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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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Fully online AO Davos Courses 2020:
shaping the future of medical education

In a new and completely online format, the AO Davos Courses 2020 continue the AO’s 60-year legacy of shaping the future of medical education. The first-ever completely online AO Davos Courses underscore the AO’s commitment to the health and safety of course participants, faculty, staff, partners, and the Davos community—and allow surgeons to take part in the event from anywhere in the world.

December 3–6, 2020
Join online anywhere in the world! 

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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.

Preclinical Services

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

Learn from the best—wherever you are in the world

Revolutionizing medical data collection with AO Global Data

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

AO Global Data
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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