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Registration for COA, CORS & CORA Annual Meeting closes next week
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Register for the COA, CORS and CORA Annual Meeting by June 4. Click here to register now!

Don't forget to buy your Night at the Museum tickets before June 4. Limited space remains available for the guest tours — book your tickets online before it's too late!

If you are a presenter (poster or podium), moderator or speaker, you also must register before June 4. See you in Winnipeg!
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Inscrivez-vous à la Réunion annuelle de l'ACO, de la SROC et de l'ACRO d'ici le 4 juin! Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire dès maintenant.

N'oubliez pas d'acheter vos billets pour la soirée au musée avec l'ACO avant le 4 juin. Il reste un nombre limité de billets pour les visites guidées — réservez en ligne avant qu'il ne soit trop tard!

Si vous présentez une affiche ou un exposé, êtes modérateur ou conférencier, vous devez aussi vous inscrire avant le 4 juin. Au plaisir de vous voir à Winnipeg!

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Foot and ankle resource helps patients return to mobility after surgery
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Canadians requiring foot and ankle surgery to alleviate pain and restore mobility have found comfort in the free booklet, Planning for Your Best Results: From Your Foot and Ankle Surgery. This resource, distributed by the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, guides patients through the care path, answers common questions and offers a progress diary.

Co-authored by Drs. Timothy Daniels and Johnny Lau and endorsed by the Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, this booklet offers much needed relief for patients facing significant surgery wait times.

Developed through the collaborative efforts of the Ontario Orthopaedic Expert Panel and the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, this informative and in-depth educational resource is produced with support from Wright Medical Technology Canada. It is through these excellent partnerships that Canadians have a trustworthy resource to help provide comfort and ease the anxiety that goes along with surgery.

Complementing the foot and ankle booklet are procedure-specific information sheets.

Order your inventory today by calling 1-800-461-3639 ext. 2, or by emailing patient-ed@canorth.org.

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Un outil pour les patients devant subir une chirurgie au pied ou à la cheville qui les aide à retrouver leur mobilité
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Selon les patients canadiens qui doivent subir une chirurgie au pied ou à la cheville pour atténuer la douleur et retrouver leur mobilité, le livret gratuit La planification pour des résultats optimaux : Préparation en vue de votre chirurgie au pied ou à la cheville est très réconfortant. Distribué par la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie, ce document guide les patients dans leur cheminement, en plus de leur fournir des réponses aux questions les plus courantes et un journal où consigner leurs progrès.

Le livret, écrit par les Drs Timothy Daniels et Johnny Lau et approuvé par la Société Orthopédique Canadienne pour le Pied et la Cheville (SOCPC), offre aux patients un réconfort dont ils ont bien besoin pendant la longue période d'attente qui précède la chirurgie.

Conçu dans le cadre d'une collaboration entre l'Ontario Orthopaedic Expert Panel et la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie, cet outil informatif et détaillé a été produit grâce au soutien de Wright Medical Technology Canada. Ce sont ces partenariats de premier ordre qui permettent aux patients canadiens de bénéficier d'une ressource fiable où trouver du réconfort et soulager leurs craintes par rapport à la chirurgie.

De plus, les patients ont accès à des fiches d'information propres aux interventions au pied ou à la cheville qui viennent compléter l'information fournie dans le livret.

Pour commander des exemplaires du livret, composer le 1-800-461-3639, poste 2, ou écrire à patient-ed@canorth.org.

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Wait time and primary care reforms stalled
CBC News
Shortening wait times for hip and knee replacements, increasing electronic health records and starting a national pharmacare strategy are stalled, according to a new progress report. "Regardless of where you live in Canada, Canadians should be able to access a primary care provider when care is needed, they should have timely access to surgeries, and the cost of medications should not cause undue financial hardship," Dr. Jack Kitts, chair of the Health Council of Canada, said in a release.
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Researchers: Routine hospital operations producing more waste than a family of four in a week
Canada.com
Operations to replace worn out knees in Canada are generating nearly half a million kilograms of surgical waste every year, according to a new study that says more needs to be done to "green" the nation's ORs. After conducting a waste audit of five knee replacements performed by a single surgeon in February 2010, researchers from Western University in London, ON, found that the average surgical waste per surgery was 13.3 kilograms.
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B.C. residents healthiest in Canada, despite the province spending less on medical care
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British Columbians can take pride in being the Swedes of Canada, boasting the best lifestyle habits and health status in the country. That's one of the findings of a Conference Board of Canada report titled Paving the Road to Higher Performance: Benchmarking Provincial Health Systems. The report accords B.C. an A grade, "on the strength of having the healthiest population in Canada."
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Money a major obstacle to improving surgery waits
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A Health Council of Canada progress report showing longer surgical wait lists reaffirms that the system needs to do better, Interior Health's medical director for surgery said. Dr. Andy Hamilton said the health authority is working on patient flow, finding efficiencies and managing surgical wait lists. Without more money, it's a difficult goal to achieve. "We need to do better, there's no doubt about that. We know that," he said in a telephone interview from Penticton Regional Hospital.
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Report: Health care reforms not keeping pace with needs of Canadians
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