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Introducing our new rebranded Public Virtual Education Forums: Bone Matters – take charge of your bone health.

Bones Matters is an ongoing series of interactive forums broadcast live over the Internet. Each forum, led by a Canadian expert in osteoporosis care, will help participants better understand how to prevent the next fracture and live well with osteoporosis. Topics to be covered include advancements in treatments, exercises for individuals with osteoporosis, bone-friendly nutrition and other issues identified by COPN (Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network) members as the ones in which they are most interested.

How can I find out about upcoming Bones Matters? All COPN members are alerted to upcoming forums in COPING, their biweekly newsletter. Not already a member of COPN? Sign up here for the free newsletter and much more. Notices will also be published on the Osteoporosis Canada website and through our social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter.

What do I need to participate? With a computer with a high speed internet connection you can participate in Bone Matters at home, work or even a public library.

NOTE: Please use the web browser Internet Explorer/Firefox as Google Chrome is having difficulties streaming these online presentation.  

  • If you chose to use Google Chrome, please complete the following steps to access the presentations. Click here
  • Presentations are not accessible when using mobile devices (eg. tablets and smart phones)
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For more information contact the Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network (COPN): or 1-800-463-6842 ext. 2224



Next presentation: 

 Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Unbreakable: A Woman’s Triumph over Osteoporosis

Presenter: Christine Thomas

Christine was only 42 when, bending to lift her newborn daughter, she fractured her spine. She had no idea of the painful and transformative road she would have to travel to build stronger bones and reclaim her life from the clutches of osteoporosis. In this webinar, she shares her hard-won truths of how to live well with osteoporosis, covering such essentials as:

  • The physical impact: such as managing pain
  • The emotional impact: depression and how to cope
  • Osteoporosis and exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Osteoporosis and intimacy

 Register for this presentation below




 Most Recent Presentation

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Diabetes & Bone Health: A Forgotten Complication


Presenter: Dr. Julie Gilmour, MBchB, FRCPC, MSc (HQ), Endocrinologist, St. Michael’s Hospital

 November is Osteoporosis Month and Diabetes Awareness Month. Join Dr. Julie Gilmour as she explores the connection between the two. 

This presentation will cover the interaction of diabetes and osteoporosis that may result in an increased risk of falls, fractures and other complications. Information about how to manage these two conditions will be shared to help you stay fracture free. 



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