Surgical Trauma Courses and Online Learning | AO CMF
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In order to build education that directly impacts patient health, the curriculum development process starts by first identifying the patient problems to address and the competencies required of the surgeon.
Additionally, various advances and masters courses and seminars and a variety of online educational resources ranging from free webinars and online case discussions to live lectures with top faculty around the world are available to our community.
Management of facial trauma courses
The first global educational program delivered through small case discussions, practical exercises and mini lectures
Designed for your success
This comprehensive course is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge and principles for the treatment of craniomaxillofacial fractures and their complications. The course is organized in three steps:
- Online preparation (self-assessment and self-study program)
- Face-to-face event
- Online follow-up
The face-to-face course consists of a combination of lectures, small group discussions, practical exercises and keynote lectures.
AO CMF Lighthouse Courses
Advanced level courses with human anatomical specimens
These competency-based educational events bring together expert faculty for intensive two- and three-days learning opportunities in carefully selected locations. The Lighthouse courses currently are available in Europe and the Middle East.
The primary focus of the course will be developing surgical skills by completing practical exercises on human anatomical specimens. The topics are also addressed in lectures and during interactive debates and discussions with faculty and participants.
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery
- Surgical Approaches and Techniques in Facial Surgery
- Reconstructive Surgery in Head and Neck with Flap Harvesting
- Orthognathic Surgery
- Aesthetic and Functional Surgery of the Face and Neck
- Advanced Management of Facial Trauma
Advanced and Masters Courses
AO CMF offers a variety of courses, seminars, and lectures around the world
Craniomaxillofacial trauma and reconstruction
Head and neck surgery and reconstruction
Orbital fractures and reconstruction
Nasoethmoidal and midface fractures
Digital planning, 3D planning, and computer-assisted surgery
Cleft lip and facial deformities surgery
Craniomaxillofacial surgery with patient-specific implants
Soft tissue management
Pediatric trauma and deformities
AO CMF offers you education wherever you are, whenever you need it!
Our digital learning packages include everything from moderated live expert case discussions, study clubs, and webinars, to self-directed learning modules on the AO video platform or AO Surgery Reference.
AO CMF members have unlimited access to a multitude of scientific journals and publications, as well as full access to all craniomaxillofacial modules on the AO Surgery Reference.
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AO CMF programs and formats FAQ
How many courses does AO CMF offer every year?
AO CMF organizes well over 100 educational events every year. In 2022 we have carried out 112 educational events involving around 10'000 participants throughout 38 countries.
What courses does AO CMF have?
Our most well-known course is the AO CMF Management of Facial Trauma, designed for residents and fellows, as well as recently graduated surgeons involved in the treatment of facial trauma, which takes place in multiple languages in many countries around the world; it is offered over 20 times every year. Additionally AO CMF offers courses dozens of new and different courses covering orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery, deformities, various fracture and reconstruction techniques, as well as the new distraction osteogenesis course. You can find all the different upcoming courses here.
You do not need to be an AO CMF member to join a course, although members get a discount on the registration fee (usually 5% to 10% discount, which frequently offsets the cost of the membership). You do need to create a free account in our website to register at a course, so we can register your name and contact information, as well as to be able to keep the record of your course completion, and issue your course certificate.
Are AO CMF courses accredited, or certified?
Most AO CMF courses are locally or nationally accredited. The accreditation status and the number of Continuous Medical Education (CME) points that each course grants is documented in the course's webpage and course program.
What surgical education training formats does AO CMF have?
AO CMF offers human anatomical specimen courses, dry-lab or dry-bone courses, seminars (without hands-on components), webinars (fully online), as well as hybrid courses (face-to-face courses which require completion of a prior online component).
AO CMF also offers special format events, such as Study Clubs, as well as the new AO CMF Global Cancer Diploma, an interactive, self-directed online program designed in conjunction with the International Academy for Oral Oncology (IAOO)
Finally, AO CMF offers a fellowship program for fully trained CMF surgeons. It helps to familiarize fellows with indications, planning, techniques, and pitfalls of osteosynthesis, under guidance of AO experts. This applies not only to fractures, but also to the variety of CMF surgical procedures performed around the world by AO CMF surgeons.