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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 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


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


Escalating Cost and Disease Burden Drives Commitment to Bone and Joint Research, Patient Resources

New chair, new members for board of directors for Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation 

Toronto, Ontario (November 15, 2010) - Addressing the educational needs of six million Canadians with bone and joint disorders, and stemming the associated $26 billion in societal costs, are driving renewed research and patient education strategies by the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation. Along with expanding core programs, at its annual meeting the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation ratified changes to its voluntary Board of Directors, renewed its commitment to help patients become active participants in their surgical treatment and recovery, and to fund new research for tomorrow's patients. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:37
Webcast Teaser

Take a peek at some of the webcasts from the 2010 Annual Meeting by clicking on the play button in the middle of the video clips below. 

Want more?  Click on the icons on the right of the homepage to access the complete webcasts from both the 2010 Edmonton and 2009 Whistler Annual Meetings.  

Last Updated on Friday, 17 September 2010 02:24
The Orthopaedist and Blood-borne Pathogens

These documents were prepared by the COA's National Standards Committee on transmission prevention, protection and exposure to blood-borne pathogens in the orthopaedist's OR.  

Last Updated on Monday, 08 November 2010 17:01
Did You Volunteer in Haiti?

At the upcoming COA Annual Meeting in Edmonton, the Association will be recognizing its members who have volunteered their services and provided relief efforts in Haiti. 

Have you been to Haiti or are you registered with a relief agency and will soon be volunteering?  Contact the COA with your information by May 25 so we can ensure that you are recognized accordingly. 

The COA commends the following doctors for the services that they've recently provided to the victims of the Haiti earthquake.  

  • Eric R. Blackman
  • François Cabana
  • Jacques Desnoyers
  • Karl Fournier
  • Andrew Furey
  • Marie Gdalevitch
  • Guy Grimard
  • John E. Herzenberg
  • David G. Johnston
  • Tim Kostamo
  • Élisabeth Leblanc
  • Patrick J. McGrath
  • Benoit Morin
  • Norgrove Penny
  • Brad Petrisor
  • Arthur Porte
  • Louis John Saunders
  • Donna Smith
  • Gregory Soon-Shiong
  • Brad Weening
  • Neil White
  • Nikolaj Wolfson

Should you also be on this list?  Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with your name and the names of any fellow COA members who you worked with in Haiti.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 15:12
Haiti Disaster Relief

To our Association members,

In response to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti on January 12, the COA Executive Committee has authorized cash donations to the Canadian Red Cross and Médecins sans frontières.

Based on their experience during the 2004 tsunami, disaster-relief organizations are currently calling for immediate financial support to help them provide priority resources as assessed on-site. The COA sets aside funds in its budget for assistance in international medicine and has elected to contribute to relief efforts in Haiti.

If you are going to Haiti to offer your services, please contact the COA before you depart.  We'd like to keep our membership and the community informed about the orthopaedic efforts that are being carried out by our members.  Contact Cynthia Vezina at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 514 874-9003 x 3 with your information.

For any members seeking more information, the COA has created a list of links to a number of disaster-relief and volunteer-medical groups.

Dr. Cy Frank

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 16:06
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