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Osteoporosis workshop for physicians March 17

Ontario College of Family Physicians presents Assessment, Treatment and Follow-up of Osteoporosis and Falls at Laurentian University
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The Ontario College of Family Physicians will present an osteoporosis workshop at Laurentian University March 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. for family physicians and allied health professionals. File photo

The Ontario College of Family Physicians will present an osteoporosis workshop at Laurentian University March 17 for family physicians and allied health professionals.

The workshop, entitled Assessment, Treatment and Follow-up of Osteoporosis and Falls, takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and provides the latest information on the current care gap in treatment of osteoporosis in Ontario. 

The recently published Long-Term Care Guidelines for Osteoporosis are also included in the program as well as an emphasis on the moderate risk patient which is the most challenging patient to treat in primary care. 

Assessment of individuals who should and can have a drug holiday will also be covered. 

In addition, participants will be introduced to an osteoporosis assessment tool that can be used to facilitate screening and monitoring of patients at risk for, or diagnosed with, osteoporosis.

After the workshop, participants will be better able to review and describe the current care gap in osteoporosis fracture care and identify barriers and facilitators, recognize the impact of osteoporotic fracture and assess and apply management strategies and treatment plan for patients at high risk of fracture.

This group learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 6.0 Mainpro+ credits.

The workshop is hosted by Dr. Richard Crilly and Dr. Lynn Nash.

Registration is $50 plus H.S.T. and must be completed in advance at http://ocfp.on.ca/cpd.

For more information, email ocfpcme@cfpc.ca.



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