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Submitted by nworks on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:35pm

The Overall goal of Continuing Medical Education for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is to provide leadership in the education of Health Care providers to improve clinical competence, performance and outcomes in the area of bone and joint health. This is done through supporting activities such as regular City Wide Rounds and specialty courses such as Glen Edwards Day and Townsend Day.  We also strive to create structures to support professional development of section members and advocate for continuing professional education.

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February 1 - 3, 2017 - CSES Residents Course Program

Title: Canadian Shoulder and Elbow Society 2017 CSES Residents Course Program

Date: February 1 - 3, 2017

General Information: We look forward to welcoming you to the CSES 2017 Residents Course, taking place in Calgary from February 1-3, 2017. This course is open exclusively to R4 and R5 residents from a Canadian orthopaedic training program as well as upper extremity fellows. The course will feature exciting and engaging presentations and interactive lab opportunities in the ATSSL.

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Click here for the 2017 presentations.

April 7 - 10, 2017 - Canadian Orthopaedic Residency Forum (CORF)

Title: 15th Annual Canadian Orthopaedic Resident Forum

Date: April 7 - 10, 2017

General Information:Sound clinical and surgical decisions depend upon the integration of a variety of facts. This extends from the expanding diagnostic and therapeutic armamentarium to the extensive store of knowledge possessed by the surgeon. It was through needs assessment and discussion that the inception of the Canadian Orthopaedic Resident Forum (CORF) was founded. It aims to cover the challenges faced in examination communication skills, incorporate the use of interactive learning method, and utilize small group learning and review of knowledge through case-presentation problems. This program combines various instructional methods to bring about higher learning and departure from the traditional didactic model experienced in established review courses with an endeavour to address the shift in education paradigms, from one of “providing instruction” (the teaching paradigm) to “producing learning” (the learning paradigm). This course not only prepares the resident for examination, but also prepares the resident for future clinical practice.

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May 19, 2017 - Glen Edwards Day

September 2017 - Afternoon in Arthroplasty

Title: Afternoon in Arthroplasty

Date: September 2018

General Information: The objective of An Afternoon in Arthroplasty is to educate members of the public and to help individuals considering joint replacement surgery make informed decisions with respect to treatment options. Presentations will be given not only by members of the joint reconstruction team, but also by specialists representing the full spectrum of patient care before, during and after surgery. Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions of orthopaedic surgeons, patients who have undergone joint replacement surgery, and members of the health care team involved with caring for joint replacement patients including: nurses, rehabilitation specialists, and anesthetists. Interactive exhibits or displays by sponsoring organizations and health care professionals will enhance the educational experience for participants.

For more information please refer to the brochure. If you have any questions please contact

October 20, 2017 - Paediatric Townsend Day

Title: 45th Annual Paediatric Orthopaedic Seminar & Townsend Lecture

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017

General Information: The Calgary Orthopaedic Society and Alberta Children’s Hospital wish to invite all physicians and health care professionals to attend our 44th Annual Paediatric Orthopaedic Seminar. Our speakers are acknowledged experts, each bringing a wealth of seasoned practice to the seminar. All are primarily focused in the medical and surgical care of children. The format of this program allows an in-depth update on each subject and plenty of opportunity for discussion. We hope this one day seminar will appeal to our colleagues across the country.

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