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 2021: flagship event prepares for return to on-site, face-to-face courses
The AO is excitedly preparing to welcome back participants—on-site and face-to-face—for this year's AO Davos Courses.
This year’s hybrid event combines the best in on-site training with additional online learning opportunities over a virtual weekend.
From November 28 to December 10, AO Trauma, AO Spine, AO CMF, AO VET, and AO Recon will offer 28 innovative and engaging courses.
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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.
“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