14 July 2016

AORecon manager and faculty looking forward to future educational events in China (from left to right): Cynthia Stampfli (AO), Wu Haobo, Wu Lidong, Lin Jianhao, Yan Shigui, Michael Huo, Young-Wan Moon, Xu Weidong, Xu Jie and Cai Xunzi.

Inspiring 4th AORecon principles course in China

The first AORecon curriculum course in 2015 took place in Hangzhou, where one of China’s largest teaching hospitals—Zhejiang University Hospital—is located. The chief of orthopedic department, Shigui Yan, who is recognized as a remarkable teacher and mentor all over China, chaired the course with Michael Huo (UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, US), a well-experienced AORecon education delegate.

Learning from the best

The course chairpersons were supported by 10 well-respected faculty members, including Young-Wan Moon (KR), Yixin Zhou (CN), and Yunsu Chen (CN), to name a few. A total of 46 participants attended the course, creating a very intense and intimate learning environment, with a high level of interactivity. With courses generally being much larger in China, the participants appreciated the opportunity to be able to address their questions in face-to-face interactions, and to get deeply involved in small group discussions.

Application-oriented concepts

To get the most out of the course, many participants skipped the break sessions, in order to learn more from the faculty members, who openly shared their experiences and showcased their work. Participants were especially interested in how to put the learned concepts into practice, and many “Do’s” and “Don'ts” were discussed.  

At the end of the first course day, the participants and faculty went out to dinner, where they shared impressions and enjoyed conversing in a relaxed atmosphere. On the next day, all of the participants stayed engaged until the course’s end, and returned to their homes with many new learnings and memorable impressions from experiencing the AO spirit for the very first time.

Everyone involved in this event were highly satisfied with its outcome. AORecon looks forward to scaling up its educational activities in China in the future.



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Course participants discuss cases in a small group.
Faculty members impart competence-based knowledge in short lectures.
In templating exercises, participants learn how to perform the preoperative planning.
Participants skip their break to ask further questions to the faculty.
Satisfied course participants, along with faculty members, looking back on a successful course.

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