Throughout Canada, responsible orthopaedic surgeons are exclusively treating urgent cases and adopting strict safety protocols to avoid further spread of COVID-19 while delivering emergency care. The COA highly recommends that all orthopaedic professionals continue to follow the protocol, advisories, and recommendations issued by provincial and federal health authorities to avoid unnecessary risk and do their part to help flatten the curve.
Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the COA leadership made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 COA, CORS and CORA Annual Meeting, scheduled for June 3-6, 2020 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Annual Meeting has always and continues to be a vital educational and networking opportunity. The COA, CORS, and CORA leadership are actively considering options to offer content from the 2020 program virtually and through other communication platforms. If you had abstracts accepted or were participating as a speaker, moderator or faculty in the program, we will contact you directly with more information once we further pursue alternative opportunities.
Participate in virtual learning with the COA and OE!
The COA is extending access to our 2019 webinar series until May 1, 2020. Listen, learn and earn CME credits virtually. The webinar series included:
Cannabis and Orthopaedics: Finding the Evidence in the Weeds, led by Dr. Herman Johal (October 8)
Evidence, Research, Results: A Paediatric Update, led by Dr. Sukhdeep Dulai (November 21)
The Pearls & Pitfalls of Treating Trauma, led by Dr. Brad Petrisor (December 16)
Participate and gain CME credits! Interested in any or all of the webinar recordings above? Follow these simple steps to get access:
Email Lexie Bilhete (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the name of the webinar(s) you would like to access.
You will be emailed a link to the recording(s). Each link is unique.
To obtain credits, log into your COA member account after you view the recording to complete the evaluation form.
Email Lexie if you forgot your login credentials or need your password reset.
*Each free, one-hour course is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by The Canadian Orthopaedic Association. Participants can claim 1 Section 1 credit per course attendance for the entire one-hour session.
Thank you to all our members for your continued support!