ANZBMS Clinical Densitometry Course


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2024 Course

October 19th and 20th, 2024

General Information

Course dates: October 19th and 20th, 2024

Venue: Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

Registration and Cost:

Registration fee

ANZBMS Members $800
Non-members $850


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Course Details and Structure
You should consider the course if:

Participants will attend an online two day lecture & workshop series, which will include a number of interactive sessions

Lectures are held face to face each morning:

Workshops are held each afternoon of the course

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Julie Briody

Denise Brookes

Weiwen Chen

Susan Harvey

Ali Ghasemzadeh

Patricia Linnenlucke

Michael Hooper

Roger Price

Nick Pocock

Kathy Zhu

Chris Schultz

Aimee Morabito




ANZBMS Clinical Densitometry Course Accreditation Process
On successful completion of the course and examination, technologists may apply for accreditation. This process tests your understanding of DXA acquisition principles and DXA Quality Control procedures with submission of scans. Accreditation is unrelated too and is not required to obtain a DXA license.

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The Australian and New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society (ANZBMS) invites applications for the ANZBMS Sue Kantor Clinical Bone Densitometry Scholarship, which will be awarded to a registrant at the coming ANZBMS Clinical Bone Densitometry Course. One scholarship will be awarded to an attendee at this virtual course; 07-08 November, 2020. The Scholarship provides reimbursement of the registration fee,  plus a certificate to the successful applicant.  The decision of the ANZBMS in selecting a successful applicant is final.


Sue Kantor was born in 1958 and passed away after a short illness in December 2012.  She was a foundation member of the ANZBMS Clinical BMD Faculty and a consummate contributor at all levels to the Clinical BMD courses since their inception in 2005.   She had prepared herself well for this task, having worked in osteoporosis and bone densitometry  for over 10 years, at both the Royal Melbourne and Children’s Hospitals.  Sue was an integral member of both clinical teams and contributed to a large number of research papers, as well as running outstanding routine services.    She was sent overseas to run training sessions and has had a significant impact in areas of bone densitometry software development.  One of her contributions, a risk calculator was the subject of her doctoral studies, interrupted sadly by her death. 

Before entering the bone densitometry field, Sue had established her expertise in the clinical and imaging sciences – she had completed her Masters in Educational Psychology, along with a Postgraduate Diploma of Adolescent and Child Psychology, a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education, a Diploma of Therapeutic Radiography, and a Diploma of Applied Science in Medical Radiotherapy.  Sue was a passionate educator and mentor.  The ANZBMS believes that she would have thoroughly approved of the creation of a scholarship in her name, to assist in improving the quality of clinical practice in Australia.


An applicant should be attending the virtual November Course, work for at least part of their job as a BMD Technologist and have imaging or therapy technologist, science or nursing qualifications. They must have worked in the bone densitometry field for at least 50% in the last full year, and must be currently employed in that field, working with patients. Preferably, they would be working in a combined research and clinical environment, though this is not an absolute  prerequisite.  Experience in clinical and preclinical BMD studies, if relevant, should be stated.  However, no special emphasis is placed on academic qualifications or achievements.  The main emphasis is on a demonstrated personal commitment to patient care, based on a general understanding of the role of bone densitometry in relevant clinical practice.


There is no prescribed application form, but an eligible applicant must attend the virtual Course on 07-08 November.  An applicant should address the eligibility criteria above, in no more than 300 words.  They should indicate their past and expected future role in clinical bone densitometry, and indicate how the Scholarship would assist them to do this.  

Please preferably pdf your application and email it to:  Roger Price at  Please make the email heading ‘Sue Kantor Scholarship’.  The deadline for applications is  5.00 pm Friday  13 November AEST.  Applications that are not emailed cannot be accepted.


The successful applicant will be announced in the week of 16 November.  A certificate will be provided later, by mail.


The successful applicant will be contacted and arrangements made to have reimbursement of the registration fee paid into their nominated account.


Please phone Roger Price (ANZBMS BMD Faculty) on 0437 707 792 at any time or email for further information.



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