Still time to register for the AO Davos Courses 2019

AO Davos Courses 2019 leading the way in education innovation

The AO Davos Courses are our flagship educational event, offering participants from all fields the opportunity to find out about the newest approaches to education, training, and treatment. At the AO Davos Courses, you also have the chance to meet leading experts in your field, to share experiences, and learn from and with other participants.

Coming to Davos is an unforgettable experience, and it is your gateway to excellence in your field. Many of this year's courses are already oversubscribed, but there is still time to register for the following:

•    AO PEER – all courses
•    AO Recon Complex Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
•    AO Spine Introduction level course on Endoscopy
•    AO Trauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management for Swiss Surgeons
•    AO Trauma Course—Advanced Principles of Fracture Management 

With hands-on exercises, discussions, and a diverse range of courses covering key fields in trauma, spine, CMF, veterinary, and reconstructive surgery, the AO Davos Courses is your gateway to excellence in your field. Don't miss this opportunity!

Luke Jin Sung Kim, AO Spine Endoscopy Practical Course, AO Davos Courses 2018

Full-endoscopic spine surgery is a rapidly emerging evolution of minimally invasive spine surgery. The AO Spine introduction level course on endoscopy will give participants the opportunity to familiarize with the basic foundations of full endoscopic surgical technique and provide them with the necessary underlying principles, step-by-step surgical protocols both in theory and practice to start their journey into this new exciting field.
Karl Stoffel, Practical exercise, AO Recon Course, Complex Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, AO Davos Courses 2018 

At the AO Davos Courses 2019, AO Recon is offering two curriculum-based courses: AO Recon Course—Complex Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty including Skills Lab stations and AO Trauma/AO Recon Course—Comprehensive Periprosthetic Fracture Management of the Hip and Knee with anatomical specimens. Both offerings are advanced level courses that will help you understand both the individual surgical steps and the entire process from planning to aftercare.

The last few places are available for the AO Trauma Basic and Advanced Principles of Fracture Management courses at the AO Davos Courses. In Davos, you will have the unique opportunity to learn from the world's leading experts. Every orthopedic trauma surgeon should attend these courses as an initial step in their careers and as part of their path of lifelong learning. Be prepared to have an exceptional learning experience in these AO Trauma educational programs, improve your skills in the treatment of injuries, and benefit from networking with renowned experts in your field. Find out more, and register today!

Clinical studies are critical for developing management strategies to improve outcomes for patients. However, conducting clinical studies is a challenging and multifaceted task. This course will provide you with the practical tools, including tips and pitfalls, to help you develop a framework that will ensure you successfully complete your clinical study. The AO PEER Level 1 course covers study design, literature reviews, basics of statistical thinking and how to write a high-impact publication. The content learned during this course will be of great value to you as you design your next clinical study.

The AO PEER Level 2 GCP and study management course is accredited by swissethics as a Good Clinical Practice course for investigators and aims to contribute to the quality of conducting clinical studies at your study site. You will learn a lot of practical tips on how to conduct a study including examples and project management tools. Find out more!

Risto Kontio, AO PEER Taskforce member (CMF) at the AO Davos Courses 2018

By coming to the AO Davos Courses 2019, you will not only have the opportunity to learn from the best in your field, you have the chance to grow your network, meeting dedicated specialists from across the full spectrum of AO activities.

AO CMF will be holding two master's level courses—intense, demanding, but invigorating programs that bring together leading experts from around the globe for an exceptional learning experience. This year, AO CMF's courses have been extended to four days, to include a full day of 3-D computer hands-on planning, and the introduction of new wetlab practical exercises.

Alongside these courses, there will be the chance to find out more about the latest in innovations from the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI), the AO Development Incubator, and the AO Technical Commission's Meet the Expert sessions.

In 2019, AO VET is delivering an equine course that combines wet-lab work with time on plastic models, offering participants the chance to gain comprehensive insight into the essential treatment approach, while enabling them to enhance their understanding of how to handle soft tissue. AO VET participants are also looking forward to attending its popular and highly interactive masters course in challenges and controversies in small animal orthopedics, combining presentations, practical exercises, and case discussions, led by top experts in orthopedic surgery.

The AO Davos Courses 2019 are held from December 1-11 at the Davos Congress Center, offering a unique opportunity to learn from the best—and to join a community of health care professionals in diverse fields that spans the globe.