On behalf of Osteoporosis Canada’s Scientific Advisory Consultants and Osteoporosis Canada, we would like to announce this year’s Lindy Fraser Award winner as chosen by the members of the SAC.
Osteoporosis Canada established this award in 1993 to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of osteoporosis research and education in Canada. The award is named in honour of Lindy Fraser, who in 1981 at the age of 87, started the first self help group for people with osteoporosis. She herself was an inspiration to others as she shared her struggle to get out of bed, into a wheelchair, then to walk again with a cane. In 1982, she answered a call from a small group in Toronto to take part in the first national symposium on osteoporosis. That appearance was the spark that gave rise to Osteoporosis Canada.
This year’s award winner, Dr. Sid Feldman has shown immeasurable dedication and determination in the collaborative effort to achieve the common vision of Canada without osteoporotic fractures. We cannot think of a more deserving individual.
Dr. Feldman is a community family physician affiliated with the North York Family Health Team. He also works as attending physician in the Toronto Central LHIN Behaviour Support Unit at Baycrest for residents with behavioural symptoms of dementia. His academic and administrative roles at Baycrest include Medical Director, Home for the Aged, Executive Medical Director Residential and Aging at Home Program and Chief, Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Feldman is an Associate Professor and inaugural Head, Division of Care of the Elderly in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto and serves as the Chair of the Members Interest Group in care of the Elderly, College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Dr. Feldman has been an active member on many SAC committees including the executive, the guidelines and the knowledge translation committees. He also chairs the CPG Fracture Risk Assessment working group.
He has also recently received the 2021 Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) Award of Excellence as the Academic Family Physician of the Year from the university of Toronto.
Congratulations Dr. Feldman!