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A Special Thanks to Our Expert Steering Committee and Advisors

The Health and Bone website was developed to provide a reliable source of education and information for Canadians interested in learning about osteoporosis and bone health. The content of this website has been approved and reviewed by SIGMA (Special Interest Group on Menopause and Aging), an independent, multidisciplinary group of family physicians and specialists dedicated to advancing women's health during and after menopause by providing women with comprehensive, up-to-date information. Visit the website at Many thanks to Dr. Chui Kin Yuen, Dr. Christine Derzko, Dr. Elaine Jolly, Dr. David Kendler, Dr. Brent Kvern and Dr. Marla Shapiro. Special thanks to Dr. Shapiro for contributing her expertise and authoring our Bone Matters column.

We would also like to thank Erin Billowits, Certified Older Fitness Expert and owner of Toronto's Vintage Fitness; Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University; Margaret Martin, Registered Physiotherapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Nicole Shuckett, Registered Dietician.

SIGMA's Current Board of Directors
Dr. Elaine Jolly, OC, MD, FRCSC, Medical Director, Women's Health Program, The Ottawa Hospital President and Founder Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. Chui Kin Yuen, MD, FRCS(C), FACOG, MBA
Executive Director
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dr. Christine Derzko, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. David Kendler, MD, FRCP(C), ABIM
Treasurer and Associate Executive Director
Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Brent Kvern, MD, CFPC, FCFP
Board Member at Large
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dr. Marla Shapiro, MDCM, CCFP, MHSc, FRCP(C), FCFP
Toronto, Ontario

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