COA Dispatch
Jun. 25, 2013

Winnipeg certificate of attendance
COA
To obtain a certificate of attendance from the recent COA meeting, please complete the brief meeting evaluation survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/COA2013e More

Certificat de présence ÉMC pour la Réunion annuelle de Winnipeg
L'ACO
Pour obtenir votre certificat de présence, veuillez répondre au très court sondage d’évaluation de la Réunion annuelle, accessible à http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ACO2013. More

2014 COA call for abstracts opens Aug. 1, 2013
COA
Abstract submissions will be accepted for the upcoming CORS and combined COA/AOA Annual Meeting being held in Montreal from June 18-21. Visit www.coa-aco.org for updates and stay tuned for the call for abstracts.More

Vous pourrez soumettre des précis pour la Réunion annuelle 2014 de l'ACO dès le 1er août!
L'ACO
À compter du 1er août, vous pourrez soumettre vos précis pour la prochaine réunion de la SROC et réunion conjointe de l'American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) et de l'ACO, qui aura lieu à Montréal, du 18 au 21 juin 2014. Consultez le site www.coa-aco.org pour toutes les mises à jour et l'invitation à soumettre des précis.More

membership

Please join us in welcoming new COA Active members: Drs. Alan Getgood (London) Michelle Ghert (Hamilton) and Virginie Pollett (Winnipeg) to the Association.

Veuillez vous joindre à nous pour accueillir ces nouveaux membres actifs au sein de l'ACO : Drs Alan Getgood (London), Michelle Ghert (Hamilton) et Virginie Pollett (Winnipeg). More

Canadian doctors stage 'day of action' to protest refugee health care cuts
CTV News
Canadian doctors are gathering across the country to protest the federal government's cuts to refugee health care benefits. The National Day of Action, organized by Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care, will include demonstrations in front of legislatures, city halls and immigration offices from St. John's to Victoria. More

B.C. pharmacare plan is tough pill to swallow
The Province
It has been a decade since B.C. implemented Fair PharmaCare. The program ended what was effectively public provision of prescription medicines for seniors and created an income-based government safety net for all people, regardless of age. So how has the program performed? More

Légionellose: La direction de la Santé publique est prête
Radio-Canada
Advenant une autre éclosion de légionellose, la direction de la Santé publique de la Capitale-Nationale se dit prête à intervenir plus rapidement. Elle met en place des moyens d'intervention pour faire face à un nouvel épisode de la maladie. La Santé publique utilisera entre autres la nouvelle réglementation de la Régie du bâtiment sur l'entretien des tours de refroidissement. More

Federal health and safety cuts could put Canadians at risk
CBC News
Health and safety inspectors who go into federally regulated workplaces say reductions in the number of workers doing the job could put Canadians at risk. Those workplaces include banks, federal government buildings, airlines, ports and First Nations reserves. Bruce McKeigan, a health and safety inspector for Labour Canada who has worked in the industry for decades, said he's concerned about the staff reductions.More

Eastern Health project recognized for reducing wait times
The Telegram
A project by Eastern Health to reduce wait times for orthopedic surgery has been recognized as an innovative practice in a national video series launched by the Health Council of Canada. Eastern Health's Orthopedic Central Intake project was launched in 2010 with a goal to develop a central intake process that would refer patients on an urgent basis to the next available surgeon, keep track of the patient’s referral status and involve all health care providers in the patient's case throughout the process.More

Peu de couverture pour les nouveaux médicaments
Journal de Montréal
Les régimes publics d'assurance des médicaments au Canada couvrent moins de médicaments d'origine que bon nombre de régimes de pays faisant partie de l'OCDE, selon une étude publiée par les fabricants de médicaments d'origine. De fait, le Canada se classe 23e sur 32 pays, alors que le pourcentage de remboursement des médicaments se situe sous la moyenne observée dans l'enquête internationale dans 14 des 18 catégories de maladie étudiées.More

Drug labels to be made easier to understand
CBC News
Using plain language will become a requirement on all prescription and non-prescription drug labels, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced. In a new government initiative aimed at preventing adverse drug reactions and medication errors, Health Canada will use different ways to make medication easier to understand.More

Doctors: Canadian healthcare needs structural changes or else
Metro News
Programs to curb hospital wait times have had little effect on five key trouble spots, said a physicians group as it issued a report saying "progress has stalled" for Canada's health care system. In their report, Time for Transformation: Canadians still waiting too long for healthcare, Simpson and fellow physicians from the Canadian Medical Association reveal joint replacement, radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, cataract and heart surgeries have longer waits. More