ST. JOHN'S WEBCASTS
Have you seen the webcasted sessions from the St. John's Annual Meeting? All COA members received an email notification including their username and password to gain access to the webcasts. Additional sessions have been recently added. Check them out by clicking on the Webcasts 2011 icon on the right of the COA homepage: www.coa-aco.org. Webcasts from both the 2009 and 2010 COA Annual Meetings are also available on our homepage. You could also view the Webcasts on your iPhone, iPad or iPod with the "Talks on the Go" App. Visit www.talksonthego.com or download it from the Apple App Store by searching for: Talks on the Go.
FELLOWSHIP TOURS - CALL FOR APPLICANTS
The COA is offering two travelling fellowship opportunities in 2012: The Canadian, French, Belgian, Swiss (CFBS) Fellowship is accepting applications until November 1, 2011.
The Austrian, German, Suisse (ASG) Fellowship is accepting applications until December 1, 2011. Application forms and more information about these two exciting opportunities can be found here: http://www.coa-aco.org/medical-education/coa-travelling-fellowships/
2009 COA ABSTRACTS IN JBJS (Br)
Abstracts that were presented at the 2009 COA Annual Meeting in Whistler, BC have been published in the Supplement III of The Orthopaedic Proceedings 2011 of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery British Edition. Click here to view the Supplement.
THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY ANNOUNCES ITS FIVE-YEAR RESEARCH STRATEGIC PLAN
The Arthritis Society is pleased to share some key details regarding their new strategic plan to guide the research mandate for the next five years. The Society's Scientific Advisory Committee, along with key stakeholders that included scientists, clinicians, consumers and Society staff, has developed a strategic plan to guide the research mandate for the next five years. Click here to read the strategic plan.
ONTARIO MANDATES CJRR IN ALL HOSPITALS
CJRR is pleased to announce that as of April 1st, 2012, all Ontario hospitals will be submitting data to CJRR as per the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's 2011-2012 Wait Time Strategy (WTS) Conditions for Funding. This is a huge step forward for CJRR as it will increase coverage from 43% to 75% of all procedures, enhancing CJRR's ability to be a pan-Canadian data source to support the improvement of care and clinical outcomes for joint replacement patients. Ontario hospitals will submit either through electronic files or using the CJRR web-based tool, replacing paper data collection in that province.
The Ontario mandate will begin with the implementation of CJRR's new Minimum Data Set which will be launched nationwide on April 1st, 2012. CJRR thanks Drs. Robert Bourne and Jim Waddell in particular for their extraordinary efforts in moving Ontario in this direction.
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YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED - Make a difference and walk for the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
Symbolic of regained life through mobility, we encourage you to join your patients, colleagues, family and friends for this special fundraiser September 21-25, 2011.
Participating is fast and easy - follow these simple steps:
or call 1-800-461-3639 ext. 2 to obtain your pedometer and tool kit
Once you have received your tool kit, simply display your pledge sheets in the office or e-mail your personal fundraising page to your patients, family and friends with a request to sponsor you
Create a team with your fellow surgeons and challenge surgeons from other hospitals to create a competing team
Invite patients to celebrate their mobility by becoming a participant in the event
On the morning of September 21st, reset your pedometer to zero and go about your daily activities until you have reached your step goal.
Proceeds will directly help tens of thousands of Canadians through the production and distribution of educational materials and resources, and to expand local services of the Ortho Connect Peer Support Program.
Hip Hip Hooray! is an important opportunity to celebrate mobility.
Give renewed life through the gift of mobility. For more information visit www.hiphiphooray.org or call 1-800-461-3639 ext 2.
CONFERENCES OF INTEREST
The Combined Australia and New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting will be held from October 9-14, 2011 in Rotorua, New Zealand. The event is being held during the Rugby World Cup (tickets still available!) complete information can be on the event web site: www.aoanzoa2011.co.nz. Click here to download the course brochure.