Orthopaedic Division Review


Report from the Chair

Dear Members,

Summertime! Hope you are all enjoying some beautiful Canadian weather. Your NOD continues to work hard though the summer following our spring Strategic Planning meeting.

One year has now passed since I came on as chair elect, and it has been a busy one. The learning curve has been steep but I am looking forward to transitioning into the chair role at our AGM at Symposium in October. Upcoming changes to our terms of reference are in place to improve succession training of incoming executives and Vince will stay on for one year as past chair.

I’m excited to say we have also released our new, updated logo and messaging. The NOD continues to work on updating and amalgamating the current NOD and OrthoDiv Ed websites, so stay tuned through the fall for its rollout. You may have noticed our increased presence us on Twitter and Facebook as our communications subcommittee works to increase our social media presence. And we hope you are enjoying our iBlasts - these help us disseminate important notices, education updates, reminders, and award opportunity notifications, including calls for members to sit on committees for NOD.

Symposium 2017 is 80 days away and it is stacking up to be fantastic. The Ortho Division and CAMPT have confirmed Keynotes from Gray Cook, Dave Walton, and Carol Kennedy. See for details and registration.

Vince attended the summer DCC meetings in Toronto in conjunction with the CPA strategic planning. The CPA is undergoing transition and have hired Brad Brookman as their interim CEO. Mr. Brookman is planning to meet with every component of CPA to understand every Division’s landscape and he will be meeting with OD in the near future.

Finally, our partnership with KPTEN in France continues to go well. This spring 10 CPA Orthopaedic Division examiners evaluated 28 French candidates in the first ever International Intermediate Practical Exam. (IIPE). Ce printemps, dix examinateurs de la Division d’orthopédie de l’ACP ont soumis les candidats français au tout premier examen pratique intermédiaire international (EPII). Bravo!

Enjoy the ODR!

Alison Beaton, PT
Chair elect, National Orthopaedic Division


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