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Free access to Winnipeg 2013 Webcasts ends Nov. 13!
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COA members who did not attend the 2013 Annual Meeting have free access to the webcasted sessions available in the Live Learning Center until Nov. 13. Access is then available at a fee of $99.

Unlimited free access is always available for members who attended the Annual Meeting.
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L'accès gratuit aux webdiffusions de la Réunion annuelle 2013 à Winnipeg prend fin le 13 novembre!
L'ACO
Les membres de l'ACO qui n'ont pas assisté à la Réunion annuelle 2013 ont jusqu'au 13 novembre pour accéder gratuitement à la webdiffusion des séances de cette manifestation dans le COA Live Learning Center. Après cette date, des frais de 99 $ s'appliquent.

En revanche, les membres qui ont assisté à la Réunion annuelle pourront toujours accéder à ces webdiffusions gratuitement.

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Survey reminder — Diagnosis and Treatment of FAI among Orthopaedic
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Researchers at McMaster University are conducting a survey examining the diagnosis and treatment of FAI among orthopaedic surgeons worldwide. The study is entitled INternational Femoroacetabular impingement Optimal Care Update Survey. (IN-FOCUS) and is spearheaded by Dr. Moin Khan, Dr. Femi Ayeni, Dr. Mohit Bhandari. Please click on the following link to participate in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/COA-INFOCUS
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Apply now for a fellowship grant — Fellowship grants available for up to $75,000
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OMeGA Medical Grants Association is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year through Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, 5pm CST. Grants may be used for a fellow's salary, benefits and educational expenses. These grants support clinical fellowship programs in all nine orthopaedic subspecialty categories.

Merit-based review process

Applications are reviewed by subspecialty experts against objective criteria including faculty expertise, ratio of fellows to faculty, educational resources and program emphasis on research, presentations, and publications. Grant recipients will be publicly announced in April.

Apply now
Click here to find out more. Register in the OMeGA fellowship GLM (Grant Lifecycle Manager) to start the process. Visit www.omegamedicalgrants.org or e-mail info@omegamedicalgrants.org for more information.

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Ottawa gets low marks from doctors' group on commitment to health care
Toronto Star
A national doctor's association has given the Conservative government low marks on health care and is calling on Ottawa to show leadership in setting national standards as it confronts an aging population. The report from the College of Family Physicians of Canada rates the government's efforts on several fronts and finds them lacking. Among the areas of biggest concern are the absence of a national home-care program, primary care supports and an immunization strategy.
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Portrait du système de santé au Canada
La Presse
Quel est le portrait du système de santé actuel? L'Institut canadien d'information sur la santé (ICIS) a voulu y répondre avec un nouveau portail accessible au public. En un coup d'oeil, les internautes ont accès à une quinzaine de mesures regroupées sous cinq thèmes. Qu'il s'agisse d'avoir accès à un médecin, de connaître le coût d'une hospitalisation ou l'espérance de vie, il est possible de comparer son hôpital, sa région ou sa province avec la moyenne canadienne.
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Wait times keep on extending for Canada's universal health care
PanAm Post
Wait times in Canada's health care system increased between 2012 and 2013, according to a new report from the Fraser Institute — and they are sky high in comparison to 1990s levels. The classical liberal policy institute, based in Vancouver, B.C., asserts that the increase is greatest for elective treatments. However, general levels for all practices are historically high, and physicians consider these times longer than what is clinically reasonable.
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Des conditions de travail qui menacent infirmières et patients au CHUM
Radio-Canada
Des infirmières désespérées de l'unité d'uro-oncologie de l'Hôpital Saint-Luc ont affronté l'administration du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) au sujet de leurs conditions de travail qui menacent, selon elles, à la fois leur santé et celle de leurs patients. Dans une lettre lue devant le C. A. et le président du CHUM, Christian Paire, et dont Radio-Canada a obtenu copie, ce groupe d'infirmières souligne que les conditions de travail pénibles « affectent négativement la santé physique et psychologique du personnel ».
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Health-care wait times nearly double over past 2 decades
Canadian HR Reporter
Canadians are waiting months, on average, for close medically necessary elective surgeries and diagnostic tests, according to a report by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. The 2013 median waiting time of 18.2 weeks is about three days longer than 2012, and substantially longer than 1993 when it was just 9.3 weeks.

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Nunavut leads Canada in health care costs per person
CBC News
Nunavut leads the country in per capita health care spending, according to a study released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. In Nunavut, health care is expected to cost an estimated $13,152 in 2013, according to the study. The Northwest Territories has the second highest per capita cost at $10,686. Yukon has the third with $9,979 per person.

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Pure North health program spurs alternative public care debate
CBC News
Over the past seven years, Pure North S'Energy Foundation's preventive health program has gained a significant foothold in Alberta and parts of B.C. — 20,000 people have registered to try its vitamin and supplements, according to the foundation. But as the charity looks to expand its reach with public funding, there is a growing chorus of criticism over whether the Pure North program is effective and what the role of alternative health care should be in a publicly-funded system.

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