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11th Symposium on Joint Preserving and Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Hip
COA
The 11th Symposium on Joint Preserving and Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Hip will be held in Ottawa from June 4-6, 2015 at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier and University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre. A complete list of guest faculty, program information and a registration form can be found by clicking here. Contact cme@toh.on.ca with any questions about this event.
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Virtual solution to hospital wait times?
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It's being called a virtual waiting room and the idea is to treat more people in their own living rooms instead of at a hospital, to cut down on wait times for others. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is discussing a future expansion to their community paramedic program. There are already special paramedics called "EPIC" paramedics who treat low risk patients in their homes when they call an ambulance but this would take the program a step further by using technology so the patient could be monitored virtually.
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Québec solidaire exige le retrait du projet de loi 20
Radio-Canada
Le député de Québec solidaire (QS), Amir Khadir, et des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec demandent le retrait du projet de loi 20 qui risque, selon eux, de mettre en péril la qualité des soins de santé. En plus de mettre en danger la pratique médicale, ce projet de loi, qui impose des quotas de patients sous peine de sanctions, fera fuir les médecins, dénoncent-ils à l'unisson.
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Ontario health workers strike could cause hospital backlogs
CBC News
About 3,000 members of the Ontario Nurses' Association walked off the job today in a move that the union says will result in overcrowding at hospitals. Workers at nine Ontario regions are on strike after rejecting contract offers from the following Community Care Access Centres​ (CCACs): North East, North West, Central East, Central, North Simcoe Muskoka, Waterloo Wellington, South East, South West and Erie St. Clair.
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Quebec pharmacists share concerns over bottom line at Bill 28 hearings
Global News
The dozen pharmacists walking into Bill 28 hearings on recently looked very displeased. Their representative from the Quebec Association of Pharmacy Owners proceeded to explain to the parliamentary commission exactly why they thought the proposed legislation was a raw deal.

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New Orthopedic Intake Clinic aims to reduce wait times for hip and knee replacements
My Kawartha
Patients who need hip and knee replacement surgery will likely be able to see a surgeon sooner, thanks to a new Orthopedic Intake Clinic at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. The clinic is aiming to reduce wait times for the surgeries, since the process can take roughly a year through a typical referral from a family physician.

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Sault Ste. Marie latest hospital in northeast to make cuts
CBC News
The hospital in Sault Ste. Marie is facing a $10 million budget shortfall and plans to cut 35 full-time jobs and 7-part time jobs. The cuts affect nursing staff, management and other departments. President and CEO of the hospital, Ron Gagnon, said steps are being taken to reduce the number of people losing jobs, even though positions are disappearing.

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Study: Health-care quality satisfies Canada's seniors
CBC News
Canadian seniors wait longer to see a doctor or nurse but are generally pleased with the quality of care when they do, compared with their counterparts in 10 industrialized countries, according to a new report. Just over half of survey respondents in Canada, 53 per cent, waited at least two days to see a family doctor or nurse the last time they were sick compared with the international average of 32 per cent.
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Temps d'attente en santé : le Canada à la traîne
Radio-Canada
Le temps d'attente pour des soins primaires ou spécialisés est plus long au Canada que dans 10 autres pays développés. C'est ce qui ressort d'une enquête internationale publiée par l'Institut canadien d'information sur la santé (ICIS). En effet, plus de la moitié des Canadiens attendent plus de deux jours pour voir un médecin ou une infirmière et près du tiers attendent six jours, voire plus.
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RWJ Hamilton unveils robotic orthopedic surgery system for partial knee, hip replacements
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Eyes fixed on a 3D image projected on a monitor, Dr. Michael Ast steadily guided a robotic arm equipped with drill around a model knee at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. If Ast moved the drill too far to the left or the right in the simulated partial knee replacement surgery, the arm halted. If the drill sank too deep, it shut itself down.
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