Pathology of metabolic bone diseases

Pathology Clinical Conference

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM

This grand round has already taken place.

Online Streaming
December 1st, 2021
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


Normal bone homeostasis is maintained in the adult skeleton by a process called bone remodeling in which trenches of effete or damaged bone are removed from bone surfaces by osteoclasts and are filled in by new bone laid down by osteoblasts. This process can be disturbed by increased production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and/or hormones that typically cause an increase in bone resorption, which may or may not be matched by increased bone formation in metabolic and other bone diseases. Metabolic bone diseases comprise a group of disorders in which normal bone turnover is disturbed, typically associated with increased bone resorption by osteoclasts and reduced or increased bone formation by osteoblasts. This lecture will briefly describe bone remodeling, which was covered earlier this year, and describe the various forms of hyperparathyroidism and the effects they have on the skeleton and blood and urine biochemistry. It will also describe osteomalacia and Paget's disease of bone and how they are diagnosed using imaging, biochemical and histologic studies.

Dates and Times

Start: 12/1/2021 12:00 PM
End: 12/1/2021 1:00 PM


1. To learn how to diagnose hyperparathyroidism and distinguish different causes from one another.

2. To learn how to diagnose osteomalacia and know its causes.

3. To learn how to diagnose Paget's disease of bone.


  • Dr. Brendan Boyce
    • Pathology of metabolic bone diseases


The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Nancy Strein
Department: Pathology
Phone: (631) 444-3000

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Stony Brook, New York 11794-8222