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

 

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 .

 
2015 Call for Abstracts is Closed

The call for abstracts is now closed for the 2015 Vancouver Annual Meeting. Submitting authors will receive an email notification of acceptance status in January with further details.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver for an outstanding program. COA2015 logo

For a reminder of the Rules and Regulations, click HERE.

www.coaannualmeeting.ca

Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014 15:22
 
CAS 2014 Annual Meeting – November 27-28

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Arthroplasty Society (CAS) will be held from November 27-28, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. Click here to learn more about this exciting event .

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 November 2014 19:54
 
NATF Fellowship Application Deadline = December 30

Applications for the North American Travelling Fellowship (NATF) are being accepted until December 30, 2014. This dynamic fellowship is open to surgeons who have completed their residency training in Canada up to three years ago. The tour of Canadian and American centres will begin in the Fall of 2015. We encourage all eligible members to apply. Complete criteria and a downloadable application form can be found here.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 15:28
 
Resident Scholarship Opportunity – Call for Applications

Do you work with Residents who are demonstrated humanitarians and making a real difference in the lives of others? If so, encourage them to submit an application for the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation's Bones and Phones Legacy Scholarship. Founded by Dr. Veronica Wadey and Mr. Henry Chow, the deadline to receive applications is March 31, 2015.

  • Ensure orthopaedic residents at your institution are made aware of this funding opportunity
  • Consider nominating any orthopaedic residents at your institution you feel would be suitable applicants for the scholarship award. (Send their name and contact information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

More information, including eligibility criteria, application forms and guidelines, is available at www.canorth.org: click on About Us, then Bones and Phones Scholarship.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 18:30
 
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