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Resident scholarship opportunity — Call for applications
COA
Do you work with Residents who are demonstrated humanitarians and making a real difference in the lives of others? If so, encourage them to submit an application for the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation's Bones and Phones Legacy Scholarship. Founded by Dr. Veronica Wadey and Mr. Henry Chow, the deadline to receive applications is March 31, 2015.

• Ensure orthopaedic residents at your institution are made aware of this funding opportunity
• Consider nominating any orthopaedic residents at your institution you feel would be suitable applicants for the scholarship award. (Send their name and contact information to scholarship@canorth.org)

More information, including eligibility criteria, application forms and guidelines, is available at www.canorth.org: click on About Us, then Bones and Phones Scholarship.
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Bourses offertes aux résidents — Soumission des candidatures
L'ACO
Travaillez-vous avec des résidents qui font preuve d'un grand humanisme et changent concrètement la vie de ceux qu'ils côtoient? Si c'est le cas, invitez-les à soumettre leur candidature pour une bourse du Fonds de bourses d'études Bones and Phones de la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie, créé par la Dre Veronica Wadey et M. Henry Chow. Les candidatures sont acceptées jusqu'au 31 mars 2015.

• Assurez-vous que les résidents en orthopédie de votre établissement sont au courant de cette possibilité de financement.
• Soumettez la candidature de tout résident en orthopédie de votre établissement qui, selon vous, est admissible à la Bourse d'études Bones and Phones (envoyez ses nom et coordonnées à scholarship@canorth.org).

Pour accéder à de plus amples renseignements, y compris les critères d'admissibilité, le formulaire et les lignes directrices, rendez-vous à www.canorth.org et cliquez sur « À propos de nous », puis sur « Fonds de bourses d'études Bones and Phones ».

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Have you paid your COA Membership dues?
COA
We apologize to any members who may have recently encountered a technical issue when trying to pay your 2014-15 membership dues online or when logging in to your membership profile at www.coa-aco.org. The technical glitch has since been resolved and you are indeed able to access your profile and pay your dues online without an issue. If have not yet paid your 2014 invoice, please login to rectify your account as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding!
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Avez-vous payé votre cotisation à l'ACO?
L'ACO
Nous présentons nos excuses à tous les membres qui ont éprouvé des problèmes techniques en essayant de payer leur cotisation 2014-2015 en ligne ou d'accéder à leur profil à www.coa-aco.org. On a depuis remédié à la situation, et vous pouvez maintenant accéder à votre profil et payer votre cotisation sans problème. Si vous n'avez pas encore payé votre cotisation, veuillez ouvrir une session afin de régler le solde de votre compte dès que possible. Merci de votre compréhension!
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2014 Canadian Arthroplasty Society (CAS) Annual Meeting
COA
The 2014 Canadian Arthroplasty Society (CAS) Annual Meeting will be held from November 27-28 at the InterContinental Hotel in Toronto. Abstracts are now being accepted from Canadian orthopaedic arthroplasty surgeons and researchers until September 15. More information about this event can be found here. Registration will open in the fall!

Not able to attend the CAS event but still interested in becoming a member?

Membership in CAS is open to any orthopaedic surgeon, who is a current COA member in good standing, with an interest in arthroplasty with the requirement that each member submit at least one abstract every 3 years for presentation at the CAS meeting, and perform a minimum of 50 arthroplasty cases annually. CAS also encourages membership by researchers with an interest in arthroplasty. Send an email to cas@canorth.org with your request for membership.


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La Réunion annuelle 2014 de la Société canadienne d'arthroplastie (CAS)
L'ACO
La Réunion annuelle 2014 de la Société canadienne d'arthroplastie (CAS) aura lieu les 27 et 28 novembre, à l'Hôtel InterContinental de Toronto. Les chercheurs et orthopédistes canadiens spécialisés dans les arthroplasties ont jusqu'au 15 septembre pour soumettre leurs précis. Pour de plus amples renseignements sur cette manifestation, cliquez ici (en anglais seulement). Vous pourrez vous inscrire cet automne!

Vous ne pouvez pas assister à la Réunion annuelle de la CAS, mais vous souhaitez tout de même y adhérer?
Tout orthopédiste membre en bonne et due forme de l'ACO qui s'intéresse à l'arthroplastie peut adhérer à la CAS, à condition de soumettre au moins un précis tous les 3 ans pour fins de présentation à la réunion de la CAS et d'effectuer chaque année au moins 50 arthroplasties. La CAS invite également les chercheurs qui s'intéressent à l'arthroplastie à en devenir membres. Pour devenir membre, envoyez un courriel à cas@canorth.org.

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Health Canada looking for ways to make opioid prescriptions safer
Global News
Health Canada wants ideas on how to stop risky prescribing of the drugs fuelling Canada's fastest-growing addictions. In a call for proposals, the federal government said it's looking for suggestions on how to make prescribing safer, including better training and education for the health professionals giving out these powerful painkillers — badly needed by some but fatal for others.
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Les temps d'attente pour les soins de santé
Radio-Canada
Peut-être avez-vous déjà eu à attendre plusieurs semaines ou mois avant de subir une chirurgie. Dans son dernier rapport, l'Alliance sur les temps d'attente estime que, malgré une certaine amélioration, il reste encore beaucoup de travail à faire pour réduire les temps d'attente en santé. Dre Suzane Renaud, porte-parole de l'Alliance sur les temps d'attente, fait le point et explique les causes de ces temps d'attente.
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Debunking insurer health trend rates
Benefits Canada
There's been no shortage of recent studies indicating that, for the past few years, prescription drug inflation in Canada has been relatively flat. Drug patent expiration and pressure from provincial governments to reduce generic drug prices are two of the biggest contributing factors to this recent phenomenon. So, if prescription drug inflation is flat and drugs are the largest component of most employer-sponsored health plans, why are insurers still using annualized health trend rates in excess of 11 per cent to determine premium rates?
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