Have you ever been to an educational conference where the ATTENDEES are “in control” of the content? If not, here’s your chance to experience a unique, interactive learning opportunity!  Plan now to attend SMA’s 17th Annual Osteoporosis Conference, February 20-22, 2015, in Destin, Florida to see how SMA is putting “texting technology” to work!

This year’s meeting is entirely case based, and will be extremely interactive.  The attendees will “guide” the patient case discussions based on answers to questions presented by the Moderators, so that the content “evolves” as the conference progresses.  Depending on how the majority of the audience responds to questions related to each case, (via text messaging…and we will cover that in a minute), either more discussion with clarification will ensue, or the moderators will move along!  We will begin with diagnosis, move to developing a management strategy, then discuss how to monitor a patient’s treatment and how to develop a strategy tailored to meet the patient’s circumstances.  We will also cover cases relevant to secondary osteoporosis, possible long-term complications (including atypical femoral shaft fractures and ONJ), and conclude with having some fun with difficult and challenging cases.  The meeting is designed so that at the end, we are confident you will have a better understanding and be able to apply appropriate management strategies for your patients with Osteoporosis.  Visit our website to view the cases that are lined-up to be explored over this 3-day meeting.

Here’s how it works! You will use your cell phone to “vote” on the correct answers/diagnosis/or treatment options related to the cases, just like on American Idol, by “text messaging.” If you don’t know how to text, just ask a friend, or plan to come a little early on the first day and SMA Staff will be happy to show you!   Things you should know:

  • Standard text messaging rates apply, so it may be free for you, or up to twenty cents on some carriers if you do not have a text messaging plan
  • Any phone will work that has texting capabilities (does not have to be a smartphone), and no internet is required
  • Your phone number is COMPLETELY PRIVATE!  The service we use is very serious about privacy.  SMA cannot see your phone number, and you will never receive follow-up text messages outside of this Conference
  • More details will be provided to attendees closer to the conference

We hope you will join us for this new exciting format in beautiful Sandestin!  We have great room rates, will offer CME credit, and our faculty are ready to challenge you!  Complete details are on our website!

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