AO Grand Rounds contest - Round 1 results

Stage 1 winners announces: you still have a chance to help rename AO Grand Rounds and win a prize
AO Grand Rounds

More than 1050 people submitted proposals for new names for AO Grand Rounds—AO Trauma’s suite of free-of-charge, module-based, in-hospital training content—in the first stage of a community product naming contest marking the launch of the educational offering.

Five winners—one from each of AO Trauma’s regions around the world—were selected at random from the pool of participants. These stage 1 winners will receive a voucher for the course of their choice in their respective region.


Who are the winners?

  • Marc Aiken from the USA (from the AO Trauma North America region)
  • Florencio Pablo Segura from Argentina (from the AO Trauma Latin America region)
  • Nicola Grivov from Bulgaria (from the AO Trauma Europe and Southern Africa region)
  • Mahmoud R. from Egypt (from the AO Trauma Middle East and Northern Africa region)
  • Shantanu D. from India (from the AO Trauma Asia Pacific region)

In total, stage 1 participants submitted more than 1,500 proposals for new AO Grand Rounds names with broader, more global appeal. Stage 1 also generated considerable buzz about AO Grand Rounds, with more than nearly 2,900 actions ranging from submissions of names and referrals of colleagues to visits to the AO Grand Rounds page on the AO website.

The contest continues

Now that the stage 1 winners have been chosen, all name submissions will be screened and a short list of names will be selected by the AO Grand Rounds Steering Committee.

In stage 2, those whose name proposals are short listed will enter a draw for vouchers to AO Trauma courses in their respective regions.

Stage 3—the final voting phase of the competition—will get underway on Monday, August 15, after the summer holiday period to ensure maximum participation by members of the AO Trauma community.

The winner of the final grand prize will receive a fully paid trip to the course of his/her choice at the AO Davos Courses 2022, December 4–16, in Davos, Switzerland.