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2009 CORA Annual Meeting

July 4-5, 2009

Whistler, BC

The 2009 CORA Annual Meeting will be incorporated into the upcoming COA and CORS Annual Meeting on July 4 & 5 at the Telus Whistler Conference Centre in Whistler, BC.

CORA Meeting program*:

Saturday, July 4
15:00 - 17:30
CORA Paper Session

Orthopaedic Resident Social Night
Don't miss out on the fabulous whistler nightlife! Join your resident colleagues for dinner and drinks at some of Whistler's best.
• Seating is extremely limited and reserved for resident attendees of the CORA meeting only.
• One ticket per attendee - sold first-come first-served.

*** New Location for Dinner! See below: ***
The Mountain Club
Dress: Casual Chic
Whistler Town Plaza
40-4314 Main Street, V0N 1B4
(604) 932-6009
In the heart of Whistler Village

After dining in one of Whistler's finest restaurants, line by-pass for CORA attendees is also available and the legendary Whistler hotspot, the Longhorn Saloon. If you don't attend the CORA dinner, you're still encouraged to catch up with your colleagues! Just tell the doorman you're with the CORA group.

Longhorn Saloon
Carleton Lodge
4284 Mountain Square

Sunday, July 5
7:30 - 9:30
Career Development Symposium

The Career Development Symposium (CDS) is a new addition to the CORA Annual Meeting. This two-hour session will feature presentations on important issues that are likely to arise for residents preparing to finish their training and start their careers.

7:30 - 7:50 am Selecting a fellowship
• Dr. Cole Beavis (Saskatoon, SK)
• Dr. Mike Gilbart (Vancouver, BC)
7:55 - 8:05 am Preparing for the Royal College Exam
• Dr. Jeff Pike (London, ON)
8:10 - 8:30 am Starting a community practice
• Dr. Tim Kostamo (Burnaby, BC)
• Dr. Derek Plausinis (Kamloops, BC)
8:35 - 8:55 am Starting an academic practice
• Dr. Eric Bohm (Winnipeg, MB)
• Dr. Carmen Brauer (Calgary, AB)
9:00 - 9:20 am The financial side of practice
• Dr. Kelly Leitch (London, ON)
9:20 - 9:30 am Final Questions

*subject to changes

How to Register for the CORA Meeting

You can register for the CORA meeting through the online COA meeting registration form. Simply check off the CORA meeting activities that you wish to attend when you register for the COA Annual Meeting.

There will be no registration fee to attend the CORA sessions. Residents who attend the CORA and COA meeting are responsible to arrange and pay for their own travel and accommodations. We regret that we are unable to offer a registration package that includes hotel and flights this year.

Attend the CORA Meeting – Get $100!

A $100 rebate will be offered to all Associate members who attend the CORA meeting.

To qualify for this reimbursement you must:

  • Be a registered Associate member of the COA BEFORE the Whistler meeting. If you would like to verify your membership status, please contact Cynthia Vezina with your inquiry. To join the COA, simply download and complete the application form by clicking here.
  • Pre-register for the CORA meeting. The rebate will only be issued to residents who register for the CORA meeting before the early registration deadline. Residents who register after this deadline or on site, are not eligible for the rebate. Deadlines will be outlined on the meeting registration form.

Your $100 reimbursement cheque would be issued at the registration desk in Whistler.

CORA room blocks have been made at a few hotels in Whistler for residents only. Click here to see the options.

A $100 rebate will be offered to all Associate members who attend the COA and CORA meeting. Your $100 reimbursement cheque would be issued at the registration desk in Whistler.
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