Canadian Paediatric Orthopaedic Group (CPOG)

COA 2022 Annual Meeting

The COA Annual Meeting is the Association’s premiere event offering educational and networking opportunities in one of Canada’s finest cities. Mark your calendars for the upcoming in-person 2022 COA, CORS, and CORA Annual Meeting. This year’s event will be held in Québec city at the Convention Center from June 8-11th. The preliminary program can be found on the COA Annual Meeting website. Registration opens soon!

Preliminary Paediatric Program

Subspecialty Day – Saturday, June 11

  • 08:00-09:30 Instructional Course Lecture – Stay tuned for updates on this exciting session!
  • 09:45-11:15 Paper Session: Paediatric Spine and Lower Limb
  • 11:30-12:30 Surgical Tips and Tricks Workshop
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00 CPOG / COAGS Global Health Symposium: Assessing Needs and Providing Live Virtual
  • 15:15-16:45 CPOG Business Meeting / Research Forum / Award Presentations

Past Events

The 2021 COA Annual Meeting was held virtually from June 15-19, 2021. The conference was delivered over 4 evenings and 1 day of online education, including subspecialty programming, CORA and CORS sessions, presentation and networking opportunities. The paediatric programming included 3 paper sessions and 1 symposium. The most popular session was the COA Paper Session: Paediatrics – CP and DDH. You can consult their complete program below:

Thursday, June 17 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
COA Symposium: Paediatric MSK Oncology – Updates on Diagnosis, Work-up, and Treatment

Session Objectives:

  1. Review the best and evolving evidence regarding Paediatric MSK Oncology
  2. Present and discuss current practices and updates in the diagnosis, workup, and treatment of: Benign Lesions (including Osteoid Osteoma, Unicameral Bone Cysts, and Aneurysmal Bone Cysts)
  3. Present and discuss current practices and updates in the diagnosis and workup of: Malignant Lesions including Osteosarcoma and Ewing’s Sarcoma

Session Chairs:
Caroline Forsythe and Kristi Wood


  1. Work-up and Management of Benign Active Lesions – Katie Rooks
  2. Work-up and Management of Benign Aggressive Lesion – Karl Logan
  3. Work-up and Management of Malignant Lesions Including Osteosarcoma and Ewing’s Sarcoma – Sevan Hopyan


Thursday, June 17 | 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM ET
COA Paper Session: Paediatrics – CP and DDH

Session Chairs:
Megan Cashin and Waleed Kishta


Thursday, June 17 | 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM ET
COA Paper Session: Paediatrics – Spine and Limb Deformity

Session Chairs:
Sukhdeep Dulai and Neil Saran


Friday, June 18 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
COA Paper Session: Paediatrics – Trauma and Infection

Session Chairs:
Lori Anne Archer and David R. Nelson

We hope you were able to participate in the virtual COA 2020. The COA, CORS, and CORA leadership delivered part of the 2020 Halifax program virtually the weekend of June 19-20. The Meeting took place over two days with COA programming on Day 1 and Subspecialty Day on Day 2. Ahead of the virtual meeting, on Thursday, June 18, CPOG hosted a Fireside Chat  via zoom. If you missed the Paediatric sessions on Subspecialty Day, you can view the program below:
9:45am EDT
COA Paper Session: Paediatrics

11:00am EDT
Paediatric/Trauma ICL: Adolescent Trauma: Differing Perspectives from the Adult and Paediatric Surgeon
  • Debate #1: Adolescent Clavicle Fracture Treatment
  • Debate #2: Adolescent Forearm Fracture Treatment
Session Objectives:
Present and discuss best evidence, current practices, surgical techniques and controversies in the management of: adolescent clavicle fractures, adolescent radius and ulna shaft fractures, and adolescent tibial shaft fractures.

12:30pm EDT
CPOG Business Meeting for ALL CPOG Members
This meeting included an update all CPOG committees and members voted on the new CPOG Bylaws that you can review here.

CPOG had another strong program at the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting In Montreal this past June, where the new executive committee was announced.

At the 2019 CPOG Annual General Meeting it was decided that membership dues will be implemented at $100 per year per member. Fees will be waived for trainee members and new members who are in their first two years of practice. Membership fees allow numerous group and individual benefits, including improved communications, and subsidization of visiting speakers and educational opportunities.