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2013 CORA Top Paper Awards
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Congratulations are extended to Dr. Niloofar Dehghan from the University of Toronto for winning the J.A. Nutter Award, Sponsored by Smith & Nephew, for the top paper presented during the recent Canadian Orthopaedic Residents' Association (CORA) Annual Meeting in Winnipeg. Dr. Dehghan's prize-winning paper entitled, Early Weight-bearing and Mobilization vs Non-Weight-bearing and Immobilization After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Unstable Ankle Fractures: A Randomized Controlled Trial, will be published in the Fall edition of the COA Bulletin. Congratulations to Drs. Timothy Leroux (University of Toronto) and Nicholas Smith (Memorial University) for winning the 2nd and 3rd place awards respectively.
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Précis primés à la Réunion annuelle 2013 de l'ACRO
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Félicitations à la Dre Niloofar Dehghan, de l'Université de Toronto, qui a remporté le Prix J.A.-Nutter, commandité par Smith & Nephew, à Winnipeg. Ce prix récompense le meilleur précis présenté dans le cadre de la Réunion annuelle de l'Association canadienne des résidents en orthopédie (ACRO). Le précis primé de la Dre Dehghan, intitulé « Early Weight-bearing and Mobilization vs Non-Weight-bearing and Immobilization After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Unstable Ankle Fractures: A Randomized Controlled Trial », sera publié dans le numéro automnal du Bulletin de l'ACO. Nous souhaitons aussi féliciter les Drs Timothy Leroux (Université de Toronto) et Nicholas Smith (Université Memorial), qui sont arrivés aux deuxième et troisième rangs respectivement.
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11th Biennial Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Symposium
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Registration is now open for the 11th Biennial Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Symposium. Chaired by Drs. Johnny Lau and Tim Daniels, this event is being held from April 11-12, 2014 in Toronto. Complete information including the meeting agenda, list of guest speakers, housing information and online registration can be found at: http://www.cepd.utoronto.ca/footankle. Click here to register now!
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Study: New Brunswick health costs to jump $1 billion by 2020
CBC News
New Brunswick's annual health care costs are going to jump a billion dollars by the year 2020, according to a new study. The province's aging population is a big factor, says the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, which conducted the study in conjunction with the New Brunswick Health Council. But high rates of obesity, smoking and drinking are also to blame, it says.
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Art therapy program cuts endanger mental health
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Participants in a unique art therapy program run by Vancouver Coastal Health for people with mental illness are fighting to keep the 21-year-old program alive. About 600 people participate in the programs offered at The Art Studios every year, taking a variety of classes that combine artwork with therapy, counselling and skill building.
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Hospital Delivery: The long wait for acute care beds in Calgary
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Ten years after a fatality inquiry cited a shortage of beds as harming patient care in city hospitals, some are questioning why Calgarians had to wait so long for the South Health Campus to open. This is the second installment in a three-day series asking why a new hospital took so long to open.
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Edmonton gets Canada's first mobile lung transplant device
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Until now, one in every four lungs offered to University of Alberta's Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute centre has been accepted, but more lungs will be available to patients who need them with the addition of Canada's first portable Ex-Vivo lung perfusion device. "We are geographically the most isolated cardio-thoracic transplant surgery location in the world," said Dr. Jayan Nagrendan, a surgeon at the institute.

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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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