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The AO has established specialty areas for trauma, spine, craniomaxillofacial, veterinary and reconstructive surgery. The AO clinical divisions and clinical unit continually redefine the state of the art in their fields, maintaining activities in research, development, clinical investigation, innovation, and education.

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December 3-6, 2020

AO Davos Courses: On-site in Davos. Online anywhere in the world!
The future of medical education—today

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the AO Davos Courses 2020 will be a hybrid event, combining the best in on-site training with outstanding online learning opportunities.

The hybrid nature of the AO Davos Courses offers participants across the world more ways of taking part than in previous years. Educational courses are being designed to be on-site, hybrid, or online, based on the needs of the faculty and participants to ensure that hygiene regulations can be followed.

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Whatever your specialist area, the AO's resources offer you valuable support in enhancing your abilities, learning new skills, and responding to changing clinical needs.

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ARI activity reports

Get the latest on AO research innovation from the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI).

Experts' Symposia

Where outstanding minds come together in a robust process to improve available treatments.


Our study is a consensus process to improve research efficiency in Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM)

AO Davos Courses

AO Davos Courses 2020

The future of medical education–today!

Revolutionizing medical data collection with AO Global Data

Dedicated to driving research and improving patient outcomes in your field worldwide

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Hans-Christoph Pape
“Advances in the surgical treatment of trauma have generated the need for more sophisticated RIA instrumentation. The new generation RIA device will allow surgeons to continue to improve outcomes in complex cases where patients require reaming and bone grafting.”

Hans-Christoph Pape, AO Technical Commission member

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