1) 2008 Call for Abstracts - New Submission Deadline
2) The COA Wants You to See the World
3) COA Member is Appointed Director of Bone and Joint Health Institute
4) Get Your Name on the Wall of Fame
1) 2008 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE
The deadline for abstract submissions to the COA and CORS 2008 Annual Meeting has been changed to September18. Abstractsmay be submitted by visiting the COA web site: http://www.coa-aco.org/ and clicking on the link that appears on the home page. Don't miss the chance to present your research at the biggest orthopaedic meeting in Canada. The Annual Meeting will take place in Quebec City from June 4-7 and is a combined effort with the American Orthopaedic Association. Visit the COA web site to submit your papers before September 18!
2) THE COA WANTS YOU TO SEE THE WORLD
Applications for the Austrian Swiss Germany (ASG) Travelling Fellowship are being accepted until September 8, 2007. If you are an orthopaedic surgeon under the age of 49, this experience would be perfect for YOU! Applications can be downloaded from the COA web site: http://www.coa-aco.org/, click on Medical Education in the top line green menu, then select Travelling Fellowships. You may also contact Trinity Wittman:
/ 514 874-9003 x 4 for details.
3) COA MEMBER IS APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF BONE AND JOINT HEALTH INSTITUTE
The Board of Directors of the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cy Frank as Executive Director, effective Aug. 10. In his new role, Dr. Frank is responsible for leading the ABJHI team in developing strategic initiatives in bone and joint health care service delivery, research and education.
"Cy brings to ABJHI more than three decades of experience and knowledge in the medical practice, research and academic environments," Ian Robinson, Board Chair, said. "His skills in these areas will serve as an invaluable asset to ABJHI as it continues to expand its role in developing innovative approaches to bone and joint health care services."
Dr. Frank was instrumental in ABJHI's founding in 2004 as the leading agent for continuous improvement in bone and joint health and health care for Albertans. He is a founding member of ABJHI's Board of Directors and is currently the Board's Co-Vice Chair. In addition to his Board activities, Dr. Frank has been engaged in the day-to-day activities of ABJHI through his position as Director of the Bone and Joint Institute for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary.
The need for improved bone and joint health care is growing rapidly in Alberta as the population ages and expands and as rates of obesity in the population escalate. Seven in 10 Albertans develop osteoarthritis by age 70, a chronic painful joint disease, and one in four women age 50 and older has osteoporosis, which increases bone fragility. One-quarter of Albertans are obese or overweight, increasing their risk of osteoarthritis nine-fold.
4) GET YOUR NAME ON THE WALL OF FAME
The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation will be publishing its famous CORL Wall of Fame in the winter issue of the Bulletin. It's not too late to make your three or five year commitment to the CORL research legacy programme and get your name on the Wall of Fame. Just one hour of operating room time, or $300, is all it takes to ensure funding for orthopaedic research. For more information or to make an on-line donation, visit the Foundation's web site at http://www.canorth.org/, click on For Professionals, then Research Legacy. To make a donation by phone contact Diane Butcher at 1-800-461-3639 x 4 and have your credit card handy.