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

 

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Registration is OPEN for the 2015 COA Vancouver Annual Meeting

Register before the March 31 early bird deadline to save $$ and to get your Instructional Course Lecture and social event tickets before they sell out!

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Make regular visits to www.coaannualmeeting.ca for meeting programs, travel and hotel options, social event descriptions and much, much more!

Residents! Remember to select the CORA Annual Meeting sessions when you register for the COA meeting.

Exhibitors! Looking to exhibit at the COA Meeting in Vancouver? Click here to reserve your booth today.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 22:04
 
COA Reception in Las Vegas

All Association members are invited to attend the COA's reception during the upcoming AAOS meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The event will be held on Thursday, March 26 from 18:00-21:00. We look forward to seeing you there. Location: Skyview 2 room on the 26th floor of
Bally’s Las Vegas: 3645 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 17:10
 
Is Your Membership in Good Standing?

If you have not yet paid your 2014-2015 COA membership dues, your membership is unfortunately considered not in good standing. Your outstanding dues should be paid as soon as possible to ensure that your account and status are current with the Association. You may contact Cynthia Vezina: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to verify that your dues are paid to date.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 19:59
 
Calling on the Federal Government to Expand its Role in Health Care

The COA is one of thirty-nine health care organizations that comprise the Health Action Lobby (HEAL), a non-partisan coalition dedicated to improving the health of Canadians. On Dec. 2, 2014, HEAL issued a consensus statement, 'Accelerating Innovation and Improving Health System Performance', calling on the federal government to take a leadership role in collaboration, innovation and improved system performance along with the provinces and territories. See the full press release and statement HERE.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015 23:11
 
Quality Standards for Fracture Liaison Services in Canada

At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer a fragility fracture in their lifetime caused by osteoporosis. In Canada, 200,000 fractures occur each year, including 30,000 hip fractures. Of the Canadians who break a hip, 28% of women and 37% of men will die within the first year after their fracture. The rest will experience pain and loss of independence.

The acute hospitalization costs for fractures in Canada are $1.2 billion annually. The total costs, when considering outpatient care, prescription drugs and long term care costs for all fracture types is staggering, estimated in 2010 to be $3.9 billion per year in Canada. This does not include personal or financial loss experienced by patients or their caregivers.

It is essential that people presenting with fragility fractures of the hip, spine, wrist and shoulder receive high-quality preventive care. Currently, over 80% of Canadians who suffer a fragility fracture never receive the osteoporosis screening and/or treatment they need to prevent their next fracture.

The good news is that many of the fragility fractures can be prevented and many lives saved with Fracture Liaison Services (FLS). FLS is a model of care which has been proven in Canada and other countries to reduce the incidence of repeat fractures and the related pain and suffering while resulting in cost savings to the healthcare system. Osteoporosis Canada urges all jurisdictions to implement an effective FLS by 2015.

To support ongoing implementation of FLS, Osteoporosis Canada has developed Quality Standards for FLS in Canada. These standards provide very clear guidance to healthcare professionals and administrators on what a world-class FLS can and will deliver. To date (November 25, 2014), these Quality Standards have been endorsed by the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, the Canadian Orthopaedic Nurses Association, Bone and Joint Canada and the Canadian Rheumatology Association.

The Quality Standards for Fracture Liaison Services in Canada are available at www.osteoporosis.ca/fls/quality-standards. For more information, contact Dr. Diane Thériault at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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