Our courses and events

The AO is the world's leading education provider to health care professionals working in the fields of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. Each year it offers over 850 educational events around the world, supported by over 8,000 faculty, and attended by over 70,000 participants. To date, more than half a million health care professionals from 160 countries have participated in AO courses.

AO Davos Courses: The future of medical education—today

Join us in Davos from December 1–12, 2024 for the AO's flagship educational event, offering courses from AO Trauma, AO Spine, AO CMF, AO VET, AO Recon, and AO Sports.

Learn more about the AO Davos Courses


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The AO organizes and participates in events related to its key fields of activity all across the world.

Key events include the Global Spine Congress, the eCM conference, and FACE AHEAD.

The AO is proud to be part of the scientific program at DKOU and EFORT.


Mark your calendars for the next edition of FACE AHEAD taking place April 11-13, 2024 in Prague.

Three action-packed days of knowledge exchange and networking—and having a great time—are at the core of the FACE AHEAD experience.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet up with peers, mingle with some of the biggest names in the craniomaxillofacial (CMF) field, and strengthen their professional network.

Global Spine Congress

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The Global Spine Congress (GSC) is one of the largest spine meetings, bringing together thousands of spine surgeons from around the world. Aside from being the only international spine congress of its kind, the GSC is unique in that the scientific program covers all pathologies, whether that be deformity, degenerative, tumour or spinal cord injury.

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