Research training and education
AO Trauma Research Olympiad
The AO Trauma Research Olympiad is a thrilling annual event hosted every December in Davos, Switzerland, where selected candidates from each AO Trauma region present their innovative research projects in front of a prestigious jury panel. The competition aims to promote a culture of research excellence among AO Trauma members while also strengthening bonds and competitiveness among regions.
AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research (AO PEER)
AO PEER is a collection of resources, reference documents, and learning opportunities designed for health care professionals who want to learn or improve the skills they need to conduct clinical research.
Research education trainings
Fellowship opportunities exist for clinicians who want to advance their experience within a research setting. Offered through AO Innovation Translation Center (AO ITC) and the AO Research Institute (ARI), the following fellowships are tailored to present two diverse, yet valuable, learning experiences and are open to AO Trauma affiliated individuals.
AO Research Institute Davos medical research fellowships
Offered through the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI) in Switzerland. AO Research Institute Davos fellowships provide motivated surgeons with on-site research training to gain experience in R&D projects which focus on clinically relevant problems.
AO Trauma fellowships provides young orthopedic trauma surgeons with the opportunity to experience trauma care, delivered by AO Trauma faculty members in an AO Trauma-certified host center.
About AO PEER
“Clinical research is essential in our daily practice. It is crucial that we know how to plan and conduct clinical research in the most appropriate way. AO PEER is the place to learn everything you need to know about clinical research”
Frankie Leung (HK), AO PEER taskforce member