COA Global Surgery (COAGS)

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.