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December 30 NATF Application deadline fast approaching
COA
Applications for the North American Travelling Fellowship (NATF) are being accepted until December 30, 2014. This dynamic fellowship is open to surgeons who have completed their residency training in Canada up to three years ago. The tour of Canadian and American centres will begin in the Fall of 2015. We encourage all eligible members to apply. Complete criteria and a downloadable application form can be found at www.coa-aco.org: click on Medical Education in the top menu bar, then click on Travelling Fellowships. Click here to download the application form now!
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La date limite de soumission des candidatures à la Bourse VNA est le 30 décembre. Faites vite!
L'ACO
L'ACO accepte les demandes pour la Bourse VNA jusqu'au 30 décembre 2014. Cette bourse stimulante est offerte aux orthopédistes qui ont terminé leur résidence au Canada au cours des trois dernières années. La tournée des centres canadiens et américains participants commencera à l'automne 2015. Nous invitons tous les membres admissibles à faire une demande. Vous trouverez tous les détails et un formulaire à www.coa-aco.org. Cliquez sur « Formation médicale », dans la barre de menu, puis sur « Bourse de voyage ». Cliquez ici pour télécharger le formulaire de demande dès maintenant.
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Move Breathe Namaste: Yoga Fundraiser to benefit The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
COA
Join us for a full day of chakra and yoga exploration!

• OTTAWA - Saturday, Jan. 31, Ottawa Police Association Lounge, 141 Catherine St, Ottawa, ON
• CALGARY - Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, Parkdale Community Centre, 3512 5th Ave NW, Calgary, AB
• WATERLOO - Saturday Feb. 21, Rim Park, 2100 University Ave, Waterloo, ON

As we bend and breathe through a whole day series of chakra focused yoga classes; we will bridge the connection between yoga and orthopaedic health.

Full-day participation costs $50 and includes seven 45-minute classes. Or if time is limited, participate in only 2 classes for $20, with an option to add on additional classes at $10 each. The day's events will include free speaker presentations, a silent auction table, prizes for top fundraisers, and an option to purchase lunch. All yoga levels and abilities welcome! Register today at www.canorth.org.

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Bougez, respirez, namasté: Séance de yoga au profit de la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie
L'ACO
Soyez des nôtres pour une journée complète de yoga et d'exploration de vos chakras!

• OTTAWA - Le samedi 31 janvier 2015, Russell's Lounge, Association des policiers d'Ottawa, 141, rue Catherine, Ottawa (Ontario)
• CALGARY - Le samedi 14 février 2015, centre communautaire Parkdale, 3512 5th Avenue NW, Calgary (Alberta)
• WATERLOO - Le samedi 21 février 2015, Rim Park, 2100, avenue University, Waterloo (Ontario) Chaque mouvement et respiration au programme seront centrés sur vos chakras et nous permettront de jeter un pont entre yoga et santé orthopédique.

Les droits d'inscription sont de 50 $ pour toute la journée et comprennent 7 séances de 45 minutes. Si vous avez peu de temps, inscrivez-vous à 2 séances pour 20 $; vous pouvez ensuite payer 10 $ la séance supplémentaire. Parmi les activités au programme, mentionnons des conférences gratuites, une vente aux enchères silencieuse, une remise de prix aux meilleurs collecteurs de fonds et la possibilité d'acheter son lunch sur place.

Tout le monde est le bienvenu, des novices aux experts! Inscrivez-vous dès aujourd'hui, à www.canorth.org.

