CFBS Travelling Fellowship


Originally known as the “French Fellowship”, the CFBS Fellowship was inaugurated in 1972 by Drs. J.P. Moreau and Tony Trias. The original intent of this Fellowship was to generate interest in the orthopaedic specialty among the younger French speaking orthopaedic surgeons.

General Information

The tour occurs in the early Fall. During the odd-numbered years (i.e. 2019, 2021, 2023 etc.), European Fellows visit Canada, while Canadian Fellows tour Europe during the even-numbered years (i.e 2020, 2022, 2024).

Canadian candidates are selected by the COA’s Exchange Fellowships Committee for the tour.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for applications from Canadian candidates is NOVEMBER 1 of every ODD year (i.e. 2019, 2021, 2023 etc.).

2019- 2020 CFBS Tour Update

 As a part of the Association’s current strategic review, the COA is assessing its programs and projects to ensure the maintenance of their value and relevance to our membership. In this current period, certain COA programs will not be offered, in order to allow for thorough assessment and any required refinement or adjustment.   The CFBS fellowship is in a period of hiatus and will be not be accepting applications for the 2019-2020 iteration. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions please contact Lexie Bilhete at

Travel Diary


Travelling Fellowships