AOTrauma Course—Advanced Principles of Fracture Management
Leeds, United Kingdom
26 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
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Surgeons on the AOTrauma Advances Course will work with leading trauma surgeons to learn state-of-the-art techniques in an intensive and exciting 4 days. The emphasis of the Course is on the application of basic principles in the management of complex fractures, using advanced surgical techniques. There is particular a focus on evidence-based decision-making, improving clinical skills and dealing with complications.

The course comprises 8 modules related to the latest advances in trauma surgery, including management of complex diaphyseal and articular fractures, the use of locking plates and modern concepts in the treatment of polytrauma. Short lectures, discussion sessions and interactive practical workshops allow direct contact with all the faculty. Participants are encouraged to bring x-rays of their own cases and to share their ideas and experience in an informal setting.

Much of the course can be aligned to the trauma and orthopaedic component of the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme. Participants will have the opportunity, on request, of completing relevant workplace based assessments.

Surgeons with a minimum of 2 years trauma experience after completing an AO Principles Course are invited to apply for the AO Advances Course.

The AO Foundation is a non-profit organisation, based in Switzerland, and dedicated to the advancement of the care of those suffering from musculoskeletal injury and disease

Event program
Learning objectives
Relate bone healing to soft tissue damage
Recognise paediatric and adult fracture patterns
Plan appropriate surgical intervention when required
Use modern reduction techniques to achieve optimum fracture union
Recognise complex injuries and identify factors contributing to outcome
Outline current advances in the management of fractures
Describe the evolution of these techniques from basic principles
Shaun O'Brien MB BS Hons  (Chairperson)
Kevin Smith  (Chairperson)
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Type AOTrauma
Level Advanced
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Closing date26 Jun 2018
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 1645.00 CHF
Payment options and information
The course fee is payable in Swiss France 1645 CHF. This equates to approximately 1250.00 GBP depending on the exchange rate at the time of making payment.

If you cannot pay via credit card you have the option to request an invoice.
Please note that we will charge you a 30.00 CHF handling fee in addition to the participant fee. Please contact the Registration Coordinator gooderham.yvonne@ao-courses and indicate the official invoice address of the paying person or entity as well as a respective email address the invoice has to be sent to.
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Course materials

Please note that booking and paying for accommodation is entirely the responsibility of the
participant.  Please do not make any firm travel and accommodation plans until you have a confirmed
course place.

Course dinner
The course dinner will take place on Wednesday 27th June and is included in the course fee.
Ms Eve Cooley (Course Coordinator)
AO Foundation
Course Co-ordinator
United Kingdom
Ms Yvonne Gooderham (Registration Coordinator)
AO UK Education
Registration Co-ordinator
United Kingdom
Course Venue

Worsley Medical & Dental Building

Level 7, University of Leeds




The University is sited within the City Centre and is about 15 minutes walk from the main line intercity station. The

area is also well serviced by the motorway network. We would, however, advise delegates to

travel by train, as parking in the area can be difficult.

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