Educational Programs

AO is world-renowned for its courses. To further expand its leading position in medical education AOTrauma has introduced educational taskforces engaged in curriculum development through a backward planning process, based on best-practice adult education principles.

The results are entire educational programs accessible on the pages of the respective topic or sub-specialty. Programs normally include face-to-face events, eLearning and resources aimed at delivering a consistent and continuous learning experience—one that transcends traditional teaching practices. In order to continuously integrate new best practices from educational research, the programs are dynamic and subject to a continuous improvement process, fuelled by ongoing assessment and evaluation. 

​​Developing quality education

High quality education is based on meeting specific competencies. The AOTrauma portfolio of educational activities and resources is a comprehensive platform designed to facilitate surgeon learning that translates directly into professional practice. Find out about the process AOTrauma uses to develop its educational offerings.

​Education Taskforces

The AOTrauma Education Commission has appointed specialized Education Taskforces, which are responsible for an educational program. They engage, among other activities, in curriculum development. Learn more about how the curriculum development process works, or meet the taskforces within each educational program.

Foot and Ankle

Access all educational offerings specific to the foot and ankle and meet its Education Taskforce.

Hand and Wrist

Browse educational activities and assets concerning the hand and wrist and meet the surgeons involved in the taskforce.

Pelvis and Acetabulum

Access the educational portfolio focusing on the pelvis and the acetabulum and meet the Education Taskforce.


AOTrauma's program targeted to residents offers a wide range of face-to-face and self-directed learning, including STaRT. Browse the offerings.


Browse the educational portfolio dealing with pediatric fracture management.


Access all educational offerings related to fragility fractures and orthogeriatrics.

Clinical Researchers

Browse educational activities and assets that support physicians and researchers doing clinical research.

Operating Room Personnel

Access the educational portfolio specifically targeted to Operating Room Personnel.