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Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Research Award winners
COA
The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is pleased to announce its 2013 research award recipients:

The winner of the J. Edouard Samson Award is Dr. Brian Kwon (Vancouver, BC) for his research proposal entitled: "Bench to Bedside and Back: Translational Research in Acute Spinal Cord Injury."

The winners of the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Grant are Dr. Douglas Naudie and Dr. Matthew Teeter (London, ON) for their research proposal entitled: "Evaluation of conventional and patient-specific instrumentation using RSA."

Congratulations winners! To learn more about the Foundation’s research awards, please visit www.canorth.org. Stay tuned this summer when the next call for applications will be announced in the COA Dispatch.
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Lauréats des prix et bourse de recherche de la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie
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Lauréats des prix et bourse de recherche de la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie La Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie est heureuse d'annoncer les lauréats de ses prix et bourse de recherche 2013.

Le lauréat du Prix J.-Édouard-Samson est le Dr Brian Kwon (Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique) pour son projet de recherche intitulé Bench to Bedside and Back: Translational Research in Acute Spinal Cord Injury.

Les lauréats de la bourse de l'Héritage de la recherche orthopédique au Canada (HROC) sont les Drs Douglas Naudie et Matthew Teeter (London, Ontario) pour leur projet de recherche intitulé Evaluation of conventional and patient-specific instrumentation using RSA.

Félicitations! Pour en savoir plus sur les prix et bourses de recherche de la Fondation, veuillez consulter le site www.canorth.org. Gardez l'œil ouvert: le prochain appel de candidatures aura lieu à l'été et sera annoncé dans la Dépêche de l'ACO.

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Exclusive Wet Lab at the 11th Biennial Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Symposium
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A pre-conference wet lab will be held on April 10 at the Mount Sinai surgical skills lab. Wet lab highlights include: hands-on cadaver lab, fully accredited, intense, hands-on experience, beneficial to community orthopaedic surgeons wanting to expand their scope of practice.

The wet lab will be led by faculty and invited guest faculty, giving registrants the opportunity for hands-on experience. This wet lab has a limited enrolment and is exclusively available on a first-come-first-served basis.

To register online today, click here. To learn more about the wet lab agenda, and the symposium as a whole, please visit the course web site.

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Why the future of health care may depend on tearing down the hospital
The Globe and Mail
Adel Doss has seen the inside of a hospital too many times to count. The 54-year-old Toronto resident, who has Type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, fell in his home last fall, leaving him with two broken arms and so frail he had to be hospitalized. Patients like Mr. Doss who have chronic problems get caught up in a vicious cycle of deteriorating at home until they require hospitalization, then get discharged only to repeat the process every few weeks or months.
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Soutien des gouvernements renforce la recherche en santé au Manitoba
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Il y a un lancement de l'unité de soutien à la recherche axée sur le patient du Manitoba. Les unités de soutien sont des centres provinciaux ou régionaux reliant les patients, les chercheurs, les responsables des politiques, les bailleurs de fonds et les professionnels de la santé dans le but d'attirer, de former et d'encadrer des professionnels de la santé et des chercheurs dont les travaux sont axés sur le patient.
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Des compressions à venir, craint le réseau de la santé
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Avec une hausse d'à peine 3 pour cent des dépenses prévue en 2014-2015, le réseau de la santé risque de vivre des heures difficiles et le milieu craint déjà de se heurter à des choix déchirants. Au cours des 10 dernières années, la croissance moyenne des dépenses en santé s'est plutôt située autour de 5,6 pour cent. C'est près du double.
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Survey: Manitoba has highest average emergency room wait times in the country
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A new national study suggests that Manitobans have some of the longest waits for service in hospital emergency departments in the country. The Canadian Institute for Health Information survey measured lengths of stay for persons visiting emergency departments last year in seven provinces and the Yukon.
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In Canada, hospital bed wait time averages 8.8 hours for patients
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