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Dr. Kevin Orrell named 2nd President Elect

Congratulations are extended to Dr. Kevin Orrell who was named the COA’s 2nd President Elect during the Association’s Business Meeting held on June 17 in Vancouver. Dr. Kevin Orrell is chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Cape Breton Regional Health Care Complex and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dalhousie University. He is chair of orthopaedic training for the Family Medicine Training Program, Dalhousie University (Sydney). He is a former examiner in orthopaedics for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Orrell practices general orthopaedic surgery with a subspecialty interest in joint arthroplasty. He has served as a team physician for teams in the American Hockey and the Quebec Major Junior Leagues. In 2003 he was co-chair of the medical team for the World Junior Hockey Championship held in Nova Scotia. He is a past director and currently serves as a consultant for the Nova Scotia Minor Hockey Association. Dr. Orrell lives in Sydney, Nova Scotia with his wife Anne and their five children.

Dr. Orrell will assume the role of COA President during the 2017 Annual Meeting in Ottawa.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Orrell on this tremendous achievement.

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Le Dr Kevin Orrell est nommé deuxième président élu

Toutes nos félicitations au Dr Kevin Orrell, qui a été nommé deuxième président élu de l'ACO à la Séance de travail tenue le 17 juin, à Vancouver. Le Dr Orrell dirige la Division de chirurgie orthopédique du Cape Breton Regional Health Care Complex, en plus d'être professeur adjoint à l'Université Dalhousie, à Sydney, en Nouvelle-Écosse. Il est président du programme de formation orthopédique en médecine familiale de l'Université Dalhousie. Il est chargé de cours au département de chirurgie et membre actif du département des lettres et sciences humaines de l'Université Dalhousie. Il a été examinateur en orthopédie du Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada.

Le Dr Orrell se spécialise dans l'arthroplastie et la médecine sportive. Il a fait partie de l'équipe médicale pour plusieurs équipes de la Ligue américaine de hockey et la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec. En 2003, il était co-président de l'équipe médicale pour le Championnat mondial de hockey junior. Il a en outre été directeur de l'Association du hockey mineur de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Le Dr Orrell vit à Sydney, en Nouvelle-Écosse, avec sa femme, Anne, et leurs cinq enfants.

Le Dr Orrell assumera la présidence de l'ACO à compter de la Réunion annuelle 2017, à Ottawa. Veuillez vous joindre à nous pour le féliciter pour cet accomplissement exceptionnel.


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CFBS Fellowship Tour — call for applicants

COA members are encouraged to apply for the 2016 Canadian-French-Belgian-Swiss (CFBS) fellowship tour before November 1, 2015. Two Canadian fellows are eligible for the 3-week tour that would take place in the fall of 2016. Applicants should have his/her FRCSC in orthopaedic surgery or equivalent qualification, and be less than 40 years of age on December 31, 2015. Complete guidelines, criteria as well as the downloadable application form can be found here.
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Bourse de voyage CFBS — Appel de candidatures

On invite les membres de l'ACO à soumettre leur candidature pour la bourse de voyage canado-franco-belge-suisse (CFBS) 2016 avant le 1er novembre 2015. Deux boursiers canadiens participeront à une tournée de trois semaines organisée à l'automne 2016. Les candidats doivent détenir un certificat en chirurgie orthopédique du Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada et le titre de FRCSC ou les qualifications équivalentes, en plus d'être âgés de moins de 40 ans au 31 décembre 2015. Cliquez ici pour télécharger le formulaire de demande, qui contient les directives et critères de sélection.
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Tribute to Dr. Cy Frank

The COA paid tribute to the late Dr. Cy Frank at the Opening Ceremonies of the recent Annual Meeting held in Vancouver in June. We would like to thank all of the surgeons, colleagues and friends who participated in this video. Please click here to watch this touching tribute.
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Hommage au Dr Cy Frank

L'ACO a rendu hommage au regretté Dr Cy Frank à l'occasion des cérémonies d'ouverture de la Réunion annuelle de Vancouver, en juin. Nous souhaitons remercier tous les orthopédistes, collègues et amis qui ont contribué à la vidéo. Cliquez ici pour regarder cet hommage touchant.
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