AO Trauma Online Small Group Discussions—Upper Extremity: an exciting new online offering

During September and October 2020, AO Trauma offers an online series of eight weekly small group discussions. A unique chance to discuss cases in small groups with 20 expert faculty every week. The course is already fully booked.

14 July 2020

Discussion group

Event description and structure

In September and October 2020, AO Trauma will offer an eight-week series of online events with curriculum content for the upper extremities to 50 surgeons each from Europe and Southern Africa and the Middle East and North Africa. Each 90-minute small group discussion will begin at 18:30 Wednesday, Swiss Time.

In addition to a lecture, a number of prepared cases will be discussed in these weekly online small group discussions, moderated by experienced international lecturers.

In these events, participants will discuss the current handling of patient pain, dysfunction, deformity and cosmesis associated with trauma of the upper extremity (fractures from the sternoclavicular joint to the fingertip).

The online small group discussions are aimed at orthopedic and trauma surgeons with at least three years of experience who want to expand their expertise in the treatment of upper extremity fractures, or surgeons with many years of experience who want to update their knowledge (for example, surgeons who several years previously completed the AO Trauma advanced principles course).

Participants must be able to discuss cases in English, use a webcam with a headset microphone, and have a good Internet connection. To receive the certificate of completion, participants must attend at least seven of the eight modules.

Learning objectives

At the end of this series participants will be able to:

  • Perform an appropriate assessment of the patient with trauma to the upper extremities.
  • Identify the optimal way to gather all required information and apply quality criteria.
  • Perform a thorough, stepwise analysis of the problem.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment options.
  • Develop a comprehensive plan based on the needs of the patient, the injury, the patient factors, and the available surgical options.

The course is fully booked. Stay tuned for the next round.

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