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    Beloved US polar bear led long, active life—thanks in part to AOVET's Amy Kapatkin

  • AO Foundation Course

    AO teams up with WHO and ICRC to prepare surgeons for disaster situations

  • Honorary professorships

    ARI scientists strengthen their reputations and research network connections with southern Chinese universities of the Guangdong region

  • AO Alliance

    Launch of AO Alliance Course & Events Calendar 2018

  • AOTK Experts' Symposia

    AOTK System hosts 3 symposia on 3 continents in 2017

  • Book Launch

    The AO Principles of Fracture Management—Third Edition

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Global Spine Congress 2018

Early bird registration: Register now!

New launches

AO Interact
AO Interact is a direct, surgeon-driven platform allowing surgeons to upload, search, and browse videos originating from the AO surgeon community.

​AO Development Incubator
AO Development Incubator 
The AO Development Incubator supports inventors to build and execute pr​oject plans towards a proof-of-concept.
The second call for proposals is now closed. The submitted proposals are currently being evaluated by the AODI board​. 



Global Spine Congress 2018
May 2-5, 2018, Singapore​

Block course: Skeletal repair for ETHZ and ZHAW students

April 06–07, 2018, Davos, Switzerland​

Application Deadlines

CID Clinical Research Fellowship Program

Fellowships for 2019
AOCMF: receiving applications.
AOTrauma: receiving applications.

ARI Medical and Research Fellowships
Requests for 2020: Application deadline is​ end of September 2018.

AO Publications and Journals

AO Principles of Fracture Management

The new third edition of this book has been expanded to include new knowledge and explore state-of-the-art technology. It is available for purchase here​.​

New–Orthopedic Infection book

A new AOTrauma publication called Principles of Orthopedic Infection Management is available for purchase here​.