The AO Foundation is recognized for its pioneering work in surgical stabilization to improve bone fracture care. Through the support of DePuy Synthes, the AO Foundation provides professional education to surgeons and operating room personnel (ORP) across the globe, so that more patients can continue to benefit from the latest techniques and technologies.
This year, the partnership celebrated 40 years of AO Trauma in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region. What began with one course in Egypt in 1978, has grown into an important AO region delivering robust education initiatives across 18 countries. A key part of the program, is the annual AO Trauma Middle East and Northern Africa (AO Trauma MENA) Regional Courses, which took place in October in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Attended by 300 surgeons and operating room personnel (ORP), the Regional Courses provide a platform where representatives and faculty from all the country chapters in the region meet every year in Dubai to exchange knowledge and discuss future plans.
The AO Regional Courses in Dubai are one of the largest AO Events globally. It offers a diverse range of learning covering key fields in Trauma, CMF, Spine and Joint Reconstruction Surgery. The curriculum includes simulation exercises, dissection of anatomical specimens, discussions and self-directed learning modules.
As the partner to the program, DePuy Synthes provides technical and clinical support for the more than 50 different hands-on workshop sessions. Total hands on workshop time is approximately 74 hours of which 34 hours are dry bone workshop and 40 hours used anatomical specimens.
“DePuy Synthes is proud to support AO educational activities across the Middle East and Africa,” said Rasha Al Jayyousi, Business Unit Director, DePuy Synthes Middle East. “Through collaboration and a commitment to professional education and training, we have helped surgeons and ORP improve their skills and deliver better patient care.”