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The COA is pleased to offer a Fellowship Directory to the Canadian orthopaedic community. If you are looking for a fellowship opportunity or are expanding your fellowship program, the Fellowship Directory is designed to help you in your search.
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2017 Ottawa Annual Meeting Web Site

Make regular visits to for complete information about our upcoming Annual Meeting being held from June 15-18, 2017 in beautiful Ottawa, Ontario. A program at a glance as well as hotel information is currently available and new information is updated frequently.


Last Updated on Monday, 17 October 2016 14:06
2017 COA/CORS Call for Abstracts is Now Closed

COA2017logo-01The call for abstracts is now closed for the 2017 Ottawa Annual Meeting being held from June 15-18. Submitting authors will receive an email notification of acceptance status in December with further details.

We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa for an outstanding program

For a reminder of the Rules and Regulations, click HERE

Last Updated on Monday, 17 October 2016 14:01
Consensus Statement - Patients with Total Joint Replacement having Dental Procedures:

The origin of prosthetic joint infections has been a controversial topic for dentists, physicians and patients. Confusion surrounds the risk of dental procedure-related bacteremia and the subsequent risk of patients with orthopaedic devices developing prosthetic joint infection following such bacteremia.

The Canadian Orthopedic Association (COA), the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) and the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada have reviewed the current best available evidence on the effectiveness of dental antibiotic prophylaxis in the reduction of orthopaedic prosthetic joint infections, in the context of the issue of emerging antimicrobial resistance and the critical role of all health care providers to steward appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs.

The Statement can be viewed here. Special thanks to Drs. Tracy Wilson and Jeff Gollish along with the members of the COA National Standards Committee for their excellent work on this important document. The COA Board of Directors approved this Statement at the June 2016 Board meeting.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 October 2016 16:50
COA Response to the Constitutional Challenge to B.C.'s Ban on Private Health Insurance led by the Cambie Surgery Centre

September 16, 2016

The publicly-funded Canadian health-care system has historically offered reasonable solutions to patients, but the COA is concerned that the current model is not effectively meeting certain benchmarks for musculoskeletal care in this country, including long wait times for orthopaedic consultation and surgery.

The COA Position Statement on Access to Orthopaedic Care in Canada states that all Canadians should have timely access to orthopaedic care. The COA supports evidence-based practice, responsible use of resources, and a serious and open dialogue about health-care delivery in this country, specifically adopting innovative models of care that will make significant improvements to patients' access to health services.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 September 2016 19:27
Take Full Advantage of Your COA Membership with Complimentary Session Recordings from the 2016 COA Annual Meeting

Session recordings from the Annual Meeting are now available online through the COA Live Learning Centre so you can catch up on what you missed. Don't miss out on this opportunity to benefit from the educational content that was shared with other professionals in your industry at the event.

Each COA member received an email notification recently that included your login information for the COA Live Learning Centre. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you did not obtain your login.

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