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Active Members – Your COA Membership Just Got a Whole Lot More Interesting!

In a direct response to your request for added value, Active membership within the COA will soon include additional advantages beginning with easier access to our premier educational event. Under the new membership dues structure being introduced in 2016; Active members will no longer be required to pay pre-registration fees when attending a COA Annual Meeting. Find out how you can be eligible for the waived pre-registration fees and how your COA membership will be affected by the changes coming up in January. Visit page 8 of the Fall edition of the COA Bulletin to learn more.

Contest – Win Two Free Tickets to the 2016 COA Gala

eng twitterThe COA is giving away two free tickets to attend the COA Gala at Espaces Dalhousie at the beautiful Port of Québec on Saturday, June 18, 2016. To enter, all you have to do is tweet about the 2016 COA/CORA/CORS Annual Meeting using the hashtag #COAQuebec2016 between November 3, 2015 and April 29, 2016. Keep an eye on your Twitter feed for Annual Meeting updates!

Contest Conditions:

  • The contest deadline is April 29, 2016
  • The winner will be chosen at random following the contest deadline.
  • In order to accept the prize, the recipient must be planning to attend the 2016 COA/CORS/CORA Annual Meeting in Quebec City from June 16-19, 2016. Tickets are non-transferable.
  • Re-tweets containing the hashtag #COAQuebec2016 are eligible for contest entry.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 November 2015 15:21
2016 COA/CORS Call for Abstracts is Now Closed

qc 2016 coa corsThe call for abstracts is now closed for the 2016 Québec City Annual Meeting being held from June 16-19. Submitting authors will receive an email notification of acceptance status in December with further details.

We look forward to seeing you in Québec City for an outstanding program

For a reminder of the Rules and Regulations, click HERE

Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2015 14:05
Two Reports from OrthoEvidence - Feedback Requested

COA members are invited to review and provide comment on the following two reports issued by OrthoEvidence on Identifying Musculoskeletal Interventions with Low Levels of Efficacy in the Knee as well as Identifying Musculoskeletal Interventions with Limited Levels of Efficacy in the Shoulder & Elbow. Simply click on each title to access the corresponding report.

We encourage your comments and feedback which may be directed to Trinity Wittman: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at the COA Office.

A Political Call to Arms (and Hips, Knees and Ankles) - Part 2

The previous edition of the COA Bulletin featured an article about engaging with Federal candidates in light of the upcoming election – why this is valuable, what's possible, and how this may impact health policy (see A Political Call to Arms (and Hips, Knees and Ankles) on page 37 of the Summer 2015 edition). We are pleased to offer members Part 2 of this article which provides the practical information to make you comfortable getting out of your seat and connecting with candidates during this pre-election period.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 September 2015 13:31
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