AO Trauma takes online education to new heights

With new virtual environment for the AO Trauma World Meeting

27 October 2020

This year's AO Trauma World Meeting brought participants together from all around the world in a vibrant new online environment.

Over four days, health care professionals eager to experience the AO's high-quality online education tuned in from around the world. Leading surgeons offered outstanding insight: Michael Baumgaertner and Rodrigo Pesantez chaired the course in hip fractures, Stefaan Nijs and Ashraf Moharram chaired the course in shoulder trauma, Gregory Della Rocca and Pedro Labronici chaired the course in fractures around the elbow, and Mandeep Dhillon and Stefan Rammelt chaired the course on foot and ankle.

The AO Trauma World Meeting lasted three days, and provided best in class online education comprising lectures, small-group discussions, and panel discussions for four hours each day. It drew 164 participants and involved 52 faculty members.
The custom-built virtual environment was designed to combine the best in user experience with the most advanced tools and technologies for online learning, while also giving the event a clearly AO identity.

The new learning management system used supported AO Trauma in delivering this new approach to online education.
Participant feedback was very positive:

"I am grateful for the opportunity to have participated in this online course during the COVID-19 pandemic", "I think the platform for the course worked perfectly, considering all the digital courses I've been involved in lately", "overall a very well organized and informative course", "these kind of courses allow us to attend them avoiding the hospital problems of timetables and money resources", and "the platform, course structure and video conferencing tools have been very commendable and the organization excellent."

The next level of this new take on online education will be delivered at this year's AO Davos Courses, register now!


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