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Nov. 1, 2013: CFBS Fellowship deadline for applications
The deadline to apply for the 2014 Canadian-French-Belgian-Swiss (CFBS) fellowship tour is Nov. 1, 2013. Two Canadian fellows are eligible for the 3-week tour that would take place in the fall of 2014. Applicants should have his/her FRCSC in orthopaedic surgery or equivalent qualification, and be less than 40 years of age on Dec. 31, 2013. Complete guidelines, criteria as well as the downloadable application form can be found here.
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Vous avez jusqu'au 1er novembre pour soumettre une demande pour la Bourse de voyage CFBS
La date limite de soumission des candidatures pour la Bourse de voyage canado-franco-belge-suisse (CFBS) 2014 est le 1er novembre 2013. Deux boursiers canadiens participeront à une tournée de trois semaines organisée à l'automne 2014. Les candidats doivent détenir un certificat en chirurgie orthopédique du Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada et le titre de FRCSC ou les qualifications équivalentes, en plus d'être âgés de moins de 40 ans au 31 décembre 2013. Cliquez ici pour télécharger le formulaire de demande, qui contient les directives et critères de sélection.
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Survey request — Diagnosis and Treatment of FAI Among Orthopaedic Surgeons
Researchers at McMaster University are conducting a survey examining the diagnosis and treatment of FAI among orthopaedic surgeons worldwide. The study is entitled INternational Femoroacetabular impingement Optimal Care Update Survey. (IN-FOCUS) and is spearheaded by Dr. Moin Khan, Dr. Femi Ayeni, Dr. Mohit Bhandari. Please click on the following link to participate in this survey:
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OMeGA is accepting Board member applications
OMeGA Medical Grants Association is expanding their board by two directors to provide additional non-conflicted guidance for orthopaedic GME. Necessary qualifications include:

    • No "financial interest" in any orthopaedic medical device manufacturer, pharmaceutical and biotechnology company.
    • No leadership roles in orthopaedic fellowship or residency programs or educational institutions that may apply for a grant.
    • No financial or other personal considerations that may compromise, or may have the appearance of compromising, the individual's ability to serve as an objective evaluator of graduate medical education programs.
    • Current American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) membership.

OMeGA is also looking for Review Committee Members
These positions have similar qualifications and are open to non-AOA members.

Apply by Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Visit for more information and to apply. Questions? E-mail

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Study: Number of specialized doctors who are unemployed growing
Toronto Star
Heart surgeons, radiation oncologists and eye doctors are among a growing number of specialized physicians who can’t find work in Canada despite long wait times for surgeries and appointments. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons is warning the crisis may lead to another round of brain drain, and a more recent phenomenon called "brain waste," that describes what happens when new specialists work several part-time jobs, none of which allows them to practice the full spectrum of skills they are trained to perform.
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Alberta : Enquête sur la qualité des soins à domicile
Services de Santé Alberta (AHS) a accepté de se soumettre à l'enquête du Conseil de la qualité de soins de l'Alberta (HQCA ou Health Qualitiy Council of Alberta) sur les soins à domicile à travers la province. HQCA vérifiera si AHS utilise des méthodes adéquates pour s'assurer que des soins de qualité sont donnés aux patients. L'agence doit également évaluer comment AHS vérifie l'application des normes à cet effet.
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Ex-official: Winnipeg ER changes a 'bandage solution'
CBC News
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's former head of patient safety says changes that have been made to protect emergency room patients are "piecemeal" solutions. Dr. Robert Robson was the WRHA's chief patient safety officer from 2003 to 2009, tasked with ensuring patient safety initiatives were implemented.
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Canada's long wait times for health care leading to patient depression and death; fundamental reform of the system required
Northumberland View
Long waits for surgeries and specialists — worse in Canada than elsewhere — is a problem that can be fixed without spending more money or eliminating universal coverage, according to a new book released by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
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Tackling hospital wait times — there's an app for that
CBC News
In the ongoing battle against to keep wait times down, St. Joseph's Hospital is taking a decidedly 21st Century approach. The hospital network recently rolled out a digital app — one that allows doctors, nurses and administrators to have patient tracking information in the palm of their hands — at its Charlton Campus.

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Self-discharging from hospital against doctors' orders a big risk
National Post
A new report suggests that people who check themselves out of hospitals against the advice of their doctors are likely to make a return trip in the near future. The report says people who discharged themselves were more than twice as likely to be readmitted to a hospital within a month, and three times as likely to visit an emergency room within a week, when compared to people who leave when their doctor says they are ready to go.

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Unions: Health cuts anything but good news
CBC News
Union leaders say changes to three of the four health boards in Newfoundland and Labrador will be to the detriment of workers and patients, despite the Health department touting the cost-cutting measures as a good news story. The presidents of NAPE and the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses' Union said the announcement came as a surprise.

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