Community Portal/Job Listings

 
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Log in to the Portal to view JOB LISTINGS, establish a mentor/protégé relationship or to contact and locate your orthopaedic colleagues. Set your settings up to be notified when a new job is listed, or indicate that you are looking for a new position. Visit www.coacommunityportal.com now! Learn more.

Directory

 
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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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Accreditation

 
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The COA is an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We are able to accredit programmes developed by others as well as our own. Learn more

Fellowships

 
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The COA sponsors several travelling fellowships for its members such as the ASG Travelling Fellowship, North American Travelling Fellowship, and ABC Travelling Fellowship. Learn more

 

CAS 2014 Annual Meeting – November 27-28

The 3rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Arthroplasty Society (CAS) will be held from November 27-28, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel in Toronto, Ontario.

The call for abstracts for this event is now open until September 15. Click here to view submission guidelines and to learn more about this event.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:09
 
Montréal 2014

2014Montreal CMYK HIGHresWe would like to thank all members who attended the recent Combined Meeting of the AOA and COA in Montréal from June 18-21. Here are the links to access the Abstracts Supplements from the various events:

COA/AOA Podium Sessions

COA/AOA Poster Sessions

CORS Meeting

CORA Meeting

To obtain a certificate of attendance from the recent Combined Meeting of the AOA and COA, please complete the brief meeting evaluation survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YUL2014

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 17:12
 
Wait times improving since accord, but Canada can do much better, says Wait Time Alliance

Ottawa (June 3, 2014) - Medical wait times in Canada have improved since the signing of the 2004 Health Accord, but progress has been uneven, the Wait Time Alliance (WTA) said in its 2014 Report Card today.

In fact, with the Accord now dead, Canada should try emulating Scotland, where medical wait times are effectively a thing of the past, the WTA added in its annual assessment of wait times for treatment and diagnosis across Canada.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 21:16
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Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Bones and Phones Scholarship Recipient

The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation's inaugural 2014 Bones and Phones Legacy Scholarship:

Marie-Eve Pelletier (UBC Department of Orthopaedics, Vancouver) for her role in the Uganda Sustainable Trauma Orthopedic Program (USTOP)

On behalf of the Scholarship's Founders, Dr. Veronica Wadey and Mr. Henry Chow, congratulations to the recipient and thanks to all who took the time to apply.

The next call for applications will be in the summer of 2014. Please check the Foundation's website at www.canorth.org, under 'Bones and Phones Scholarship', for more details.

 
Choosing Wisely Canada to Help Physicians and Patients Make Smart Choices

OTTAWA, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - In a first for Canada, nine national medical organizations today released lists of 40 tests, treatments and procedures that patients do not need in all circumstances. The lists have been developed to spur dialogue between doctors and their patients and to ensure delivery of high-quality medical care.

The lists are based on definitive evidence that these specific interventions provide no benefit to patients. They are the foundation of Choosing Wisely Canada, a campaign launched today to help physicians and patients engage in conversations to make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.

Clear and straightforward materials have been created for both physicians and patients to support decisions on what procedure is required or necessary, and what is not. For example, Choosing Wisely Canada would not recommend the ordering of diagnostic imaging for lower-back pain of less than six weeks duration unless there are red flags.

"Choosing Wisely Canada is about changing the culture that more is always better when it comes to medical tests and procedures," said Dr. Wendy Levinson, founder of Choosing Wisely Canada, and a faculty member at the University of Toronto. "The goal of this is about providing good care with the right patient getting the right test and treatment and avoiding unnecessary tests and procedures."

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 15:53
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