AO Trauma membership

Benefit from AO Trauma's member privileges, and the great career path opportunities for trauma surgeons, operating room personal (ORP), and researchers.

AO Trauma is an organization with over 9,000 trauma professionals worldwide who are dedicated to the advancement of trauma care through education, mentorship and research. 
Each year, AO Trauma organizes more than 400 events worldwide with over 5,000 faculty, educating more than 30,000 surgeons.

Next to a passion for excellence, members of the AO Trauma community share a spirit of volunteerism and camaraderie and a desire to advance the care of musculoskeletal trauma patients all over the world.

As an AO Trauma member, you will connect to a world of opportunities as you engage with an international group of accomplished, innovative, and like-minded trauma colleagues.

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Our community

Discover the world’s largest trauma and orthopedic community.

Member privileges

Learn about the range of privileges for our AO Trauma members.

AO Trauma regions

Get in touch with officers from your region and country.

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Connect with the AO Trauma community and profit from exclusive member privileges.

Why become an AO Trauma member?

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AO Trauma’s global network

Meet like-minded individuals who dedicate their lives to improve patient care—just like you

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Valuable tools and resources

Experience our 3-D human anatomy software, e-learning, mobile applications, and more.

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AO Trauma fellowships

AO Trauma offers globally over 250 fellowships per year.

AO Trauma membership fees

1 year CHF 100

2 years CHF 180

The AO Trauma membership is exclusive to musculoskeletal trauma professionals who have already participated in an AO Trauma Principles course, and who clearly demonstrate the understanding of the AO principles and philosophy. To apply for an AO Trauma membership, you must fulfill the following prerequisites: 

  • Must be a musculoskeletal trauma professional
  • MD must have attended an AO Trauma Principles Course
  • ORP/nurses must have attended an AO Trauma course for ORP
  • Researchers must be involved in musculoskeletal related research activity

Low-income countries (according to the World Bank list): CHF 20 fixed rate for a one-year membership.

The value of being AO Trauma member:

“AO Trauma membership will connect you with thousands of professionals worldwide. It's your chance to build your network, develop your skills, be a part of the world of trauma, and join this growing worldwide organization.”

Samir Mehta, Former Chairperson AO Trauma Community Development