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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
Clarifying CMPA Assistance When Treating Non-resident Patients in Canada

CMPA members who treat non-residents should understand their eligibility for CMPA assistance. Find out about availability of medico-legal assistance, patient care considerations for non-resident patients in Canada, and clarifications on the matter. Read more by clicking here.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2009 21:02
Intimate Partner Violence

Position Statement
The Canadian Orthopaedic Association recognizes that intimate partner violence is a significant social determinant of morbidity and mortality, and that orthopaedic surgeons are well positioned to identify patients living with IPV and initiate an intervention. Therefore, the COA encourages its members to educate themselves further about intimate partner violence and considers it good medical practice to take steps to identify and offer assistance to its victims.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2016 15:22
In this Issue of the COA Bulletin

Take a look through the last COA Bulletin of 2008. The Winter #83 edition includes a debate on the use of antibiotic cement, a feature on venous thromboebolism, along with articles on investment options, the federal election, and an update from our President. Check these articles out and many more right here.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2009 17:51
Clarification About the Benefits of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

An article appearing in the September 11 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine is making headlines with its findings that arthroscopic lavage and debridement of osteoarthritic knee cartilage may have no significant benefit for the patient. While the new data may cause orthopaedic surgeons to reassess these particular procedures, some headlines and reporting have also seemed to imply that all arthroscopic knee procedures are ineffective. This is mistaken, and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association would like to correct this misperception.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 13:12
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