COF Announces 2 Awards

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has halted many projects around the globe, the COF is pleased to announce that awards programs are continuing. Thanks to previously-secured funding, we are able to announce the following two awards:

Bones and Phones Scholarship:  David Stockton

The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 Bones and Phones Scholarship. Dr. David Stockton from the University of British Columbia receives the award for his role in the project “A Low Cost Orthopaedic Traction Device for Low- and Middle-Income Countries”, which addresses unreliable access to fracture care in low- and middle-income countries. This collaborative project resulted in a prototype of an affordable alternative to high-cost fracture tables commonly used in high-income countries, and directly impacted patient care.

Founded by Dr. Veronica Wadey and Mr. Henry Chow, the Bones and Phones Legacy Scholarship Fund recognizes orthopaedic residents who have demonstrated commitment and contribution to enhancing musculoskeletal health beyond that which would be expected during their residency training period. 

Robin Richards Award for Upper Extremity Research:  Ivan Wong

The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 Robin Richards Award for Upper Extremity Research. Dr. Ivan Wong from Halifax, NS receives the award for his paper titled: Bridging Allograft Reconstruction is Superior to Maximal Repair for the Treatment of Chronic, Massive Rotator Cuff Tears – Results of a Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial.

Thanks to a generous endowment fund donated by Dr. Robin Richards, this award was established to recognize the best upper extremity research submission at the Canadian Orthopaedic Association annual meeting. All papers in upper extremity research accepted for the COA meeting are eligible, and are reviewed by a COF research review panel. Although the physical COA annual meeting is cancelled, many papers were submitted prior to the pandemic, and the COF reviewed abstracts and manuscripts prior to selecting the award recipient.

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