AMEE Conference 2018

07. September 2018

AO Foundation presents latest research findings and best practices at AMEE 2018

The Association for Medical Education in Europe's annual conference (AMEE) was attended by 3,800 participants from around the world. AO Foundation was heavily involved in the Surgery Track and a proud member of the local Swiss Organizing Committee.

Surgeon faculty and staff from the clinical divisions and the AO Education Institute presented the​ir work and principles during several activities in the new Surgery ​Track, sharing best practices and the latest research findings in the field of surgical education and skills training and the development of teachers and trainers.

L-R: Wa'el Taha, Ajit K Sachdeva, Stephen Tobin, Craig McIlhenny​

​During the conference the AO ran three workshops on the topics of backward ​planning of curricula, the development of proficiency metrics, and the development of the limb surgery in disaster situations education program. In addition, AO surgeons and staff presented in six peer-reviewed poster sessions.

The key symposium on the Acquisition, Maintenance, and Verification of Surgical Skills featured Wa'el Taha, Chair of the AOTrauma Education Commission (AOTEC)​ along with Ajit K Sachdeva (American College of Surgeons), Stephen Tobin (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), and Craig McIlhenny (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland).

In recognition of the AO Foundation's 60th anniversary as well as to appreciate its roots in Switzerland and Basel, the AO presented four awards at AMEE 2018 for the best posters and short communications in surgeon education and simulation in surgical education.



Icon The Surgery Track expanded organizing committee. L-R: Urs Rüetschi (AO Education Institute), Wael Taha (AOTEC), Stephen Tobin (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), N.G. Patil (University of Hong Kong), David Hak (AO North America), Bryan Ashman (AOSpine), Craig McIlhenny (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh), Paul Lai (College of Surgeons of Hong Kong), Ajit K Sachdeva (American College of Surgeons), and Mike Cunningham (AO Education Institute)
Icon Mike Cunningham (AO Education Institute) moderates a workshop on backward planning of clinical curricula
Icon Miriam Uhlmann (AO Education Institute) together with Wael Taha (AOTEC) running a workshop on building a global faculty development program