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Call for applications — 2015 NATF Fellowship Tour
Applications for the North American Travelling Fellowship (NATF) are being accepted until Dec. 30, 2014. This dynamic fellowship is open to surgeons who have completed their residency training in Canada up to three years ago. The tour of Canadian and American centres will begin in the Fall of 2015. We encourage all eligible members to apply. Complete criteria and a downloadable application form can be found at click on Medical Education in the top menu bar, then click on Travelling Fellowships.

Ready to apply? Click here to download the application form now!
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Bourse de voyage nord-américaine (VNA) — faites une demande dès aujourd'hui!
L'ACO accepte les demandes pour la Bourse VNA jusqu'au 30 décembre 2014. Cette bourse stimulante est offerte aux orthopédistes qui ont terminé leur résidence au Canada au cours des trois dernières années. La tournée des centres canadiens et américains participants commencera à l'automne 2015. Nous invitons tous les membres admissibles à faire une demande. Vous trouverez tous les détails et un formulaire à Cliquez sur « Formation médicale », dans la barre de menu, puis sur « Bourse de voyage ».

Vous êtes prêt? Cliquez ici pour télécharger le formulaire de demande dès maintenant.

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Next stop... Vancouver!
Mark your calendars for the 2015 COA, CORS and CORA Annual Meeting. The COA is heading to Vancouver, BC from June 17-20 next year. Call for abstracts opens in September. Stay tuned for more info!

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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.

Prochaine destination : Vancouver!
Inscrivez la Réunion annuelle 2015 de l'ACO, de la Société de recherche orthopédique du Canada (SROC) et de l'Association canadienne des résidents en orthopédie (ACRO) à votre calendrier! Elle aura lieu à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique, du 17 au 20 juin prochains. Vous pourrez soumettre vos précis dès septembre! Gardez l'œil ouvert, d'autres renseignements viendront!
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2014 National Capital Knee Symposium
A reminder to register for the 2014 National Capital Knee Symposium being held Sept. 18-19, 2014. The two-day event will be held at the Westin Ottawa and University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre. View the course program and register today!
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Comprehensive and fully modular system enables multiple combinations of components to meet the specific needs of each individual patient. 
 Use of modular solutions for humeral and glenoid implants allows conversion from anatomical to reverse shoulder replacement prosthesis when patient’s condition demands it!
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Healthcare robot systems market worth $3,764 million by 2018
Ortho Spine News
The "Medical Robots Market by Type & Application – Global Forecasts to 2018″ analyzes and studies the major market drivers and restraints in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Rest of the World. This report studies the global medical robots market over the forecast period of 2013 to 2018. Medical Robotic Systems Market was valued at $1,781 million in 2013 and is expected to reach $3,764 million by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 16.1 per cent from 2013 to 2018.
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Montreal hospital buys robot to help children walk again
CBC News
The rehabilitation centre at Montreal's Sainte-Justine Hospital has acquired a new piece of vital equipment that will help children in recovery learn to walk again. The LOKOMAT is a robotic walking device that assists people with spinal cord injuries and other damage to the central nervous system.
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Sainte-Justine : Un robot pour apprendre à marcher
Un robot aidera quelque 500 enfants de 4 à 18 ans aux prises avec des atteintes au système nerveux central dans leur apprentissage de la marche. Le Centre de réadaptation Marie Enfant (CRME) affilié au Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine a fait l'acquisition du Lokomat, le premier appareil robotisé de rééducation de la marche au Québec.
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Interventional radiology is faster and less-risky than conventional surgery, but still little used in Canada
National Post
For six years, Dave Adams suffered the often-intense pain caused by a fractured vertebra, the aftermath of a 2007 tumble from his ladder. Then, last October he underwent a minimally invasive procedure to fix the broken bone and almost immediately his life was transformed. Barely four hours after the operation, Mr. Adams headed home, celebrating with a "ballet pirouette" down the hospital hallway.
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Les coûts de la santé inquiètent les Canadiens
Les Affaires
Les coûts reliés à la santé sont la principale inquiétude financière des Canadiens pour la dernière partie de leur vie, selon un sondage de la Banque de Montréal. Environ 74 pour cent des personnes interrogées prévoient que les coûts médicaux représenteront leurs plus importantes dépenses plus tard dans leur vie, révèle le rapport publié lundi par l'institution financière, intitulé "Vivre jusqu'à 100 ans: les quatre clés de la longévité."
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Debunking insurer health trend rates
Benefits Canada
There's been no shortage of recent studies indicating that, for the past few years, prescription drug inflation in Canada has been relatively flat. Drug patent expiration and pressure from provincial governments to reduce generic drug prices are two of the biggest contributing factors to this recent phenomenon. So, if prescription drug inflation is flat and drugs are the largest component of most employer-sponsored health plans, why are insurers still using annualized health trend rates in excess of 11 per cent to determine premium rates?

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Health Canada looking for ways to make opioid prescriptions safer
Global News
Health Canada wants ideas on how to stop risky prescribing of the drugs fuelling Canada's fastest-growing addictions. In a call for proposals, the federal government said it's looking for suggestions on how to make prescribing safer, including better training and education for the health professionals giving out these powerful painkillers — badly needed by some but fatal for others.

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Liberals vow to cap hospital parking fees
Toronto Star
The Liberal government will make good on its campaign pledge to cap hospital parking fees, vows Health Minister Eric Hoskins. "It's a commitment we made during the election and in our platform and we stand by that commitment," Hoskins said in the legislature. "Our government is going to bring in a realistic plan to help Ontarians with their living costs today as it pertains to hospital parking fees."

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