Division of Geriatric Medicine


  • CaMris (Centre for Appendicular MRI Studies) is a programme that supports the quarterly Bone Scholar Meetings.

    CAMRIS is dedicated to the advancement of Appendicular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) through improved methods and tools that allow physicians and researchers to reliably assess and study patients and our understanding of diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

  • BMC Medicine Articles
    Prediction of falls using a risk assessment tool in the acute care setting
    This paper on falls risk prevention in acute care has been the second most downloaded in the biomedical journals with over 50,000 downloads. View the paper.

  • Click here for links for the slides and recording of the National Call on Falls in Long Term Care with Fracture Prevention held on December 10, 2012.
  • Osteoporosis Module
    This web-based program is a collaboration between the Ontario College of Family Physicians, McMaster University, Osteoporosis Canada, and osteoporosis experts across the country. The program was developed to provide primary care providers a central access point to recommended tools and education, as well as a forum for enhanced mentoring online for better osteoporosis management. Funded by the Government of Ontario.
    Learn the 3 secrets to a practical and evidence-based clinical approach to osteoporosis.

    Improve evidence-based assessment and recognition of osteoporosis, including risk factors such as fragility fractures and how to use a fracture risk assessment tool. Improve treatment and management of osteoporosis, and those at risk.
    • Physicians and other Health Professionals
    • Health Professional Trainees

    Development Team
    This project was led by the Ontario College of Family Physicians Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou, Dr. Lynn Nash, Dr. Anthony J Levinson, Ms. Lisa Colizza and the Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University; Dr. Suzanne Morin; Dr. Heather Frame; Dr. Daniel Ngui; the Ontario College of Family Physicians; and Osteoporosis Canada. See Program Team page for more information.

    This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.5 Mainpro-M1 credits.