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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 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 over 30 innovative and engaging courses.

Register now!


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To join our community, click on the links below to sign up for a membership and start enjoying the benefits!


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

The future of medical education—today

AO Davos Courses 2021
Learn from the best-wherever you are in the word. Over 30 courses in trauma, spine, CMF, vet, and recon surgery.

November 28–December 10, 2021

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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