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New membership dues structure takes effect in 2016 Cynthia Vezina Manager, Membership Services & Communications Canadian Orthopaedic Association

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here are some exciting changes coming into effect next year, including a new membership dues amount for Active members which will also include Annual Meeting registration fees. Learn more about the changes that apply to your respective membership category and the various membership benefits available to you through this new structure. Although the upcoming changes primarily affect members in the Active category, we encourage all members to review the benefits below to have a better understanding of the advantages that come with your COA membership. Active Members When and how much? - Membership dues invoicing will take place in January next year instead of March. Your 2016 renewal notification and invoice will be sent by e-mail in January with followup reminders by both e-mail and post if payment is not received. - The new membership dues amount for all Active members will be $985 CAD annually. What about Annual Meeting registration fees? - The new dues amount will also include your registration fees for the 2016 COA and CORS Annual Meeting being held in Québec City. - Upon receipt of your dues payment, your registration fees for the 2016 Annual Meeting will be automatically waived. - Free registration applies to registrations that are completed and processed prior to the pre-registration cut-off date. Fees for onsite registration for all membership categories still apply. - Your 2016 dues invoice must first be paid in order to obtain the free pre-registration rates. - Tickets for ICLs, workshops, social events and guest program activities can be purchased per their rates indicated on the registration form. What are my other membership benefits aside from the Annual Meeting? • Communications & Access to Education - Subscription and publishing opportunities in the COA Bulletin, the online quarterly journal of the COA featuring the most current clinical resources, articles on best practices, advocacy and practice management.

- Weekly enewsletter, the COA Dispatch where you can keep your finger on the pulse of the latest updates and headlines. Through the COA Dispatch, members can promote courses and events in your centre, request participation in a research survey or share news of interest with your colleagues. - Free subscriptions to both the Bone & Joint Journal (formerly JBJS Br) AND Bone & Joint 360. The BJJ covers the most clinically challenging areas in orthopaedics, and their team of specialty editors means that the journal maintains equity across the complete field and provides the very best information required for each orthopaedic subspecialty. Bone & Joint 360 is a digest journal designed to keep you up-to-date across all areas of orthopaedics. 360’s editorial board scan the major journals and expertly digest their findings into concise summaries, pulling out the bottom line clinical message in a quick and easy read. Discounted offers for print access to these journals is also offered to COA members. - Access to www.myorthoevidence.com. OrthoEvidence is an online provider of the highest quality orthopaedic evidence with over 13,000 orthopaedic professionals using the product around the globe. OrthoEvidence provides instant access to summaries and appraisals of the best available research, leaving more time for what matters most, your patients. - COA Annual Meeting webcasts – recapture educational content from the meeting accessible to COA members only. - Member access to job listings in the COA Community Portal: www.coacommunityportal.com. Advertise an available position in your centre at no charge or log in to build your profile and be notified when a new position is posted online. • Membership in Affiliated Societies - COA membership is a prerequisite in order to join the Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (COFAS), the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) and the Canadian Arthroplasty Society (CAS). By joining the COA, you are eligible for membership within these additional subspecialty societies. • Networking Opportunities - Certain travelling fellowship opportunities through the Association are available to COA members exclusively. - By participating in COA educational and social events, joining a committee and through our communications, COA members gain valuable networking opportunities with their colleagues from across the country. • Advocacy, Media and Government Relations - The COA represents the viewpoints and best interests of the orthopaedic community with provincial and federal Health Ministries, the Royal College, the Canadian Medical Association and other key stakeholders.

COA Bulletin ACO - Summer / Été 2015

Summer 2015 COA Bulletin #109  

The Summer 2015 edition of the COA Bulletin, the official publication of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association