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A growing number of Canadian orthopaedic surgeons are using their surgical, educational and research talents to help reduce the burden of musculoskeletal disease in the world, particularly in "alternative or austere" environments including Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC), disaster relief zones and in vulnerable populations with limited access to orthopaedic care, e.g. residents of northern communities, refugees to Canada, etc. The COA Global Surgery (COAGS) Committee was formed as a means of bringing Canadian orthopaedic surgeons together to share ideas and promote opportunities for providing global humanitarian care.COAGS Logo REV

There are numerous ways to get involved. If you are interested in starting a local initiative, please feel free to contact any of the committee members below. If you have a suggestion for the COA Bulletin, or if you would like the COA to highlight your upcoming global health event, please contact Trinity Wittman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Are you a resident with a global health story to share? Click here for more information about the COAGS Call for Resident Writing Competition.

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Donations to COAGS projects can be made through the COA membership dues payment system. Please note that tax receipts cannot be granted at this time.

Global Health Opportunities for Canadian Surgeons

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  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , COA Overseas member, Hawaii (formerly ON); Chair
  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , NL; Vice-chair
  • Dr. Peter O’Brien, BC; Member
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