AO Trauma Online Masters Course—Shoulder Trauma
Online, Spain
07 Sep 2020 - 09 Sep 2020
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Course description

This online course is delivered using interactive small group discussions using cases, and summary lectures. All activities are moderated by expert faculty in a highly interactive learning environment. Participants are encouraged to discuss the cases and content in an open manner and to share their own experiences.

Course structure

This online course is delivered on 3 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

Participants will learn the current management of patient pain, dysfunction, deformity, and cosmesis related to trauma of the shoulder. Fractures from the sternoclavicular joint to the humeral shaft will be covered as well as joint injuries and dislocations and soft-tissue injuries (the acute trauma phase and the posttraumatic sequelae such as malunion, nonunion, infection, etc).

Target participants

Orthopedic, trauma, and shoulder surgeons with at least 5 years of experience who want to update their expertise and want to manage complications and more complex cases.

Participants should have completed the AO Trauma Courses—Advanced Principles of Fracture Management and must be able to communicate well in English.

Final course program—AO Trauma Online Masters Course—Shoulder Trauma (2197kb)
Learning objectives
Perform an appropriate assessment of the patient with trauma to the shoulder
Identify the minimal quality requirements for each assessment tool and the optimal way to gather the required information
Perform a thorough, stepwise analysis of the problem (what is the mechanical, biological, and soft-tissue situation and problem)
Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment options and decide with the patient what is the best for their specific needs
Develop a comprehensive plan based on the needs of the patient, the injury, the patient factors, and the available surgical options
Provide and communicate overall care, integrating the team, family, and supporting care system
Ashraf Moharram MD,FRCS  (Chairperson)
Stefaan Nijs MD,PhD,MSc  (Chairperson)
Wael S. Taha MD,M Med (Surgery)  (Educational director)
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Type AOTrauma
Level Masters
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Seminar (full day)
Content Debates, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Closing date07 Sep 2020
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 100.00 CHF
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Ms Bettina Bolliger (Course Organizer)
AO Foundation
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
Mobile+41 79 620 17 86
Ms Claudia Guentensperger (Participants Contact)
Education Project Manager
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
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Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes; Siemens Healthineers