17 December 2019
AO Recon at AO Davos Courses 2019: Two successful courses draw high ratings for content and faculty
Participants of AO Recon's two events at the AO Davos Courses 2019 expressed their satisfaction with top marks. Sixty-three orthopedic surgeons were trained by 26 faculty members.
The two-day AO Recon Course—Complex and Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, chaired by Bas Masri (Canada) and Carsten Perka (Germany), included 4.5 hours of dry-bone exercises. Participant feedback included an impressive 100 percent recommendation rate.
The 2.5-day AO Trauma/AO Recon Course—Periprosthetic Fracture Management, chaired by Karl Stoffel (Switzerland) and Luigi Zagra (Italy), included a full day of exercises with anatomical specimens at the Davos hospital.
AO Recon contributed to the AO Davos Courses 2019 with further highlights:
At the opening ceremony of the first week, AO Recon Education Forum Member Bas Masri (Canada) gave a well-received speech on AO Recon's past achievements and an outlook on future activities including extended practical exercise offerings.
In a livestreamed webcast, Yves Acklin and Karl Stoffel (both Switzerland) presented AO Recon's dry- bone exercises developed to enhance AO Recon's course on complex and revision arthroplasty. Some of the models were depicted the educational benefits of this hands-on approach for both in-person and online participants
The one-hour AO Recon Webinar—The Unstable Total Hip Arthroplasty: Prevention and Management, presented by Sujith Konan (United Kingdom) with support from chat moderator Karl Stoffel (Switzerland), had 552 surgeon registrations from 96 countries, with a strong share (80 registrations) from India.
"Excellent presentations," "valuable event with illustrative cases," and "useful and clear information" were among the post-event feedback.
For AO Recon's surgeons, the AO Davos Courses traditionally mark the end of the educational year. The AO Davos Courses 2020 promise to again offer a whole range of engaging events and training opportunities.
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