Our courses and events

The AO is the world's leading education provider to health care professionals working in the fields of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. Each year it offers over 830 educational events around the world, supported by nearly 9,000 faculty, and attended by over 58,000 participants. To date, more than 600,000 health care professionals from over 124 countries have participated in AO courses. 

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.

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.

Courses and events

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.


The AO organizes and participates in events related to its key fields of activity all across the world.

Key events include the Global Spine Congress, the eCM conference, and FACE AHEAD.

The AO is proud to be part of the scientific program at DKOU and EFORT.


Two action-packed days of knowledge exchange and networking—and having a great time—are at the core of the FACE AHEAD experience. Tissue replacement and 3-D planning on day one, complications and personalized medicine on day two. Participants will have the opportunity to meet up with peers, mingle with some of the biggest names in the craniomaxillofacial (CMF) field, and strengthen their professional network.

The best part? Eighty percent of the 40 sessions will be interactive. That means that the participants themselves will have a key role in shaping this unique event.

Global Spine Congress

The Global Spine Congress (GSC) is one of the biggest gatherings for thousands of spine surgeons from all over the world. Aside from being the only international spine congress of its kind, the GSC is unique in that the scientific program covers all pathologies, whether that be deformity, degenerative, tumour or spinal cord injury.

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