You are invited to attend an Osteoporosis Advocacy Workshop in Hamilton. If you are concerned about Osteoporosis care in Ontario and would like to learn how to make that care better for yourself or someone you know and love, this workshop is for you!

In Ontario, the government has decided not to publicly-fund the newer treatments for osteoporosis, known as the non-oral medications. For those people who cannot tolerate the traditional oral medications, access to these newer drugs is critical to their care. The purpose of this workshop is to explain this issue further and to walk through a package of tools that will enable attendees to take personal action to help make a difference.

If you are one of the many people worried about the government restricting access to medications for osteoporosis and want to help make a change, please join us on October 28th.

People living with osteoporosis, caregivers, family members – everyone is invited to attend to learn how to take action and make a difference.

To confirm your attendance for this important workshop, please RSVP via email to [email protected] or by telephone at 1-866-348-8828 ext. 31

October 28, 2010 :

Renaissance Hall
2289 Barton Street East
Hamilton ON L8E 2W8

Complimentary parking

6:00pm to 6:30pm : Registration & Refreshments

6:30pm to 8:30pm: Advocacy Workshop

– Welcome & Introductions – Osteoporosis Canada

– Comments by local physician – Dr. Rick Adachi

– Comments by Ontario Provincial Advocacy Committee Representative

– Advocacy Training – Ryan Clarke, Advocacy Solutions

8:30pm to 9:00pm: Question & Answer and Closing Remarks

Please note, there is no cost to attend this important session and a light dinner will be provided.

Osteoporosis Canada is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk of, osteoporosis. The organization works
to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.