Living Well with Arthritis and Osteoporosis

Join iCON for the 2021 South Asian Health Forum: “Living Well with Arthritis and Osteoporosis”. This FREE online, interactive forum will take place on Saturday, March 13th and Saturday, March 20th, 2021.

iCON South Asian Health Forum

Living Well with Arthritis and Osteoporosis

Saturday, March 13th and Saturday, March 20th, 2021– Free virtual event

Join iCON for the 2021 South Asian Health Forum: “Living Well with Arthritis and Osteoporosis”. This FREE online, interactive forum will take place on Saturday, March 13th and Saturday, March 20th, 2021.

Delivered in Punjabi and Hindi, this forum is designed for seniors, families and caregivers who are interested in learning about the early detection, risk factors, treatment, and management of Osteoporosis and Arthritis. Participants will also have opportunities to ask questions to a panel of health experts.

What you will learn:

  • Tips for preventing disease through diet, fall prevention and maintaining joint mobility
  • Managing pain and overall symptoms through medications, exercise and nutrition (including traditional diets)
  • Healthy coping strategies and tips for maintaining mental well-being
  • Where and how to access support in the community

Speakers: 

  • Dr. Gulzar Cheema, Family Physician
  • Dr. Navjot Dhindsa, Rheumatologist
  • Dr. Leena Jain, Geriatrician
  • Gurdeep Gill Sakkarwal, Physiotherapist
  • Dr. Kausar Suhail, Registered Psychologist
  • Priti Suri, Registered Dietitian

 How to Register: Advance registration is mandatory – and EASY!

Register Here: iconproject.org/

Once you arrive on our website, simply click on the registration button and complete the online form. After you register, you will receive an email with a link that you can use to access the Forum on the day of the event.

 You can attend the 2021 South Asian Health Forum using your phone!

“Once you have registered for the event, you can choose to attend the 2021 South Asian Health Forum by calling in with your phone. Options for using a phone to access the event will be outlined in your registration email.

Submit your questions in advance. You can submit your questions in advance, if you have specific questions for our panel of health experts. Questions can be submitted via the registration form, or via email toicon.support@ubc.ca

 Event Details:

Dates: Part I: “Osteoporosis: Risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, tips for treating and managing Osteoporosis “
  • Saturday, March 13th, 2021, 12:00 – 2:00 pm PST
  Part II: “Arthritis: Risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, tips for treating and managing Arthritis”
  • Saturday, March 20th, 2021, 12:00 – 2:00 pm PDT
Location: Virtual event – login details will be provided to registered participants
Language: Delivered in Punjabi, with simultaneous interpretation into Hindi
Registration: http://iconproject.org/
Contact Email: icon.support@ubc.ca

 Healthy@Home:

The South Asian Health Forum is part of iCON’s Healthy@Home series. Healthy@Home is a community education strategy that promotes primary and secondary disease prevention, seeking to keep patients, especially seniors, at home, healthy and thriving.

About iCON:

iCON supports multicultural communities, patients and caregivers across BC to optimize chronic disease prevention and self-management through community education, knowledge sharing, and technology. Since 2009, iCON has been providing culturally tailored workshops and forums to South Asian patients and families across BC on a variety of chronic diseases to assist patients in accessing health information and knowledge on how to navigate health services to help them achieve better health. iCON is an initiative led by UBC Digital Emergency Medicine, supported by the B.C. Ministry of Health’s Patients as Partners Initiative.

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