AO CMF Global Study Club

A dynamic platform for AO CMF members to discuss cases, share experiences, and network effectively

The AO CMF Global Study Club offers monthly online events featuring renowned faculty speakers, who delve into a variety of craniomaxillofacial surgical topics. You'll have the opportunity to learn from the best and take your professional skills to the next level.

All study clubs events are reserved for AO CMF members-only, but you can have a sneak peak by attending one of the open sessions available for everyone.

List of upcoming Study Club events 2024

Join the myAO AO CMF Global Study Club group (members-only) to get access to the registration link and also be able to watch the recorded sessions.

Why should you join the AO CMF Study Club?

A valuable member benefit appreciated by thousands of surgeons around the world

Live sessions with expert faculty

Access to monthly interactive case discussions

Recorded events

Access to all recorded sessions right after the event

Member participation

You can share similar cases for discussion in the group

Networking opportunities

Direct access to over 900 CMF surgeons via the Study Club group

Become an AO CMF Member

If you are not yet an AO CMF Member, make sure to sign up to get exclusive access to the discussion group and all upcoming (and past) AO CMF Study Club events.

An active membership is also required to access the myAO private group.

Online events 2024:

AO CMF Global Study Clubs

The AO CMF Study Club sessions are regular one-hour online activities focused on discussing clinical cases on interesting CMF-related topics. 
This is a member benefit and can be accessed via the myAO group only!

Curious to check it out? Additional open sessions are available for registration for all interested surgeons, residents and medical students.

  • January 25, 2024

    Intraoperative imaging, customized implants and surgical guides in posttraumatic reconstruction

    Alexander Schramm, Germany

  • February 22, 2024

    Salvage treatment in cleft lip and palate surgeries

    Ting-Chen Lu, Taiwan

  • March 21, 2024

    Orthognathic surgery and OSA surgery

    Salam Salman, USA

  • April 25, 2024

    Esthetics in orthognathic surgery

    Speaker: Jonathas Claus (Brazil)

    Guest Speaker: Orion Haas (Brazil)

    Time: 6:00 PM for Colombia

    Language: TBC

    Moderators: Rafael Cypriano (Brazil) and Jorge Agurto (Ecuador)

  • May 23, 2024 (free)

    Free session (topic to be announced)

  • June 13, 2024 

    FFS - state of the art

    Luis Capitan

  • June 27, 2024 (free)
    Free session (topic to be announced)
  • July 25, 2024

    Orthognathic surgery (surgery first approach)


  • September 19, 2024

    Avoiding complications in TMJ surgeries


  • September 26, 2024 (free)
    Free session (topic to be announced)
  • October 17, 2024

    Artificial Intelligence in CMF surgery

    Max Heiland, Germany

    Time: 8:00 AM for Colombia

    Language: English

    Moderators: Belinda Beltran (Mexico) and Gabriela Nassif (Argentina)

AO CMF NA Online Series

Are you eager for experts to debate and discuss your cases? Have you ever wanted to ask the authors about research informing their landmark journal articles? Do you want the chance to ask a renowned surgeon, “how would you do it?” Then don’t miss this new quarterly module series!

The quarterly modules are comprised by three sessions:

  • Debate and discussion
  • Journal club
  • "How would you do it?"

Sessions are held always on a Thursday, at 8:00pm Eastern Time and the registration is free of charge.

  • Module 1: Zygoma
    • Jan 04, 2024 – Debate and Discussion – FELLOWS
    • Mar 07, 2024 – Zygoma: Journal Club
    • Mar 07, 2024 – Zygoma: How Would You Do It? 
  • Module 2: Maxilla
    • Apr 04, 2024 – Debate and Discussion – FELLOWS
    • May 02, 2024 – Maxilla: Journal Club
    • Jun 06, 2024 – Maxilla: How Would You Do It?
  • Module 3: Mandible
    • Jul 11, 2024 – Debate and Discussion – FELLOWS
    • Aug 01, 2024 – Mandible: Journal Club
    • Sep 05, 2024 – Mandible: How Would You Do It?
  • Module 4: Nose
    • Oct 03, 2024 – Debate and Discussion – FELLOWS
    • Nov 07, 2024 – Nose: Journal Club
    • Dec 05, 2024 – Nose: How Would You Do It? 

CMTR Journal Club

An interactive session with the editors-in-chief of the Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction Journal. Topic and registration link will be shared soon.


AO Interdisciplinary Panel

Online panel discussions on interesting topics that cross clinical specialties. Organized jointly with AO Trauma, AO Spine, AO CMF and AO VET, these exciting events are available for all interested surgeons.


  • Coming soon
    June 27, 2024


Partner webinars

A variety of free webinars is offered in collaboration with IMC (International Microsurgery Club) and ICC (International Craniofacial Chang Gung Webinar).


Archive: Topics addressed in 2023

Video recordings are available for AO CMF members-only

  • Oral- and CMF Imaging

    Unlocking the TMJ - Understanding advanced diagnostic imaging

    Speaker: Gahl Greenberg (Israel)

    Virtual surgical planning – An overview of current concepts and companies

    Speaker: Daniel Buchbinder (US)

  • Aesthetic Surgery & Techniques

    Preservation and ultrasonic rhinoplasty

    Speaker: Diego Rodríguez (Chile)

    Current concepts in facial feminization surgery (FFS)

    Speaker: Luis Capitan (Spain)

    Watch video recording

    Fillers & Botox

    Speaker: Fadi Zibdeh (Jordan)

    Current concepts on facelift techniques

    Speaker: Mathias Tremp (Switzerland)

  • Management of Facial Soft Tissues

    Aural atresia & microtia

    Speakers: Scott Bevans & Mai Thy Truong

    Watch video recording

    Eyelid & periorbital soft tissue

    Speaker: Priti Udhal (India)

  • Reconstructive Surgery

    Versatility of local flaps in facial reconstruction

    Speaker: Amir S. Elbarbary (Egypt)

    Non-vascularized reconstruction

    Speaker: Alberto García-Perla (Spain)

    Soft tissue management in GSW

    CN V & VII injuries (incl facial nerve palsy)

    Speaker: Subramania Iyer (India)

    Watch video recording

  • Graft Master

    Patient centered post ablative reconstruction in H&N

    Speaker: Gregorio Sanchez Aniceto (Spain)

    Bioprinting from the lab

    Speaker: Dr. Shay Duvdevani

    Bone grafts for mandibular reconstruction & augmentation

    Speaker: J. Caceres (USA)

    Bone grafting for dental implants in the aesthetic area

    Speaker: Loo Sun Din (Singapore)

    Watch video recording

  • Alloplastics vs. Transplant

    TMJ replacement - Distraction vs. TPR vs. autologous

    Anaplastology in the face - What the surgeon needs to know

    Speaker: Manju Vijayamohan (India)

    Joint and occlusal sequelae of facial trauma

    Speaker: Carlos Gaete (Chile)

    Correction of facial defects using patient-matched subperiosteal implants

    Speaker: Dr. Johan Reyneke (South Africa)

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