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The COA app is now the 2014 Combined Meeting event app
COA
An updated version of the COA app is now available for download. If you have previously downloaded the COA app to your mobile device, be sure to update it to this latest version to be able to see event programs and important notifications about the upcoming Combined Meeting of the AOA and COA. On site, the app will also include an interactive audience response system that will be used in various sessions, as well as the session evaluation forms. If you have not downloaded the app yet, you can find it by searching for "Canadian Orthopaedic Association" in the App Store or in Google Play. Be sure to download the new event app today!
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L'application de l'ACO devient l'application de la Réunion annuelle conjointe 2014
L'ACO
Vous pouvez maintenant télécharger la nouvelle version de l'application de l'ACO. Si vous avez déjà cette application sur votre appareil sans fil, assurez-vous de la mettre à jour de sorte à pouvoir consulter les programmes et les avis importants de la Réunion annuelle conjointe de l'American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) et de l'ACO. Sur place, l'application comprendra également un système de réponse de l'auditoire mis à profit dans diverses séances, de même que les formulaires d'évaluation des séances. Si vous ne l'avez pas encore, recherchez « Canadian Orthopaedic Association » dans l'App Store d'iTunes ou dans Mes applis Android de Google Play. Téléchargez-la dès aujourd'hui!
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Early bird registration rates end this week!
COA
Don't miss the reduced Annual Meeting registration rates being offered until this Friday, May 9. Rates increase in all categories after this date. Register for the Combined Meeting of the AOA and COA being held in Montreal from June 18-21 today!
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Les réductions offertes pour les inscriptions hâtives se terminent cette semaine!
L'ACO
Ne manquez pas les réductions offertes sur l'inscription à la Réunion annuelle jusqu'à ce vendredi 9 mai, après quoi les tarifs dans toutes les catégories augmenteront. Inscrivez-vous à la Réunion annuelle conjointe de l'AOA et de l'ACO, qui aura lieu à Montréal, du 18 au 21 juin 2014.
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An Evening at le Cirque
COA
Join your friends and colleagues on Friday, June 20 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montréal for a magical evening of mingling, cocktails, dinner, and circus entertainment. This casual evening is a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues from across North America. Get your tickets for An Evening at le Cirque through the COA's online meeting registration system at www.aoacoa2014.org. Tickets are limited and may not be available for sale onsite.
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Une soirée au cirque
L'ACO
Joignez-vous à vos amis et collègues le vendredi 20 juin au Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, à Montréal, pour une soirée magique avec échanges, cocktails, souper et spectacle de cirque! Cette soirée décontractée est une excellente occasion de renouer avec vos collègues de partout en Amérique du Nord. Procurez-vous des billets en ligne par l'intermédiaire du système d'inscription à la Réunion annuelle de l'ACO, à www.aoacoa2014.org. Le nombre de billets disponibles est limité, et il ne sera peut-être pas possible de s'en procurer sur place.
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Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Bones and Phones Scholarship recipient
COA
The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation's inaugural 2014 Bones and Phones Legacy Scholarship:

Marie-Eve Pelletier (UBC Department of Orthopaedics, Vancouver) for her role in the Uganda Sustainable Trauma Orthopedic Program (USTOP)

"On behalf of the Scholarship's Founders, Dr. Veronica Wadey and Mr. Henry Chow, congratulations to the recipient and thanks to all who took the time to apply."

The next call for applications will be in the summer of 2014. Please check the Foundation's web site at www.canorth.org, under 'Bones and Phones Scholarship', for more details.

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Bourse d'études Bones and Phones 2014
L'ACO
La Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie est heureuse d'annoncer la lauréate de la première Bourse d'études Bones and Phones de la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie :

Marie-Ève Pelletier (département d’orthopédie de l'Université de la Colombie-Britannique, à Vancouver), pour son rôle dans l'Uganda Sustainable Trauma Orthopaedic Program (USTOP)

« Au nom de la Dre Veronica Wadey et de M. Henry Chow, fondateurs de la Bourse d'études Bones and phones, nous souhaitons féliciter la lauréate et remercier tous ceux et celles qui ont pris le temps de poser leur candidature. »

Le prochain appel de candidatures aura lieu à l'été 2014. Pour plus de détails, rendez-vous sur le site Web de la Fondation, à www.canorth.org, puis cliquez sur « À propos de nous », puis « Fonds de bourses d'études Bones and Phones ».

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ACL knee injuries — an ounce of prevention is priceless
Canadian Newswire
A major injury prevention position statement released by the Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine (CASEM) and published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine (CJSM) concludes that youth soccer players and their coaches can significantly decrease the incidence of ACL injuries by incorporating neuromuscular training (NMT) into their warm-up routines.
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À l'hôpital, des soignants sous l'œil des caméras
La-Croix
Certains patients demandent de pouvoir filmer les consultations avec leur médecin, tandis que d'autres utilisent des caméras à l'insu des soignants. L'usage de plus en plus large des nouvelles technologies, en particulier des smartphones et des tablettes, ne va-t-il pas, à terme, modifier en profondeur la relation médecin-malade ?
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Report: Former paramedic endorses B.C.'s emergency response plan
Prince George Citizen
The latest response plan implemented by BC Emergency Health Services has received a healthy endorsement from a former paramedic and expert on emergency care, but a fire chief says patients are now waiting almost twice as long for an ambulance. Alan Craig's report on the Emergency Health Services resource allocation plan finds patients' needs are being met and B.C. is a leader among emergency medical service systems.
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Toronto doctor reveals secrets of hospital slang
Canada.com
Dr. Brian Goldman had just finished his first exhausting night on call as a resident at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children when the senior resident asked with seemingly genuine sincerity how many patients Goldman had "boxed" that night, meaning put into a coffin. He was joking. But the moment marked Goldman's initiation more than 30 years ago into what he describes as one of medicine's darkest and most enduring secrets, the slang and coded words used by the healing profession to describe certain patients and situations.

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App could slash wait times for knee, hip replacements
The Chronicle Herald
An orthopedic surgeon and his tech-savvy team think your smartphone could slash wait times for knee and hip replacements, two surgeries patients can wait painfully long years to receive. Dr. Michael Dunbar's application would tap into the accelerometer in smartphones, which measures the speed of movement. If the phone were strapped to someone's back, it could create a three-dimensional picture so that doctors can read changes in gait that signal the deterioration of hips or knees, the Capital Health orthopedic surgeon said.

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Why decompression surgery could help people suffering from CSM
Global News
Numbness, tingling, falling, and neck pain. It’s a mix of symptoms and the root cause may be a disease you’re not aware of. "CSM or Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy is caused by arthritis in the spine and it's where arthritic bone spurs and degenerated discs cause pressure on the spinal cord in the neck area. And this is the most common cause of paralysis in the world, related to spinal cord problems," says Dr. Michael Fehlings.

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