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2017 Lindy Fraser Award Presented To Dr. Stephanie Kaiser

Osteoporosis Canada’s Scientific Advisory Consultants and Osteoporosis Canada, would like announce this year’s Lindy Fraser Award winner as chosen by the members of the SAC. Osteoporosis Canada established this award in 1993 to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of osteoporosis research and education in Canada. The award is named Continue Reading

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) is a constituent of the Council of Canadian Academies, which was established in 2005. Fellows elected to the CAHS have a demonstrated history of outstanding performance in the academic health sciences in Canada. They are recognized nationally and internationally for their contributions to the health sciences. Dr Sumit Continue Reading

British Columbia’s first Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock

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!

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IOF President’s Award Honours Global Osteoporosis Experts and Advocates

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has presented awards to individual members in recognition of their dedication to the work of IOF and commitment to advancing education and awareness in their regions. Seven leading osteoporosis experts and advocates have received the 2017 International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President's Award in recognition of their contributions to IOF and their commitment to advancing education and awareness in the field within their regions. The presentations took place on March 24, 2017 at a special ceremony during the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, held in Florence, Italy from March 23-26, 2017.

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!

SAC Member Honoured with the Dr Paul D. Miller ISCD Service Award

Each year at the ISCD’s (International Society for Clinical Densitometry) Annual meeting, ISCD members are recognized for their service to the ISCD and to the field of densitometry. The Dr. Paul D. Miller ISCD Service Award is presented annually to an ISCD member for distinguished service and dedication to the ISCD. Dr. David Hanley from the University of Calgary and member of Osteoporosis Canada’s Scientific Advisory Committee was honoured with this award on April 20, 2017 at the ISCD annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Congratulations David!