Dear Colleagues,

Next year we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of our country by holding the COA, CORS and CORA Annual Meeting at the Westin OttawaHotel from June 15-18, 2017. The last time the COA Meeting was held in Ottawa in 2012, our event was one of the most successful and well-attended meetings in recent history and the 2017 meeting promises to be even better. Under the leadership of Drs. Peter Lapner and J Pollock,we are eager to present an exciting educational and scientific program combined with extraordinary social events that will allow us to enjoy the sights and sounds of our capital city including its rich history, the insight it gives us into the governing of this country, and vibrant social and cultural venues. For those who appreciate the outdoors, the surrounding countryside in June is spectacular for biking, hiking and enjoying the lake country that is so immediate to this beautiful city.

Please plan to attend and bring your families. We highly recommend that you make your hotel accommodations early to avoid disappointment. We are expecting a large turnout this year and Ottawa will be a popular destination in June given the anniversary celebrations. Visit the Hotels tab on this site to make your arrangements.

Sherry and I look forward to seeing you all in Ottawa next June!

Peter B. MacDonald President, Canadian Orthopaedic Association