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The Job Board is now on the COA Web Site! Log in to view career opportunities or to post a position to the job board. Select 'Job Board Notifications' in your COA Profile to be notified when a new job is listed.

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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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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 Now Open for 2017 Annual Meeting

COA2017logo-01Registration is now open for the COA, CORS and CORA 2017 Annual Meeting being held in Ottawa from June 15-18. Take advantage of the pre-registration benefit and early bird rates and register before April 28.

Click here to register now!


www.coaannualmeeting.ca

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 16:01
 
Active Members - How to Register for the 2017 Annual Meeting at No Charge

Learn how to take advantage of this membership benefit, offered to Active COA members practicing in Canada, by reviewing the steps outlined in the flow chart or by reviewing the FAQ.

What you need to know:

  • 2017 dues invoices were issued in early February to Active members.
  • Once you pay your membership dues, register for the meeting before April 28 and your pre-registration fees will be waived. Registrations received after April 28 are subject to fees for all membership categories.

If you still have any questions about your COA membership benefits, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 514 874-9003 x6.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 16:04
 
COA Reception at AAOS Meeting

All Association members are invited to attend the COA's reception during the upcoming AAOS meeting in San Diego, California. The event will be held on Thursday, March 16 from 18:00-21:00. We look forward to seeing you there. Location: Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire CD room 1 Park Boulevard 92101. (This event is for COA members and their guest only)

Last Updated on Monday, 06 February 2017 17:20
 
Consensus Statement - Patients with Total Joint Replacement having Dental Procedures:

The origin of prosthetic joint infections has been a controversial topic for dentists, physicians and patients. Confusion surrounds the risk of dental procedure-related bacteremia and the subsequent risk of patients with orthopaedic devices developing prosthetic joint infection following such bacteremia.

The Canadian Orthopedic Association (COA), the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) and the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada have reviewed the current best available evidence on the effectiveness of dental antibiotic prophylaxis in the reduction of orthopaedic prosthetic joint infections, in the context of the issue of emerging antimicrobial resistance and the critical role of all health care providers to steward appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs.

The Statement can be viewed here. Special thanks to Drs. Tracy Wilson and Jeff Gollish along with the members of the COA National Standards Committee for their excellent work on this important document. The COA Board of Directors approved this Statement at the June 2016 Board meeting.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 October 2016 16:50
 
COA Response to the Constitutional Challenge to B.C.'s Ban on Private Health Insurance led by the Cambie Surgery Centre

September 16, 2016

The publicly-funded Canadian health-care system has historically offered reasonable solutions to patients, but the COA is concerned that the current model is not effectively meeting certain benchmarks for musculoskeletal care in this country, including long wait times for orthopaedic consultation and surgery.

The COA Position Statement on Access to Orthopaedic Care in Canada states that all Canadians should have timely access to orthopaedic care. The COA supports evidence-based practice, responsible use of resources, and a serious and open dialogue about health-care delivery in this country, specifically adopting innovative models of care that will make significant improvements to patients' access to health services.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 September 2016 19:27
 
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