Research (CORS)

The 2018 CORS Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 21 in conjunction with the COA Annual Meeting.

*All times are tentative, please check back often for updates

Venue: Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 3M7

Thursday, June 21
CORS Paper Session: Bone, Ligament & Tendon / Joints & Arthritis
Moderators: Simon Kelley, ON; David Wilson, BC

CORS/COA Paper Session: Spine
Moderators: Fackson Mwale, QC; Stefan Parent, QC

CORS Symposium and Ian Macnab Lecture
Biomarkers in Orthopaedics: The Next Revolution Moderator: Paul E,Beaulé, ON


  1. Provide an understanding on the development and validation of a biomarker.
  2. Review current application of biomarkers in arthritis, joint replacement, spine and oncology.
  3. Defining how to best integrate biomarkers into clinical practice.


  • Ian Macnab Lecture: Principles and Development of Biomarkers for the Musculoskeletal System – David Hunter, Australia
  • Total Joint Arthroplasty: Osteolysis/Infection – Alberto Carli, ON
  • Advanced Cartilage Imaging for Osteoarthritis – David wilson, BC
  • Degenerative Disc Disease – Fackson Mwale, QC

CORS Business Meeting: SWOT Analysis and Discussion, Executive Member Election

CORS Paper Session: Arthroplasty
Moderators: Donald Garbuz, BC; Rajiv Gandhi, ON

15:30-16:20 COA/CORS Keynote Speakers

  • RI Harris Lecture: Healthcare Reform USA; The Promise and the Reality – Stuart Weinstein, US
  • Founders’ Research Update: A Simplified Clinical Prediction Rule for Prognosticating Independent Walking after Spinal Cord Injury: A Prospective Study from a Canadian Multicentre Spinal Cord Injury Registry – Philippe Phan, ON
  • Samson Award Winner: TBA
  • COAGS Norman Bethune Orthopaedic Travel Scholarship Update: C. Vaughan Bowen, AB

COA Business Meeting

17:30-19:00 Poster Pub
Showcase Theatre Poster Tours: Spine and Trauma

18:00-22:00 Past Presidents’ Dinner (by invitation)

Friday, June 22

CORS Executive Meeting