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Position Statement on Access to Orthopaedic Care in Canada – 2016

The Position Statement on Access to Orthopaedic Care in Canada states that Canadians should have timely access to orthopaedic care, and that adaptation to demographic change is needed, including human resource planning. The COA supports evidence-based practice, responsible use of resources and innovative models of care that will improve access to care. Read the full […]

COA Position Statement on Orthopaedic Graduate Unemployment – 2016

The Position Statement on Orthopaedic Graduate Unemployment has been updated in 2016 from a previous version, recognizing that the current level of unemployment among graduates poses a threat to the ability of COA members to adequately serve society and offer appropriate access to orthopaedic care. The statement calls for more effective allocation of government resources, […]

Guidelines for Late Career Transition – 2016

The Guidelines for Late Career Transition encourage Canadian hospitals to work with orthopaedic surgeons to develop individual plans for transitioning systematically towards retirement in late career. Recommendations include gradual decrease in surgical activities while participating meaningfully in other aspects of practice, with optimal patient care of paramount importance. Read the complete guidelines here.

Position Statement on Global Travel Restrictions – 2017

The Canadian Orthopaedic Association is unequivocally opposed to discrimination in any form. Individuals from all races, ethnicity and other backgrounds and cultures have made valuable contributions to the art and science of orthopaedic surgery over many years. The science that our profession is firmly based on is not a political construct or belief system. Continued […]

Intimate Partner Violence Position Statement and Best Practice Recommendations (and IPV Resources) – 2020

The Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) recognizes that intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant social determinant of morbidity and mortality, and that orthopaedic surgeons are well positioned to identify patients living with IPV and provide assistance. Therefore, the COA encourages its members to educate themselves further about IPV and considers it good medical practice to […]