Register now: AO Davos Courses 2020 combine the best of on-site training with outstanding online learning

December 3-6, 2020

17 August 2020

With 30 courses and three formats—on-site, hybrid, and online—the AO Davos Courses 2020 set the course for the future of medical education, and registration is open now.

This year’s event offers participants around the world extraordinary value, including more ways than ever to learn from and engage with the AO’s experts and to customize their learning experience.



“The AO Davos Courses 2020 offer surgeons worldwide unparalleled value and a chance to design their personal experience,” said AO President Robert McGuire. “We know that education, whether face-to-face, on-site or online, is key to improving surgeon performance, and the AO Davos Courses 2020 are an unparalleled opportunity to learn from and engage with the best, whether you are joining us online or on-site in Davos.”

The slate of learning opportunities includes six face-to-face, on-site courses in Davos, 20 online courses, and four hybrid courses from AO CMF, AO Recon, AO Spine, AO Trauma, AO VET, and the AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research (AO PEER). Underpinning this year’s event are hygiene measures to ensure the health and safety of participants, faculty and staff, including:

  • Physical distancing of at least 2 meters between persons
  • Routine disinfection of frequently touched surfaces
  • Face masks required during events
  • Frequent hand hygiene and respect for respiratory etiquette

This year’s AO Davos Courses include a number of firsts, including the global launch of the AO CMF Management of Facial Trauma courses with self-directed learning, the inaugural AO CMF masters course dedicated to advanced strategies for treatment planning and management of the nasal region, the first hybrid AO VET course, and the first-ever self-directed, online version of the popular AO PEER Principles of Clinical Research course.

Importantly, as continuing medical education (CME) plays a vital role in participants’ development, CME credits will be available for the lion’s share of courses and applications have been made to the respective accreditation bodies.

In addition to this year’s courses, the AO offers a number of value-adding features, such as:

  • Round-the-clock access to its digital industry exhibition and digital AO world as well as on-demand materials and a digital library

  • The AO TV stream, “The good, the bad, the ugly—a case that taught me a lesson,” from AO Spine

  • The free, online AO Recon Meet the Experts Webcast on the new and up-to-date AO Recon Complex curriculum

  • The free, first-ever, live AO Recon OnAir session with expert periprosthetic fracture management.


Many courses offer a limited number of spaces, so early registration is recommended.



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