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Bone Disease: Self-Guided Patient Case


Activity Info

Self-guided bone education focused on statins which includes management, risks, fears, and new data.



Activity Title

SCOPE: Successful Co-management between Primary Care and Endocrinology


Bone Disease

Accreditation Type


Release Date

November 20, 2020

Expiration Date

January 31, 2021

Estimated Time to Complete Activity

1.0 hour




Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:



    • Identify key aspects of the workup for the given endocrine disorder


    • Explain aspects of patient presentation and/or course that necessitate referral to an endocrinologist


    • Summarize key characteristics of evidence-based assessment and treatment options for the given disorder


    • Formulate a management plan that includes steps/strategies supporting optimal PCP-endocrinologist collaboration





Daniel Hurley, MD

Consultant; Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN


Archana Sadhu, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Houston, TX


Primary Care Physician
Pamela Kushner, MD

Kushner Wellness
UC Irvine Medical Center
Orange, CA


Physician Assistant
Ji Hyun Chun (CJ), PA-C, MPAS, BC-ADM

OptumCare Medical Group
Orange County, CA


Nurse Practitioner
Deborah Hinnen, APN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAAN, FAADE

Advanced Practice Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator
Memorial Hospital Diabetes Center
University of Colorado Health
Denver, CO


Amy Robinson DeFouw, MA, RD, CDE

Supervisor, Diabetes Education
Spectrum Health Medical Group
Grand Rapids, MI


Emily Welles, MS, RD, CDE
Diabetes Educator
Spectrum Health Medical Group
Grand Rapids, MI



    1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.

    1. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.

    1. Complete the CME/CE activity

    1. Complete the online posttest. A score of 75% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.

    1. Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.

    1. Credit documentation/reporting:

        • If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.

        • If you are requesting MOC credit, your MOC points will be submitted electronically to the ACCME, which will register data and notify certifying boards. .




This activity is provided by American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.




This educational initiative is intended for primary care physicians, advanced practice professionals (nurse practitioners and physician assistants), nurses, and diabetes educators who care for patients with diseases and disorders of the endocrine system.


As endocrine disorders are on the rise, it’s very important that primary care providers take a role in patient management. Bone, obesity, lipids, diabetes, and thyroid are covered in short modules that combine teaching slides with videotaped faculty panel discussions.


The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




Maintenance of Certification:Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4.25 MOC Medical Knowledge point(s) in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC point(s) equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.


In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and The France Foundation (TFF) require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. AACE and TFF resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, AACE and TFF seek to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. AACE and TFF are committed to providing learners with high-quality CME.


Activity Staff Disclosures
of Clinical Endocrinologists who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Faculty Disclosures


The faculty listed below report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:



    • Archana Sadhu, MD, FACE, serves on the speakers bureau for Sanofi Aventis.


    • Pamela Kushner, MD, serves as a consultant and on the speakers bureau for Astra Zeneca and Janssen. She also is a consultant for Lilly, Pfizer, and Novo Nordisk.Deborah Hinnen, APN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAAN, FAADE, serves as consultant and on the speakers bureau for Lilly, Novo, Sanofi, Janssen.


    • Ji Chun, MD, PA-C, MPAS, BC-ADM, receives honorarium from Corcept.



The faculty listed below report that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:



    • Daniel Hurley, MD


    • Amy Defouw, MA, RD, CDE


    • Emily Welles, MS, RD, CDE



AACE and TFF require CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational, and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary, or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. AACE and TFF do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.


This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca, Lilly USA, LLC, Novo Nordisk Inc, and Pfizer-Merck Alliance.


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