Bone 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.
For more information contact the Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network (COPN): or 1-800-463-6842 ext. 2223


The D-Lemmas of D

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
1:30-2:30PM ET

Presenter: Stephanie Atkinson, PhD, DSc(Hons), FCAHS
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, McMaster Children’s Hospital

Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient for bone health. Join Dr. Stephanie Atkinson for a presentation all about Vitamin D where she will cover:

  • Vitamin D – why do we need it?
  • Does the new Canada’s Food Guide provide good nutrition for bone health?
  • Is it necessary to have Vitamin D status measured?
  • Can I prevent bone fractures by taking extra Vitamin D?
  • How do we make sure to get enough?

Register for this presentation here.

To attend this presentation, registration is required. 


Frequently Asked Questions about Osteoporosis

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Presenter: Sandra Kim, MD, FRCPC
Chair, Scientific Advisory Council, Osteoporosis Canada
Assistant Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Toronto
Director, Centre for Osteoporosis and Bone Health, Women’s College Hospital
Member, Osteoporosis Canada Board of Directors

Living with osteoporosis can bring up many questions as to how to best manage your condition. Whether you’re newly diagnosed, or have already done your research, there’s always something more you can learn to live well with osteoporosis. Dr. Sandra Kim covers everything from medications and worries about their side effects, fracture risk assessment, and recommended intake of calcium and vitamin D.

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