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Foot and Ankle/COFAS Hands-on Workshop
COA
During the upcoming COA Annual Meeting being held in Vancouver, a cadaver workshop on ankle arthroscopy and minimally invasive techniques will be held on Friday, June 19 from 13:30-17:00 at the Centre of Excellence for Simulation Education and Innovation at Vancouver General Hospital (shuttle service will be provided).

This workshop is designed for practicing surgeons, fellows and residents looking to improve their arthroscopic and minimally invasive technique, knowledge and skill in foot and ankle surgery. Learn on cadavers from master surgeons on techniques to reduce invasiveness of foot and ankle surgery.

Advance registration is required and space is very limited. Purchase your ticket for this workshop when you register online for the COA and CORS Annual Meeting.
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Atelier pratique sur le pied et la cheville de la Société Orthopédique Canadienne pour le Pied et la Cheville (SOCPC)
L'ACO
Dans le cadre de la Réunion annuelle de l'ACO à Vancouver, un laboratoire d'anatomie sur l'arthroscopie de la cheville et les techniques de chirurgie non effractives aura lieu le vendredi 19 juin, de 13 h 30 à 17 h, au Centre of Excellence for Simulation Education and Innovation (CESEI) de l'hôpital général de Vancouver (une navette assurera le transport).

Cet atelier est conçu pour les orthopédistes actifs, boursiers et résidents qui souhaitent améliorer leurs techniques, connaissances et compétences liées à l'arthroscopie et aux chirurgies non effractives du pied et de la cheville. En travaillant sur des corps, sous la direction de maîtres orthopédistes, vous en apprendrez davantage sur les techniques permettant de rendre les chirurgies du pied et de la cheville moins effractives.

Il faut s'inscrire à l'avance, et le nombre de places est très limité. Achetez votre billet pour cet atelier en vous inscrivant en ligne à la Réunion de l'ACO et de la Société de recherche orthopédique du Canada (SROC).

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Early Bird Registration Rates End Next Week
COA
Don't miss the April 10 early bird registration deadline! The reduced registration rates are only in effect for one more week. Take advantage of these savings and register for the upcoming COA, CORS and CAOS Annual Meeting today. Click here to register now or visit www.coaannualmeeting.ca for more information about this exciting event.
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Les réductions offertes pour les inscriptions hâtives se terminent la semaine prochaine!
L'ACO
Vous avez jusqu'au 10 avril pour profiter des économies associées à l'inscription hâtive. Il ne vous reste donc qu'une semaine pour agir. Profitez de droits réduits en vous inscrivant à la Réunion annuelle de l'ACO, de la SROC et de la CAOS dès maintenant. Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire ou rendez-vous à www.coaannualmeeting.ca pour de plus amples renseignements sur cette manifestation stimulante.
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Save the Date — June 8, 2015: Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Bad to the Bone Golf Tournament
COA
Join us on Monday, June 8, for a day filled with philanthropy, fun, food, and entertainment as we hit the links at the beautiful Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ontario. Hosted by hockey icon Sherry Bassin and the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, this is your opportunity to play golf with an NHL player or VIP Guest. Meet Ty Domi and others. Bid on a chance to play 6 holes with Connor McDavid, one of the hottest new NHL draft picks.

Prior to tee off, perfect your swing with tips and instruction from CPGA Teaching Professionals. The game begins with a shotgun start at 11:30 am, followed by an on-course lunch and on-course contests. Afterwards you can relax with a cocktail, check out items up for bid in the silent auction, and enjoy stories of Canadian hockey with emcee Sherry Bassin and other hockey legends over dinner.

For more information or to register, visit www.badtothebonegolf.org.

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Faites une croix à votre calendrier le 8 juin 2015 : c'est la classique de golf Bad to the Bone de la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie!
L'ACO
Soyez des nôtres le lundi 8 juin pour une journée marquée par la philanthropie, le plaisir, les divertissements et la bonne chère au magnifique Wooden Sticks Golf Club, situé à Uxbridge, en Ontario. Organisée par la légende du hockey Sherry Bassin et la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie, cette journée est l'occasion pour vous de jouer au golf avec un joueur de la LNH ou l'un de nos autres invités-vedettes. Vous pourrez rencontrer Ty Domi et miser sur un six trous avec Connor McDavid, l'un des grands espoirs du dernier repêchage de la LNH.

