AOTrauma Course—Advanced Principles of Fracture Management
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
11 Oct 2019 - 15 Oct 2019
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Goal of the course
The AOTrauma—Advanced Principles course builds upon the AO Principles and techniques learned in the AOTrauma Basic Principles course and focuses on the principles and techniques of operative fracture management in more complex injuries.

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

Course description
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 fracture reduction.
The course will be taught in a modular format. Each module consists of several evidence-based lectures, which will cover the key information required. In practical exercises participants will be trained in the application of various techniques. Discussing cases in small groups will help participants to understand decision-making and management skills.
After the course an online postcourse self-assessment will provide participants an opportunity to review the important topics from the course. In order to support self-directed learning, a range of additional online resources will be offered.

Course program
11 October as of 18.30h: Participants registration, Opening ceremony, Welcome reception
12 October: Participants registration & Course start
12 - 15 October: Course (including a Self-Directed-Learning Day on 14 October)

Self-directed learning day
The course includes a Self-Directed-Learning (SDL) day (14 October) where you choose to participate in one of the two modules:
- Intramedullary Nailing
- Research
-> during online registration process you will be asked to choose your preferred module. Once submitted, the choice of SDL module cannot be changed anymore.

Links to SDL scientific programs
Intramedullary Nailing

Final program (710kb)
Learning objectives
Apply reduction techniques in fracture management with attention to soft tissues
Assess and treat complex diaphyseal and (peri)articular fractures using advanced application techniques
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 accordingly
Ali Alsuwaidi  (Chairperson)
Khalid Alzahrani  (Chairperson)
Yazan Hattar MBChB  (Chairperson)
Ahmed Kholeif  (Chairperson)
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Type AOTrauma / AO partner event
Level Principles
Region Middle East and Northern Africa
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
For participants fromMiddle East and Northern Africa
Registration start19 Jun 2019
Closing date11 Oct 2019
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
United States Dollars 1600.00 USD
Available discounts Amount %
Member discount -80.00 USD 5%
Member plus discount -80.00 USD 5%
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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 30.-- USD handling fee in addition to the participant fee. Please contact 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 materials
Welcome cocktail
Ms Elena Gutierrez (Faculty Contact)
AO Foundation
AOTrauma Project Manager Education Middle East
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos
Phone+41 81 414 27 00 ext. 700
Fax+41 81 414 22 83
Ms Ranae McCrae (Faculty contact)
Ms Stephanie Pavlovic (Participants Contact)
AO Courses Europe, Middle East & Africa

Course venue
Hotel Roda Al Bustan
Casablanca Road, Al Garhoud 
Dubai, U.A.E. 
T: +971 (0)4 282 0000

Accommodation for participants
A quota of hotel rooms has been blocked in the following hotels: 

Millenium Airport Hotel Dubai

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel

Al Bustan Roda Hotel Dubai

The number of rooms is limited in each hotel and will be given on first come – first serve base.
Book your hotel room until the deadlines mentioned below. After the deadline, rooms can only be booked upon availability. 

Hotel reservation & Airport transfers
Millenium Airport Hotel Dubai: Please use the link: or the hotel reservation form to receive the contract room rate. Download the form from "Downloads and gallery" (see below) / event room and send it directly to the hotel. Deadline: 12 August 2019

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel: For hotel room booking: 11 September 2019

Al Bustan Roda Hotel Dubai: Please use the hotel reservation form to receive the contract room rate. Download the form from "Downloads and gallery" (see below) / event room and send it directly to the hotel. Deadline: 11 September 2019

Visa requests
either through the hotel where you have booked accommodation or below agency:

Mr. Maxim Lopuhov
Reds Travel & Tourism
Tel + 971 4 454 1409

Required documents:
- Colored copy of passport size photo (JPEG)
- Cleared colored scan passport copy (JPEG)

Please send documents until 13 September 2019 to

-> Visa applications can be processed max. 50 days prior arrival and not before.

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