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Calling all researchers!
The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation invites applications for:

The J. Edouard Samson Award
The premier award for orthopaedic research in Canada, the $15,000 J. Edouard Samson Award recognizes the best orthopaedic research over a period of five (5) years or more at a Canadian Centre.

The Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Grant
The award consists of a $20,000 grant to be used by the winner to further their research project.

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2014.

Application forms, guidelines and instructions are available at click on About Us, then Research Awards and Grants.
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Invitation à tous les chercheurs en orthopédie!
La Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie acceptera les candidatures pour la bourse et le prix suivants :

Le Prix J.-Édouard-Samson
Principal prix canadien en recherche orthopédique, le Prix J. Édouard-Samson, d'une valeur de quinze mille dollars (15 000 $), reconnaît la meilleure recherche en orthopédie menée sur une période d'au moins cinq (5) ans dans un centre canadien.

La bourse de l'Héritage de la recherche orthopédique au Canada (HROC)
La bourse de vingt mille dollars (20 000 $) du HROC permet au lauréat de poursuivre ses recherches.

La date limite de soumission des candidatures est le 31 octobre 2014.

Les formulaires de soumission et lignes directrices sont disponibles à Cliquez d'abord sur « À propos de nous », puis sur « Bourses de recherche et prix spéciaux ».

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Important date reminders
Please take careful note of these upcoming dates and deadlines!

Sept. 15: : Deadline to submit abstracts for presentation at the CAS (arthroplasty) meeting
Oct. 31: Application deadline for the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation's J. Edouard Samson Award and CORL Grant. Click here for guidelines.
Nov. 27-28: Canadian Arthroplasty Society (CAS) 3rd Annual Meeting
Dec. 30: NATF Fellowship application deadline. Apply today.

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Rappel des dates importantes
Veuillez noter les différentes dates limites et autres dates importantes ci-après:

Le 15 septembre : Date limite pour soumettre vos précis pour la réunion de la Société canadienne d'arthroplastie (CAS).
Le 31 octobre : Date limite pour soumettre une candidature au Prix J. Édouard Samson et à la Bourse de recherche du programme de l'HROC de la Fondation Canadienne d'Orthopédie. Cliquez ici pour obtenir les lignes directrices à cet effet.
Les 27 et 28 novembre : 3e Réunion annuelle de la CAS
Le 30 décembre : Date limite de soumission des candidatures à la Bourse de voyage nord-américaine (VNA). Cliquez ici pour soumettre votre candidature.

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Health expert: Role of hospitals must be reviewed
CBC News
New Brunswick needs to merge the departments of Health and Social Development and re-examine how surgical hospitals are spread around the province, according to a health expert. Ken McGeorge, the executive director of the York Foundation in Fredericton and a former official in various Canadian health centres, wrote in an op-ed for CBC News that significant reform is needed in the province's health system.
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Le Québec se dit pénalisé sur le financement des soins de santé
Journal de Québec
Le financement des soins de santé provenant du gouvernement fédéral pourrait devenir une pomme de discorde entre les provinces et les territoires canadiens. Le Québec se dit désavantagé par le mode de calcul utilisé par le gouvernement Harper. Ottawa calcule les montants versés aux provinces et territoires selon le nombre d'habitants.
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Canadian high-tech bedside device a panacea for hospital patients
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Quebec Premier: Aging population requires new health funding formula
The Globe and Mail
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is pushing his fellow premiers to adopt a new funding formula for healthcare transfer payments that would take into account a province's aging population. The rookie federalist premier is making his case behind closed doors at the Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown. He is hoping that his colleagues will accept his proposal and then lobby the federal government to change its formula, which many provinces argue punishes them for having an older population.
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Ex-employees: Canada does not have containment beds other countries use to transport Ebola patients because Health Canada got rid of them
National Post
They have become a dramatic fixture of the fight against Ebola: Special gurneys inside disease-containment pods for patients with dangerous infections, like the two sick Americans and one Spaniard flown out of west Africa recently. As it guards against the deadly virus being imported here, this country appears to have none of those "isolators," but that was not always the case, say two ex-federal government employees.

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3 questions you may have about robot-assisted surgery
Ortho Spine News
A robot performing surgery may sound futuristic, but it's not really new. Robot-assisted surgery uses a mechanical arm and wrist to mimic a surgeon's movement while the surgeon's hands control the movement and placement of surgical instruments, says Michael Gong, MD, a surgeon at Hillcrest Hospital. Unlike traditional open surgery, robotic surgery requires only four to five small, button-hole-size incisions. Through these incisions, a surgeon uses a powerful, high-precision endoscope — a tiny camera — and specialized surgical instruments.

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Study: 1 out of 5 adult orthopaedic trauma patients sought additional providers for narcotic prescriptions
Digital Journal
"Doctor shopping," the growing practice of obtaining narcotic prescriptions from multiple providers, has led to measurable increases in drug use among postoperative trauma patients. The study, "Narcotic Use and Postoperative Doctor Shopping in the Orthopaedic Trauma Population," appearing in the August issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS), links doctor shopping to higher narcotic use among orthopaedic patients.

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