AO Trauma Course—Advanced Principles of Fracture Management
Davos, Switzerland
01 Dec 2019 - 06 Dec 2019
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Goal of the course

The AOTrauma Course—Advanced Principles of Fracture Management is part of a newly developed educational program teaching current concepts and fundamental principles in the treatment of complex injuries, incorporating the latest techniques in operative fracture management. The AOTrauma Advanced Principles course builds upon the AO Principles and techniques learned in the AOTrauma Basic Principles course and focuses on more complex injuries.

Target participants

The AOTrauma Course—Advanced Principles of Fracture Management is targeted at certified orthopedic and trauma surgeons who are at the threshold of becoming independent surgeons and taking over decision-making responsibility for the treatment of complex injuries. Participants must have completed the AOTrauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management and must be actively involved in trauma management.

Course description

This AOTrauma Advanced Principles of Fracture Management course is one of several competency-based curriculum events in 2019 which are built around a specific framework of competencies and learning outcomes. They feature a balanced mix of educational methods with a strong focus on interactive sessions.

Online precourse self-assessment prepares participants for the course and allows the faculty to tailor the course to the needs of the participants. Before attending the course participants are expected to complete an online module on reduction techniques.

The course will be taught in a modular format. Each module consists of several evidence-based lectures which will cover the key information required. Discussing cases in small groups will help participants understand decision-making processes and further develop management skills. Debates and interactive sessions will promote interactivity between faculty and course participants. In practical exercises participants will be trained in the application of various techniques.

Participants may also bring their own cases for discussion with the faculty.

After the course an online postcourse self-assessment will provide participants with important feedback on how much they have learned.

Final Course Program—AO Trauma Course—Advanced Principles of Fracture Mangement (1054kb)
Learning objectives
Apply reduction techniques in fracture management with attention to soft-tissues
Assess and treat complex diaphyseal and (peri)articular fractures
Demonstrate strategies for assessing and treating open fractures and soft-tissue injuries
Initiate appropriate management for patients with pelvic injuries and polytrauma
Recognize complications and manage these accordingly
Vincenzo Giordano  (Chairperson)
Martin Richardson  (Chairperson)
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Type AOTrauma
Level Principles
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Debates, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Closing date01 Dec 2019
Available places9
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 2800.00 CHF
Payment options and information
Additional handling fee for offline payment 30.00
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Course materials
Welcome cocktail
Ms Claudia Guentensperger
Education Project Manager
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
Related events
AO Trauma Course—Advanced Principles of Fracture Management for Swiss Surgeons
AO Trauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management
AO Trauma Course—Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management
Self-directed learning modules Basic/Advanced Principles
Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes; Siemens; Synbone