Calendar of important orthopaedic events and courses.

To have your event listed in our online calendar, please contact or 514-874-9003 ext.1.

For questions regarding educational offerings, please contact or 514-874-9003 ext 2.


COA Events

NEW! Webinar: What to Know Before You Go – 2024 COA/CORS/CORA Annual Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2024
8:00 – 9:00 pm ET

Enhance your participation in the 2024 COA/CORS/CORA Annual Meeting taking place from June 12-15 in Halifax, NS, with our webinar, “What to Know Before You Go,” scheduled for Monday, June 3, at 8 pm ET on Zoom. This interactive session is designed to provide attendees with insights and tips to maximize their conference experience. You will receive detailed guidance on navigating the event, an overview of the program, how to obtain CME credits, networking opportunities, recommendations on what to pack, and other valuable information to ensure you make the most of every moment.

Should you be unable to join us live, don’t worry! The webinar will be recorded and available on the COA’s YouTube channel, allowing you to catch up at your convenience. We’re committed to preparing you for a productive and enjoyable meeting. We eagerly anticipate your participation!

Click here to register 

2024 Early Exposure to the Cutting Edge: Orthopaedic Surgery Session for Students (at the 2024 COA/CORS/CORA Annual Meeting in Halifax)

Medical Students! Are you interested in a career that makes a difference in people’s lives? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a surgeon? Do you want to learn more about a surgeon’s career path? Participate in hands-on activities and win prizes.

You’re invited to participate in this free event hosted by the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) and the Canadian Orthopaedic Surgery Student Network (COSSNET).

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024
Time: 3:00-5:00PM AT
Location: Halifax Convention Centre (Room 603/604)
Registration deadline: June 10, 2024

For more information: View Flyer

Register Now: Registration Link

CORA Presents: Securing Employment Post-Residency – A Fireside Chat with COA Presidential Line

Co-hosted by CORA co-chairs Drs. Allison Loewen and Malik Ali from Dalhousie University, this free virtual session offered residents across Canada a unique opportunity to gain invaluable insights from members of the COA Presidential line (Drs. Femi Ayeni, Sukhdeep Dulai, and Laurie Hiemstra), about the transition from residency to professional practice.

Link to Recording

Webinar on Sustainability and Planetary Health / Webinaire sur la Durabilité et la santé planétaire (Accredited French Webinar)

In partnership with Choosing Wisely Canada (, the COA  is pleased to offer a French-language webinar titled “Sustainability and Planetary Health”.

Link to Recording

The Canadian Orthopaedic Association Basic Science Course 

Module 2 (Non-Neoplastic Conditions) – Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 11:00 AM ET 
Module 3 (Orthopaedic Biomechanics) – Thursday, October 10, 2024 – Registration will open in Summer 2024.
Module 4 (Neoplasia/Tumour) – Thursday, April 10, 2025 – Registration will open in Summer 2024.

The COA & Choosing Wisely Canada Present: Environmental Stewardship in the Orthopaedic Operating Room (Accredited Webinar)

In partnership with Choosing Wisely Canada (, the COA proudly presented an accredited virtual learning opportunity for its members entitled “Environmental Stewardship in the Orthopaedic Operating Room” on February 8, 2024. This 90-minute interactive webinar, replete with activities and discussion, was hosted by Dr. Tara Klassen.

Link to Recording

COAGS: Orthopaedics in Difficult Times (Accredited Webinar)

November 27, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
A special COAGS webinar to discuss Orthopaedic Surgery in Difficult Times with special guests Drs. Oleksander Rikhter, Mark Pahuta, Art Rideout, Brad Petrisor, Brian Madison, and Supriya Singh.

Recording to be shared shortly. 

COA & Healthcare Excellence Canada Present: Same-Day Surgery Implementation
and Outcomes (Accredited Webinar)

Link to Recording


Affiliate Organization Events

The Online Opioid Self-Assessment Program (SAP)

This self-assessment module, accredited by both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada, enables participants to improve their opioid prescribing practices by engaging with the most current and updated 2017 Canadian Opioid Guideline and literature.

FREE for learners, $25 for prescribers

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Canadian Society of Orthopaedic Technologists (CSOT) – Annual Symposium

May 3-5, 2024
Jordan, Ontario

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28th Annual Canadian Connective Tissue Conference

May 13-15, 2024
London, Ontario
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Highlights include: EDI-D in Science Workshop, Trainee Session Chair Opportunities, Trainee Oral Presentations, Gala Dinner, and Travel Awards

Current Trends in Orthopaedics

Presented by the The University of Ottawa Division of Orthopaedics
May 22-28, 2024
Seville pre-trip: May 19-22
Andalucia, Spain

After the incredible success of our past meetings in the Loire Valley, France, and Sicily, Italy, we are now heading to one of the most beautiful cities in Spain – Ronda, Andalucía. With a history dating from the 6th Century BC, this beautiful Spanish town boasts a unique mix of natural beauty and preserved history. Tapas, fresh seafood, and delectable wines, never mind the great biking and hiking.

You won’t want to miss this extraordinary CME! As in past conferences, there will be an in-depth educational program concentrating on current trends in orthopaedics designed specifically for orthopaedic professionals. First-class speakers, interactive sessions, and case reviews are all accompanied with ample time for discussion.  The academic portion of the meeting is complemented by daily guided cycling and hiking options allowing you to explore the stunning Spanish countryside. Space is limited! The program is 70% sold out.
Click here for more information and to register

2nd International Mediterranean Symposium

May 23-24, 2024
Marseille, France

The Elbow Instability symposium is a unique amalgamation of pathogenesis and management, encompassing clinical examination, testing and imagery, elbow dislocation and post-traumatic instability, instability in sports practice, overuse and minor instability, prosthetic instability, and instability in children.

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Hip Conditions and Strategies in Preservation: A Practical Course

May 25, 2024
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Join Dr. Olufemi Ayeni (McMaster University, Canada), invited keynote speaker Dr. Oliver Marin-Peña (University Hospital Infanta Leonor, Spain), and 12 distinguished faculty on May 25, 2024 at the White Oaks Conference Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario for this exciting Hip Course.

Learning objectives include gaining a comprehensive understanding of hip imaging and diagnostic techniques, the appropriate use of non-operative interventions and strategies, how to formulate a management plan for hip disorders, further knowledge in hip arthroscopy, and more. CME credits available.

More information about the course and registration can be found here:

ISFR 18th Biennial Meeting – Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)

October 22-23, 2024
Montreal, Quebec

The ORS-ISFR 18th Biennial Meeting is intended to foster growth and innovation in the field of fracture repair, bone regeneration and orthopaedic trauma. This cross-disciplinary meeting aims to bring together scientists, clinicians, engineers, and trainees with the goal of presenting pre-publication work and exchanging ideas that will drive advancement in the field.

For more information: ISFR 18th Biennial Meeting – ORS

Contact Us – Event Listings

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