Discover side-event offerings at the AO Davos Courses

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Why attend:

The AO Davos Courses offer you a chance to actively engage in your course as well as opportunities to:

  • Interact with over 350 international faculty members.
  • Expand your professional network by establishing contacts and new relationships with colleagues, including faculty and participants from over 70 countries.
  • Meet the AO's global community. Our top experts from our clinical specialties, institutes, and initiatives are all present in Davos.
  • Visit the AO experience or tour our headquarters at the AO Center and gain insight into the AO's ongoing activities and resources available to support you in your clinical work.
  • Experience the AO's spirit of collegiality and camaraderie felt by participants and faculty alike since 1960.

What's included:

The registration fee covers the following:

  • Course materials
  • Coffee breaks and lunches
  • AO Davos Courses opening ceremony
  • Networking with participants and faculty during AO Davos Courses night
  • Guided tour of the AO Center (on-site registration required)
  • Demonstrations of the latest technologies
  • Live surgical demonstrations in the SHARD (a 360-degree wet lab)
  • Course certificate


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