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.

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

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Osteoporosis

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
1:00PM-2:00PM Eastern Time

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.

Join us for a presentation on frequently asked questions about osteoporosis with Dr. Sandra Kim where she will answer questions such as:

  • I’m afraid of the side effects of medications. Can I treat my osteoporosis naturally?
  • What is a fracture risk assessment?
  • How much calcium and vitamin D do I need?

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Osteoporosis and Yoga: Suggestions for Safe and Appropriate Practice

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Caitlin McArthur, PhD (Kinesiology)
Registered Physiotherapist and Post-doctoral Fellow, GERAS Centre for Aging Research, McMaster University
Specialist in aging, health and well-being; expertise in bone health, exercise and physical activity

Yoga can be a great way to participate in physical activity. If you have osteoporosis, there are some precautions you may need to take in order to practice it safely. During this presentation, Dr. Caitlin McArthur will teach you the hows and whys of which postures to continue performing, which ones to modify and which ones to avoid, as well as have a discussion on safe yoga culture.

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