The AO's structure mirrors its functional areas. The AO's institutes, clinical divisions, and clinical unit, are responsible for education, research, development, innovation, clinical investigation, and approval of new devices or methods. The management boards support and supervise the implementation of AO activities.
AO Governance Structure
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Assembly of Trustees
The Assembly of Trustees is the "AO parliament," comprising 95 leading surgeons from around the world and 29 Honorary Members.