AOTrauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
05 Mar 2018 - 08 Mar 2018
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Description

The course is based upon a philosophy that good fracture management requires more than the practical skills required to ‘fix’ a fracture. The competent fracture surgeon should understand bone physiology, response to injury and the processes of repair. Good decision-making is the key to fracture management and interaction between participants and a large faculty during lectures, group discussion and practical sessions will help you develop these skills. Practical sessions involve the fixation of common diaphyseal and articular fractures on real size artificial bone models, using AO TK approved instruments and implants.

Much of the course content 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.

This course is aimed at junior trainees. ATLS training is recommended before attending the course.

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

Programs
Event program
Details
ID EDINBURGH0503_BAS
Type AOTrauma
Level Basic Principles
Region Europe
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience General surgery, Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Registration
Closing date05 Mar 2018
Statusopen
Places48
Available places27
Online registrationClick here to register
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Pricing
Swiss Francs 1480.00 CHF
Available discounts Amount %
Early registration -296.00 CHF 20% available until 22 Dec 2017
Payment options and information
If you cannot pay via credit card you have the possibility to request an invoice. Please note that we will charge you a 10% handling fee in addition to the participant fee. Please contact therefore your Local Event Organizer 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
Lunch
Course materials

Accommodation
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.

Contact(s)
Ms Yvonne Gooderham (Registrations Co-ordinator)
AO UK Education
Registration Co-ordinator
Education
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United Kingdom
Phone+441707823352
Emailyvonne.gooderham@ao-courses.com
Ms Ranae McCrae (AOUK Education Manager)
AOUK
Education Manager
Hertfordshire
United Kingdom
Phone+44 (1707)823328
Mobile+44 (7880)730269
Emailranae.mccrae@ao-courses.com
Rebecca Reynolds (Course Co-ordinator)
AOUK
Welwyn Garden City
United Kingdom
Phone+441707823310
Mobile+447909862276
Emailreynolds.rebecca@ao-courses.com
Venue

Radisson BLU
80 High St
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh
EH1 1TH
UK

The hotel’s location lies just 13 kilometres from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) which is easily accessible thanks to regular Airlink buses and Edinburgh’s tram system which take passengers to and from the city centre in approximately 30 minutes. A taxi is likely to take 20 – 25 minutes depending on traffic.
 

By train
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh is within easy walking distance of the city’s central railway hub, Waverley Station. Waverley is the main route into the city, and is serviced by trains from England’s west coast line coming up from Birmingham and the Lake District, as well as England’s east coast line that originates in London and calls at York and Newcastle.

Direct trains from London’s Kings Cross now reach Edinburgh Waverley in less than four and a half hours. There are regular services coming south too from Inverness and Aberdeen, plus a shuttle service that runs to and from Glasgow, Scotland’s other major city, every 15 minutes. Direct trains from Edinburgh Waverley to the centre of Glasgow take just 50 minutes.

By bus
St Andrew’s Square Bus Station, the main bus route into the city is just a short walk away, on the other side of Waverley Station and Princes Street.
 
By car
Main roads into the city centre lead towards Princes Street just two minutes away from the hotel.

Approaching from the south east
Follow the A1 into the city centre towards Princes Street, then turn southwards onto North Bridge and the hotel is just left at the High Street.

Approaching from the west
From the M8, take the city bypass north for one junction, then turn right onto Glasgow Road. After Haymarket Station, follow the B700 towards the Grassmarket, Cowgate and turn north up Blackfriars Street where you can find hotel parking.

Approaching from the south west 
Turn off the M6 onto the A702 and follow this route until you reach Princes Street. The one-way system takes you north to Queen Street along to the roundabout at John Lewis and up Leith Street. Continue southwards, over the North Bridge, and the hotel is just to the left at the High Street.

Approaching from the north 
Coming over the Forth Road Bridge, follow Queensferry Road (the A90) into the city centre. Cut through Randolph Crescent to Queen Street, then along to the John Lewis roundabout and up Leith Street as above.
 
Parking in Edinburgh
You can park at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh for a fee of £12.50 per night. We have car parking space for 131 vehicles, available on a first come, first served basis.

When approaching the hotel southwards from Princes Street, turn left from North Bridge and continue to the first set of traffic lights. Turn right down St Mary’s Street, then take your first right at the traffic lights onto the Cowgate, and then right up Blackfriars Street.


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