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The Brookfield Chair in Fracture Prevention was established in March 2020. It is the world’s first university chair in fracture prevention.

The inaugural chair holder is Earl Bogoch, orthopaedic surgeon, Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and advocate in the fight for hip fracture prevention across Canada.


April 2024

Beginning in January 2024, Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador saw the implementation of a BreakFree Fracture Liaison Service (FLS). The FLS program is based on the research and recommendations of Osteoporosis Canada and is the first of its kind to be implemented in Newfoundland.  This quality improvement program focuses on secondary fracture prevention by identifying patients at risk for future fracture and initiating appropriate evaluation, risk assessment, education, and therapeutic intervention.

December 2023

Establishment Of A FLS Training And Mentorship Program For The Peace Arch Hospital In BC

In January of 2022, the Brookfield Chair provided 18 months of funding to expand and develop the existing part-time Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) program at Peace Arch Hospital (PAH) in White Rock, B.C. into a training and mentorship centre to support the spread of FLS across the province.