AO Trauma Online Masters Course—Infection (online course with interaction)
Davos, Switzerland
05 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
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Course description

This online Masters course addresses the latest techniques and best practices in the treatment of acute and chronic fracture related infections. The course includes many case presentations and group discussions moderated by experts in the field. Best evidence is presented through summary lectures.

Course structure

This online course is delivered on 2 consecutive days from 12:00 to 16:00 CET (different modules each day consisting of presentations, small group discussions, and other activities). Participants will join online from home for 4 hours each day, and adequate break times will be integrated.

Goal of the course

The goal of this course is to enhance knowledge and decision making in managing difficult and complex cases. State-of-the-art techniques and approaches, best practices for treatment, and the management of complications will all be addressed at a high level.

Target participants

Participants must have completed the AO Trauma Basic Principles and Advanced Principles courses. They must be actively involved in orthopedic trauma management and preferably have at least 5 years of postresidency experience in trauma surgery. Participants must be willing to share their ideas and be able to communicate well in English.

Final course program—AO Trauma Online Masters Course—Infection (947kb)
Learning objectives
Identify how to make the diagnosis of fracture related infection
Discuss when it is appropriate to maintain hardware in the presence of fracture related infections
Discuss the role for local and intramedullary debridement in treatment of fracture related infections
Pedro Caba Doussoux  (Chairperson)
Michael Sirkin MD  (Chairperson)
Wael Taha MD,M Med (Surgery)  (Educational director)
Kodi Kojima MD,PhD  (Program developer)
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Type AOTrauma
Level Masters
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Debates, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Closing date05 Dec 2020
Available places0
Cancellation policyCancellation until 30 days before the course is possible with a full refund; thereafter with a 50% refund.
Swiss Francs 150.00 CHF
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Ms Claudia Guentensperger
Education Project Manager
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
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Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes; Siemens Healthineers