Anica Bitenc Travelling Fellowship
In 1982 the COA received an offer from one of our members, Dr. Igor Bitenc, to sponsor an annual travelling fellowship for a young orthopaedic surgeon from the then Yugoslavia. The first Fellow completed his Canadian itinerary in 1985. The COA now hosts one Fellow per year on a rotational basis from Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia.
This Fellowship was named in memory of Dr. Igor Bitenc’s late mother, Mrs. Anica Bitenc.