Assembly of Trustees
The Assembly of Trustees is the "AO parliament", consisting of 187 leading surgeons from around the world.
The Assembly of Trustees is responsible for the approval of the scientific and clinical mission of the AO Foundation, important elections and the modification of the AO Foundation Charter and Bylaws. They transmit AO information to national institutions and other AO surgeons and bring feedback regarding the specific needs of their region.
Since each Trustee serves for a limited number of years, constant rejuvenation of the Assembly is guaranteed.