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Call for Submissions: 2014 Annual Meeting ICLs
All COA members are encouraged to submit an Instructional Course Lecture (ICL) to be presented at the upcoming 2014 Combined COA/AOA Annual Meeting. New this year, members can submit a proposed ICL topic, speakers and moderator through the Call for Abstracts system that will be open within the next week. Each ICL submission will be blind-reviewed by a review committee once the call for submissions has closed. Any ICL accepted for presentation will receive a 90-minute time slot that allows for introduction by a moderator and a presentation from at least one presenting author/faculty, as well as ample time for questions and comments for meeting participants. Complete submission criteria will be available shortly through a link on the COA web site:
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Appel de propositions: Conférences d'enseignement de la Réunion annuelle 2014
On invite tous les membres de l'ACO à soumettre une proposition de conférence d'enseignement pour la Réunion annuelle conjointe 2014 de l'American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) et de l'ACO. Du nouveau cette année : d'ici une semaine, les membres pourront proposer un sujet de conférence d'enseignement, des conférenciers et un modérateur par l'intermédiaire du système de soumission de précis. Chaque proposition sera évaluée à l'aveugle par un comité d'examen après la clôture de l'appel de propositions. Chaque conférence d'enseignement retenue se verra attribuer une plage horaire de 90 minutes, soit suffisamment de temps pour un mot d'introduction du modérateur, un exposé d'au moins un auteur ou universitaire ainsi qu'une période de questions et d'observations. Les lignes directrices pour la soumission des propositions seront bientôt publiées sur le site Web de l'ACO, à
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Call for Abstracts — New submission system login
The 2014 Call for Abstracts and ICLs submission system will be hosted by the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) this year; therefore it is not the same online system that that COA members have used in the past. Submitters will need to create a new username and login when submitting an abstract or ICL for consideration. Your previous COA login will not be recognized by the new system this year. We apologize for this inconvenience. Due to the 2014 Annual Meeting being a combined event hosted by both the COA and AOA, some logistical changes are required for next year's meeting. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Further communications will follow.
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Invitation à soumettre des précis : Nouveaux renseignements de connexion pour le système de soumission de précis
Le système de soumission de précis et de propositions de conférences d'enseignement est administré par l'AOA cette année; il diffère donc du système que les membres de l'ACO ont utilisé jusqu'ici. Cela signifie que les personnes souhaitant soumettre un précis ou une proposition de conférence d'enseignement devront créer de nouveaux nom d'utilisateur et mot de passe. Par conséquent, vos renseignements de connexion pour le système de l'ACO ne seront pas valides cette année. Nous vous prions de nous excuser pour ce désagrément. Comme la Réunion annuelle 2014 est une manifestation conjointe de l'ACO et de l'AOA, il faut adapter une partie de la logistique en conséquence. Nous vous remercions pour votre patience et votre compréhension à cet égard. De plus amples renseignements suivront sous peu.
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New CJRR analysis-in-brief report
The Canadian Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR) is pleased to announce that our new Analysis in Brief report, The Effect of Bearing Surface on Early Revisions Following Total Hip Arthroplasty, is now available online (free).

The largest of its kind in Canada, this study investigates the impact of bearing surface materials — including metal-on-plastic and metal-on-metal — and other factors — including age, sex, location and comorbidities — on the occurrence of revisions within five years of a primary total hip arthroplasty. The data used in the study spans eight years (2003 to 2011) and includes records for 56,942 total hip arthroplasty patients.

One of the study's findings is that patients with a specific type of metal-on-metal hip replacement (specifically, large-diameter modular) were 1.6 times more likely to require surgery within five years to replace the implant than patients who received the most common type of metal-on-plastic implant.

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Nouveau rapport du RCRA: Analyse en bref


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 Events of Interest / Activités d’intérêt

The Interdisciplinary Development Initiative in Bone & Joint Health at Western University, Canada is pleased to invite Abstract Submissions for the 2013 Scientific Conference focusing on Bone And Joint Injury and Repair, to be held in London Ontario, Jan. 16 & 17 2014. This meeting will bring together basic scientists, clinician scientists, biomedical engineers, imaging scientists and other researchers interested in discussing mechanisms, diagnosis and therapy associated with Bone & Joint Injury.

Please submit your abstract by email to, no later than Sept. 15. Click here for complete details.

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  The Zimmer® Segmental System with Trabecular Metal™

The Zimmer® Segmental System with Trabecular Metal™ Technology enables the restoration of bone & soft tissue function for patients with significant bone loss resulting from oncology, trauma, and/or the salvage of previously failed arthroplasty. Trabecular Metal Material, Zimmer's proprietary platform technology, has been utilized in more than 800,000 surgeries worldwide and has 250+ published peer-reviewed clinical papers, posters and abstracts.

 In the News / Dans les nouvelles

Canadian report: Good health depends on wealth
The Globe and Mail
Poverty is the number one factor in determining whether Canadians live long, healthy lives, says a report from the Canadian Medical Association. Another report from the Fraser Institute gives Canadians a stark reminder of just how costly the current health care system can be.
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Les chiropraticiens canadiens sont bien placés pour réaliser des économies significatives sur l'imagerie médicale
Les chiropraticiens canadiens supportent pleinement l'annonce des premiers ministres canadiens à la réunion du Conseil de la fédération du 26 juillet 2013 avisant que les gouvernements provinciaux et territoriaux planifient de travailler ensembles afin de développer des lignes directives pour contrer l'usage non nécessaire d'imagerie médicale.
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Health care: Canadians still wait too long
Delays in accessing medical care in Canada can be remarkably long. In 2012, for example, the average Canadian could expect to wait more than four months for treatment by a specialist after their general practitioner has referred them. Despite substantial increases in taxpayer-funded health expenditures and numerous governmental initiatives to reduce delays, wait times have improved little over the past decade.
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Health care innovation centre to open in Sudbury
The Sudbury Star
A world-leading company in the field of health technology will open an innovation centre in Greater Sudbury in a partnership with the Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada (AMRIC), the new research institute at Health Sciences North. Elekta announced it will create a new MOSAIQ oncology information system research and development centre at AMRIC.

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Decades after tainted-blood inquiry, new blood donation rules take effect in Canada
The Windsor Star
A new blood-donation policy came into effect across Canada recently, officially nixing the lifelong ban that prevented men who have had sex with men from giving blood. Canadian Blood Services and HEMA-Quebec — which oversee Canada's blood system — are now allowing men to donate blood if they have not had homosexual sex in the last five years.

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Province aims to improve patient care while making health care cost-efficient
Calgary Herald
The Alberta government has launched a seven-year, $4.2 million program to ensure the best new health practices become common practice in doctor's offices and clinics across the province. Dr. Lee Green, the researcher recruited from Michigan to lead the initiative, said the goal is to push ahead a transformation of primary care in Alberta — turning data, research findings and innovations into solutions that will produce widespread improvements for patients and make the system more cost efficient.

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