The Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO) takes place each May. The ISO is the nation’s leading clinical conference on osteoporosis and bone health and attracts hundreds of healthcare providers from across the country. If you are a healthcare provider and are interested in the full course curriculum provided and the opportunity to earn Continuing Medical Education credits (CME), please visit our online Professional Learning Center at

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 — Plenary

11:00 AM — Conference Welcome

Opening Remarks/Introduce Keynote
Claire Gill, Andrea Singer & Ken Lyles

11:15 AM — Opening Keynote Session

Jessica Buchanan
Author, Impossible Odds

12:15 PM — Raisz Lecture- Uncertainty and Risk

E. Michael Lewiecki

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 — Concurrent – 1

1:45 PM — DXA Basics

Larry Jankowski and Sarah Morgan

3:15 PM — What needs to be done before initiating pharmacologic therapy/Evaluation for secondary causes

Irene Stanciu

4:15 PM — In the Clinic #1, The Female Athlete Triad

Heidi Skolnik

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 — Concurrent – 2

1:45 PM — Organ Transplantation and Osteoporosis

Emily Stein

3:15 PM — Effects of Vitamin D

Neil Binkley

4:15 PM — In the Clinic #2, Physical Therapy & Osteoporosis Care

Kavita Patel

Thursday, May 13, 2021 — Concurrent – 1

12:15 PM — Bone loss After Bariatric Surgery

Anne Schafer

2:45 PM — DXA Troubleshooting

Larry Jankowski and Sarah Morgan

Thursday, May 13, 2021 — Concurrent – 2

12:15 PM — Hardware in Fractures

Susan Bukata

2:45 PM — Management of Bone Health in Premenopausal Women

Adi Cohen

Thursday, May 13, 2021 — Plenary

11:00 AM — Transgender Medicine and Bone Health

Janet Lee

12:15 PM — Osteoporosis and Chronic Kidney Disease

Paul Miller

12:45 PM — Role for Antiresorptive & Anabolic Medications in the Management of Osteoporosis

Felicia Cosman

Friday, May 14, 2021 — Concurrent – 1

12:15 PM — Beyond BMD (including TBS, Bindex, other modalities)

E. Mike Lewiecki & Irene Stanciu

Friday, May 14, 2021 — Concurrent – 2

12:15 PM — Managing Medication Issues – How to Discontinue Denosumab, Bisphosphonate Drug Holidays, and Other Issues in Drug Management

Steve Harris

Friday, May 14, 2021 — Plenary

11:00 AM — Issues that Perplex Us: ONJ and AFF – What to do in Clinical Practice

Arthur Santoro (Art) and  Angela Cheung

12:15 PM — Clinical Review of Hormone Therapy in Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis

Kristi Tough DeSapri

1:45 PM — Guidelines Update: What Does This Mean in Practice

Andrea Singer

3:00 PM — A Year In review with Articles

Michael McClung

4:15 PM — Where we’ve been and where we’re going – COVID, lessons learned, and virtual care

Andrea Singer and E. Mike Lewiecki

5:15 PM — Thank you

Andrea Singer

Although healthcare professionals are the primary audience for the ISO, some of the sessions held in previous years are very relevant for osteoporosis patients, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about bone health. We are pleased to share two of the previous plenaries. We hope you will find these sessions informative.

How to Put Out Fires: Understanding and Dispelling the Myths Held by our Patients, Panel Discussion

Does Estrogen Still Have a Role to Play in Osteoporosis Management?

Following are some additional resources and research that may be of interest to you about osteoporosis:

Research on Parathyroid and Osteoporosis
Research on Osteoporosis in Men
Information about Clinical Trials

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