Member Benefit

Orthopaedic Training and Practice in Indonesia

You enjoy access to quality CME programmes at reduced member rates; you can learn about the latest ideas and innovations from researchers and manufacturers, and you receive a quarterly Bulletin that will keep you up to date on current events and ideas in orthopaedics. So join your peers. Become a member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. We value your membership. We’re working for you.

What you will get

Free Annual Meeting

  • Annual Meeting registration fees are waived during the pre-registration period for Active members practicing in Canada whose membership is in good standing and for Associate (resident/fellow) members of the COA.
  • Considerably reduced registration fees are offered exclusively to Active members practicing in the United States or overseas as well as for our Research Affiliate and Senior member categories.

Access to Education

  • Subscription and publishing opportunities in the COA Bulletin, he online quarterly journal of the COA.
  • Reduced annual subscription fees to the Bone & Joint Journal and to Bone & Joint 360. These can be purchased at the time of your membership renewal or anytime throughout the year The BJJ covers the most clinically challenging areas in orthopaedics 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.
  • Weekly e-newsletter, the COA Dispatch where members can promote courses and events in your centre, request participation in a research survey or share news of interest with your colleagues.
  • Access to job listings in the COA Job Board where members can advertise an available position in your centre at no charge or be notified when a new job is posted online.

Network Opportunities

  • Travelling Fellowship opportunities are available to COA members exclusively.
  • Gain valuable networking opportunities with their colleagues from across the country, by attending a COA event or meeting

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.

Fostering you Through Training to Retirement

  • There are no annual membership dues for resident and fellow members as well as for our senior members who have retired from active clinical practice.
  • Orthopaedic graduates who are not yet in a full-time position are also not charged any annual membership fees. Dues are then decreased by 50% during your first year of active clinical practice.

Membership in Affiliated Societies

  • COA membership is a now a prerequisite in order to join several Canadian subspecialty societies.

How to be member

The COA offers membership categories for surgeons during each level of their orthopaedic careers. Candidates should apply for the appropriate membership category based on the criteria and requirements for each. For more information about membership criteria and pricing, please contact Lexie Bilhete:

Pay your membership

  • Log in to the Membership Portal to pay your dues through our secure online payment system, print out a remittance form to include with your cheque payment and access your receipt.
  • Donate to the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Add a donation to the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation when you pay your COA membership dues.
  • Renew It & You Could Win It: COA Membership Giveaway Contest
  • All members who activate their 2020 membership AND register for the 2020 COA Annual Meeting BEFORE March 4, 2020 will be automatically entered to win one of TWO FREE MEMBERSHIPS! Thank you so much for your engagement and we look forward to announcing our winners after the contest closes. Good luck!