SSF 2023 Grand Rounds 3/8/23 - Vertebral Compression Fractures and Other Common Spine Fractures

South San Francisco, CA US
March 8, 2023

Cultural and Linguistic Competency/ Implicit Bias: 


Disparities:  Physicians will be advised of increased prevalence in older women of compression factors so they are aware to consider this diagnosis.

Implicit Biases:  Historical disparities in care will be reviewed, and recommendation for more equal application of conservative management as advised as intervention has not been shown to be more effective for treatment of compression fractures.


Non Urgent Spine Fracture Management NCAL Clinical Library (

Spine Fracture -Clinical Decision Guidance NCAL Clinical Library (

Spinal Fracture-Patient Instructions NCAL Clinical Library (

Osteoporosis/Fracture Prevention Guidelines-National NCAL Clinical Library (

Vertebral fractures are more common in older women.  Ismail AA et al. Osteoporos Int. 1999;9:206–213


*Hot Lunches will be available for pick up at the following locations*:

  • 1st Floor Chestnut Conference Room, SSF 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
  • 6th Floor, TPMG Admin Office (Mary Cion’s Office), Daly City 12:15 PM-12:45 PM
  • 3rd Floor Physical Therapy Conf Room, San Bruno 11:45 AM-12:15 PM
  • 220 Oyster Point, SSF (Josie Garcia to distribute) 11:45 AM-12:15 PM
  • 2001 Junipero Serra Blvd. Daly City (Aurora Gomez to distribute) 11:45 AM-12:15 PM
  • 901 El Camino Real, San Bruno (Dr. Eva Liu’s Office) 11:45 AM-12:15 PM
  • Post Presentation Survey: Will be send out in a follow-up email 

Target Audience

All physicians, but most importantly primary care physicians, will have a major role in closing this gap.


Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate how to order TLSO brace in KP Health Connect.
  2. Discuss new Spinal Fracture Decision Tool in KP Health Connect.

Additional Information

South San Francisco Medical Center
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/08/2023 - 12:30pm PST
Event ends: 
03/08/2023 - 1:30pm PST
Kaiser Permanente
1200 El Camino Real
MS Teams Meeting
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States


  • Joseph Kwok, DO, Physiatry (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), San Bruno

Planning Committee:

  • Jie Zheng, MD, Chief of Medical Education 
  • Jennifer A jones, MD, Internal Medicine, South San Francisco
  • Julia Carranza, CME Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco has determined that all none of the planners, faculty, committee members or reviewers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patient.

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand-name products.

Accreditation Statement:

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement:

The South San Francisco Medical Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (South San Francisco, CA 94080) designates this live 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.

Nurses may report up to a maximum total of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ towards the Continuing Medical Education requirements for license renewal by the California Board of Registered Nurses.

FOR CME CREDIT: Scan the QR code and claim credit through the link provided or use the link sent with the flyer . A survey will be emailed to all who participate. Please complete the survey. The survey will be open for 10 days.


Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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