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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 Custom Form available for EMR in Primary Care

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

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 SAC Consultant Dr. Hope Weiler finds less body fat for kids taking vitamin D

Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development


dr-hope-weiler A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.


The findings emerged from research initially aimed at confirming the importance of vitamin D for bone density. The additional benefit in terms of body composition came as a surprise for the research team.


“We were very intrigued by the higher lean mass, the possibility that vitamin D can help infants to not only grow healthy skeletons but also healthy amounts of muscle and less fat,” said Hope Weiler, one of the study’s authors and Director of the Mary Emily Clinical Nutrition Research Unit at McGill.


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