Living Well with Arthritis and Osteoporosis

Join iCON for the 2021 virtual 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
Saturday, March 13th and Saturday, March 20th, 2021– Free virtual event
Join iCON for the 2021 virtual 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.
Specific topics will include:
• An introduction to Osteoporosis and Arthritis
• 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
Participants can attend the virtual health exhibition to learn more about the support programs and resources provided by local health and community organizations.
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
Details:
Dates:                Part I: “Osteoporosis: Risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, tips for treatment and management”
• Saturday, March 13th, 2021, 12:00 – 2:00 pm PST
Part II: “Arthritis: Risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, tips for treatment and management”
• 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:      https://seatoskymeeting.eventsair.com/southasianforum/registration
Website:              www.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. iCON is an initiative led by UBC Digital Emergency Medicine, supported by the B.C. Ministry of Health’s Patients as Partners Initiative. iCON is honored to be the recipient of the 2017 Doctors of BC Excellence in Health Promotion award, non-profit category.
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