July 11, 2019
Dear Ontario Orthopaedic Surgeons,
Online registration is now open for the upcoming Ontario Orthopaedic Association (OOA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held November 8-9, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Toronto!
The theme of the meeting is Optimizing Patient Care and Outcomes Using Expertise and Evidence. For more conference information and to view the draft of the program, please visit: www.ooa.ca/2019-AGM.
|Registration Closing Date|
|Early Bird Rate||October 6th|
|Regular Rate||October 30th|
|Limited on-site registration will be available.|
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We hope to see you there!
--Ontario Orthopaedic Association
2019 OOA Distinguished Service Award - Call for Nominations
The Ontario Orthopaedic Association is pleased to announce a new award to recognize an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery in Ontario. We are seeking nominations for the OOA Distinguished Service Award for 2019, to be presented at the Annual Meeting in Toronto. Nominations close September 30, 2019.
Click here for more information.
Connect with the OOA on Our Official Social Media Channels
You can now connect with us on the following official OOA social media pages. Please click the images below to view the OOA page on each social platform.
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We hope to talk to you there!
August 15, 2018
Dear Ontario Orthopaedic Surgeons,
The Board at the OOA would like to acknowledge the work and dedication of our Saudi colleagues in training, and express our regret over the recent news of the withdrawal of all Saudi students in training from not just Ontario, but across Canada.
As you know, the Saudi government is calling for the immediate return of all physician trainees, which in some schools will reach a crisis level. It is very unfortunate that political fallout has led to great personal disruption to their families, careers and futures. There is uncertainty for many who do not know what will become of them when they return home and whether their training will continue. We understand this must be greatly upsetting time for our colleagues.
The Royal College and other health care leaders are requesting an intervention from the PM office but both political positions have not changed. The vacuum left behind will be huge and many hospitals will struggle to provide clinical service and call commitments, as these individuals are instrumental in providing clinical care. All academic centres are/should be planning for the departure of residents and fellows.
At this time, the OOA would like to express a message of solidarity with our fellow doctors and international colleagues. Medicine and the care of patients should be without political influence. We can only hope a resolution will be found soon, but time is running out as many have to return by the end of August. This is a situation which our members must understand is out of the control of these individuals.
OOA Board of Directors
Dr. Jeremy Hall, an orthopaedic surgeon at St. Michaels Hospital and an OOA Board member won the Bovill Award in Orthopaedic Trauma in 2017. This is awarded to the top research paper at the annual OTA (Orthopaedic Trauma Association) meeting where all top trauma papers are presented yearly.
Dr. Hall led a large team of researchers on the topic: Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Acute Displaced Distal Clavicle Fractures: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial.