AO Trauma Online Masters Course—Fragility Fractures (online course with interaction)
Davos, Switzerland
03 Dec 2020 - 04 Dec 2020
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Course description

This online Masters course addresses the latest techniques and best practices in operative fracture management to deal with complex orthopedic trauma problems. 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 increase knowledge and decision making for managing difficult and complex cases of older adults with a fragility fracture. 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 AOTrauma 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—Fragility Fractures (936kb)
Learning objectives
Surgically treat fragility fractures with osteosynthesis or with arthroplasties as soon as possible using AO techniques and new techniques adapted to older adults
Recognize and address comorbidities and polypharmacy from the preoperative planning until postoperative follow-up
Describe the management of patients with fragility fractures with preexisting anticoagulation
Prevent, identify, and treat complications such as delirium
Organize secondary fracture prevention
Describe and participate in an interdisciplinary and interprofessional team approach based on preestablished protocols
Describe how to obtain early restoration of the function of skeletal muscle, functionality, independence, and preinjury quality of life
Emilio Fantin PhD,M Med (Surgery)  (Chairperson)
Christian Kammerlander MD,Prof. Dr. med.  (Chairperson)
Wael S. 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 Sub Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Seminar (full day)
Content Debates, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Closing date03 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