AOCID units

The AOCID’s three functional units, Clinical Operations (CO), Medical Affairs & Health Economics (MA&HE), and Clinical Research Education (CRE) are united by the Business Development and Management (BD&M) unit.
 

Business development and management

Clinical Operations 
 

Clinical Operations

Clinical Operations 
 

Medical Affairs and Health Economics

Medical Affairs & Health Economics

  

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Clinical Research Education

Clinical Research Education  

 
Denise Hess 
Denise Hess

Manager Clinical Education

The Key to Success

Over the past few years, clinical research education has become an increasingly important and integral part of AOCID. Through clinical research, the AO Foundation can develop a network of well-trained surgeons who can produce high quality evidence in clinical research, which leads to publications in journals with higher impact, and improved patient care. 

Currently, AOCID has three main clinical research education projects:

AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research

AO Clinical Study Center program 

AOCID Clinical Research Fellowship program 



Anahí Hurtado 
 
Anahí Hurtado
Senior Project Manager
Medical Affairs
Ivo Schauwecker
 
Ivo Schauwecker
Manager
Clinical Service
s 
 Marina Meuwly 

Marina Meuwly
Project Coordinator
Clinical Education
Mulekwa Merten 

Mulekwa Merten
Study Assistant



AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research (AOPEER)

In 2016, the AOCID was mandated by the AO Foundation Board to take over operational lead of the AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research (AOPEER), which offers surgeons the ability to gain training and experience in all phases of clinical research.

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AOPEER—designed by surgeons, for surgeons

Many surgeons receive lit​tle to no training in the principles of research, and accessing grant funding is generally not part of a surgeon’s skill set. Designed to meet this need, the AOPEER platform provides a collection of useful resources and learning opportunities for surgeons who are interested in learning how to conduct research.​​

AOPEER’s guidelines, courses, eLearning modules, articles, checklists, and templates cover all aspects of clinical research, including:

  • The fundamentals of research
  • Critical reading of literature
  • How to write a grant or study proposal​
  • Study management
  • Data management
  • Statistics
  • How to publish your results​

AOPEER taskforce

​AOPEER is strategically guided by a cross-divisional taskforce:

Stephen Kates 
 
Stephen Kates
USA,
Chairman of the AOCID Advisory Committee
Michael Blauth
 
Michael Blauth
Austria,
AOTrauma
 
Asdrubal Falavigna 

Asdrubal Falavigna
Brazil
AOSpine
Risto Kontio 
Risto Kontio
Finland,
AOCMF


How to access AOPEER

AOPEER is free for all members of an AO Clinical Division.​


AOCID Clinical Study Center program
 

The AO Clinical Study Center (AOCSC) program aims to standardize the way orthopedic and trauma centers conduct clinical research.


AOCID Clinical Research Fellowship Program

Targeted to surgeons who are looking to gain experience in all phases of clinical research, this fellowship offers opportunities to learn study planning, monitoring, data analysis, and publication.

For more information click here​