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Wanted: Subspecialty information
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Assist the COA in recording your subspecialty interests in the COA database. Please click on the link below to indicate your orthopaedic subspecialties for our records: OR log in to your profile through the COA web site: to record this information directly.

Recherché : Information sur les sous-spécialités
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Aidez l'ACO à enregistrer vos intérêts en matière de sous-spécialités dans sa banque de données. Veuillez cliquer ici pour préciser vos sous-spécialités orthopédiques pour nos dossiers: Vous pouvez aussi enregistrer directement ces renseignements par l'intermédiaire de votre profil sur le site Web de l'ACO, à

Attention R5 residents!
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Have you registered for the JOINTS Canada 2013 Shoulder Course? This course, exclusively for R5 residents, is being held in Montreal from Feb. 21-23, 2013. Space is extremely limited so register before it sells out (it is already at 50 per cent capacity!). The event offers cadaver labs, small group teaching sessions, video sessions and more. To register and learn more about this course, click here.


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Oyez résidents de 5e année!
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Êtes-vous inscrit au Cours sur la chirurgie de l'épaule 2013 offert par Jonction en Orthopédie pour l'Initiation de projets Nationaux et de Travaux Sur l'épaule — Canada (JOINTS Canada)? Ce cours, réservé aux résidents de 5e année, a lieu à Montréal, du 21 au 23 février 2013. Les places sont très limitées, alors inscrivez-vous avant qu'il ne soit trop tard! (La moitié des places sont déjà réservées!) Ce programme comprend des laboratoires d'anatomie, de l'enseignement en petits groupes, des vidéos de chirurgies et bien plus encore! Pour vous inscrire au cours ou en savoir davantage, veuillez cliquer ici.

 Conferences of Interest / Congrès d’intérêt

Competency-Based Training Program: A Practical Approach to Competency-Based Education in Your Residency Training Program: From Concept to Implementation
This one-day workshop will be held on Apr. 30, 2013 in Toronto. The workshop will feature: 1) how to design a competency-based curriculum, including an introductory surgical skills bootcamp, 2) how to build state-of-the-art, user-friendly tools for the evaluation of competence, 3) lessons learned from the University of Toronto Orthopaedics Competency-Based Curriculum pilot project, 4) Q&A sessions with Module Leaders from the Competency-Based Curriculum, 5) Break-out sessions with Module Leaders to develop customized competency-based modules for your own residency program. Complete information can be found at:

 In the News / Dans les nouvelles

Canada boasts record number of doctors, but is it enough?
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A large increase in medical-school enrollment, coupled with the on-going recruitment of foreign-trained physicians has produced a record number of Canadian doctors. In fact, over the past five years, the supply of physicians has been growing at three times the rate of the population, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information. The newly published data show Canada had 72,529 licensed physicians in 2011. But they don't answer one of the most hotly debated health-policy issues: Is that sufficient to meet the health-care needs of Canadians? More

Près de $100 milliards de plus pour les services publics d'ici 2025
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Les coûts associés principalement au vieillissement de la population vont faire augmenter les dépenses des services publics au Canada de près de $100 milliards d'ici 2025, avance une étude commandée par la firme Accenture. Toutefois, les coûts accrus pourraient être annulés par une hausse de rendement du secteur public de moins de 1 pour cent par année. Dans son étude «Delivering Public Service for the Future: Navigating the Shifts», Oxford Economics évalue à $93 milliards les coûts supplémentaires qui seraient nécessaires pour financer les services publics au pays d'ici 13 ans. La facture totale serait de $745 milliards, représentant 32 pour cent du produit intérieur brut. More

Generic OxyContin would be 'tragedy'
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With the powerful painkiller's patent set to expire in just over a week, Ontario's health minister says it will be a 'tragedy' if drug companies are given permission to sell generic versions of OxyContin in Canada. Deb Matthews, along with other provincial and territorial health ministers, has urged Ottawa to step in as Health Canada weighs the merits and dangers of approving a generic form of OxyContin. "We've seen the devastation caused by OxyContin. We do not need to repeat this story," she warned in an interview with CTV's Canada AM. Specifically, Matthews said she's encouraging her federal counterpart Leona Aglukkaq to 'instruct' the agency to delay the approval of any Oxy generics as they explore the safety risks associated with the painkiller. Her chief concern is that OxyContin alternatives will be just as addictive and prone to abuse as the original drug. More

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