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Important date reminders
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Please take careful note of these upcoming dates and deadlines!

Oct. 31: Application deadline for the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation's J. Edouard Samson Award and Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Grant. Click here for guidelines.
Nov. 1: CFBS Fellowship Application Deadline. Apply here.
Nov. 11: CAS 2nd Annual Meeting Registration Deadline.
Nov. 13: Free 2013 Annual Meeting Webcast access ends for COA members who did not attend the meeting.
Nov. 21-22: Canadian Arthroplasty Society 2nd Annual Meeting
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Rappel des dates importantes
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Veuillez noter les différentes dates limites et autres dates importantes ci-après:

Le 31 octobre : Date limite pour soumettre une candidature au Prix J. Édouard Samson et à la Bourse de recherche du programme de l'Héritage de la recherche orthopédique au Canada (HROC) de la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie. Cliquez ici pour obtenir les lignes directrices à cet effet.
Le 1er novembre : Date limite de soumission des candidatures à la Bourse de voyage canado-franco-belge-suisse (CFBS). Cliquez ici pour soumettre votre candidature.
Le 11 novembre : Date limite d'inscription à la 2e Réunion annuelle de la Société canadienne d'arthroplastie (CAS).
Le 13 novembre : Fin de l'accès gratuit aux webdiffusions de la Réunion annuelle 2013 pour les membres de l'ACO qui n'y ont pas assisté.
Les 21 et 22 novembre : 2e Réunion annuelle de la CAS

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Doctors survey flags lack of patient-care resources, need for workforce planning
Canada.com
A national survey shows doctors are worried about gaps in the health-care system that may be harming patient care. The 2013 National Physician Survey found doctors' concerns include insufficient hospital beds and inadequate access to advanced diagnostic imaging tools. A key issue addressed by the more than 10,000 respondents included work hours: Physicians spend 54 hours a week on average providing patient care, research and teaching.
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L'accès aux physiothérapeutes dans le réseau public critiqué
La Presse
Une enquête réalisée auprès de 10 500 médecins au Canada laisse voir que ceux-ci sont particulièrement préoccupés par le difficile accès à des physiothérapeutes dans le système public, plus encore que par le manque de disponibilité des lits dans les hôpitaux. La consultation est menée depuis 2004 par l'Association médicale canadienne, le Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada et le Collège des médecins de famille du Canada.
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Canada-EU trade agreement expected to increase drug costs
CMAJ
Canada has agreed in principle to a new trade agreement with Europe that grants two more years of patent protection to the manufacturers of brand-name pharmaceuticals, a provision that even the federal government acknowledges will likely drive drug costs up. Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed the agreement in principle in Brussels, Belgium despite the fact that neither partner has released a final text to its Parliament or made the precise wording public.
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Toronto doctors say no to free samples from drug firms
Toronto Star
Dr. Nav Persaud took the unusual step on Monday evening of emptying a cabinet full of drugs into two garbage bags. The drugs in question were free samples that pharmaceutical reps had given to a family practice clinic at St. Michael's Hospital for distribution to patients. "We decided as a group that it would be better for patients and better for trainees if we stopped distributing pharmaceutical samples," explained Persaud, who led the charge.
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    If specialists can't find jobs, the health system needs radical surgery (The Globe and Mail)
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New survey reveals Canadians want access to digital health tools
CNW
Ninety-six per cent of Canadians think it's important that the health care system make use of digital health tools and capabilities, and 89 per cent feel it is important that they personally have full advantage of digital health tools and capabilities, according to a new survey by Harris/Decima, released by Canada Health Infoway. Every day, more of Canada's health care system goes digital. It's a private, secure and effective way to make health care better.
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Alberta only province to benefit from the new healthcare funding formula
Troy Media
The new Parliamentary Budget Officer, Jean-Denis Frechette recently announced that Ottawa's reform of the Canada Health Transfer and spending cuts make federal finances sustainable for the long-term — but possibly at the expense of the provinces. Capping the CHT to the rate of economic growth, it appears, will make provincial finances less sustainable.

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If specialists can't find jobs, the health system needs radical surgery
The Globe and Mail
It was only a decade ago that headlines in Canada were filled with pessimism about the nation's critical doctor shortage. Wait times for specialists were increasing, doctors were leaving for the U.S. and patients couldn't find a family doctor. Yet, a recent study from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada notes that now, one in six new health specialists cannot find work.

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Knee and hip clinics in Calgary with on-site local Surgeon, Dr. James MacKenzie
CNW
Global MedChoices-TCI, the leader in orthopaedic medical tourism, announces Calgary Knee and Hip Clinics. Local Calgary surgeon, Dr. James MacKenzie, will be available to assess patients for suitability to have out-of-country hip or knee replacements. "Individuals experiencing knee and hip pain enjoy the idea of having surgery and recovery during the winter months to allow them to participate in spring and summer activities such as golf and hiking," said Dr. James MacKenzie.

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