AO Education Institute
To further the AO mission, the AO Education Institute advances trusted learning programs for healthcare professionals.
“The AO Education Institute has achieved global academic recognition in the areas of faculty development and learner focused curriculum development. With continued visionary leadership and dedicated, substantial Foundation support for educational innovation, the Institute can become the recognized world leader in the assessment of medical education and the quality benchmark.”
Teija Lund (Finland), Chairperson AO Education Institute Advisory Committee
Continuing medical education (CME) mission
The CME mission of the AO Foundation is to provide comprehensive multidisciplinary needs-based education to surgeons, fellows, and residents in the specialties of orthopedics, hand, craniomaxillofacial, spine, neurosurgery, and veterinary surgery in the areas of trauma (ie, operative reduction and fixation), degenerative disorders, deformities, tumors, and reconstruction.
Expected results of the CME activities for surgeons, fellows, and residents are to:
Increase their knowledge base and surgical skill level.
Improve competence by applying advances of knowledge in patient care in the areas of
trauma, degenerative disorders, deformities, tumors, and reconstructive surgical techniques.
Address practice performance gaps by improving the management of aspects of traumatic
injuries and musculoskeletal disorders (ie, preoperative planning to postoperative care).