Bone Fit™ is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop, designed for healthcare professionals and exercise practitioners to provide training on the most appropriate, safe and effective methods to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. The course is presented in two parts: 3 online self-learning modules and an interactive workshop. These modules MUST be completed prior to the workshop, to ensure that everyone attending has common baseline knowledge to build from. The workshop is led by our Lead Trainer, Judi Laprade, B.A., B.Sc.P.T., M.Sc., Ph.D, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Upcoming workshops scheduled in various locations across Ontario staring November 2017 until Mary 2018. Please see the pdf flyer for details.

On Dec. 5th from 12-1pm join Dr. Aliya Khan for this educational opportunity to improve your knowledge on emerging best practices, screening, diagnosis, treatment and management of osteoporosis.  This is a public event hosted on OTN.  Please see the pdf flyer for more information.

On Tuesday Nov. 21st, from 12-1pm Dr. Steven Burrell will be presenting on what constitutes a fragility fracture, available fracture risk assessment tools with emphasis on CAROC, fracture risk assessment reporting and fracture risk assessment and males.  This presentation will be webcast via OTN #76284830. For more information contact Marq Nelson, Regional Integration Lead at 1-800-463-6842 x2318 or mnelson@osteoporosis.ca.

On Wed. Oct. 25th at 6pm join Dr. Marla Shapiro & Dr. John Puxty for this group learning program held at Aqua Terra, Kingston.  Dr. Puxty will be focusing on the issue of cognitive impairment as a confounding factor in managing chronic disease and its impact on outcomes. He will explain the link in association with falls and cognitive impairment. To register for this event please contact Jody Campbelton at 613-449-4679 or jody.campbelton@amgen.com.

The Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering this Geriatric Education Series for health care professionals from Nov. 28 - 30th 2017 at the Ottawa Hospital on topics such as principles of assessing and managing the frail elderly, geriatric assessment, function, driving, falls and mobility, polypharmacy, pain, delirium, elder abuse and more.  For more information and registration details please click here. 

On Wed. August 30th, 2017 The Maple Family Health team is providing an educational session on Bone Health from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Boys & Girls Club, Frontenac Mall location at 1300 Bath Rd. Kingston.  Topics covered include: understanding osteoporosis; tips for healthy life choices for strong bones; calcium; vitamin D; medications and physical activity.  To register please contact Karen at 513-531-5888 x 1107.

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.

March 6-8, 2017 the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering this clinical education opportunity at the Ottawa Hospital.  Click here for the pdf registration form.

The authors present a case-based approach to applying exercise and physical activity recommendations for individuals at high risk of falls and fractures.  They summarize Too Fit to Fracture "clinical pearls" for geriatric practice, including advice on assessment, exercise, safe physical activity, and pain management.  Best evidence supports the recommendation that older adults should engage in a multicomponent exercise program, including resistance training and challenging balance exercises, in addition to aerobic physical activity.  The Too Fit to Fracture recommendations support daily attention to posture, and exercises to improve back extensor strength.  16 pages.  Last reviewed January 2017.

Lora Giangregorio, PhD, Associate Professors at the Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo will be presenting this webinar on Friday Dec. 9th from 12-1pm EST. Regsiter here.

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