After The Fracture
After The Fracture

Osteoporosis Canada Launches New Exercise Recommendations

New multicomponent exercise recommendations combine muscle strengthening and balance training as a means of reducing falls and resulting fractures for people living with osteoporosis

exercise-recommendations-news-postPeople with osteoporosis, and those at risk of developing it, can prevent bone loss, fractures and falls by combining specific types of exercises, says new recommendations that Osteoporosis Canada released. Osteoporosis Canada is developing tools related to the new guidelines, including a booklet called Too Fit to Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise, which covers the importance of exercise; what types of exercise; strength, balance, aerobic and posture training; barriers to exercise and much more.

Brigadier General (Retired) Hilary Jaeger Appointed To The Health Technology Expert Review Panel of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

Brigadier General Hilary JaegerOsteoporosis Canada is proud to announce that Brigadier General (Retired) Hilary Jaeger, MSc, MD, CHE, has been appointed to the Health Technology Expert Review Panel of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Dr. Jaeger is the Vice Chair of Osteoporosis Canada’s Board of Directors and is a former Surgeon General of the Canadian Armed Forces. During her military career she served in many locations across Canada, and overseas in Germany, Croatia, Bosnia, and Afghanistan.

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Lindy Fraser Award 2014: Dr. Diane Theriault

diane-theriault-lindy-fraser-award-2014-250pxOsteoporosis Canada (OC) is pleased to announce that the recipient of this year’s Lindy Fraser Memorial Award is Dr. Diane Theriault, a rheumatologist from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The award was presented September 13, 2014 at the annual Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) ASBMR breakfast meeting in Houston.

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Roger Sutton : An Extraordinary Life of Accomplishment, Adventure and Family

Roget SuttonWith great sadness we announce that Professor Emeritus Roger A.L. Sutton DM, FRCPC, died on September 10, 2014, after a courageous two-year battle with bladder cancer. Roger led an extraordinary life of accomplishment, adventure and family. He will be deeply missed by his loving and devoted wife Wendy to whom he was happily married for 52 years, and his two proud daughters, Fiona and Nicola.

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Dr. Famida Jiwa Re-elected As Chair of the Patient Societies Subcommittee of the CNS

dr-famida-jiwaCongratulations to Dr. Famida Jiwa, the President and CEO of Osteoporosis Canada, who has recently been re-elected to the position of Chair of the Patient Societies Subcommittee of the CNS of the IOF for a 4th term of two years.

The Committee of National Societies (CNS) currently comprises 225 full or associate member societies in 93 countries, territories and regions worldwide. Members are independent, not-for-profit osteoporosis societies or organizations, which carry out medical activities, generate public awareness and policy change, and provide a variety of services to people with bone, muscle and joint disorders. The Patient Societies Subcommittee is an important CNS forum for sharing information about bone health awareness and education campaigns. The Patient Societies Subcommittee meets at least once a year.

Webcast Replay: Osteoporosis Canada Presents
“Bone Matters with Dr. Marla Shapiro”

Health and medical expert, Dr. Marla Shapiro, presents live on a variety of bone health topics including bone structure and osteoporosis, osteoporosis treatment options, Osteoporosis Canada's guidelines and Fracture Liaison Services and tips for maintaining healthy bones. Dr. Shapiro also answers viewer submitted questions followed by closing remarks from Dr. Famida Jiwa, President and CEO of Osteoporosis Canada.

Dr. Shapiro is a prominent medical contributor, consultant and specialist and is renowned for her expertise in Toronto, Canada and across North America.

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