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See you in New Orleans!
COA
A reminder to all members that the COA's reception will be held on Thursday, March 13 from 18:00-21:00 during the upcoming AAOS meeting in New Orleans. Location: Vieux Carée Ballroom in Harrah's New Orleans Casino & Hotel, 228 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (walking directions from Ernest Morial Convention Centre).
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Au plaisir de vous voir à la Nouvelle-Orléans!
L'ACO
Nous rappelons à tous les membres que la réception de l'ACO à l'occasion du congrès de l'American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), à la Nouvelle-Orléans, aura lieu le jeudi 13 mars, de 18 h à 21 h. Lieu : Harrah's New Orleans Casino & Hotel, dans le salon Vieux Carré, 228 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Carte pour se rendre à pied de l'Ernest N. Morial Convention Centre à la réception)
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2015 ABC Fellowship applications — May 1 deadline
COA
The COA is accepting applications for the 2015 ABC Travelling Fellowship until May 1, 2014. The tour will take place during the Spring of 2015 over approximately five weeks. This fellowship opportunity is open to candidates who are under 45 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2014 and who are either Canadian citizens or permanent residents with full-time positions in Canadian hospitals. Guidelines, application forms and further information can be found here.
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Date limite de soumission des candidatures pour la Bourse de voyage ABC 2015 : Le 1er mai
L'ACO
L'ACO accepte les candidatures pour la Bourse de voyage américano-britanno-canadienne (ABC) 2015 jusqu'au 1er mai 2014. La tournée aura lieu au printemps 2015 et durera environ cinq semaines. Les candidats doivent être âgés de moins de 45 ans au 31 décembre 2014 et être citoyens canadiens ou résidents permanents, en plus d'occuper un poste à temps plein dans un hôpital canadien. Vous trouverez les lignes directrices, le formulaire de demande et de plus amples renseignements ici.
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Cambridge hospital officials focus on reducing wait times, upping efficiency
Cambridge Times
Reducing emergency wait times, improving efficiency and improving patient satisfaction are at the top of the to-do list at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. This may seem like a tall order, but hospital president and CEO Patrick Gaskin called the plan, "ambitious, but doable."
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Some patients may benefit from hip resurfacing over replacement
Washington University in St. Louis
When a person loses mobility because of arthritis, surgeons can replace the faulty hip joint with a new one. A new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that a different procedure called hip resurfacing may be a better option for some patients, particularly those who are young and active.
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Nova Scotia moves to block health-care strike with essential services law
CTV News
Nova Scotia's Liberal government is promising to bring in legislation Friday making home-care workers an essential service to swiftly end a scheduled walkout by a group of health-care workers. This is the first major dispute the government has faced since it took power last fall and its response drew criticism Thursday from unions that accused Premier Stephen McNeil of taking a heavy-handed approach to collective bargaining.
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Canada lags behind on rare disease drugs
The Globe and Mail
Families of patients with rare diseases have become increasingly vocal in the past decade and exert considerable pressure on federal and provincial governments to fund these expensive medications. They organize rallies, meet with politicians and use social media to call attention to the issue of rare diseases. In some cases, drug companies pay or provide other support to patients or advocacy groups to use personal stories to lobby for public coverage of rare disease medications.
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Les médecins ne sont pas trop payés
La Presse
À l'aube d'une campagne électorale et à la suite du dépôt du budget provincial, le contrôle des dépenses en santé est revenu à l'ordre du jour. Le salaire des médecins occupe depuis quelques jours une part significative de l'espace médiatique et plusieurs ont fait un rapport de cause à effet entre cette rémunération et les problèmes d'accessibilité.
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Electronic health record pilot project attracts thousands
CBC News
The province says it's overwhelmed with the number of people that signed up for a pilot project to give patients online access to their health records, attracting thousands more than expected. Alexa Thompson is one of 5,000 of people taking part in the $1.5 million pilot — $1 million of which was funded by the federal government.

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In Canada, hospital bed wait time averages 8.8 hours for patients
Huffington Post
A new report says one in 10 Canadians who goes to an emergency department and requires admission to hospital has to wait more than 28 hours for a bed. The report says nine of 10 people who transfer into hospital from the emergency department do so in under 28 hours, and for them the median wait was 8.8 hours for a hospital bed.

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New X-ray app can be used for testing and training worldwide
BBC News
A group of medical consultants in Belfast have teamed up with IT specialists to develop a mobile app that can identify where a doctor is going wrong when interpreting X-rays. The app helps medics develop their skills. It also identifies areas of weakness that can be worked on in training and that could potentially save lives. According to those behind the training tool, it is the first of its kind in the world.

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