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2014 abstract notifications
COA
Notifications were e-mailed at the end of December to authors who submitted abstracts for presentation at the upcoming 2014 Combined AOA/COA and CORS Annual Meeting. If you submitted an abstract and have not yet received e-mail notification about your paper, please contact Meghan Corbeil: meghan@canorth.org. Disclosures were due Dec. 31 — if you have not yet submitted your disclosures, please do so as soon as possible. Failure to comply will result in that author's name being removed from the final program.
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Avis relatifs aux précis 2014
L'ACO
À la fin décembre, un avis a été envoyé par courriel aux auteurs qui ont soumis des précis pour la Réunion annuelle de la Société de recherche orthopédique du Canada (SROC) et la Réunion annuelle conjointe 2014 de l'American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) et de l'ACO. Si vous avez soumis un précis et que vous n'avez pas reçu d'avis par courriel, veuillez communiquer avec Meghan Corbeil, à meghan@canorth.org. Les divulgations financières devaient être soumises au 31 décembre 2013. Si vous n'avez pas encore soumis la vôtre, nous vous prions de le faire dès que possible. Le nom d'un auteur pourrait être retiré du programme final s'il ne procède pas adéquatement à la divulgation financière requise.
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2014 JOINTS Shoulder Course — R4 registration open
COA
Limited registration space is now open for PGY4 residents who would like to attend the upcoming JOINTS Canada Shoulder Course from Jan. 30-31, 2014 in Ottawa. More information can be found here. PGY4 and 5 residents as well as upper extremity fellows can register here.
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Cours sur la chirurgie de l'épaule 2014 offert par JOINTS Canada — Inscription des résidents de quatrième année
L'ACO
Les résidents de quatrième année qui souhaitent s'inscrire au cours sur la chirurgie de l'épaule 2014 offert par JOINTS Canada, tenu les 30 et 31 janvier, à Ottawa, peuvent maintenant se prévaloir d'un nombre limité de places. Pour de plus amples renseignements, cliquez ici. Les résidents de quatrième et de cinquième années, de même que les boursiers qui se spécialisent dans le traitement des membres supérieurs, peuvent cliquer ici pour s'inscrire.
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Save the date for COFAS 2015!
COA
The 2015 COFAS Annual Symposium will be held from Jan. 30-31 next year in beautiful Whistler, BC. Chaired by Drs. Kevin Wing, Murray Penner and Alastair Younger, this two-day event is aimed at improving the quality of care for all practitioners focused on treating foot and ankle conditions. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information. Click here to view the save the date notice.

If you have not yet registered for the 2014 COFAS Symposium being held from Apr. 11-12 in Toronto, visit http://www.cepd.utoronto.ca/footankle/ to register today!

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Ne manquez pas le symposium 2015 de la SOCPC!
L'ACO
Le symposium 2015 de la Société Orthopédique Canadienne pour le Pied et la Cheville (SOCPC) aura lieu les 30 et 31 janvier dans le magnifique cadre de Whistler, en Colombie-Britannique. Présidée par les Drs Kevin Wing, Murray Penner et Alastair Younger, cette manifestation de deux jours à l'intention de tous les praticiens spécialisés dans le traitement des conditions touchant le pied et la cheville vise l'amélioration de la qualité des soins. Faites une croix à votre calendrier et restez à l'affût pour plus de détails! Cliquez ici pour accéder à l'invitation.

Si vous ne vous êtes pas encore inscrit au symposium 2014 de la SOCPC, qui aura lieu les 11 et 12 avril, à Toronto, consultez le site http://www.cepd.utoronto.ca/footankle/ (en anglais seulement) pour vous inscrire dès aujourd'hui!

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IGOT Surgical Burden Survey reminder
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Hollinshead: Why this surgeon is opting out of medicare
Calgary Herald
As a Canadian born and educated physician, I have always believed all Canadians deserve a well-funded public health-care system that puts patients first by providing timely access to quality care. Unfortunately in our system, except for truly urgent and emergent care, this no longer is the case — especially for those requiring so-called elective surgery and who are forced to languish and sometimes deteriorate on waiting lists.
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Les dépenses en santé: Un enjeu de long terme au Québec
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Le budget 2013-2014 du Gouvernement du Québec évaluait les dépenses publiques en santé (et services sociaux) à 31,3 milliards de dollars, soit 42,9 pour cent des dépenses publiques totales du gouvernement du Québec. Étant donné l'ampleur de ces dépenses, il est naturel de se préoccuper de leur évolution prévisible.

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Drug plan for uninsured New Brunswickers unveiled
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The Alward government has unveiled a major new social program, a prescription drug coverage plan, which it calls the most important piece of health legislation since the introduction of medicare. The plan is designed to cover drugs for people who don't have insurance through their employers. After the first year of the program, it will also force employers to raise their coverage standards to match the government's plan.

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Brad Wall wants Saskatchewan's ER waits to end
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La santé des régimes de retraite s'améliore
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La solvabilité des régimes de retraite canadiens a continué de s'améliorer au cours du quatrième trimestre de 2013, grâce au solide rendement des actions ainsi qu'à la hausse des taux d'intérêt à long terme. Selon une étude de la firme Mercer, près de 40 pour cent des régimes de retraite sont pleinement capitalisés, comparativement à 6 pour cent au début de l'année 2013.
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