Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find your answer.

Courses

  • Why is the course registration closed?

    The course registration may not yet be open. If you would like to register for a course that is "closed", please contact the course manager ("contact person") listed in the event for more information.

  • How can I register for courses in North America?

    Since AO NA uses a different course management system, please visit www.aona.org or contact registrar@aona.org for course registration in North America.

  • How do I find the annual AO Trauma course schedule?

    All AO Trauma courses are listed on the AO Trauma website under Education > Events and Courses. There, you can narrow your search by filtering the list using the terms on the left-hand side underneath the navigation.

  • How can I find AO activities in my country
    In the AO Trauma course list, you can set a country filter on the left-hand side underneath the navigation. You can also filter by other categories, eg, language, or level.
  • How can I find a course sponsor?
    AO Trauma does not sponsor courses. In order to find a course sponsor, please contact your employer, or industry partners.
  • What is my username and login
    On the login window next to the password field, there is a "forgot my password" link. Please use this link to reset your password, or contact membership@aotrauma.org for further support.

Online and mobile education

  • In what languages is AO Surgery Reference available?
    All AO Surgery Reference contents is available in English. Some modules are available in Spanish and Chinese. To find the Chinese / Spanish modules, set your default browser language to Spanish, or Chinese respectively. Further translations are ongoing continuously.

Webinars and webcasts

  • Are webinars/webcasts accessible after their live transmission?

    Yes, after live transmission, the archived and edited versions of all webinars and webcasts will be available on AO Videos (members only).

  • Which technical equipment do I need to be able to watch a webinar?
    You need the Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer. We recommend you perform a function test and check the system requirements to ensure your computer is ready to support the webinar.http://na3cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
  • What do I do if the system does not run even after the function test?
    Approach the IT specialist at your place of work for support.
  • Who should participate in a clinical training?
    The target audience for CTMs is ORP from the hospital where the training is organized. ORP of neighboring hospitals may join the event.
  • How many participants should be invited?
    Small groups of 8-20 participants are ideal. Larger groups do not provide the same opportunity for exchange and interaction between participants and between faculty and participants.
  • Who are the faculty involved in the clinical training?
    Teachers of a clinical training module are surgeons and ORP from the same hospital. The organizer of a clinical training must be an AO Trauma faculty member.
  • Can I watch a webinar on my smartphone/iPad?
    Yes, simply download the apps onto your smartphone/iPad.
  • In which language is the material provided?
    Currently all modules are available in English. Additionally, several modules are available in Dutch and Spanish.
  • Where can I find information on the upcoming webinars?
    All upcoming webinars are listed on our homepage.

Faculty

  • How can I attend the AO Trauma Faculty Education Program (FEP)?

    You have to be nominated from your regional education committee/officer and fulfill the following requirements:   

    • Paying AO Trauma member
    • Have completed the Principles and Advances courses as a participant
    • Have a faculty assignment scheduled
    • Very good knowledge of the language in which they will teach
  • How can I attend the AO Trauma Chairperson Training Program (CTP)?

    You have to be nominated from your regional education committee/officer and fulfill the following requirements:

    • Experienced faculty who have demonstrated success in teaching
    • Highly motivated
    • Actively involved in regional education activities
    • Have a chair assignment scheduled for a Principles or Advances national course (using the template) or another national course that uses a template program, eg, Orthogeriatrics, ORP
    • Need to have attended a FEP
  • Who can organize an AO Trauma clinical training?
    All AO Trauma faculty can organize a clinical training at their hospital.
  • Who should participate in a clinical training?
    The target audience for CTMs is ORP from the hospital where the training is organized. ORP of neighboring hospitals may join the event.
  • How many participants should be invited?
    Small groups of 8-20 participants are ideal. Larger groups do not provide the same opportunity for exchange and interaction between participants and between faculty and participants.
  • Who are the faculty involved in the clinical training?
    Teachers of a clinical training module are surgeons and ORP from the same hospital. The organizer of a clinical training must be an AO Trauma faculty member.
  • Can several modules be combined in one single event?
    It is not suggested to run more than 3 Clinical Training Modules in one training day. Ideally, one or two modules are delivered per training day. CTM 1 should be completed by all participants before additional modules are being taken. The other modules do not have to be delivered in any specific order.
  • In which language is the material provided?
    Currently all modules are available in English. Additionally, several modules are available in Dutch and Spanish.
  • Is a certificate provided?
    A certificate of completion is provided by AO Trauma after the event.

Fellowships

  • What Fellowship opportunities does AO Trauma offer?
    For more information please refer to the AO Trauma Fellowships page.
  • What material does a module contain?
    A CTM contains all material needed for the organization of the educational event. This may include precourse reading, lectures, videos, a user manual for organizers, a study guide for participants, pre- and postcourse assessments, etc.
  • Who can organize an AO Trauma clinical training?
    All AO Trauma faculty can organize a clinical training at their hospital.
  • Who should participate in a clinical training?
    The target audience for CTMs is ORP from the hospital where the training is organized. ORP of neighboring hospitals may join the event.
  • How can I find a course sponsor?
    AO Trauma does not sponsor courses. In order to find a course sponsor, please contact your employer, or industry partners.
  • How many participants should be invited?
    Small groups of 8-20 participants are ideal. Larger groups do not provide the same opportunity for exchange and interaction between participants and between faculty and participants.
  • Who are the faculty involved in the clinical training?
    Teachers of a clinical training module are surgeons and ORP from the same hospital. The organizer of a clinical training must be an AO Trauma faculty member.
  • Can several modules be combined in one single event?
    It is not suggested to run more than 3 Clinical Training Modules in one training day. Ideally, one or two modules are delivered per training day. CTM 1 should be completed by all participants before additional modules are being taken. The other modules do not have to be delivered in any specific order.
  • In which language is the material provided?
    Currently all modules are available in English. Additionally, several modules are available in Dutch and Spanish.