Next meeting: Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 7:00 PM

  Cathy Pearcy portrait

Cathy Pearcy is the Community Engagement Coordinator for Osteoporosis Canada. Cathy has been with the organization for 11 years. First as the Education Coordinator for the Peterborough Chapter. In this role she facilitated support groups for individuals living with osteoporosis, and provided education to the general public on bone health and raising the awareness of osteoporosis. In Cathy’s current role she now coordinates the volunteers in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. She helps recruit, train and manage the volunteers. Through this work across the provinces we are reaching more people understand their bone health and what osteoporosis is and we are reaching those who are already diagnosed improve the quality of their lives.

Cathy loves the outdoors and curling up with a good book.

Bone Health 101 provides an overview of your bones and how to maintain good bone health to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures. The presentation on bone health includes:

  • What osteoporosis is
  • Risk factors
  • How osteoporosis is diagnosed
  • How osteoporosis is treated
  • What you can do to maintain healthy bones

You are invited to a PCN Ottawa Zoom meeting.

When: Oct 21, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvfuysrzgvEtD3nVQQg0Fh9yaZIcVMSdL7

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Upcoming Meetings

November 18 - Speaker to be determined

UPCOMING Events

Until further notice, all meetings will be virtual, using ZOOM. If you are on our mailing list you will get a notice advising that the ZOOM meeting has been published and giving instructions on how to register/access the meeting on-line. We will also put details up on this webpage.


Past Events

Thursday September 16, 2021 – 7:00 PM

We will provide a brief update on PCN Ottawa activities during the last few months, followed by a sharing meeting, in which we can update each other with as much information as we wish to share. It is important to note that no advice will be given, just experiences.

Here is the link to join the meeting.

You are invited to a PCN Ottawa Zoom meeting.
When: Sep 16, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUudeyorz8uHNw1jODsRKXz_irRv4cmZRuT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Ottawa Hospital- Experts on Call Cancer Care and Research

You can view the presentations using the following links:

Main presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2DYjJTWLpA

Prostate Cancer Breakout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c8lfmpxFa4

Update - from Thursday, May 20, 2021 – 7:00 PM

May 20, 2021 - Presentation by Meghan McInnis, M.Sc., from the Sexual Health Research Lab (Department of Psychology) at Queen’s University. She will discuss research findings on mental and sexual wellbeing in individuals diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Originally from Ottawa, Meghan is a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. candidate at Queen’s University. She is conducting her graduate research in the Sexual Health Research Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Caroline Pukall. Her Master’s thesis was an investigation of the experiences of individuals diagnosed with prostate cancer, including their health-related quality of life, sexual outcomes, mental health, social support, and healthcare experiences. She is a co-founder of QueeringCancer.ca.

Resources

Meghan McInnis - 2021-05-21 - Resources and Articles of Interest
Meghan McInnis - 2021-05-21 - Slide Handouts

 

Thursday April 15, 2021 – 7:00 PM

April 15, 2021 – Presentation by Dr. Dugald Seely, ND, M.Sc. Founder & Chief Executive Officer The Centre For Health Innovation (formerly the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre). His topic will be “Cancer Navigation - Understanding Available Resources and Choices”. The website is https://thechi.ca/

Thursday, February 18, 2021 – 7:00 PM

February 18, 2021 – Sharing Circle. Although the ‘Sharing Circle’ is meant for both men and their partner, we realize that discussing treatment and issues such as erectile dysfunction or incontinence can be uncomfortable; as such, we sometimes have separate discussion areas for men and women during circle conversations. This is meant to benefit partners who can get real-life insight and suggestions from others who have been through the prostate cancer journey with their partners.

a ZOOM Sharing meeting allows you the opportunity during which you can renew contact with other members, get information based on other member’s experiences and provide updates on your personal medical situation. All participants are reminded to treat any information provided as confidential, and no details will be recorded.

Register in advance for this meeting at 7:00 PM Eastern Time using the following link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkcOGvrTsiE9BYryAtf6Q0qq-zir_okDmY

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021 – 7:00 PM

January 21, 2021 at 7:00 PM – We had a presentation by Kim Lam, MD from Apollo Cannabis Clinics. Her talk was an update on information provided by her during our October 2019 Conference such as legislative changes and usage of cannabis to control pain. The link to the Apollo Cannabis Clinics is She will also provide answers to your questions. https://apollocannabis.ca/

The Walnut, Winter 2021

The Walnut, Winter 2021

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