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COAGS Fall Symposium – December 1

The COA Global Surgery (COAGS) Committee hosted their annual symposium on Wednesday, December 1 at 8PM Eastern Time. This year’s symposium focused on Canadian Orthopaedic Global Surgery Efforts: Past, Present, and Future and was offered as a free Zoom webinar to all COA members. The one-hour session was moderated by COAGS Chair, Dr. Supriya Singh from London Health Sciences Centre.

Session Objectives:

  • To present the history of global surgery from a Canadian orthopaedic surgery perspective
  • To recognize the current efforts being made by Canadian orthopaedic surgeons globally
  • To offer our perspective on the future of Canadian orthopaedic surgeons volunteering abroad
  • To identify global surgery learning opportunities outside of the traditional orthopaedic training
  • To propose opportunities for global surgery involvement for COA members irrespective of time constraints and ability to travel


  1. Introduction by Supriya Singh, London Health Sciences Centre
  2. History of COAGS
    Norgrove Penny, University of British Columbia
  3. Current COAGS Efforts & COAGS Survey Results
    Jeff Potter, Vancouver General Hospital
  4. What is the Future of Global Outreach Work?
    COA President Kishore Mulpuri, University of British Columbia

Open Discussion – Q&A

Evaluation & Recording

If you attended this webinar, please take a moment to complete the evaluation form and earn 1 hour of CME credit. Your customized certificate of attendance will be ready to either print or e-mail after submitting the completed evaluation form. Login by clicking on the link below with your e-mail address and COA password (same password you used to register for the webinar). Click here to evaluate and earn CME.

Please note that the webinar recording will be available to all registrants shortly.


This event 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, for a maximum of 1 hour.

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