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COA AGM Golf Tournament — spaces available
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 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. Registrations qualify for a tax receipt.

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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Il reste quelques places pour le tournoi de golf de la Réunion annuelle de l'ACO
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 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. Un reçu pour fins d'impôt est émis pour les droits d'inscription.

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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Save the date! The 2015 JOINTS Canada Shoulder Course
JOINTS Canada is pleased to announce that the 2015 Shoulder Course will be held from February 5-6 in Ottawa, Ontario. Course sessions will be held at the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC).

Course Chairs, Drs. Peter Lapner (University of Ottawa) and Dominique Rouleau (Université de Montréal) invite all R4, R5 residents and upper extremity fellows to save the date for this 2-day course that will include cadaver workshops and small group teaching sessions with Canada’s leading upper extremity surgeons.

Mark your calendars and make your plans to attend this course. Course updates will be posted here. Stay tuned for more information and for a registration announcement! Questions? Contact: Jody Chaters 613-798-5555 x 12890 /

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Less invasive spine surgery for adult degenerative scoliosis has positive outcomes
Digital Journal
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) spine physician, Frank Phillips, M.D., has completed a landmark study championing the use of XLIF (Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion), a less-invasive surgical procedure for patients with adult degenerative scoliosis (curvature of the spine). The study was published in Spine journal.
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  The Zimmer® Segmental System with Trabecular Metal™

The Zimmer® Segmental System with Trabecular Metal™ Technology enables the restoration of bone & soft tissue function for patients with significant bone loss resulting from oncology, trauma, and/or the salvage of previously failed arthroplasty. Trabecular Metal Material, Zimmer's proprietary platform technology, has been utilized in more than 800,000 surgeries worldwide and has 250+ published peer-reviewed clinical papers, posters and abstracts.

Government can't break down costs of health tests, procedures
CBC News
A request by CBC News for an itemized list of what Newfoundland and Labrador spends on various procedures and tests has been turned down, with the provincial government saying it does not have such information. CBC decided to look at the largely hidden costs of medical care in the wake of this week's report about a St. John's couple who received bills of more than $7,000 following the birth of their baby boy.
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L'état des urgences s'améliore au Québec
La Presse
Le temps d'attente moyen dans les urgences du Québec a connu cette année sa plus forte baisse en neuf ans. Selon les données colligées par La Presse, les Québécois ont attendu en moyenne 16h42, une diminution de 48 minutes. Selon le président de l'Association des médecins d'urgence du Québec (AMUQ), le Dr Bernard Mathieu, la diminution du temps d'attente est en partie attribuable à la création dans certains hôpitaux d'unités d'hospitalisation brève, où l'on accueille les patients qui ont besoin de 48 à 72 heures de soins.
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La durée moyenne sur civière s'améliore d'un cran
La Revue
Le Gardeur de Terrebonne se retrouve d'année en année confrontée à une démographie en explosion, et les problèmes de débordements demeurent monnaie courante. Malgré tout, la durée moyenne de séjour sur civière s'est améliorée en 2013, passant de 27h24 en 2012-2013 à 25h30 en 2013-2014.
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Admission rates for refugee children at Sick Kids Hospital doubled after Ottawa cut its health care coverage for asylum seekers, a new study finds. Before the cuts were made, in June 2012, only 6.4 per cent of refugee patients appearing in the emergency room of the Hospital for Sick Children actually had to be admitted.
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Canadian nurses share their stories about leading change
The StarPhoenix
Nurses play a critical role in Canada's healthcare system, and as main care providers, they are often also the ones who initiate changes for improvement to patient safety and care. These initiatives may occur unbeknownst to the public and others in health care, but the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) wants to bring those stories to the forefront and shine a light on the nurses who are leading change.

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Sudbury man walking tall after leg repairment treatment
The Sudbury Star
If Jordan Morrison needed a test of his rebuilt leg, he could probably have found a gentler one than the tactical exercises he's being put through now. "We've been doing ground takedowns," the 20-year-old Naughton native said from Peterborough, where he's enrolled in a course to become a park warden. "It's self-defense and use-of-force training, so I'm getting tossed around and beat up."

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Humber River Hospital's digital revolution
Toronto Star
In appearance and proportions it resembles a major airport terminal. And that 180-metre-long entrance hall to the new Humber River Hospital — the blue behemoth of a building that's been rising north of Highway 401 at Keele St. — will function like a departures gateway as well. Patients arriving by car will drive along the fronting roadway until they come to the door they need.

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