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AO Strategy Fund

Overview

Overview AO Strategy Fund

Launched in December 2013, the AO Strategy Fund supports a range of projects aimed at developing new services and technologies for unmet needs, enhancing the AO’s visibility and reach, fostering cooperation across clinical divisions, and boosting operational effectiveness. More information, and FAQs, are available here.​​​​​​​​

 

Latest News

Latest News


The launch of the handbook, Management of Limb Injuries during Disasters and Conflicts took place at the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) Headquarters in Geneva. More...

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Limb Surgery Project

A Field Guide—Management of Limb Injuries

The launch of the handbook, Management of Limb Injuries during Disasters and Conflicts took place at the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) Headquarters in Geneva. This work is the result of collaboration between the ICRC and the WHO’s EMT (Emergency Medical Teams) More...​

 

Pediatric AO Surgery Reference

AO Surgery Reference-Pediatric Trauma (AOSR-PT)

​The world’s first comprehensive pediatric surgery reference available on the internet goes live during the Davos Courses 2016, thanks in large part to a grant from the AO Strategy Fund (AOSF). The AO Surgery Reference-Pediatric Trauma (AOSR-PT), four years in the making, will be More...​

 

Play Safe with Sisimpur

Play Safe with Sisimpur


An AO Foundation employee had an idea that they brought to the AO Strategy Fund for funding: why not develop educa​tional content to prevent traumatic injuries in children in low- and middle-income countries? This could be achieved using the vehicle of one of the world's foremost leaders in More...​

 

AO History and Archive

AO H​istory and Archive

The AO, founded in 1958, has a long and proud history. Similar to the way French hospitals revolutionized the physical diagnosis of patients in the 19th century, not by inventing something new but by standardizing, making routine and measuring the effects of the principles of More...

 

Generic Asian Pelvic Bone Model
Generic Asian Pelvic Bone Model

Development and production of the first evidence-based anatomical model of the Asian pelvic bone is the aim of an international collaboration between the AO Research Institute (ARI), leading anatomical model manufacturer SYNBONE AG, and the University of Malaya. That project More...

 

Virtual Surgical Simulation

Virtual Surgical Simulation

​For decades, simulation has been used to train novice airline pilots and young drivers, and the AO Foundation today is assessing the possibility of using simulation to train surgeons. In phase one of the AO Foundation Multipurpose Virtual Surgical Simulation Trainer project, funded by More...

 

Generations Survey at the AO Foundation

​Generations Survey at the AO Foundation

A multilingual survey—covering three generations of AOTrauma members in AO Foundation’s five global regions—will examine how attitudes, work habits and behaviors could differ across the generations. The findings of this survey will serve as a cornerstone for shaping the organization’s strategy​ More...​

 

Pro-C: AOTrauma’s Proficiency Curriculum

Pro-C: AOTrauma’s Proficiency Curriculum

The AO Skills Lab—the AO Foundation’s novel procedural training strategy—will soon have proficiency assessment metrics, thanks to a project funded by the AO Strategy Fund.That project, “Pro-C: AOTrauma’s Proficiency Curriculum,” is led by AOTrauma North America faculty members More...​​

 

Mobility Toolkit:  Patient Mobility Data Assessment Center

Mobility Toolkit:  Patient Mobility Data Assessment Center

Physicians and researchers will get a "mobility toolkit" for collecting and using objective outcome data on patient-performance based measures (PBMs), as part of a new project supported by the AO Strategy Fund. That toolkit—the goal of the Patient Mobility Data Assessment Center project More...

 

Faculty Education Program

Faculty Education Program

Education has long been a pillar of the AO Foundation, and a newly launched, two-year, cross-divisional AO Strategy Fund (AOSF) project seeks to fortify that pillar by evaluating the impact of the AO’s Faculty Education Program (FEP) on FEP graduates. The project, The Evaluation of the Faculty More...​​

 

AO Socks for Customized Weight Bearing

AO Socks for Customized Weight Bearing

The need for evidence-based means of optimizing the walking quality of patients after surgery for fractures of the pelvis or lower limb is the primary driver behind the AO Socks for Customized Weight Bearing project, funded by the AO Strategy Fund. Leading the two-year project More...

 

AO Interactive Video Platform

AO Interactive Video Platform

As a leader in medical education, the AO Foundation today is well on its way to having its own interactive, online video platform, thanks to an AO Strategy Fund grant. That grant, made to the AO Education Institute for the benefit of all AO Clinical Divisions, funds the AO interactive video ​More...

 

AOVET North America Marketing Initiative

AOVET North America Marketing Initiative

AOVET North America (AOVETNA) is demonstrating its relevance to key veterinary orthopedic organizations in North America and showcasing itself as the region’s primary source of veterinary orthopedic continuing medical education and recertification. Key to that strategy is a ​More...

 

AOTrauma Orthogeriatrics E-Hub(AO-OGE)

AOTrauma Orthogeriatrics E-Hub (AO-OGE)​

As the world’s aging population grows, so does the need for visionary educational platforms addressing orthogeriatrics—the field of caring for elderly orthopedic patients. That’s why Dr Michael Blauth of the AOTrauma Orthogeriatrics Education Task Force and Michael Cunningham, ​More...​​

 

Strengthening Preclinical Research

Strengthening Preclinical Research

Getting funding to explore breakthrough surgical procedures, devices and substances that improve patient care can be difficult enough, and the challenge becomes even more daunting when the subject is improving research methodology. But thanks to a grant from the AO Strategy Fund ​​More...​