Diagnosis and Management of Skeletal Dysplasias / Achondroplasia: Experts Weigh In

Sunday, October 10, 2021

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm  CDT



Skeletal dysplasia is a term that describes a group of several hundred conditions that involve generalized abnormalities of bone and cartilage. Some of these skeletal dysplasias involve short stature and disproportionately small limbs compared with the head and torso. Of these skeletal dysplasias, achondroplasia is the most common. In addition, there are a number of medical complications associated with skeletal dysplasias that significantly increase morbidity and mortality in these patients. Treatment of these complications currently involves symptomatic management, surgical intervention, and lifelong follow-up care.  In this virtual live symposium, an expert panel will review the management of skeletal dysplasias, such as achondroplasia, across the disease spectrum, unmet medical needs in this patient population, and emerging treatment options for achondroplasia.


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This activity is intended for pediatricians, primary care physicians, and orthopedists.


The goal of this activity is to educate clinicians on various aspects of identification and management of treatable skeletal dysplasias, including achondroplasia. 


Upon completion of this activity, participants will: Have increased knowledge regarding the [LIST] [ITEM]Diagnostic modalities for assessing skeletal dysplasias  [ITEM]Multisystemic clinical manifestations of achondroplasia  [ITEM]Emerging treatment options for achondroplasia [/LIST] Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to [LIST] [ITEM]Coordinate care with multiple specialists for patients with skeletal dysplasias – such as achondroplasia[/LIST]


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[bold]For Physicians[/bold] Medscape, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 [italic]AMA PRA Category 1 Credits[/italic]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.