FacultyFocus AO Trauma

Mark Reilly

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the first 2022 edition of FacultyFocus, the newsletter featuring information specially selected for you as AO Trauma faculty.

In this edition, we invite you to read about the recently expanded and updated AO Trauma competency-based curricula, now providing nearly complete coverage of anatomical areas and subspecialties.

Also in this edition, we report on AO Trauma’s highly interactive, flexible, and accessible clinical training modules (CTMs) for operating room personnel (ORP), offered free of charge in five language for you, as AO Trauma faculty members, to use in your hospital’s ORP training.

Additionally, this FacultyFocus is the place to learn about a series of presentations and posters developed by the AO Trauma imaging education taskforce to help you train residents and colleagues on the standard views for intraoperative assessment of reduction and fixation.

You will also learn about the recently launched AO Trauma educational offering, AO Grand Rounds, and the community product naming contest to choose a new name for it.

You also won’t want to miss the latest news from AO Access—the AO’s diversity, inclusion, and mentorship initiative—including the successful pilot and upcoming launch of its mentorship program, as well as the newly appointed AO Access Liaisons who will play an important ambassadorial role.

This edition additionally brings you the latest AO Education Institute news, including new educational research publications and the 10 tips for blended learning.

We hope you will enjoy this edition of FacultyFocus. As always, we value your feedback and ideas for future content, so do not hesitate to get in touch with our content team at michael.redies@aofoundation.org.


Best regards,

Mark Reilly

Chairperson, AO Trauma Education Commission