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Membership FAQ

AOTrauma membership information 

1. What is the "AOTrauma membership network"?

The "AOTrauma membership network" is essentially a community of trauma professionals who share a passion to improve patient care within their region and across the globe. Surgeons, researchers and operating room personnel have the opportunity to connect and exchange knowledge and can easily access an extensive range of educational material relevant to their daily practice. In addition, the AOTrauma membership offers career opportunities by way of fellowships, faculty and officer roles within the organization.

2. How can I join the AOTrauma community?

AOTrauma offers you two possible ways to join the global network of trauma and orthopedic professionals:

  • Join as Registered User
    If you do not fulfill the prerequisites, AOTrauma offers you the opportunity to sign up for free as a registered user. Registered users have access to AOTrauma updates on news, innovative e-learning tools such as AO Surgery Reference, AOTrauma STaRT, a variety of free webinars and webcasts, and other selected educational content.
  • Apply for AOTrauma membership
    AOTrauma membership gives you access to the great variety of member-exclusive privileges listed below.

3. What are the prerequisites to become an AOTrauma Member?

The AOTrauma membership is exclusive to musculoskeletal trauma professionals who have already participated in, and who clearly demonstrate the understanding of AO principles and philosophy. To apply for AOTrauma membership, you must fulfill the following prerequisites:

  • Must be a musculoskeletal trauma professional
  • MD/DO must have attended an AOTrauma Principles course
  • ORP/Nurses must have attended an AOTrauma course for ORP
  • Researchers must be involved in musculoskeletal related research activity

4. What are the privileges offered?

5. Do I receive the AOTrauma membership card and certificate?

Every AOTrauma member will receive a welcome letter containing a personal member card and certificate. The member card identifies you as an AOTrauma member. Show your card at courses or congresses, and benefit from special member discounts and access member-exclusive events. Please note the member card doesn't include an expiration date and a valid AOTrauma membership is needed to enjoy the full benefit.

6. What can I do when I didn't receive my AOTrauma member card and certificate?

Membership packages are produced automatically by end of every second month. In case the package did not reach you or if you lost your card or certificate, please initially make sure your shipping address within your AOTrauma profile is valid and updated, as such address is used for the package shipment. Afterwards please send us an email to: requesting a new package.

7. I forgot my login information

  • Password: If you have forgotten your AOTrauma profile password, you can simply use the "Forgot password?" button when logging in. Enter your email and click "I'm not a robot". A newly password reset link will be sent to your email address immediately.
  • Username: To retrieve your email address you need to contact support.


AOTrauma membership fees and payments


8. What are the AOTrauma membership fees?

​1 year ​100 CHF
​2 years ​180 CHF


9. Is there a membership fee discount for AOTrauma residents?

Please note AOTrauma doesn’t offer special fee reductions for residents.

10. How can I pay the membership fee?

Log into your AOTrauma profile, select "Become a Member" and be directed through a simple payment guide. AOTrauma offers its members a variety of payment options:

  • Online credit card payment
  • PayPal

11. Am I notified about my membership before expiry?

Yes, AOTrauma uses regular email notifications to inform its members about membership expiration. This gives you enough time to renew your membership with AOTrauma and maintain continuous access to the member-exclusive privileges.

12. Where can I obtain my membership payment receipt?

After logging into your AOTrauma profile, you can easily download the payment receipt if your membership was paid using the online credit card option. Go to "My profile" then to "My Transactions", where the payment receipts are stored.

13. How can I upgrade/renew my AOTrauma membership?

After logging into your AOTrauma profile, you can easily upgrade or renew your membership. Go to "My profile" then to "My Membership(s)". Hover over "Status" to see renewal button. Fill in a simple form and proceed to payment.

14. What happens when my membership expires?

If your membership expires, you will automatically become a Registered User, having limited access to the benefits, but still being a part of the AOTrauma community. You will be notified by email about the recent expiration and the possibility to renew your membership.

15. How can I update information in my profile?

In case you like to update any AOTrauma profile details log into your AOTrauma profile, click "My Profile" under your avatar photo. Choose the details you would like to change and press the "Edit" button. Update the information and click "Save Profile Information".

16. How can I change my profile picture?

Log into your AOTrauma profile, click "My Profile" under your avatar photo. Then hoover over your old photo to see "Change photo" button. Drag your photo to requested area and click green button. 

17. Can I be registered with or a member of not only AOTrauma but of other AO's clinical divisions?

Yes, you can register or become a member of more than one AO clinical division, using only one AO profile.

Register via "Become a Member" section to access new benefits on your dashboard.

If you are interested in becoming a member of more clinical divisions, each membership has to be paid individually as they bring you a different set of member-exclusive benefits.

18. What is an AOTrauma voucher code?

AOTrauma offers its sponsors, industrial partners and other stakeholders an alternative way of paying membership fees for a greater number of orthopedic surgeons or nurses by issuing non-personalized voucher codes for further distribution.