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Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education (FORE)
Posted by Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours 1.0 per course (5 series total).
CME Credits Awarded by AMA.
Cost Free.
Instruction Type...Slide-Video-Lecture.
Target Audiences....FP, IM, RHEUM ...
Educational Material last updated...Not Stated.
Financial support...Amgen.
Use Internet Explorer to view these five presentations related to osteoporosis: Cytokine Networks in Systemic & Focal Bone Loss; Can Medications Inhibit & Even Heal Erosions in RA?; Epidemiology of Bone Loss in Inflammatory Arthritis and Secondary to Glucocortoids; New Paradigm in Osteoporosis Assessment: Absolute Fracture Risk Determination; and Novel Therapies Directed at Molecular Targets for Bone Loss.

Improving the Identification and Management of Osteoporosis: a Curriculum for the PCP   
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
CME Credit Hours...5.5 (6 Podcasts, 4 Webinars, 4 Physician/Patient Videos)
CME Credits Awarded by...The France Foundation in collaboration with the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR).
Cost for Credit...Free.
Instruction Type...Slide-Video lectures, Online mp3s, Videos.
Target Audience...Primary Care Physicians.
Educational material last updated...2013.
CME Credit Expires...2014.
Financial Support...Amgen, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC. 
Improving the Identification and Management of Osteoporosis: a Curriculum for the PCP provides focused and effective continuing education programs for primary care providers. The following topics are discussed:
• Practical Aspects of Patient Care
• Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care
• Managing in the Aftermath of a Frailty Fracture
• How Can Staff and Caretakers Help Maximize Adherence and Fall Prevention?
• Update on Management of Osteoporosis
• Bone Health Basics
• Safety in Osteoporosis Treatment: Putting the Risks into Perspective
• Goals for Therapy: Stabilizing Bone Density, Avoiding Fractures, Preserving QOL 
• Communicating Disease Status and Test Results to Patients, Managing Unsatisfactory Therapeutic Responses
• Shared Risk/Benefit Decision-Making: Discovering Patient Values and Fears 
• Storytelling and Communicating Risk

Medscape Rheumatology CME
CME Credit Hours...Varies from time to time.
CME Credits Awarded by....Medscape and many other sponsoring organizations.
Instruction Type...Text-and-Graphics, Text-Only, Slide-Audio Lecture, Slide-Video Lecture and Case-Based-Interactive.
Target Audiences....RHEUM.
Educational material last updated...New activities posted daily.
Financial Support...Many academic, specialty, and commercial sources as well as self-supported by Medscape.
Expiration of CME Credit...Credit for most activities expires one year after posting.
CME activities of special interest to rheumatologists. Medscape contains a variety of educational formats:
CONFERENCE COVERAGE - Reports of  advances presented at major medical conferences; typically includes several tracks with news stories, expert interviews, and in-depth topic overviews.
CLINICAL UPDATE - Comprehensive original review article on scientific advances in a clinical topic.
FAST TRACK CLINICAL UPDATE - Narrowly focused original review article on scientific advances in a clinical topic.
CME-LIVE - Real-time online events with streaming video, synchronized visuals, and interactive questions and answers; archived for 1 year.
CLINICAL BRIEFS - Daily reports of major current medical research articles; 0.25 credits each
JOURNAL CME - Articles selected from a wide selection of peer-reviewed journals.
SPECIAL REPORT CME - Topic-based monthly email newsletter distributed to Medscape's professional member database by specialty.
INTERACTIVE PATIENT CASES - Original CME activity presented to the physician in an interactive, clinical case-based format. (See especially eMedicine CME Case Presentations.)
CME CIRCLE - Multimedia content certified by other accredited professional education providers, typically from live symposia or monographs, and then posted on Medscape and archived for one year.