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|In this week's COA Dispatch/Dans la Dépêche de l'ACO cette semaine
• COF Awards Record Number of Research Grants
• Canadian Orthopaedics Well Represented at AAOS San Diego
• Oyez membres actifs : Avez-vous payé votre cotisation à l'ACO?
• Bones and Phones Resident Scholarship Opportunity – Deadline fast approaching
The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation (COF) announced this month that it is awarding more research grants through its 2016 competition than ever before. Typically, the Foundation grants 2 – 3 awards per year. This year, thanks to the support of generous donors, the COF Board approved funding for 9 research awards this spring, including the following:
• The Carroll A. Laurin and Robert B. Salter Awards;
• Six CORL awards; and
• The J. Edouard Samson Award (this year, doubled in value)
In addition, a new community and innovation awards program will be introduced in the next month.
The growth in the research program is possible in large part because of a transformational donation from Zimmer Biomet, and a donation from DePuy Synthes Canada, through the COF's Powering Pain Free Movement Campaign. Visit http://whenithurtstomove.org/powering-pain-free-movement-partners/ for additional information.
To see a list of the 2016 research award recipients, click here.
|Canadian Orthopaedics Well Rrepresented at AAOS San Diego
We would like to congratulate all COA members who participated in the recent Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in San Diego last week. Canadian-led orthopaedic research was aptly represented through numerous podium and poster presentations, while several members contributed expert opinion and best practices as faculty in symposia, instructional course lectures, and other educational sessions. Canadian orthopaedics was well represented throughout this multi-national event and we were encouraged to see so many members attend the COA Members' reception held on the Thursday evening.
|Oyez membres actifs : Avez-vous payé votre cotisation à l'ACO?
Les membres actifs ou outre-mer de l'ACO peuvent régler dès maintenant leur cotisation pour 2017 en ouvrant une session sur le site Web de l'ACO, à www.coa-aco.org, à l'aide de leurs courriel et mot de passe. Vous pouvez ensuite régler votre cotisation en ligne grâce à notre système de paiement sécurisé ou imprimer un formulaire afin de payer par chèque.
Les membres associés (résidents et boursiers), les membres seniors (à la retraite) et les membres affiliés du milieu de la recherche (SROC) n'ont pas à payer de cotisation annuelle. Le renouvellement de leur adhésion se fait automatiquement.
If you work with residents who are demonstrated humanitarians working to make a real difference in the lives of others, encourage them to submit an application for the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation's Bones and Phones Legacy Scholarship. Founded by Dr. Veronica Wadey and Mr. Henry Chow, the application deadline is March 31, 2017.
• Ensure orthopaedic residents at your institution are made aware of this funding opportunity
• Consider nominating any orthopaedic residents at your institution you feel would be suitable applicants for the scholarship award. (Send their name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Click here for more information, including eligibility criteria, application forms and guidelines.
A Practical Approach to Competency-Based Education in Your Residency Training Program: From Concept to Implementation - Registration Now Open!
Register now for the Competency-Based Training Workshop being held on April 21, 2017 and gain the skills you need to develop a curriculum map and evaluation tools in your residency training programs.
Click here to view the program.
At this workshop you will learn:
• How to design a competency-based curriculum, including an introductory technical skills boot camp
• How to build state-of-the-art, user-friendly tools for the evaluation of competence
• Lessons learned from the University of Toronto Orthopaedics competency-based curriculum pilot project as well as leaders of the implementation of competency-based training in multiple specialties
• PLUS - Q&A and break-out sessions with leaders involved in competency-based curriculum across a broad range of different specialties.
We hope to see you at the Surgical Skills Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave. Level 2, Toronto on April 21.
| || In the News / Dans les nouvelles |
With a major reorganization of the health system in the works, Tom McIntosh predicts chaos if health-care funding is cut in the upcoming provincial budget.
The province's commitment to move to one Provincial Health Authority has caused a lot of nervousness about job security, said McIntosh, associate director with the University of Regina's Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit.
About a decade ago, it seemed obvious that Canada was going to need a lot more orthopedic surgeons to replace more hips, knees and other joints, in part due to our aging population. To prepare to meet that need, the number of residency spots for the specialty was increased, so more surgeons could be trained.
Une enquête de Radio-Canada/CBC révèle que des dizaines de chiropraticiens au Manitoba offrent des conseils qui sortent de leur champ de compétence, malgré le fait que ce soit contraire aux normes établies par l'Association des chiropraticiens du Manitoba, leur organisme régulateur.
Des étudiantes en médecine ont relevé le défi de parler français à leurs patients au cours d'un atelier à Saskatoon.
L'atelier Parlons de la santé des femmes vise à améliorer la connaissance des termes médicaux. « On sait que la phrase typique que l'on dit, c'est : "Quand je suis malade, je ne suis pas bilingue" », a rappelé la médecin de famille et formatrice Isabelle Burnier.
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