Since 2010, Bonefit has trained over 1600 health and fitness professionals from physiotherapists, kinesiologists, fitness trainers to yoga teachers, PTAs and OTAs. It’s been led by Dr. Judi Laprade from the University of Toronto and Dr. Caitlin McArthur from GERAS since day 1.  Read more for information about upcoming workshops in Ontario.

June 14, 2019 from 12-1PM EST.  Join this Beyond the Break webcast presentation featuring Dr. Raymond Fung and Dr. Sandra Kim as they review the role of sex steroids in bone physiology; speculate about the effects of transgender hormone therapy on bone health and review recent data on bone health in transgender people. To learn more click here

Wed. June 5th from 8:45AM to 4:00PM at the Best Western Inn on the Bay, join the Grey Bruce Geriatric Education Cooperative for this interactive learning experience to learn more about osteoporosis and frailty, fracture prevention for long-term care residents, exercise for bone health, falls & fracture prevention, medications in osteoporosis treatment, diet for optimal bone health, fracture risk scale and fracture screening and prevention program. To learn more or to register see the pdf.

Fri. March 29, 2019 from 11:50AM to 1:05PM EST. Join Dr. Susan Whiting from the University of Saskatchewan for this Beyond the Break webinar presenation discussing the new Canada Food Guide and questions regarding vitamin D and calcium. Register here.

Bone Fit™ is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop, designed for health care professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, rehab care staff) and exercise practitioners/trainers to provide training on the most appropriate, safe and effective methods to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. A number of upcoming workships are scheduled across Ontario. More information can be found at: www.bonefit.ca

Bone Fit™ Basics is a 1-day workshop aimed at exercise and fitness professional working in the community with uncomplicated osteoporosis clients. Bone Fit™ Clinical is a 2-day workshop aimed at rehabilitation professionals working in a clinical environment with simple or complex osteoporosis clients. Breakfast & lunch is included in the registration fee for both Basics ad Clinical workshops. Please see our calendar for upcoming 2019 Bone Fit™ workshops in your communities of for more information visit: www.bonefit.ca 

Currently, in Ontario, and in most other provinces, there is great variation in the way BMD (Bone Mineral Density) test referrals are made. BMD testing measures bone mass, indicating whether someone has osteoporosis or is at risk, and plays an important role in the reduction of morbidity and mortality related to fractures. It is therefore important to standardize BMD requisitions, to ensure appropriate ndividuals get tested for osteoporosis risk.

November 14, 2018 from 9:30am to 1:00pm at the Peterborough Naval Association. Join Dr. Adachi for "Osteoporosis 101"; Sue Bitonte for "The Do's and Don'ts of Yoga and Osteoporosis" and Shannon Burton for "Exercise and Movement in Your Community". A light lunch will be served.  Registration is free but required by November 9th. Call Cathy Pearcy at 705-761-0223 or email cpearcy@osteoporosis.ca. Registration is available online here.

November marks Osteoporosis Awareness Month in Canada and a great opportunity to learn more about osteoporosis and bone health. Attend an osteoporosis community education event being held at the Richmond Hill Central Library on Thursday, November 1 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm to hear from a team of osteoporosis healthcare providers including: a doctor specializing in osteoporosis care, a pharmacist, a dietician, an occupational therapist and a kinesiologist from Southlake Regional Health Centre. Space is limited. Please register for this free event by October 26, 2018 by emailing: jweldon@osteoporosis.ca or calling toll free 1-800-463-6842. ext. 2313 or 416-508-8209.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to osteoporosis. Topics include:

  • the relationship between Alzheimer's Disease and osteoporosis
  • diabetes and lower bone mineral density
  • falls and fractures
  • exercise interventions
  • frailty and osteoporosis
  • osteoporosis in men
  • osteoporosis in women
  • glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
  • nutrition

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