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Certificat de présence à Vancouver

Pour obtenir votre certificat de présence à la Réunion annuelle 2015 de l'ACO et de la Société de recherche orthopédique du Canada (SROC), veuillez répondre au court sondage d'évaluation de la Réunion annuelle, accessible à
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Save the Date! The 2016 COA Annual Meeting Heads to Québec City

Next year's COA & CORS Annual Meeting will be held in beautiful Québec City from June 16-19. The meeting will take place at the Québec City Convention Centre and guest room blocks will be secured at the attached Hilton & Delta Hotel properties. COA Committee meetings as well as the CORA (residents') Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 16 with COA and CORS scientific sessions beginning on Friday, June 17 through to midday on Sunday, June 19. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information!
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Faites une croix à votre calendrier! Direction Québec pour la Réunion annuelle 2016 de l'ACO

La Réunion annuelle 2016 de l'ACO et de la SROC aura lieu dans le cadre enchanteur de Québec, du 16 au 19 juin. Nous vous accueillerons donc au Centre des congrès de Québec, et des blocs de chambres seront réservés dans les hôtels adjacents, soit le Hilton et le Delta. Les réunions des comités de l'ACO de même que la Réunion annuelle de l'Association canadienne des résidents en orthopédie (ACRO) auront lieu le jeudi 16 juin, et les séances scientifiques de l'ACO et de la SROC, du vendredi 17 juin au dimanche 19 juin, vers l'heure du dîner. Faites une croix à votre calendrier et restez à l'affût pour plus de détails!
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 Membership Corner / Le coin des membres

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Please join us in welcoming new COA Active members: Drs. Jas Chahal (Toronto), Anthony Cooper (Vancouver) and Khalil Ahmad (Corner Brook) to the Association.

Veuillez vous joindre à nous pour accueillir ces nouveaux membres actifs au sein de l'ACO : Drs Jas Chahal (Toronto), Anthony Cooper (Vancouver) et Khalil Ahmad (Corner Brook).


 In the News / Dans les nouvelles

e-Notification system smooths transitions between home and hospital
CBC News
A new electronic notification system for people who are admitted, cared for or discharged from the hospital is being recognized. The North East Community Care Access Centre's e-Notification information sharing project recently won the System Partnership Award at the Ontario Association of CCAC's Awards for Excellence Banquet. The chair of the e-Notification Steering Committee said the process starts by a notification being sent when a CCAC patient goes to the hospital.
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Health care association: Canada needs to invest in new hospitals
The Globe and Mail
Dr. Richard Johnston knew the health care system was in trouble when he walked down a hallway at University of Alberta Hospital and saw an older woman housed in a linen closet instead of a proper room. At nearby Royal Alexandra Hospital, where he also worked as an intensive care specialist, elevators were out of service for months and a patient had to have his urgent surgery rescheduled because of the lack of recovery rooms.
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Health professionals across Canada protest healthcare cuts for refugee claimants
Toronto Star
Healthcare professionals protested in 20 cities across Canada at the Conservative government's decision to appeal a Federal Court of Canada ruling that found changes to the healthcare system for refugee claimants were unconstitutional. In July 2014, the court found government funding cuts in 2012 to the Interim Federal Health program, which left many refugees with minimal healthcare coverage, were "cruel and unusual."
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Curing overcapacity in the Saskatoon Health Region in 90 days
Global News
Three months worth of work has now come to a close but has the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) found a cure for it's overcapacity crisis? Recently, health officials presented the results of region's "90 Days of Innovation," an improvement to patient flow. Dan Florizone, president and CEO of the SHR admitting if solutions were simple, it wouldn't have taken 90 days and teams to tackle system-wide challenges.
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Quand les moyens font oublier la fin
La Presse
Le système de santé canadien, comme sa variante québécoise, a été conçu au milieu des années soixante. Ça fait longtemps, un demi-siècle, assez pour qu'on ait fini, au fil des ans, par oublier pourquoi on l'avait créé, quels étaient ses objectifs, ses principes et ses valeurs. Le grand principe derrière la création de notre système de santé, c'était la justice sociale, la volonté d'assurer des soins de santé à tous les citoyens, peu importe leur statut social, leurs revenus ou l'endroit où ils habitent. S'il y avait un concept-clé pour décrire cette révolution, ce serait l'accès à la santé pour tous.
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