Free iCON South Asian Health Forum

Living Well with Arthritis and Osteoporosis

Saturday, March 13 and Saturday, March 20 – Free virtual event

Join iCON for the 2021 South Asian Health Forum: “Living Well with Arthritis and Osteoporosis”. Free online, interactive forum.

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 arthritis and osteoporosis. Participants will also have opportunities to ask questions to a panel of health experts.

Participants can attend the virtual health exhibition to learn more about the support programs and resources provided by local health and community organizations.


  • Dr. Gulzar Cheema, Family Physician
  • Dr. Navjot Dhindsa, Rheumatologist
  • Dr. Leena Jain, Geriatrician
  • Gurdeep Sakkarwal, Physiotherapist
  • Dr. Kausar Suhail, Registered Psychologist
  • Priti Suri, Registered Dietitian


Dates:Part I: “Arthritis: Risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, tips for treating and managing Arthritis”
Saturday, March 13, 12-2 p.m.
 Part II: “Osteoporosis: Risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, tips for treating and managing Osteoporosis”
Saturday, March 20, 12-2 p.m.
Location:Virtual event – login details will be provided to registered participants
Language:Delivered in Punjabi, with simultaneous interpretation into Hindi


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.