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AO Spine Advanced Level Specimen Course—Complex degenerative pathologies: Current concept and future directions

Bern, Switzerland | September 20–21, 2024

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What we do


Providing over 200 educational opportunities to more than 12,000 surgeons worldwide – every year.


Driving the transformation of spine care through our research network and Knowledge Forums.


Advancing careers through the exchange of knowledge and professional networking.

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A truly global spine community

Global Spine Congress

The only international spine congress of its kind.

Global Spine Journal

AO Spine’s official scientific journal, fully open access, covering all areas of spine surgery.

AO Spine Global Diploma Exam

Certify your knowledge and advance your career.

Quick access

AO Spine Injury Classification Systems

Based on a systematic assessment and revision of the Magerl classification.

Videos and webinars

Digital teaching and learning material, webinars, and event coverage for educational purposes


Providing additional experience in surgical techniques for fully trained orthopedic and neurosurgeons interested in spine surgery.

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“AO Spine is unique in exchanging knowledge, sharing information, and building friendships with surgeons worldwide. You can only get this in a global organization like AO Spine.”

Asdrubal Falavigna, AO Spine Chairperson