Register today and run/walk the 5K with Team Osteoporosis Canada in the 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and raise funds to support better bone health for all Canadians.
In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were in attendance for many festivities in Ottawa on July 1st including the inauguration of The Queen’s Entrance at Rideau Hall.
Senior Manager, Clinical and Scientific Programs at Osteoporosis Canada awarded a Dietitians of Canada Member Recognition Catalyst Award
The Osteoporosis Centre in Calgary has been renamed the Dr. David Hanley Osteoporosis Centre Calgary
The Osteoporosis Centre in Calgary has been renamed the Dr. David Hanley Osteoporosis Centre Calgary honouring Dr. Hanley and his decades long dedication to bone health. The centre provides comprehensive care and support for those with osteoporosis or metabolic bone disease.
The Dr. David Hanley Osteoporosis Centre Calgary supplies education for clients, the community and healthcare providers including information about: diagnosis, prevention, treatment, information on exercise classes, latest clinical practice guidelines and more.
The Peace Arch FLS is a 3i FLS model delivering appropriate osteoporosis care to the fragility fracture patients seen within the hospital’s orthopaedic outpatient clinics. Within the first year, the FLS had already shown huge improvements in patient care: the rate of osteoporosis treatment and /or referral to an osteoporosis specialist for specific complex indications in high risk patients went from 22% pre-FLS to 76% post FLS, a truly remarkable accomplishment in such a short time span and could not have been achieved without the committed support of the local orthopedic surgeons.
Having demonstrated the FLS’s immense value for fragility fracture patients, it became imperative to identify a sustainable source of funding. Working together for this common goal, the BC Ministry of Health Nurse Practitioner Program, Fraser Health Authority, White Rock/South Surrey Division of Family Practice and the Peace Arch Hospital administration provided for the FLS’s sustainability. The FLS is now a permanent and integral service at Peace Arch Hospital.
Congratulations to Dr. Singh and her FLS team for their on-going efforts and success! Osteoporosis Canada is grateful to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation who had the foresight to see the immense value of the proposed FLS model. And kudos to the healthcare administrators for recognizing and supporting such an effective program!
Congratulations to Dr. David Kendler for his commitment to advancing education and awareness in North America.
David is a Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology), University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine; Director of Osteoporosis Centre of British Columbia and Prohealth Clinical Research; and is an active Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada and the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors.
Well done David!
And thank you, Osteoporosis Canada volunteers, for 35 wonderful years, as we celebrate our 35th anniversary on June 17.
Volunteering at Osteoporosis Canada (OC) comes in many forms and is as diverse as Canada itself. Volunteers attend health fairs or speak to community and corporate groups; some undertake essential administrative tasks; others plan and implement fundraising events; and some sit as members of our Board of Directors or Scientific Advisory Council to provide strategic direction and medical guidance to the organization.
Your efforts have a positive impact on people living with osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures in communities across Canada!