Since the beginning in the 1960's, education has been an integral element of the AO. AOTrauma continues this tradition and has expanded its educational portfolio to include a variety of educational activities, resources, and community connections. Face-to-face courses remain the mainstay of AOTrauma education, while eLearning has taken an increasingly important role. Fellowships are also an important educational opportunity. To meet your increasingly complex and varied educational needs, the AOTrauma Education Commission has invested heavily into Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, and innovative educational approaches.
On this site, you will find reference tools such as the award-winning AO Surgery Reference, videos, publications, mobile apps as well as a range of online, self-directed education modules and webinars (under Self-directed Learning). In response to your everyday practice challenges and needs, AOTrauma’s Curriculum Development has redefined the sub-specialties, such as "Foot and Ankle", and "Orthogeriatrics". The results have been condensed into educational portfolios. Through these topic-specific portals you can access a quick program overview and all related educational offerings.