Global | Davos | 03 - 05 December 2020

AO Recon Online Course—Principles of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty


Online: Three modules conducted over 3 days

Module 1: Thursday, December 3, 17:00—18:45 CET (UTC+1)      Please check your local time here

Module 2: Friday, December 4, 16:00—19:10 CET (UTC+1)           Please check your local time here

Module 3: Saturday, December 5, 16:00—19:30 CET (UTC+1)      Please check your local time here

Goal of course

The AO Recon Course—Principles of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty teaches fundamental principles and current concepts in the treatment of patients with a need for primary arthroplasty in the hip and knee. This course is the initial step along the path of lifelong learning in the area of joint arthroplasty. Based on a patient-centered approach this course focuses on the key principles of primary arthroplasty.

Course description

This course is modular in structure and highly interactive. Short, evidence-based lectures cover the key information required. Moderated case discussions in small groups will expand on each topic and help participants to develop decision-making and surgical management skills.

Confirmed faculty


  • Bas Masri, Canada
  • George Macheras, Greece

International and Regional Faculty

  • Anthony Albers, Canada
  • Bartolomé Allende, Argentina
  • Jean-Noël Argenson, France
  • Fares Haddad, United Kingdom
  • Adam Hart, Canada
  • Robert Hube, Germany
  • Michael Huo, United States
  • Plamen Kinov, Bulgaria
  • Sujith Konan, United Kingdom
  • Krisztian Sisak, Hungary
  • Nemanja Slavkovic, Serbia
  • Luigi Zagra, Italy

Course fee

CHF 275 

Cancellation will be refunded as follows: 100 percent of the course fee until November 4, 2020; 50 percent of the course fee after November 4, 2020.


Date03 - 05 December 2020


Chair(s) Bas Masri, George Macheras

Anatomyhip, knee

ContactBas Wijburg

Download Course program (PDF, 1.08 MB)


Each AO Recon course includes hands-on simulation experience for participants. Various types of practical exercises enrich the course events and increase the learning effect.

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In the Education Forum a group of arthroplasty experts develop AO Recon's educational offerings based on the needs around the world. They are also responsible for the articles on clinical topics, published in our newsletter.


An AO curriculum follows a systematic, patient-centered approach: Desired patient outcomes define necessary competencies, and these in turn define specific learning objectives.

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