Endocrine Fellows Series: Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases

Event Information

Meeting Type: Physical
Dates: August 1 - 2, 2018
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico , United States
Intended Audience: Early Career, In Training
Purpose: Education, Scientific
Number of CME Credits Offered: 14.25

Topics: Bone and Mineral Metabolism, Female Reproductive Health and Biology, Male Reproductive Health and Biology, Pediatric Endocrine Practice, Thyroid


Osteo Conference

The Endocrine Fellows Series: Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases was a two-day conference designed for clinical endocrine fellows in adult and pediatric programs that are interested in bone diseases. The event was held August 1-2, 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Fellows were encouraged to submit an abstract for an oral presentation during the Osteoporosis conference. The faculty selected the top four abstracts submitted for an additional oral presentation at the Santa Fe Bone Symposium, the premier clinical bone conference in the country which was held August 3-4. View the agenda.

2018 Fellows

Ahlam Alzenaidi | Louisiana State University
Rachel Arakawa | Columbia University Medical Center
Gauri Behari | University of Arizona Phoenix
Luis Chavez | University of Rochester
Lisa Cruz-Aviles | Yale School of Medicine
Kyrmarie Davila | San Juan City Hospital
Kristen Gonzales* | Mayo Clinic
Julie Islam | Scripps Clinic
Christina Kwan | California Pacific Medical Center
Eli Miller | Temple University Hospital
Komal Motwani | Eastern Virginia Medical School
Nandini Nair | Columbia University
Manav Nayyar | University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia
Pilar Ortegon Zambrano | University of New Mexico
Mohammed Qureshi | Houston Methodist Hospital
Zeb Saeed Indiana | University School of Medicine
Nicole Sagalla* | Duke University
Darius Schneider | University of Washington
Shiksha Sharma | Montefiore Medical Center
Rahaf Sultan | Henry Ford Health System
Fadwa Sumrein* | Rutgers New jersey School of Medicine
Sikarin Upala* | University of Chicago
Neha Verma | The Ohio State University
Noor Yazdanie | Baylor Scott & White Health
Adnin Zaman | University of Colorado

* Selected to present at the Santa Fe Bone Symposium

Santa Fe Symposium

2018 Details

Invited fellows will:

  • Review osteoporosis basics, therapeutic options, and nutrition as well as lifestyle factors in women, men, and children
  • Update knowledge of rare bone and mineral disorders in adults and children
  • Discuss current practice guidelines, emerging clinical science, preclinical research, and clinical practice patterns
  • Be able to submit an abstract and get valuable feedback on research and presentation skills from experts in the field

Attendance at this conference is limited; endocrine fellows interested in attending must submit an application. Invited fellows will receive a travel stipend to cover expenses to the Osteoporosis conference and complimentary registration to attend the Santa Fe Bone Symposium.

Eligibility Criteria

Fellows must be nominated by their Program Director. Nominated fellows must meet the following criteria at the time the application is submitted:

  • Hold an MD or DO degree, or equivalent
  • Be actively enrolled as a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year fellow in an accredited fellowship training program in adult or pediatric endocrinology as listed in the ACGME's Accreditation Data System (ADS); preference will be given to first-year fellows
  • Intend to practice clinical endocrinology in the United States upon completion of their fellowship training
  • Current full or part-time faculty members are ineligible

A new Federal regulation called the Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires certain transfers of value to physicians be reported to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Therefore, the Endocrine Society now requires all participants to provide both their National Provider Identifier (NPI) number and state license number.

Fellows are encouraged to submit an abstract for an oral presentation during the Osteoporosis Fellows Series. Presenters discuss their abstract with the faculty and other fellows; this is an opportunity to gain valuable experience in presenting your work and receive feedback from renowned physicians and researchers. The Osteoporosis Fellows Series faculty select the top four submitted abstracts for an additional oral presentation at a special session at the Santa Fe Bone Symposium.

Abstract Criteria
Abstracts may be basic, clinical, translational, or a unique clinical case description. Abstracts may be in any area of metabolic bone disease in addition to osteoporosis, such as hyperparathyroidism, renal osteodystrophy, or Paget disease. It may focus on mechanisms, new descriptions or disorders, or therapeutics. An enlightening clinical case seminar (case report) may also be submitted.


The activity is supported by educational grants from Amgen, Inc., Radius Health, Inc., and Ultragenyx.

Program Chair
Michael McClung
Director, Oregon Osteoporosis Center

Faculty Presenters

John Bilezikian, MD
Columbia University in the City of New York

Mary Bouxsein, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Catherine Gordon, MD, MS
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Susan Greenspan, MD
University of Pittsburgh

Event Contact

Name: Endocrine Society
Email: awards@endocrine.org
Phone: 202.971.3657