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Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Research Award Recipients
COA
The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is pleased to announce its 2014 research award recipients:

J. Edouard Samson Award: Dr. Paul E. Beaulé (Ottawa, ON) for his research proposal entitled: "Understanding the Etiology and Cause of Osteoarthritis of the Hip: A multi-disciplinary approach"

Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Grants. As part of the Foundation's commitment to increase the support of orthopaedic research in Canada, we are pleased to award two CORL grants this year:

- Dr. George Athwal and Dr. David O'Gorman (London, ON) for their research proposal entitled: "The effects of Proprionibacterium acnes infection on the integation of primary human cells into 3D models of shoulder tissue repair"
- Dr. Peter Lapner (Ottawa, ON) for his research proposal entitled: "Diagnostic Accuracy of Synovial Biopsy for Implant-Related Shoulder Infections"

To learn more about these awards, please visit www.canorth.org in the "News" section. 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 bourses de recherche de la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie
L'ACO
La Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie est heureuse d'annoncer les lauréats de ses prix et bourses de recherche 2014.

Prix J.-Édouard-Samson : Dr Paul E. Beaulé (Ottawa, Ontario) pour son projet de recherche intitulé
Understanding the Etiology and Cause of Osteoarthritis of the Hip: A multi-disciplinary approach

Bourses de recherche du programme de l'Héritage de la recherche orthopédique au Canada (HROC). Dans le cadre de son engagement à accroître le soutien à la recherche en orthopédie au Canada, la Fondation est heureuse d'accorder deux bourses cette année :

- Drs George Athwal et David O'Gorman (London, Ontario) pour leur projet de recherche intitulé
The effects of Proprionibacterium acnes infection on the integation of primary human cells into 3D models of shoulder tissue repair
- Dr Peter Lapner (Ottawa, Ontario) pour son projet de recherche intitulé
Diagnostic Accuracy of Synovial Biopsy for Implant-Related Shoulder Infections

Pour en savoir plus sur les prix et bourses de recherche de la Fondation, veuillez consulter la section « Actualité » du 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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Save the Date! The 2016 COA Annual Meeting Heads to Québec City
COA
Next year's COA & CORS Annual Meeting will be held in beautiful Québec City from June 16-19. The meeting will take place at the Québec City Convention Centre and guest room blocks will be secured at the attached Hilton & Delta Hotel properties. COA Committee meetings as well as the CORA (residents') Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 16 with COA and CORS scientific sessions beginning on Friday, June 17 through to midday on Sunday, June 19. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information!
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Faites une croix à votre calendrier! Direction Québec pour la Réunion annuelle 2016 de l'ACO
L'ACO
La Réunion annuelle 2016 de l'ACO et de la Société de recherche orthopédique du Canada (SROC) aura lieu dans le cadre enchanteur de Québec, du 16 au 19 juin. Nous vous accueillerons donc au Centre des congrès de Québec, et des blocs de chambres seront réservés dans les hôtels adjacents, soit le Hilton et le Delta. Les réunions des comités de l'ACO de même que la Réunion annuelle de l'Association canadienne des résidents en orthopédie (ACRO) auront lieu le jeudi 16 juin, et les séances scientifiques de l'ACO et de la SROC, du vendredi 17 juin au dimanche 19 juin, vers l'heure du dîner. Faites une croix à votre calendrier et restez à l'affût pour plus de détails!
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Only 2 Weeks Left! Early Bird Registration Rates End March 31
COA
Register by March 31 for the upcoming COA, CORS and CAOS Annual Meeting to take advantage of the reduced early bird rates. The 2015 Annual Meeting will be held from June 17-20 in Vancouver, BC. Register today and learn more about this event by visiting www.coaannualmeeting.ca.
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Il ne reste que deux semaines! Les réductions offertes pour les inscriptions hâtives prennent fin le 31 mars!
L'ACO
Inscrivez-vous à la Réunion annuelle de l'ACO, de la SROC et de l'International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) d'ici le 31 mars et bénéficiez de la réduction applicable aux inscriptions hâtives. La Réunion annuelle 2015 aura lieu du 17 au 20 juin, à Vancouver. Inscrivez-vous dès aujourd'hui et apprenez-en davantage sur cette manifestation en consultant le site www.coaannualmeeting.ca.
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Building a better hip implant
London Free Press
A "smart" implant designed by four Western University undergrads could be a game changer for hip replacements. That's especially important as the population ages — almost 500,000 hip replacement surgeries were done in North America in 2013. But 35,000 procedures were surgeries to fix loose implants due to bone weakening. The Western students have developed an implant that gathers data and wirelessly sends the information to a doctor.
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Nouvelles mesures pour décongestionner le système de santé
Radio-Canada
Le gouvernement albertain a annoncé la création de 311 lits en soins de rétablissement pour répondre aux besoins en santé des aînés et essayer de décongestionner les hôpitaux. Les espaces seront créés dans deux centres, un à Calgary et un à Edmonton. Calgary obtiendra 186 nouveaux lits de ce type d'ici la fin de l'été et la capitale en aura 125 d'ici la fin de l'année.
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Crowded hospitals focus of questions at legislature
CBC News
The official opposition says the government needs to acknowledge the province's overcrowded and understaffed hospitals. During Question Period, NDP leader Cam Broten raised an incident when a patient at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon spent eight hours in a hallway. Broten said that when the 88-year-old man's daughter asked nurses about the situation she was told it was typical.
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Dur coup pour les pharmaciens dans les hôpitaux
Radio-Canada
Les pharmaciens des établissements de santé du Québec craignent les conséquences du plan de retour à l'équilibre budgétaire du gouvernement Couillard. À l'hôpital de Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, le gouvernement va réduire le salaire des pharmaciens de 40 pour cent, une situation qui pourrait causer de graves problèmes de recrutement dans la région.
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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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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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Donald Thomas, trauma patient, awaits compensation after 9 years
CBC News
A Tracadie-Sheila man, whose injuries from a motor vehicle collision nine years ago prompted the creation of a provincial trauma system, is still waiting to receive any financial compensation. Donald Thomas, 77, plans to sue the New Brunswick government for having to wait more than 15 hours for medical treatment for multiple serious injuries after being denied a transfer to the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton.
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