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2015 Call for Abstracts now open
COA
Abstract submissions for the 2015 COA and CORS Annual Meeting are being accepted until October 24. Submit your research for podium or poster presentation by clicking here. The 2015 Annual Meeting will be held from June 17-20 in Vancouver, BC with the CORA meeting, various COA committee meetings and the event's Opening Ceremonies held on June 17. Submit your abstracts today!

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Vous pouvez maintenant soumettre des précis pour la Réunion annuelle 2015!
L'ACO
On accepte les précis pour la Réunion annuelle 2015 de l'ACO et de la Société de recherche orthopédique du Canada (SROC) jusqu'au 24 octobre. Cliquez ici pour soumettre un précis pour une affiche ou un exposé. La Réunion annuelle 2015 aura lieu du 17 au 20 juin, à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. La Réunion annuelle de l'Association canadienne des résidents en orthopédie (ACRO), les séances de travail des comités de l'ACO et les cérémonies d'ouverture auront quant à elles lieu le 17 juin. Soumettez vos précis dès aujourd'hui!
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42nd Annual Paediatric Orthopaedic Seminar and Townsend Lecture
COA
The 42nd Annual Paediatric Orthopaedic Seminar and Townsend Lecture will be held on October 24, 2014 at the Calgary Winter Club, Panorama Room, 4611 14 Street NW, Calgary AB. View the course brochure for more information or contact cmeortho@ucalgary.ca and visit http://ortho.ucalgary.ca/cme_courses.html or http://cumming.ucalgary.ca/physicians/cme/courses. Online registration is open: http://cmeregistration.ucalgary.ca/eventschedule.html
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Orthopedic biomaterials market to grow at 10.78 per cent CAGR by 2018
Digital Journal
Analysts forecast the Global Orthopedic Biomaterials market to grow at a CAGR of 10.78 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, the increasing incidence of diseases such as musculoskeletal, obesity, trauma, osteoporosis, and other orthopedic-related conditions among the aging population is one of the major drivers. The increasing incidence of orthopedic-related conditions among the aging population has led to an increase in the demand for orthopedic biomaterial products, thereby contributing to the growth of the market.
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Find your hospital or province's ER wait times to see a doctor
CBC News
Canadians make almost 16 million visits to emergency departments each year, but patients know very little about the wait they may face at their local hospital. For the first time ever, many Canadians can now find out how their hospital fares in its wait times to see an emergency room physician for the initial assessment. The data released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information covers 161 hospitals. Seven provinces and one territory are represented in the data. Only Alberta and Ontario have all hospitals reporting data to CIHI.
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Diagnosing our health care
Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeg is a good place to live if you need major surgery or have fractured your hip, but it can be a frustrating place if you're waiting in an emergency room to see a doctor. A study published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information shows Winnipeggers suffer the longest ER waits in Canada. Grace General Hospital, with an average wait time of 9.1 hours in 2012-2013, had the worst performance in the country.
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Trop de gens se rendent inutilement à l'urgence, selon le Commissaire à la santé
Radio-Canada
Plus de 60 pour cent des patients qui se rendent dans les urgences québécoises auraient pu se faire soigner ailleurs, selon le Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être, Robert Salois, qui a dévoilé mercredi un bilan préoccupant de la situation des urgences depuis 10 ans. Son rapport souligne que 61 pour cent de ces visites à l'urgence étaient des cas qui figurent dans les catégories les moins importantes, une situation qui s'explique surtout par la pénurie de médecins de famille.
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Province has one of Canada's lowest rates for hospital readmissions
Herald News
If you have to get admitted to hospital, once your health has improved and you're out of there, you don’'t want to go back. When things go well and there are no complications after such things as minor surgery or childbirth, recovery periods routinely continue at home. But sometimes, patients who experience setbacks must be readmitted for additional treatment. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, during the past four years, the national rate of urgent — or unplanned — readmissions to hospitals increased to 8.8 per cent from 8.4 per cent for all obstetric, surgical and medical patients within 30 days of discharge.
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Website allows Canadians to check up on hospitals
Montreal Gazette
Canadians can now easily see which hospitals have the highest death rates, the lowest infection rates, and how their regions compare with the national average in health measures like obesity and heart attacks. The Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) unveiled a website with the mountain of data it has been collecting on the health of Canadians. Users can browse the performance of hospitals and see statistics for their cities, regions, provinces and territories, as well as national averages.
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Report: Pay increases for Canadian doctors slowing down
The Globe and Mail
The amount of public money doled out to doctors across Canada is growing at the slowest pace since at least the late 1990s, a development that suggests some provinces are succeeding in curbing physician pay increases. Total payouts to doctors topped $22.8 billion in 2012-13, up 3.5 per cent from the previous year, the smallest annual uptick since national data on doctors' paycheques began to be published in 1999-2000.

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No evidence supporting newer joint replacement devices
Medscape
Recent improvements in joint replacement devices may not be worth the risk, according to a systematic review published online in the BMJ. The authors found no evidence to recommend 5 newer designs over their more established counterparts, and some of the newer devices came with a higher likelihood of revision surgery. In the systematic review, Dr. Nieuwenhuijse and colleagues considered 5 devices that were purported to be improvements over previous technology.

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Spider Limb Positioner: Surgical aid gets a new use in bone cancer surgery
Science 2.0
An ortho-oncology team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center successfully adapted a shoulder surgical aid, the Spider Limb Positioner, to conduct a left hip disarticulation on a melanoma patient. The Spider Limb Positioner is a pneumatic arm with three fully articulating joints that can be infinitely adjusted in relation to the operating table where it is mounted.

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