AORecon has set up its governance with a Steering Board, an Education Forum and a project team.

The Steering Board consists of AO experts, which in turn nominated the AORecon Education Forum consisting of key opinion leaders within the fields of joint preservation and replacement. The project team includes AO employees who support and manage the project.

Meet the EDUCATION FORUM, or contact the PROJECT TEAM.

Steering Board

Germany | Charité Berlin | Prof Dr

Norbert P Haas

Norbert Haas was Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery and Department of Orthopaedics at the Charité, University Medicine Berlin until his retirement in 2016. He was president of numerous scientific societies and the AO Foundation President from 2010-2012. As an early member he has a long active history in the AO Foundation which continues.

USA | Mayo Clinic Rochester | Prof Dr

Daniel J Berry

Daniel Berry is Professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he was Chief of Orthopedic Surgery for the past ten years. He served as Director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, as the Chairman of the Maurice E. Müller Foundation, President of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

USA | University Hospital Washington | Prof Dr

Keith Mayo

Keith Mayo is Clinical Professor at the Hansjörg Wyss Endowed Chair for the Advancement of Hip and Pelvis Surgery in Seattle, WA. His 30 + year career has encompassed all aspects of hip and pelvis care including complex trauma, joint replacement and a progressive focus on hip preservation. He has a career long involvement in surgeon education and clinical research and is involved in numerous associations.

Germany | Charité Berlin | Prof Dr

Carsten F Perka

Carsten Perka is Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department and Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery at the Charité, University Medicine Berlin. He published more than 375 peer-reviewed papers and co-authored over 30 chapters in medical textbooks, including the comprehensive standard work "Periprosthetic Fracture Management". Perka is currently President of the German Association of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery, Secretary General of the German Society for Endoprosthetics and Speaker of the German Endoprosthesis Register.

AO Foundation

The AO Foundation is a medically guided nonprofit organization led by an international group of surgeons specialized in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Founded in 1958 by 13 visionary surgeons, AO today fosters one of the most extensive networks of currently more than 20,000 surgeons, operating room personnel, and scientists in over 124 countries.

AO history

AO Excellence

A group of experts within the field of arthroplasty have gathered to form the AORecon Education Forum. They develop curricula, plan all educational events listed on this page, and address hot topics in our Surgical Insights section.


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