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The Canadian Orthopaedic Association is always actively engaged in advancing the profession — a stewardship that respects tradition, fosters innovation, strives for the highest standards of care and speaks up for its members.
What we do:
We're working on policy solutions for the key issues of the day: wait times in all of the orthopaedic sub-specialties, development of a fully functional and effective joint registry, health human resources, public and private delivery of care. We also enter into political alliances with other specialty societies to become a more effective agent of change and to make sure our perspective is heard at federal discussions. And increasingly we're working in concert with provincial orthopaedic associations to address systemic problems in delivering care.
Our National Standards Committee has researched and developed policy recommendations for the COA membership on such issues as orthopaedic manpower needs (2004), wait-time benchmarks (2005), and physician assistants (2006-07). During the next several years, the COA's Committee on Orthopaedic Practice, Economics and Fulfillment (COPEF) will be developing and implementing a health human resources strategy to train and retain more surgeons in Canada, as well as extend the careers of currently practising surgeons. The strategy will also provide a blueprint for stepped-up federal and provincial government-relations activities.
You enjoy access to quality CME programmes at reduced member rates; you can learn about the latest ideas and innovations from researchers and manufacturers; you can apply to prestigious national and international travelling fellowships; or you can connect with leading thinkers in orthopaedics. And you receive a quarterly Bulletin that will keep you up to date on current events and ideas in orthopaedics.
So join your peers. Become a member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. We value your membership. We’re working for you.
Complete the Application for Membership to become a COA member.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 September 2009 20:21