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Winnipeg Annual Meeting abstracts supplement
COA
The abstracts supplement from the recent COA Annual Meeting is now available on the COA web site: www.coa-aco.org.

To obtain a certificate of attendance, please complete the brief meeting evaluation survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/COA2013e

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Complément des précis pour la Réunion annuelle de Winnipeg
L'ACO
Le complément des précis de la Réunion annuelle 2013 est maintenant accessible à www.coa-aco.org.

Pour obtenir votre certificat de présence, veuillez répondre au très court sondage d'évaluation de la Réunion annuelle, accessible à http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ACO2013.

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Robin Richards named 2nd President Elect
COA
Dr. Robin Richards was named 2nd President Elect of the COA at the Association's Business Meeting held on June 21 in Winnipeg. Dr. Richards is Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is a past Secretary of the Association and has been chair and member of numerous COA committees throughout his career. Dr. Richards will become President in 2015 at the Vancouver Annual Meeting.

Please join us in congratulating him on his nomination.


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Robin Richards nommé deuxième président élu
L'ACO
Le Dr Robin Richards a été nommé deuxième président élu de l'ACO à la Séance de travail tenue le 21 juin, à Winnipeg. Le Dr Richards est professeur au département de chirurgie de l'Université de Toronto et chirurgien en chef émérite du Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. En plus d'avoir été secrétaire de l'ACO, le Dr Richards a été membre ou président de nombre de ses comités au cours de sa carrière. Il accédera donc à la présidence à la Réunion annuelle 2015, qui aura lieu à Vancouver.

Veuillez vous joindre à nous pour féliciter le Dr Richards pour cette nomination.

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Have you seen these devices?


A few of the small handheld interactive reply receivers were not turned in after the Hip Fracture Symposium on Thursday, June 20 in Hall B of the Winnipeg Convention Centre at our recent Annual Meeting. These receivers were used by session participants to record audience responses and belong to the in house AV company. If you happen to still have one, please contact Doug Thomson: doug@canorth.org as soon as possible so that it may be returned to the AV provider in Winnipeg.

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Report: Changes needed to reduce fatigue of Canada's medical residents
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For doctors-in-training, long hours and a lack of sleep have long been considered rites of passage into the world of medicine. Now, in the largest Canadian study of its kind, researchers have found the gruelling schedules of medical residents can pose a major risk to their health. The National Steering Committee on Resident Duty Hours has just released the first comprehensive report on how much fatigue is too much for doctors who have completed medical school and are now training in hospital residence programs under the supervision of experienced physicians.
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Edmonton gets Canada's first mobile lung transplant device
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B.C. Health Ministry told to strengthen privacy practices
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British Columbia's Health Ministry must improve its personal privacy practices after three breaches that compromised the personal health information of millions of people, the province's privacy commissioner has found. Elizabeth Denham ruled that there was a "lack of clear responsibility for privacy within the ministry" at the time of the breaches, she wrote in a report. She believed this was due, in part, to a lack of clear leadership and clarity of roles.
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Un programme aide à diminuer les visites à l'urgence à Québec
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L'Agence de santé de la Capitale-Nationale pense avoir trouvé une solution pour désengorger les urgences et réduire les hospitalisations dans la région grâce à un programme lancé il y a deux ans, qui semble porter ses fruits. Le programme Aliance vise un peu plus de 700 patients de la région souffrant de problèmes de santé complexes et multiples et dont l'état de santé les oblige souvent à se rendre au service de l'urgence et à séjourner à l'hôpital.
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Federal health and safety cuts could put Canadians at risk
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