IDEAL RRTC Disability Webinar Series: Bone Health

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Thursday, October 14, 2021


2:00pm - 3:00pm


Adults with pediatric-onset neurodevelopmental disabilities and skeletal disabilities are often challenged by bone fragility. Edward Hurvitz, M.D., and Daniel Whitney, Ph.D., will discuss implications of skeletal fragility and fracture risk on health outcomes and quality of life over the lifespan. They will describe the physiology of bone development and how it differs in these disabilities, and the importance of considering bone size and mineralization as an innovative way of assessing fracture risk. This information forms the basis for discussing how bone strength is affected in various conditions, along with implications for treatment. Knowing the biological and biomechanical pathways to fragility can inform on novel and better ways to screen, monitor and treat bone fragility based on the skeletal needs of the individual. Physicians can receive credit for continuing medical education by going to

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