Community Portal/Job Listings

 
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Log in to the Portal to view JOB LISTINGS, establish a mentor/protégé relationship or to contact and locate your orthopaedic colleagues. Set your settings up to be notified when a new job is listed, or indicate that you are looking for a new position. Visit www.coacommunityportal.com now! Learn more.

Directory

 
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The COA is pleased to offer a Fellowship Directory to the Canadian orthopaedic community. If you are looking for a fellowship opportunity or are expanding your fellowship program, the Fellowship Directory is designed to help you in your search.
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Accreditation

 
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The COA is an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We are able to accredit programmes developed by others as well as our own. Learn more

Fellowships

 
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The COA sponsors several travelling fellowships for its members such as the ASG Travelling Fellowship, North American Travelling Fellowship, and ABC Travelling Fellowship. Learn more

 

Registration is OPEN for the 2014 Combined AOA & COA Annual Meeting

Click here to register now!


Early bird rates end May 9!

Make regular visits to www.aoacoa2014.org to view the preliminary program, travel and hotel options, social event descriptions and much, much more!  The Combined Meeting of the AOA and COA will be held in Montréal from June 18-21, 2014.

Residents! Remember to select the CORA Annual Meeting sessions when you register!

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 14:12
 
Choosing Wisely Canada to Help Physicians and Patients Make Smart Choices

OTTAWA, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - In a first for Canada, nine national medical organizations today released lists of 40 tests, treatments and procedures that patients do not need in all circumstances. The lists have been developed to spur dialogue between doctors and their patients and to ensure delivery of high-quality medical care.

The lists are based on definitive evidence that these specific interventions provide no benefit to patients. They are the foundation of Choosing Wisely Canada, a campaign launched today to help physicians and patients engage in conversations to make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.

Clear and straightforward materials have been created for both physicians and patients to support decisions on what procedure is required or necessary, and what is not. For example, Choosing Wisely Canada would not recommend the ordering of diagnostic imaging for lower-back pain of less than six weeks duration unless there are red flags.

"Choosing Wisely Canada is about changing the culture that more is always better when it comes to medical tests and procedures," said Dr. Wendy Levinson, founder of Choosing Wisely Canada, and a faculty member at the University of Toronto. "The goal of this is about providing good care with the right patient getting the right test and treatment and avoiding unnecessary tests and procedures."

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 15:53
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MAY 1 = ABC Fellowship Application Deadline

The COA's travelling fellowships have been described as 'the experience of a lifetime' by many former fellows.  If you're interested in applying for the 2015 American-British-Canadian (ABC Fellowship), click here to obtain the history, eligibility criteria and application form for this opportunity.

The deadline to apply for the ABC Fellowship is May 1, 2014.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 14:47
 
An easy way to save your practice time and increase patient satisfaction

Your time is valuable, but when patients are anxious they turn to you and your staff for answers. Wouldn't it benefit your practice to free up some of your time by referring them to another trusted source?

The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation has devised a program for you where your patients can speak to trained volunteers who are past patients themselves. Our volunteers are trained to be professional, offer your patients relevant information and share their experience, but will not offer medical opinions.

We know you're busy! With this in mind, we have postcards with information about the program for your patients. Simply display them in your office or clinic or include them in your patient packages. To request a supply of these Ortho Connect postcards, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Apply for an OMeGA 2014-2015 Residency/general education grant

Applications now being accepted
OMeGA Medical Grants Association invites orthopaedic residency programs in the Americas to apply for a 2014-2015 residency/general education grant through Friday, March 21, 5pm CDT. Grants up to $5,000 can be used for educational items including but not limited to:

  • Books and journals for program use (hard copy or electronic)
  • Educational courses, including online courses, self-assessment courses, and other learning aids
  • Journal club support (not to conflict with JBJS program)
  • Development of novel curricula and/or educational resources
  • Skills lab
  • Cadaver sessions

Applications with a broader benefit to the residency program are given special consideration.

Please note: OMeGA can no longer accept applications for speaker honoraria or fees due to Open Payment reporting requirements.

Don't delay
Visit www.omegamedicalgrants.org to read the help guide, a list of FAQs, and a sample grant recipient agreement.  Access the OMeGA Residency GLM (Grant Lifecycle Manager) to begin the application process.   Click here to learn more.

Thank you,
OMeGA Medical Grants Association

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 19:51
 
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