New AO educational events on sports medicine cover shoulder topics

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The AO is constantly evolving to better meet the needs of our global network. The surgical treatment of sports injuries and other soft-tissue conditions around the joints is closely related to classical orthopedic and trauma surgery. Surgeons in this field require profound specialization to achieve excellence in patient care.

The AO is well-positioned to respond to the significant global need for unbiased education in this field. Renowned shoulder experts begin with a series of free online events on topics related to the surgical management of shoulder injuries. Of interest in particular to AO Recon and AO Trauma networks, three webinars are planned for the period October-December 2020, with more to follow in 2021.


October 23, 2020 | 16:00–17:00 CEST (UTC+2)
AO Sports Webinar—Arthroscopic Management of Injuries to the Long Head of Biceps
Martin Jaeger (Germany), Amon Ferry (United States), Shiyi Chen (China)

November 13, 2020 | 16:00–17:00 CET (UTC+1)

AO Sports Webinar—Arthroscopic Management of Rotator Cuff Tears
Amon Ferry (United States), Shiyi Chen (China), Martin Jaeger (Germany)

December 17, 2020 | 16:00–17:00 CET (UTC+1)

AO Sports Webinar—Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Instability
Shiyi Chen (China), Martin Jaeger (Germany), Amon Ferry (United States)

More areas of sports medicine will be explored in 2021, such as advanced-level knee surgery procedures and the basic principles of sports medicine including arthroscopy and open procedures.

Multiple webinars will include short lectures and focus discussions to provide access to instant knowledge and expert advice.

New curriculum-based courses are under development to meet the growing need for comprehensive, learning-outcome-oriented education.