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2015 Annual Meeting Guest Speaker announcements
COA
The COA is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert B. Bourne will be the R.I. Harris Guest Lecturer at the upcoming Annual Meeting being held from June 17-20 in Vancouver, BC. Professor Emeritus, Western University, and Past President of the COA, Dr. Bourne's talk entitled, “Life Lessons” will be delivered on Thursday, June 18 at 16:30.

Dr. Robert S. Bell, Deputy Minister of Health and Long-term Care for the province of Ontario, will deliver an address during the Annual Meeting's Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday, June 17 at 17:30. An internationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon, health care executive, clinician-scientist, and educator, Dr. Bell brings more than 30 years of health care experience to his current role.

Don't miss these two outstanding lecturers! Visit www.coaannualmeeting.ca for more information about the 2015 COA and CORS Annual Meeting.

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Conférenciers invités à la Réunion annuelle 2015
L'ACO
L'ACO est heureuse d'annoncer que le Dr Robert B. Bourne sera conférencier R.I. Harris à la prochaine Réunion annuelle, qui aura lieu du 17 au 20 juin 2015, à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. Professeur émérite à l'Université de Western Ontario et ancien président de l'ACO, le Dr Bourne présentera une conférence intitulée « Leçons de vie » le jeudi 18 juin, à 16 h 30.

Le Dr Robert S. Bell, sous-ministre de la Santé et des Soins de longue durée de l'Ontario, prononcera un discours à l'occasion des cérémonies d'ouverture de la Réunion annuelle, le mercredi 17 juin, à 17 h 30. Chirurgien orthopédiste, cadre supérieur de la santé, scientifique clinicien et pédagogue de renommée mondiale, le Dr Bell met à profit plus de trente ans d'expérience dans le domaine des soins de santé à son poste actuel.

Ne manquez pas ces deux conférenciers exceptionnels! Rendez-vous à www.coaannualmeeting.ca pour plus de renseignements sur la Réunion annuelle 2015 de l'ACO et de la SROC.

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Memo to the Practicing Orthopaedic Surgeon: Your help is needed to have this standard implemented!
COA
Standardized label format for orthopaedic implants should make selection of the correct implant easier for the orthopaedic surgeon & operating room staff, safer for the patients, and should produce savings through less incorrect implants selected.

Though approved by the FDA and Health Canada, this new standard is voluntary, and input from the practicing orthopaedic surgeon to company representatives will help this standardized label be implemented sooner rather than later. Please click to read more and to view samples of what the standard ISSL label would look like.

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 Conferences of Interest / Congrès d’intérêt


2015 Bethune Round Table
COA
The University of Calgary will be hosting the 2015 Bethune Round Table from June 5-7th, 2015. This year's theme is: Meeting Local Needs: Socially Accountable Surgical Care. The call for abstracts is now open! Deadline for abstracts submitted from LMIC countries and will be considered for travel scholarship is January 26, 2015. Deadline for abstracts not for scholarship consideration is February 2, 2015. More information can be found at: http://www.ucalgary.ca/cgs/bethune
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28th Annual Congress of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty
COA
The 28th Annual Congress of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA 2015) will be held from September 30 - October 3, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. For more information about this event, visit: www.istaonline.org or contact: organizer@istaonline.org.
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 In the News / Dans les nouvelles


Orthopedic wait times need resources, not money
CBC News
For the 38 or so full-time orthopedic surgeons in Nova Scotia, including just 24 who do hips and knees, it's daunting to know that thousands of people are waiting for their attention. The most frustrating part is that the surgeons don't need a single new hire or buckets of cash to make a significant dent in the list, says one Valley surgeon. The problem is buying things in exactly the right balance.
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Le projet de loi 20 ne crée pas que de la grogne
Journal Métro
Le Regroupement provincial des comités des usagers (RPCU) salue les efforts déployés par le gouvernement provincial pour «améliorer la coordination» au sein du système de santé. En entrevue avec La Presse Canadienne, dimanche soir, le directeur général du RPCU, Pierre Blain, a déclaré d'entrée de jeu que «ce dont les Québécois ont besoin, ce sont des services».
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Wrist surgery tops list of surgical wait times in Nova Scotia
CBC News
Wait times for hip and knee surgeries in Nova Scotia were singled out by the provincial auditor general in his report, but there are worse numbers where those came from. According to the province's calculations, the wait for wrist surgery is about 50 per cent longer than the wait for hip surgery. There are 3.5 times as many people waiting for jaw surgery as there are for knee surgery.

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La grippe force à nouveau l'interdiction des visites à l'hôpital
Journal de Québec
Les visites sont de nouveau interdites à l'urgence de L'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, en plus des urgences du CHUL, de l'Enfant-Jésus, St-Sacrement et de St-François d'Assise, en raison de l'épidémie de grippe qui perdure. L'interdiction est aussi en vigueur pour les unités de médecine 4e Sud-Est et de courte durée gériatrique du CHUL.

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Saskatoon ERs for true emergencies only, says health region
CBC News
The Saskatoon Health Region is urging people to only use hospital emergency rooms in true emergencies. Officials say hospitals in the region have seen an increase in emergency room visits over the past year. Hospitals continue to be full and that has resulted in increasing wait times for patients waiting to be seen.

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Knee arthritis drugs beat placebos, but study finds no clear winner
Winnipeg Free Press
Pain-relieving treatments for knee arthritis all work better than doing nothing — but it's hard to point to a clear winner, a new research review concluded. Using data from almost 140 studies, researchers found all of the widely used arthritis treatments — from over-the-counter painkillers to pain-relieving injections — brought more relief to aching knees over three months than did placebo pills.
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'Dramatic' change needed to free up Hamilton hospital beds
The Hamilton Spectator
Hospitals can no longer be the "safety net" for seniors, warns a report that demonstrates how blocked beds are "crippling" acute care. "This is a failure of the community to wrap its arms around these folks," Rob MacIsaac, CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences told the editorial board of The Spectator in December about the urgency of the issue.
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Health Canada breaks its own rules on pharmaceutical advertising
Troy Media
Although advertising of prescription medicines to the public is generally banned in Canada on public health grounds, shifts in administrative policy have allowed two types of ads since late 2000: "reminder" ads that mention a brand name, but make no health claims; and "help-seeking" ads that mention a condition, but do not state a brand or company name.
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