Osteoporosis Canada hosted 60 delegates from 10 provinces at the FLS Forum 2017 on February 25th and 26th in Toronto. Current evidence on models to close the post-fracture care gap were presented and delegates gained an understanding of the tools they need to implement effective FLS in their own jurisdictions.
Flourishing FLSs, and the up-and-comers had the opportunity to collaborate to generate ideas to break down barriers to implementation, and build a strong support network to advance the implementation of effective FLSs nationwide. Speakers included Peace Arch Hospital physician Dr. Sonia Singh and Director of Clinical Operations Teresa O’Callaghan, who shared their inspirational success story of securing permanent funding for the hospital’s FLS, and Paul Mitchell (a member of the Capture the Fracture Steering Committee) who has spent the last 16 years working on programmes to improve fragility fracture care and prevention throughout the world.
The International Osteoporosis Foundation was pleased to endorse this important Meeting.