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Early bird Annual Meeting registration ends Mar. 30
Have you registered for the COA Annual Meeting yet? Early bird rates expire at the end of this month. Save $ and register today!

L'inscription hâtive à la Réunion annuelle se termine le 30 mars
Êtes-vous inscrit à la Réunion annuelle de l'ACO? Le rabais pour l'inscription hâtive se termine à la fin du mois. Économisez en vous inscrivant dès aujourd'hui!

Reminder: COA Reception at the AAOS on Friday
A reminder that the COA will be holding a reception for our members on Friday, Mar. 22, during the AAOS meeting in Chicago. The reception will be held at the Alder Planetarium from 18:30-20:30. Complete information can be found here.
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Rappel: Réception de l'ACO le vendredi au congrès de l'AAOS
Nous souhaitons vous rappeler que l'ACO tiendra une réception à l'intention de ses membres le vendredi 22 mars, à Chicago, dans le cadre du congrès de l'American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). C'est donc un rendez-vous, de 18 h 30 à 20 h 30, à l'Alder Planetarium. Pour tous les détails, cliquez ici.
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HVO launches orthpaedics program in Yangon, Myanmar
Health Volunteers Overseas is delighted to announce the launch of an orthopaedics program in Myanmar. Partnering with the Yangon General Hospital and Yangon Orthopaedic Hospital, HVO will recruit general orthopaedic surgeons and sub-specialists to work with physicians and residents at both hospitals in Myanmar's capital city, Yangon. HVO volunteers will review, revise, and continue the orthopaedic residency curriculum, provide sub-specialty training to the general orthopaedic surgeons, and initiate research training involving fracture healing, biomechanics of implants and orthopaedic oncology. The length of volunteer assignments is two to four weeks. Visit for more information.
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Lois Hole Hospital fundraising for robotic surgeon
CBC News
The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation is trying to raise $3 million to buy a state-of-the-art surgical robot to assist doctors at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. The robot, nicknamed da Vinci, is capable of performing major surgeries less invasively compared to traditional methods.
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11 pour cent des prescriptions de médicaments pour des usages non approuvés: Un système de surveillance demandé
La prescription de médicaments pour le traitement d'autres affections que celles pour lesquelles ils ont été approuvés par Santé Canada est de plus en plus répandue au Canada et devrait faire l'objet d'une surveillance, estiment des experts.
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    The public cost of health-care waiting lists (The Globe and Mail)
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3rd Canadian Obesity Summit — The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, B.C.: Wednesday, May 1 - Saturday, May 4, 2013 (Canadian Obesity Network)

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The public cost of health-care waiting lists
The Globe and Mail
This story will sound all too familiar to the many Canadians suffering from what our health care system labels "non-urgent" maladies. Last year, a family member was diagnosed with spinal ailments that have worsened to the point where his mobility is severely impaired and he is in constant pain. After nine frustrating months trying to get an appointment, a spinal neurologist recently confirmed the need for surgery and my relative was placed on a waiting list.

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The 2nd Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) Global Congress 2013
Fragility Fracture Network
The 2nd Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) Global Congress 2013 will held from August 29-31 in Berlin, Germany. Abstracts submissions for poster & podium presentations as well as workshop proposals are being accepted until May 31. For complete information about this event, visit:

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Boomers duty-bound to reduce health-care footprint
London Free Press
During a routine physical in my family doctor's office a few years ago, he and I got to chatting about various men's health issues. We talked about the importance of more frequent physical exams as we age, common maladies such as high blood pressure and enlarged prostate glands, and the importance of regular exercise. And at that point, he made a comment that seemed startling but, upon reflection, intuitively sensible. Most men, he said, incur 90 per cent of all the health-care expenses they'll incur in their lives within their last year or so.

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Canada health centre enhance e-record with online service
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Canada, has recently deployed new software for online appointment scheduling and online consultation assessment questionnaires, adding up to MyChart—its personal health record. "The benefits go beyond providing a complete patient profile through a single platform," said Sarina Cheng, Director, Information and Telecommunication Services & eHealth Strategies at Sunnybrook.
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