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Book your 2015 Annual Meeting accommodations
COA
The COA has secured room blocks at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (where the meeting is being held) as well as the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Visit the Hotels page at www.coaannualmeeting.ca for the property listings and reservation codes. The 2015 COA, CORS and CAOS Annual Meeting will be held from June 17-20 in Vancouver. Our room blocks are filling up quickly; don’t wait until the last minute to make your hotel arrangements!
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Réservez votre chambre pour la Réunion annuelle 2015
L'ACO
L'ACO a réservé des blocs de chambres au Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (où aura lieu la Réunion annuelle) et au Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Consultez la page « Hôtels » du site www.coaannualmeeting.ca pour en savoir plus sur ces établissements et obtenir les codes de réservation. La Réunion annuelle 2015 de l'ACO, de la SROC et de la CAOS aura lieu du 17 au 20 juin, à Vancouver. Les chambres réservées pour la Réunion partent vite; n'attendez pas à la dernière minute pour faire vos réservations!
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Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation — New Executive Director
COA
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is pleased to announce that Isla Horvath will be joining the Foundation as our next Executive Director. Isla brings to this role more than 20 years of experience in the charitable non-profit sector, most recently as Executive Director of the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research, a registered charitable foundation that provides grants for research in dietetics and nutrition. Isla has extensive experience in strategic planning, budget preparation, fundraising, project management, policy development and communications. Isla's first day with the Foundation was Monday, March 2.
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Nouvelle directrice générale à la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie
L'ACO
Le conseil d'administration de la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie est heureux d'annoncer l'arrivée d'Isla Horvath au poste de directrice générale. Forte de plus de 20 ans d'expérience dans le secteur des œuvres de bienfaisance, Mme Horvath était auparavant directrice générale de la Fondation canadienne de la recherche en diététique, un organisme philanthropique enregistré qui offre des subventions pour la recherche en diététique et en nutrition. Mme Horvath a une grande expérience en planification stratégique, en préparation de budgets, en collecte de fonds, en gestion de projets, en élaboration de politiques et en communications. Elle est entrée en fonction le lundi 2 mars.
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Hip surgery: 5 things that could reduce the wait times
CBC News
A new Go Public investigation finds wait times for hip replacement surgery are leaving patients in pain and taking medication to manage that pain for lengthy stretches. 3,000 people are waiting for the procedure, and some could wait as long as two years to get surgery. The Early Edition's political insiders Moe Sihota and Colin Hansen weighed in on what the province can do to bring down wait times.
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Canada's healthcare system financially unsustainable
The Record
Here's a little thought quiz. Which of the following characteristics come to mind when you hear the term monopoly service: efficient, customer-oriented, innovative, high quality, low cost? If you answered "none of the above," you probably recall the days when hooking up your telephone, sending a package or even traveling by air offered few or no choices. Today, we have a wide variety of competing providers that offer higher quality service at a lower cost.
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Sponsored Content: World's First Open Surgery Orthopedic training simulator to be introduced at the upcoming AAOS annual meeting
OSSim
OSSim Technologies, a Canadian-based company, has developed a novel virtual reality training simulator, the Sim-K™, for orthopedic open surgeries more specifically addressing the total knee replacement (TKR) procedure. The simulator will be introduced in Las Vegas at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
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Les médecins de famille préparent leur réplique au projet de loi 20
Radio-Canada
La Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec (FMOQ) poursuit sa tournée provinciale pour peaufiner sa réplique au projet de loi 20. Plus de 300 médecins étaient réunis à Québec, hier soir, pour discuter des propositions qui seront faites au gouvernement pour éviter notamment de se faire imposer des « quotas » pour recevoir des patients.
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More health competition means more choice and more coverage
The Globe and Mail
Canada's provincial governments should change the rules that currently limit the right of doctors and hospitals to treat patients privately, and that prevent private insurers from offering plans that pay for physician and hospital services outside provincial insurance plans. Private payment of health-care costs in Canada today is mostly for things like prescription drugs, vision care, long-term care outside hospitals and dentistry, while provincial governments pay for virtually all hospital and physician services.

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Long wait for hip replacement surgery in NS
Global News
It is a sign of the changing age of our population. More and more people are in need of hip replacements. With the increasing volume of people requiring the surgery, the wait times for the operation increases as well. Bill Buckley of Middle Sackville grunts as he struggles to push himself up from the kitchen table. He needs both his hips replaced and is faced with a long and grueling wait.

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Winnipegger takes to Twitter over poor Seven Oaks ER wait experience
CBC News
One Winnipeg woman was so disgusted by what she was witnessing in the Seven Oaks emergency room waiting area that she took to Twitter to vent her frustrations. It turns out her experience may not have been all that unique. "I tweeted for my own sanity, but it took on a life of its own," said Lisa Wevinger (@MsBehavior).

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Ottawa Hospital sharply reduces wait times for hip and knee replacements
Ottawa Citizen
Not long ago, patients needing hip replacements at The Ottawa Hospital faced the longest waits in the province. The wait for those who needed new knees wasn't much shorter. But that has changed dramatically in the past six months, according to the latest data posted to the government of Ontario's wait times website.
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On peut soigner des ligaments du genou déchirés sans opérer
Le Matin
On croit tomber, la jambe se tord, un «crac» retentit. On ne chute pas à coup sûr mais le genou «flotte» et se dérobe. A ski, une telle sensation est souvent le signe que les ligaments sont atteints. C’est ce qui a éloigné la skieuse Lindsey Vonn de la compétition durant près de deux ans. Chaque année en Suisse, selon l’assurance-accidents, près de 4400 personnes se déchirent le ligament croisé antérieur du genou (LCA). Le traitement? De la physiothérapie, des exercices à domicile et, parfois, une opération.
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