AO Trauma Online Course—Upper Extremity (Small Group Discussions)
Online, Switzerland
01 Sep 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
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Wednesday September 9, 2020 from 18:30-20:00 CET and recurring for 7 more weeks

Event description and structure

During September and October 2020, AO Trauma offers an online event to 50 surgeons from Europe and Southern Africa and 50 surgeons from Middle East and Northern Africa. The event is a series of 8 weekly online small group discussions (90 minutes each on Wednesday evenings at 18:30 CET) covering content from the upper extremity curriculum. Each week consists of a lecture and a set of prepared cases to be discussed online. Experienced international faculty will moderate the small groups (5 participants with 1 faculty, 10 participants with 2 faculty).

Course goal

Participants will learn the current management of patient pain, dysfunction, deformity, and cosmesis related to trauma of the upper limb (fractures from the sternoclavicular joint to the fingertip).

Target audience

Orthopedic and trauma surgeons with at least 3 years of experience who want to develop expertise in upper extremity fracture care or surgeons with many years of experience who want to update their knowledge (who have completed the AO Trauma Advanced Principles Course several years earlier).

Participants must be able to discuss cases in English and must use a webcam with a headset microphone and have a good internet connection. To receive the certificate of completion, participants must attend at least 7 of the 8 modules.

Course program (574kb)
Learning objectives
Perform an appropriate assessment of the patient with trauma to upper extremity
Identify the optimal way to gather all required information (and apply quality criteria)
Perform a thorough, stepwise analysis of the problem
Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment options
Develop a comprehensive plan based on the needs of the patient, the injury, the patient factors, and the available surgical options
Ashraf Moharram MD,FRCS  (Chairperson)
Stefaan Nijs MD,PhD,MSc  (Chairperson)
Wael Taha MD,M Med (Surgery)  (Educational director)
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Type AOTrauma
Level Masters
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Sub Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Discussion groups
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
For participants fromEurope, Middle East, Africa
Closing date01 Sep 2020
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 0.00 CHF
Ms Bettina Bolliger
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