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Have you registered for the 2014 Annual Meeting?
COA
Early bird registration rates end May 9! Register today! for the upcoming Combined Meeting of the AOA and COA being held this June in Montreal. Be sure to book your hotel accommodations as well — rooms are filling up quickly!
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Êtes-vous inscrit à la Réunion annuelle 2014?
L'ACO
Les réductions offertes pour les inscriptions hâtives se terminent le 9 mai! Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant à la Réunion annuelle conjointe de l'American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) et de l'ACO, qui aura lieu à Montréal en juin. Assurez-vous aussi de réserver votre chambre d'hôtel avant qu'il n'y en ait plus!
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An easy way to save your practice time and increase patient satisfaction
COA
Your time is valuable, but when patients are anxious they turn to you and your staff for answers. Wouldn't it benefit your practice to free up some of your time by referring them to another trusted source?

The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation has devised a program for you where your patients can speak to trained volunteers who are past patients themselves. Our volunteers are trained to be professional, offer your patients relevant information and share their experience, but will not offer medical opinions.

We know you're busy! With this in mind, we have postcards with information about the program for your patients. Simply display them in your office or clinic or include them in your patient packages. To request a supply of these Ortho Connect postcards, email patient-ed@canorth.org.

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Une façon simple de gagner du temps au travail et d'accroître la satisfaction des patients
L'ACO
Votre temps est précieux. Mais, quand les patients s'inquiètent, c'est vers votre personnel et vous qu'ils se tournent pour obtenir des réponses. Ainsi, ne serait-il pas profitable pour votre cabinet d'orienter les patients vers une autre source de renseignements fiable pour gagner du temps?
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Research Survey Request — Orthopaedic Surgeons' Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence: A 5-year Follow-up Survey
COA
Actively practicing orthopaedic surgeons as well as residents and fellows are invited to participate in this research study lead by Dr. Mohit Bhandari and McMaster University. The data collected will be compared with a similar survey that COA members completed in 2008. The purpose of this study is to assess whether surgeons' perceptions of IPV have changed over the past 4-5 years, given the recent strides in IPV education and awareness aimed at orthopaedic surgeons. All COA members are encouraged to participate. Questions can be directed to Kim Madden, Research Coordinator: maddenk@mcmaster.ca

Complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QB2HFNR

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 Events of Interest / Activités d’intérêt


Free registrations for residents!
COA
Rebalance MD and the Juan de Fuca Orthopaedic Association are offering complementary registration for residents who wish to attend the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Conference being held on April 5, 2014. Visit www.jdfortho.ca for more information and to register.
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 In the News / Dans les nouvelles


Report: Ontario health system discriminates against seniors
CBC News
There's a pattern of discrimination and ageism brewing in Ontario hospitals, and people are not getting the rehabilitative therapies and convalescent care they need, according to a new study released in Hamilton. Their stories run the gamut from missed diagnoses to long wait times, painting a picture of a health care system that's struggling to cope with inadequate resources, says Michael Hurley, the president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions.
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Moins d'attente à l'urgence pour l'Hôpital du Lakeshore
Cités Nouvelles
De 2012-2013 à 2013-2014, les patients à l'urgence du Lakeshore ont attendu neuf minutes de moins en moyenne pour le triage. Le temps de réponse est passé de 41 à 32 minutes. Les priorités 1 (les plus urgentes) ont été prises en charge en 14,4 minutes, ce qui représente 8,4 minutes de moins que l'année précédente.
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U.S. Senate hears Canadian doctor on health care in Canada
Digital Journal
At a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, chaired by Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, Dr. Danielle Martin, a Toronto family physician defended the single-payer system. Representatives testified from a number of countries including Taiwan, Denmark and France. Jakob Kjellberg, an economist from Copenhagen, noted that "all citizens have access to care: no one may be denied services on the basis of income, health, age, or employment status."
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Google Glass opens world of views for physicians
The Montreal Gazette
Dr. Hans Van Lancker tilted his head up ever so slightly, activating his Google glasses the way one might flip on a light switch. "Take a picture," he said, commanding the device (which is actually called "Google Glass" in the singular) to snap an image of the person in front of him — in this case, a fellow physician.
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Miser sur les CLSC pour désengorger le réseau de santé, propose QS
La Presse
Selon Françoise David, il faudrait se résoudre à miser davantage sur les centres locaux de services communautaires (CLSC) pour désengorger le système de santé. La porte-parole de Québec solidaire avait déjà effleuré cette piste de solution lors du débat présenté sur les ondes de Radio-Canada et de Télé-Québec.
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New smartphone app could reduce wait times for patients
Global News
A Halifax doctor is working on a new app to reduce waiting times for hip and knee replacement patients. Dr. Michael Dunbar is an orthopaedic surgeon who is dissatisfied with the province's long waiting times. "We see a lot of patients waiting a long time to see us and a lot of patients, when they get here, are often told they didn't need to see us," he said.
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Canadian invention to clean hospital rooms may save 10,000 lives a year
CTV News
It's being called a silent epidemic, killing about 8 – 10,000 Canadians each year. Hospital rooms that aren't able to get completely clean between patients are responsible for people getting what are called hospital-acquired infections such as MRSA, C. difficile and E. coli among other infections. And it isn't a small problem, it affects about five per cent of patients. But Canadians may just have the solution.

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Toronto doctor smacks down U.S. senators' myths about Canadian health care
Toronto Star
Danielle Martin's cellphone has been vibrating non-stop. That's because the Toronto doctor's name has been trending on social media ever since her bold appearance before a U.S. Senate subcommittee where, according to the Los Angeles Times, she set one "smug" senator straight about the myths and misunderstandings surrounding Canada's health system.

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Wisconsin hospital flips hierarchal care model to better serve patients
The Vancouver Sun
When a Wisconsin hospital decided to blow up its model of care, administrators started with the premise that patients would be the captains of the ship, doctors would be mere experts, nurses would be care managers, and pharmacists would take on larger, more visible roles. And free valet parking would be offered for patients and their visitors.

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