of upper extremity fracture patients.

For more information on the 2019 Own the Bone webinar series click here.

The AOA and Own the Bone thank DePuy Synthes/Johnson & Johnson, Amgen, Radius, and Zimmer Biomet for their support of the 2019 Own the Bone webinar series.

Organizational Alliance



The American Orthopaedic Association thanks the 26 members of the Organizational Alliance who collaborate in the shared mission of increasing awareness and improving the bone health care of patients with management of fragility fracture patients.

Learn more





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Own the Bone® is a national quality improvement program aimed at secondary fracture prevention. Its web-based registry and 10 prevention measures support a multidisciplinary approach to the care of fragility fracture patients.

Own the Bone strives to change physician and patient behavior by promoting post-fracture bone health evaluation and treatment. Ultimately, Own the Bone’s primary goal is to reduce the incidence of future fractures and improve the health and wellbeing of older adults.



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