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Save the date June 18 for the Montreal AGM Golf Tournament
Are you attending the COA AGM? Fly in on Tuesday night and join us on the morning of Wednesday, June 18 for a day filled with philanthropy, fun, food, and entertainment as we hit the links at the prestigious Elm Ridge Country Club. Founded in 1924, the club has evolved into one of the premier country clubs in Canada. Hosted by hockey icon Sherry Bassin and the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, this is your opportunity to play one of the best private golf clubs in Montreal — a venue renowned for featuring some of the most prestigious events in the region.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Elm Ridge Country Club
851 Cherrier, Ile Bizard (Québec)

Transportation is provided from the conference hotels to the golf course. Club rentals available.

For more information contact Lauralee at 1-800-461-3639 ext 4 or click here to register.
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Réunion annuelle de Montréal!
Assisterez-vous à la Réunion annuelle de l'ACO? Arrivez en ville la veille afin d'être des nôtres le mercredi 18 juin pour une journée marquée par la philanthropie, le plaisir, les divertissements et la bonne chère au prestigieux Club de golf Elm Ridge. Fondé en 1924, il est devenu au fil des ans l'un des clubs les plus renommés au Canada. Organisée par la légende du hockey Sherry Bassin et la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie, cette journée est l'occasion pour vous de jouer sur le parcours d'un des plus beaux clubs privés à Montréal, réputé pour tenir certaines des manifestations les plus prestigieuses de la région.

Le mercredi 18 juin 2014
Club de golf Elm Ridge
851, chemin Cherrier, Île Bizard (Québec)

Une navette est assurée entre les hôtels associés à la Réunion annuelle et le club de golf. Location de bâtons possible.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, communiquez avec Lauralee, à ou au 1-800-461-3639, poste 4. Vous pouvez aussi cliquer ici pour vous inscrire.

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Silk-based surgical implants could help heal broken bones
ANI News
Researchers have developed surgical plates and screws which may not only offer improved bone remodeling following injury, but can also be absorbed by the body over time, eliminating the need for surgical removal of the devices. Co-senior author Samuel Lin, MD, of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at BIDMC and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, said that unlike metal, the composition of silk protein may be similar to bone composition, asserting that silk materials are extremely robust.
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Report: Patients pushed out of hospital to save money
Toronto Sun
Sick, older Ontarians are suffering from health cutbacks that push them out of hospital too early and then leave them unsupported at home, says a new report by unionized hospital workers and some therapists. The paper offers a scathing view of the state of Ontario hospital and home care, citing over-crowding and underfunding as threatening the lives of discharged patients.
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Fort St. John surgeon's exit raises concerns over wait times
Times Colonist
General surgeons perform a variety of operations, including surgeries related to the stomach and ones that help treat cancer. Northern Health's vice-president of medicine Ronald Chapman, said that in his five years working for Northern Health, the number of general surgeons has been "fairly stable." Chapman said that even though the waiting list may be longer for certain procedures, Northern Health has shorter wait times than other health districts.
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Generics slow Canadian drug spending growth
CBC News
Canadians spent a record amount on prescription drugs last year, but the annual rate of spending growth has slowed due to the greater availability of less-expensive generic drugs, a new report says. People in Canada spent $29.3 billion on prescription drugs last year, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) said in a report.
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Les hôpitaux montréalais ne sont pas à l'abri d'une panne majeure
Journal Métro
L'hôpital Pierre-Le Gardeur, à Terrebonne, a été paralysé mardi en raison d'une panne de tous les services informatiques, une situation de laquelle les hôpitaux montréalais ne sont pas à l'abri. Ce serait la première fois qu'un hôpital québécois était aussi paralysé par un problème informatique, selon plusieurs spécialistes.
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Nova Scotia moves to block health-care strike with essential services law
CTV News
Nova Scotia's Liberal government is promising to bring in legislation Friday making home-care workers an essential service to swiftly end a scheduled walkout by a group of health-care workers. This is the first major dispute the government has faced since it took power last fall and its response drew criticism Thursday from unions that accused Premier Stephen McNeil of taking a heavy-handed approach to collective bargaining.

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Cambridge hospital officials focus on reducing wait times, upping efficiency
Cambridge Times
Reducing emergency wait times, improving efficiency and improving patient satisfaction are at the top of the to-do list at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. This may seem like a tall order, but hospital president and CEO Patrick Gaskin called the plan, "ambitious, but doable."

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Some patients may benefit from hip resurfacing over replacement
Washington University in St. Louis
When a person loses mobility because of arthritis, surgeons can replace the faulty hip joint with a new one. A new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that a different procedure called hip resurfacing may be a better option for some patients, particularly those who are young and active.

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