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 Membership Corner / Le coin des membres

Please join us in welcoming new COA Active members: Drs. Olivier Chémaly (Joliette, QC) and Catherine Browman (Montréal, QC) to the Association.

Veuillez vous joindre à nous pour accueillir ces nouveaux membres actifs au sein de l'ACO: Drs Olivier Chémaly (Joliette) et Catherine Browman (Montréal)

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 In the News / Dans les nouvelles

L'ingéniosité au service de l'orthopédie
Courrier Laval
Une nouvelle technologie pour la fabrication d'orthèses a été mise au point par la lavalloise Ergoresearch. Il s'agit d'un scanneur à balayage optique de grande précision, permettant de ne plus recourir au plâtre. Cette technologie numérise en 3D et en temps réel n'importe quelle partie du corps. Plus efficace, elle est également plus rapide, réduisant de 50 pour cent le temps clinique habituel, précise-t-on.
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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.

Take a look at Alberta before fretting over hospital wait times
The Globe and Mail
Canadians might have been inclined to take a sedative for an anxiety attack after reading about the Wait Time Alliance's (WTA) 2014 report card on waits for medical care in Canada. The WTA gives Canada a failing grade on the structural changes it says are needed to have the timely access to care seen in other countries. But the report card is as notable for its omissions as it is for its findings.
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Protesters against Canada's cuts to refugee health care vow not to go away
Toronto Star
Health professionals in Toronto marked the third anniversary of the federal refugee health cuts by sending Ottawa a unanimous message: We are not going away. The rally in front of the Immigration and Refugee Board headquarters on Victoria St. was one of 17 demonstrations held across Canada to condemn the cuts introduced by the Conservative government in June 2012. "As long as cynical politicians use vulnerable groups such as refugees for soundbites and cheap political points, we will continue to demand change," Dr. Meb Rashid told 350 protesters in Toronto.
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Why it's so hard to improve our health system
Troy Media
Canadians weren't always as concerned about the state of their healthcare system as they are today. While polls over the last decade or so have found that healthcare is the top priority among Canadian voters, in the 1980s, worries about healthcare barely registered in public opinion data. So what's changed?
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'Weekend effect' hospital risk found in Canadian study
CBC News
Some people who are admitted to hospital on the weekend for emergency or surgical care face a slightly higher risk of death than if they came to hospital during a weekday, but the effect is so small that it shouldn't detract from seeking care, Canadian doctors say. The "weekend effect" — slightly higher odds of dying for weekend hospital admissions — has been documented for some patients in hospitals in Canada, the U.S., U.K., Denmark, Australia and South Korea.

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CMA: Canada needs national palliative care plan
The Globe and Mail
The Canadian Medical Association is calling for the creation of a national palliative-care strategy to ensure people across the country have access to a high-quality, dignified end-of-life experience. The CMA is also warning that strong safeguards must be put in place if physician-assisted dying is legalized in Canada. Recently, Quebec became the first province to allow physician-assisted death.

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Les infections ne font pas peur
Journal de Montréal
Malgré des efforts constants des milieux hospitaliers pour limiter le risque d'infections et de propagation de bactéries, plusieurs professionnels de la santé entrent et sortent des hôpitaux de la ville, en portant leur uniforme, a constaté Le Journal. En dépit des recommandations de l'Ordre des infirmiers et infirmières du Québec (OIIQ) de limiter le port de l'uniforme au milieu de travail, aucun règlement ne force ses membres à le faire, notamment au Centre hospitalier de l'Université Laval (CHUL), situé sur le boulevard Laurier.

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