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Creating, maintaining healthy bones theme of conference

Wednesday, November 26, 2008JOHNSON CITY – Osteoporosis can occur at any age, in any population. Managing osteoporosis and its consequences, as well as other musculoskeletal disorders, is the theme of the Fall 2008 Medical Challenges Conference hosted by East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine.

“Bones and Muscles: Creating and Maintaining a Healthy Foundation” will be presented on Friday, Dec. 5, from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at The Millennium Centre.

Topics to be addressed include developing a diagnostic and management strategy for osteoporosis in the general primary care population, as well as available pharmacological treatments; surgical repair of fractures and joint replacement; differential diagnosis and physical therapy interventions for impaired mobility; nutritional management for bone health; osteoarthritis; connective tissue arthropathies; and kyphoyplasty and vertebroplasty.

The Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ETSU’s Office of Continuing Medical Education has designated this program for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM

To register, or to request special accommodations, contact ETSU at (423) 439-8027 or visit

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