13 March 2017

Chairperson Dan Berry (US) explains the templating.

Principles of arthroplasty in the land of Hippocrates

The faculty board consisted of international, regional, and local faculty members, all of whom complimented one another in the best way. Guided by chairpersons Dan Berry (US), and George Macheras (GR), the team was able to integrate and channel the participants' needs and expectations, so that, in the end, everyone had assimilated the abilities that were defined as the learning outcomes of the course.  

The participants appreciated the expert knowledge, which was provided through a stimulating mix of lectures, practical exercises, and case discussions. First and foremost, each attendee acknowledged the AO commitment to a practice-orientated, patient-centered approach to care.

Many participants took the opportunity to instantly share their feedback at the end of the course, before returning to their domains, to transfer their newly acquired skills into their daily practice.


Dan Berry
George Macheras

local and international Faculty

George Babis
Theofilos Karachalios
Panagiotis Koulouvaris
Panagiotis Megas
Nikolaos Roidis
           Sam Oussedik
Tilman Pfitzner
Lazaros Poultsides
Mazhar Tokgozoglu
Philipp von Roth
Luigi Zagra



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Faculty member Philipp von Roth discusses with participants.
Local chairperson George Macheras, Head of the Orthopedic Department at the KAT Hospital of Athens, gives a warm welcome to the course participants and introduces the local faculty.
International chairperson Dan Berry, Professor of Orthopedics at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester (Minnesota, US), is strongly committed to teaching and. As a member of the AORecon Education Forum, he was one of the first experts to support AORecon’s educational activities.
Discussions are a crucial part of the course, in order to establish a deep understanding.
"Who would recommend a TKA here?" A short voting preludes the discussion.
With 64 participants, the course was fully booked.
Participants practice the pre-operative planning for a knee replacement.
Knowledge transfer can be entertaining at times.
During the break, well-known expert surgeon Dan Berry is surrounded by participants.
Faculty members enjoy the participants' questions at the end of a module.
Group photo with faculty members and AO staff. Back row: Philipp von Roth (DE), Sam Oussedik (UK), and Panagiotis Koulouvaris (GR). In the middle: Lazaros Poultsides (US), Luigi Zagra (IT), Mazhar Tokgozoglu (TR), George Babis, Nikolaos Roidis, Panagiotis Megas, Theofilos Karachalios. Front row: Arisa Wada (CH), George Macheras (GR), Cynthia Stampfli (CH), and Dan Berry (US).

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