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Canadian Orthopaedic Association Supports Health Action Lobby's Call to Action - The Canadian Way

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 – The Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) joins other members of Canada’s Health Action Lobby (HEAL) to remind federal leaders that Canadians want government to make the challenges facing our health-care system a priority. Public opinion research consistently reveals that Canadians care deeply about finding the sustainable and cost-effective options that will enhance our national health. And healthy Canadians make for a healthy and competitive economy. Yet, to date, policy debates associated with the 2015 federal election have rarely focused on health care.

Through its Consensus Statement entitled The Canadian Way- Accelerating Innovation and Improving Health System Performance, HEAL has issued a call to action, contending that an effective health system depends on enhanced collaboration among all levels of government. HEAL also expects the federal government to re-assert its legitimate and facilitative leadership role.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:17
2015 Annual Meeting Webcasts

Experience the COA 2015 Annual Meeting Online through the COA Live Learning Centre

The COA Live Learning Centre connects you to carefully selected recordings from this year’s Annual Meeting so you can catch up on what you missed and review the education you need year-round. Recorded sessions make great training tools and keep you up-to-date on the trends facing your industry.

If you attended the 2015 Annual Meeting, you can access these recordings at no additional cost. Login information was provided in a separate post-conference email.

BONUS: All COA members who missed the event this year can take advantage of free recordings.

Visit the COA Live Learning Centre now to browse our library of available content.


Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 13:23
Tribute to Dr. Cy Frank

The COA paid tribute to the late Dr. Cy Frank at the Opening Ceremonies of the recent Annual Meeting held in Vancouver in June. We would like to thank all of the surgeons, colleagues and friends who participated in this video. Please click here to watch this touching tribute.

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Bones and Phones Scholarship Recipients

The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation's 2015 Bones and Phones Legacy Scholarship:

Michael MacKechnie (University of Toronto) for his role in the Development of a contextually appropriate orthopedic surgery training program in Botswana.

Thierry Pauyo (McGill University) for his role in Evaluating Google Glass in peri-operative orthopaedic consultations: Linking Haiti to Canada

On behalf of the Scholarship's Founders, Dr. Veronica Wadey and Mr. Henry Chow, congratulations to the recipients and thanks to all who took the time to apply. Thank you to Dr. Erin Boynton, whose matching funding enabled the Foundation to award two scholarships this year.

The next call for applications will be this summer. Please check the Foundation's web site at for more details.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 14:29
And the Winners Are….Free Membership Dues Contest Results

Congratulations are extended to Drs. Mario Corriveau from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Gwenyth deVries from Fredericton for being the two lucky winners of our membership dues contest. Both Drs. Corriveau and deVries will have their 2015 COA membership dues reimbursed. This contest was open to all Active members whose accounts were in good standing by May 1. The winners were selected by random draw. Stay tuned for more incentive contests in the future!

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