Better Bone Health Forum

Monday, October 3, 2016 | Thorold, ON


Join Osteoporosis Canada for a one-day event with keynote speakers presenting on topics focused on better bone health and osteoporosis.





SAC Pharmacist Named 2016 Canadian Pharmacist of the Year

dr-nese-yukselEdmonton pharmacist and researcher Dr. Nesé Yuksel has been named the 2016 Canadian Pharmacist of the Year.

Dr. Yuksel is currently the Division Chair of Pharmacy Practice and a Professor at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and practices on an interdisciplinary team at the Menopause Clinic at Lois Hole Hospital for Women (LHHW) in Edmonton. She is also a proud University of Alberta alumna (BScPharm ’88).

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Osteoporosis Canada SAC Consultant Stephanie Atkinson awarded honorary Doctor of Science

stephanie-atkinsonMcMaster professor Stephanie Atkinson has received an honorary Doctorate of Science from her alma mater Western University.


Atkinson is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and an associate member in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences. She's also a distinguished researcher in perinatal and pediatric nutrition and metabolism, and the long-standing leader of the McMaster Centre for the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program.


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Osteoporosis: A Man's Disease Too

Think only women are at risk of osteoporosis? Think again. At least one in five men will break a bone from osteoporosis, and one quarter of the 30,000 hip fractures caused by osteoporosis are in men. Watch this video to learn more. Share it with someone you care about and encourage them to get assessed for osteoporosis. Because osteoporosis is a man’s disease, too.


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Osteoporosis Custom Form available for EMR in Primary Care


The 2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Canada and the 2015 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Frail Elderly offer evidence-based screening and treatment recommendations for adults over 50 years. We have developed an osteoporosis and falls assessment tool based on the guidelines, that can be integrated into the electronic medical records (EMR) with the aim of improving osteoporosis-related care in family practice.


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2015 Osteoporosis Canada Recommendations for Fracture Prevention in Long-Term Care


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The new 2015 Recommendations for Fracture prevention in long-term care include an integrated falls and osteoporosis assessment as well as various treatment strategies. These recommendations target a specific population that is not usually considered in the development of treatment strategies and include valuable tools and resources for professionals providing care for long-term care residents.


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Osteoporosis Canada recognizes 25 Canadian hospitals offering Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) by launching an FLS Registry

Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) is recognized as the most effective program to prevent repeat fractures due to osteoporosis. In an FLS, a coordinator screens fracture patients for osteoporosis, and follows them to ensure appropriate investigation and treatment are received to prevent the next fracture.


Osteoporosis Canada’s FLS Registry was launched to profile hospitals across Canada that have implemented effective FLSs. Osteoporosis Canada is delighted at this time to congratulate FLSs from British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia for meeting the Essential Elements of Fracture Liaison Services.


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Remembering Dr. Joan Harrison: Co-Founder of Osteoporosis Canada

Osteoporosis Canada wishes to express our condolences to the family of Dr. Joan Harrison, who died at home in Ottawa on May 3, 2016. Dr. Harrison pioneered research into osteoporosis. Working with a research team, she applied nuclear physics to the investigation of metabolic bone disease resulting in a revolutionary technique for measuring bone mass, which was critical to the diagnosis and eventual treatment of osteoporosis.

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