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- Discuss the impacts of bone health on women’s health across the lifespan, including disparities in disease burden (i.e., osteoporosis and arthritis) and access to care
- Highlight diagnostic tests for bone density and fracture and key considerations for disease management
- Emphasizing ways to empower women and improve quality of care and healthy aging
Laura L. Tosi, MD
Laura L. Tosi, M.D., is the director of the Bone Health Program at Children’s National Hospital. Her practice focuses on orthopaedic management of children with physical disabilities and birth defects. Dr. Tosi also works to increase physician awareness of bone health issues for women and children, with the goal of reducing debilitating bone injury as the population ages. Dr. Tosi also treats children and adults with spina bifida and other congenital orthopaedic problems. Dr. Tosi has lectured extensively on women’s bone health, particularly osteoporosis prevention, to women’s organizations throughout the United States. Dr. Tosi is a member of the Committee on Women’s Health Issues for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and serves on the Boards of Directors for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and the Academic Orthopaedic Society.
Alana C. Serota, MD, CCFP, CCD
Dr. Serota completed training in primary care medicine in Canada. Her clinical duties and research focused on general women’s health, osteoporosis care, contraceptive technologies, and access to same. She then went on to complete a Fellowship in Women’s Health with an emphasis on gynecology and internal medicine relevant to the health of women at centers of excellence throughout Ontario. She was certified as a Menopause Practitioner by the North American Menopause Society in 2002. Dr. Serota’s second fellowship was in osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease at the Hospital for Special Surgery. This further focused her interests to the study of bone health in women and men from the late teenage years onward. Her current clinical interests include maintenance and improvement of bone health throughout life, especially premenopausal and perimenopausal women, and optimization of bone health and healing before, during, and after surgical orthopedic procedure. She is committed to a patient-centered, biopsychosocial approach to the care of osteoporosis and metabolic bone issues.
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