31 May 2017

Knee templating exercise at the AORecon Davos Principles course

Annual Report 2016 and future outlook

AORecon—Strengthening impact in joint preservation and replacement

AORecon, in its mission to improve patient care in arthroplasty and joint preservation, developed
in 2016 as a global educational institution in the orthopedic world.


During the initiative’s third year, five courses on four continents were conducted. Long
registration waiting lists in China, India, and Colombia showed a huge need for education
in the field of hip and knee arthroplasty. In 2016, events were held for the first
time in seven countries. Symposia were held at congresses and meetings including
COMOC in South Africa, EFORT, DKOU, and SICOT in Europe, ELCCR and AAOT in
South America, and SOA, ASIA, and COA in Asia. All activities were well received and led
to requests from surgeons and societies for future events.

Curriculum development

AORecon focused mainly on hip and knee topics in 2016, presenting its Principles Course
as well as current concepts and controversies in the fields of joint preservation and replacement.
With a dedicated session focusing on shoulder disorders at SICOT, AORecon started
to address additional anatomical regions.

Increased activities evoked a need for more faculty members. With this, AORecon started
developing its network of teaching experts, who were selected and confirmed by the education
delegation to ensure quality and educational excellence.

Future outlook

  • Create innovative educational formats and content based on AO educational principles
  • Foster global AORecon faculty and attract new generation of high potential faculty members
  • Increase reach of courses




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