Avant le départ, travaillez votre élan grâce aux conseils et directives d'instructeurs membres de l'Association canadienne des golfeurs professionnels (ACGP). Les départs simultanés de la classique sont prévus à 11 h 30 et suivis d'un dîner et de concours sur le terrain. Par la suite, vous pourrez relaxer cocktail à la main, jeter un coup d'œil aux offres pour l'encan silencieux et profiter d'un repas où le maître de cérémonie, Sherry Bassin, et d'autres légendes du hockey vous distrairont avec diverses anecdotes sur le hockey canadien.

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements ou vous inscrire, rendez-vous à www.badtothebonegolf.org (en anglais seulement).

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Help Wanted — Arthritis Alliance of Canada Osteoarthritis Models of Care
COA
We are looking for an orthopaedic surgeon/scientist to help us carry out the mandate of the Arthritis Alliance of Canada's Committee on Osteoarthritis Models of Care. Our long-term goal is to establish a Pan-Canadian approach to preventing osteoarthritis and delivering care that is evidence-based and patient-centred. The Committee meets in person twice annually and quarterly by teleconference to discuss best practices for delivering OA care and address knowledge gaps through innovative pathway analysis and outcomes measurement.

For further information, contact Doug Thomson at the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (doug@canorth.org).

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 Events of Interest / Activités d’intérêt


11th Symposium: Joint Preserving and Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Hip
COA

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World’s First Open Surgery Orthopedic training simulator to be introduced at the upcoming AAOS annual meeting, booth #6651!

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 In the News / Dans les nouvelles


Wait remains lengthy for foot, ankle surgery
Ottawa Sun
As patients who suffer from foot and ankle ailments continue to wait for surgery to relieve their pain, Ottawa podiatrist Dr. David Greenberg can barely keep up with the growing demand. Greenberg, one of just a handful of fully licensed private practicing podiatrists, is doing whatever he can to help patients who suffer from chronic foot and ankle pain get better faster, or at least in a reasonable amount of time.
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Men have more complications after total knee, hip replacements
Medical News Today
Total hip and total knee replacement surgery are common treatments for end-stage arthritis, a painful condition that limits mobility and diminishes quality of life. The new study finds that while men tend to have their first total joint replacement at a younger age than women, they are more likely to have complications or need revision surgery.
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Smart Cane lets patients know when they are walking properly
CBC News
The cane has evolved little over the millenia that humans have used sticks to aid with walking woes, but a New Brunswick developer is giving the walking stick an upgrade. Loaded with pressure sensors and wireless online connectivity the Smart Cane aims to bring detailed information about how recovering patients and life long users of canes are using, or misusing, the mobility assistant.

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Fraser Institute: Estimated 52,000 Canadians sought medical care outside Canada
CBC News
The estimated number of Canadians leaving the country seeking medical care is on the rise, according to a report released by the the Fraser Institute. An estimated 52,000 Canadians — half of those from Ontario — left the country to receive non-emergency health care in 2014, according to a report titled Leaving Canada for Medical Care.

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On hunt for better bone health
Leader-Post
A University of Regina professor hopes to improve the bone health of post-menopausal women. "We are looking at the effects of creatine, which is a nitrogen-containing compound found naturally in red meat and seafood when you combine that with physical exercise such as weight training and brisk walking," said Darren Candow, associate professor and associate dean of graduate studies and research in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

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Study: Medical residents yield to doctors' orders even when they're wrong — and patients suffer
National Post
It was, says Dylan Bould, the kind of case a doctor never forgets. As a junior resident in anesthesiology, he watched a senior trainee and supervising physician prepare to administer an anesthetic to a new mother suffering a serious blood infection. Dr. Bould says he was certain in his mind the woman could not tolerate the drug at that dose, but said nothing about his concerns.
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Traumatologie au Nouveau-Brunswick : fardeau important
Radio-Canada
Le rapport annuel du Programme de traumatologie du Nouveau-Brunswick révèle que le fardeau des traumatismes demeure important dans la province et nécessite une approche cohérente et intégrée afin d'amener des changements positifs.
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