Innovation in Education

The AO Trauma Innovation in Education award was bestowed for the first time at the AO Foundation Davos Courses 2018

04 December 2018

Davos Couses 2018 pre-course Robert Fox

"Innovation has always been part of the AO Foundation," said AO Trauma’s Global Education Manager Michael Redies introducing the AO Trauma Innovation in Education Award which was launched by the AO Trauma International Board. Redies introduced the award yesterday during the faculty pre-course leading up to the AO Foundation Davos Courses 2018.

AO Trauma faculty members have always been the main pillar of innovation in education, bringing their ideas to life within the AO and aiming for best educational solutions.

Following in this tradition, a call last summer resulted in 19 submissions. Of all these submissions, Klaus Dresing and his VirtX-team won first prize, which was awarded during the faculty pre-course. The team’s "Virtual-reality-simulator for teaching radiation hazards prevention" will make future education possible without x-rays and will help reduce cancer risks for surgeons—especially female surgeons—significantly. The project is included in the AO Trauma Basic Principles Course this year in Davos and will soon be presented in greater detail, along with the other successful projects, on the AO Trauma website.

Redies announced the call for the 2019 award and encouraged faculty to engage and contribute in order to improve both AO Trauma education and patients’ lives. Stay tuned for more details of the second call for applications for the 2019 AO Trauma Innovation in Education Award.


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