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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.

Leadership in surgery

How do you become a successful leader in the field of surgery? Watch this interactive panel discussion with AO surgeon leaders Robert McGuire, Jeff Wang, Teija Lund, and Sabine Girod describing how they got where they are today.

AO Davos Courses 2020: bold, refresh, and a clear success

The 60th anniversary edition of the courses, for the first time ever, took place entirely online with more than 7,300 attendees from 158 countries. The flagship educational event took place over four days and comprised 20 courses and five webinars.

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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 2021

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Revolutionizing medical data collection with AO Global Data

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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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