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 775 educational events around the world, supported by over 7,000 faculty, and attended by over 98,000 participants. To date, more than 460,000 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 3–13, 2023 for the AO's flagship educational event, offering courses from AO Trauma, AO Spine, AO CMF, AO VET, AO Recon, and AO Sports.

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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.


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

Tissue replacement and 3-D planning on day one, complications and personalized medicine on day two. Participants had the opportunity to meet up with peers, mingle with some of the biggest names in the craniomaxillofacial (CMF) field, and strengthen their professional network. The best part? Eighty percent of the 40 sessions were interactive. That means that the participants themselves had a key role in shaping this unique event.

Global Spine Congress

The Global Spine Congress (GSC) is one of the biggest gatherings for thousands of spine surgeons from all over 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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