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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
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 and Best Practice Recommendations

Position Statement & Best Practice Recommendations

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017 19:14
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
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