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University of Toronto Research Survey reminders
COA
Researchers at the University of Toronto would like to remind COA members to participate in the following surveys that were previously circulated in recent editions of the COA Dispatch. Please click on the survey name below to participate:

Preferences in the Management of Periprosthetic Distal Femur Fractures: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Surgeon's Preferences in the Management of Vancouver B1 Fractures

Preference in the Management of Proximal Humerus Fractures: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Residents! Submit your CORA Abstracts!
COA
Residents are encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2015 CORA Annual Meeting being held in Vancouver on Wednesday, June 17. Abstracts are being accepted until January 30. Click here to review the submission guidelines.
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Oyez résidents! Soumettez vos précis pour la Réunion annuelle de l'ACRO!
L'ACO
Les résidents sont invités à soumettre des précis en prévision de la Réunion annuelle de l'Association canadienne des résidents en orthopédie (ACRO) à Vancouver, le mercredi 17 juin 2015. Les précis sont acceptés jusqu'au 30 janvier. Cliquez ici pour consulter les lignes directrices pour la soumission des précis.
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Doctors warn about over use of antibiotics in hospitals
CBC News
Doctors from both the Vitalité and Horizon health networks say a new report raises concerns about the amount of antibiotics being prescribed in the province's hospitals. Dr. Gabriel Girouard, an infectious disease specialist at the Georges-L-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton, helped do a point prevalence study of the use of antibiotics in hospitals across the province two years ago.

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Alberta hospitals crumbling, rural facilities underused and system manipulated by politics
Calgary Herald
A five-month investigation by the Edmonton Journal has found disturbing details about the condition of the province's aging hospitals, how the facilities are evaluated, and who gets money for upgrades or new buildings. Indeed, while the leaky conditions at Edmonton's Misericordia Hospital have been making headlines recently, the Journal has discovered the situation around the province is much more critical and certainly more far-reaching.

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Saskatchewan improving on surgical wait times
Leader-Post
Saskatchewan is showing improvement when it comes to surgical wait times, according to the Fraser Institute's annual report on surgical wait times in Canada. According to the 2013 Waiting your turn: Wait times for health care in Canada report, Saskatchewan at 14.2 weeks was second only to Ontario at 14.1 weeks for the shortest wait times from referral to treatment.

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Health Minister: Nova Scotia years away from meeting benchmarks on wait times
CTV News
Nova Scotia is years away from meeting national benchmarks on wait times for hip and knee replacements, the provincial health minister said Wednesday after the auditor general found the province lags all others on the issue. Only 43 per cent of knee replacements and 58 per cent of hip replacements in Nova Scotia met a six-month national benchmark last year — the lowest rates in the country, Michael Pickup said in releasing his first report as auditor general.
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Plastique toxique dans nos hôpitaux
Journal Métro
Outre leur impact sur l'environnement, l'utilisation de certains articles médicaux en plastique pourrait avoir un effet négatif sur la santé des patients de hôpitaux du Québec. Des phtalates, en particulier le DEHP, se trouvent dans plusieurs de ces dispositifs, comme les sacs et les tubulures servant aux perfusions veineuses, en tant qu'agents plastifiants. Or, le DEHP est reconnu comme un perturbateur endocrinien, c'est-à-dire qu'il peut dérégler l'activité hormonale du corps.
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Emergency room changes one example of Performance and Transformation System work
The Observer
A year ago, amid emergency department complaints about wheelchair accessibility and patient confusion, Sarnia's hospital set up in its auditorium a scale model of its emergency department. The "rapid improvement event" had staff and volunteers running through different scenarios, trying to figure out ways to make improvements, said Lisa Regan, head of Bluewater Health's Performance and Transformation System (PTS).
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Des lacunes persistent dans l'accès aux soins de santé pour les réfugiés, affirme le CCR
Journal de Montréal
Le Conseil canadien pour les réfugiés (CCR) se dit toujours préoccupé concernant des lacunes dans l'accès aux soins de santé pour les réfugiés, malgré les modifications apportées par Ottawa pour se conformer à la décision de la Cour fédérale qui a invalidé les compressions de 2012 au Programme fédéral de santé intérimaire (PFSI).
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CIHI Report: Thunder Bay hospital death rates trending up
CBC News
New data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information shows more people are dying in the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre than five years ago. But while the death rate for the hospital is still below both provincial and national averages, the new number should garner hospital officials’ full attention, said Kira Leeb, a spokesperson with the institute.
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