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Early bird annual meeting registration ends this week!
Discounted registration rates end on March 30 for the upcoming COA/CORS Annual Meeting. Have you completed your registration yet? Register today!

L'inscription hâtive à la Réunion annuelle se termine cette semaine!
Les droits d'inscription réduits à la Réunion annuelle de l'ACO et de la SROC sont en vigueur jusqu'au 30 mars. Êtes-vous inscrit? Faites-le dès aujourd'hui

COA's Night at the Museum — Buy your tickets when you register online!
The COA will be hosting a Night at the Museum on Friday, June 21 at the beautiful Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg. While enjoying dinner, visit the museum's galleries and exhibits including one of their latest additions, the "Ancient Seas Gallery" — a completely animated underwater environment that takes you back 450 million years ago to a tropical sea that once existed where Churchill, MB is today. Tickets must be purchased in advance when you register online for the Annual Meeting.
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La soirée au musée de l'ACO — Achetez vos billets au moment de vous inscrire en ligne
L'ACO tiendra sa soirée au musée le vendredi 21 juin, au magnifique Musée du Manitoba de Winnipeg. Durant le souper, vous pourrez visiter les galeries et expositions du Musée, dont l'une de ses nouveautés, l'Ancient Seas Gallery (galerie des mers anciennes): un voyage animé sous les mers, qui raconte l'histoire d'une mer tropicale il y a 450 millions d'années, où se trouve aujourd'hui Churchill. Vous devez acheter vos billets à l'avance, soit au moment de vous inscrire en ligne à la Réunion annuelle.
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'Bad to the Bone' Golf Tournament — Golf with hockey legends!
Golf with hockey legends! On June 10, 2013, support the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation by participating in the Annual Sherry Bassin "Bad to the Bone" Golf Tournament taking place in Toronto. This is an event where every participant golfs with an NHL or VIP Guest. Prior to tee off, perfect your swing with tips and instruction from CPGA Teaching Professionals.

The game begins with a shotgun start at 11:30 am, followed by an on-course lunch and on-course contests. Afterward, you can relax with a cocktail, check out items up for bid in the silent auction, and enjoy stories of Canadian hockey with emcee Sherry Bassin and other hockey legends over dinner. For more information, please visit our web site at or contact Brenda at

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Hospitals struggling to keep up with need for hip and knee replacement surgeries
Toronto Star
Hip and knee replacements in Canada are rising at a rate that is outpacing the ability of hospitals to keep up with demand, according to a report released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. An aging population, rising rates of obesity and osteoarthritis, and improvements in surgical practice and technology that make more people candidates for the procedure are all contributing to the rising need for joint replacement surgeries.
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    Lois Hole Hospital fundraising for robotic surgeon (CBC News)
11 pour cent des prescriptions de médicaments pour des usages non approuvés: Un système de surveillance demandé (Psychomédia)

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Plus d'opérations, mais les temps d'attente ne baissent pas
Journal de Montréal
Le nombre de Canadiens ayant subi une intervention chirurgicale prioritaire ou un traitement spécialisé a été en forte hausse en 2012 par rapport à 2011, mais cela n'a pas permis de réduire les temps d'attente, a constaté l'Institut canadien d'information sur la santé (ICIS) dans un rapport publié.
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Technology transforms the future of health care, redefines the workplace
The Vancouver Sun
Universal health care is fundamental to Canadian culture, so biotechnological innovation is destined to remain a prominent public focus here, Tim Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta, said. "It's a fascinating time," Caulfield said in an interview. "We're pushing toward a time in the very near future where we are going to be able to get whole genome sequences — sequencing an individual's entire genome — for under a thousand bucks."
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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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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.

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