AO Foundation Course—Fundamentals of Soft-Tissue Management
Hamburg, Germany
28 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
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The AO Foundation Course—Soft Tissue Management teaches the principles and current standards in the treatment of soft-tissue injuries, deformities, and scars both in isolation and as they relate to the management of skeletal trauma. It addresses patient problems such as methods of bleeding control, adequate debridement, prevention of surgical-site infection, as well as management of soft-tissue defects and scars. This multidisciplinary event offers a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts across clinical divisions, and to share best-practices in the field of soft tissue management.

This 2-day educational event comprises lectures, case-based presentations, and small group discussions. In addition, a half-day anatomical lab session (with animal models) will give participants the opportunity to advance their hands-on surgical skills. The course is built using a modular structure and designed to make it highly interactive. The soft-tissue management topics addressed are acute wounds, as well as wounds undergoing delayed healing and non-healing wounds (chronic wounds), as well as soft-tissue deformities & scars.

Learning objectives
Apply principles of instrument and soft-tissue handling in the surgical treatment of acute and chronic wounds
Manage the healing process, restore form and function, and minimize pain
Apply evidence-based strategies and techniques to minimize surgical site infection
Manage tissue changes due to environmental and patient factors in acute or chronic wounds
Recognize and treat soft-tissue defects, deformities, and scars
Damir Matic MD,FRCSC,MSc  (Chairperson)
David Volgas MD  (Chairperson)
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Type AOSpine
Level Advanced
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Cadaver practicals, Case studies, Debates, Lectures
Target audience CMF surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Research, Rheumatologist, Spine surgeon
Closing date28 Sep 2018
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Euro 1150.00 EUR
Payment options and information
Payment by credit card. Should you require an invoice for bank transfer, please be aware of the 30€ handling fee. To request the invoice, please send an email indicating the invoice address to:
Included services
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Course materials
Participants' accommodation
Accommodation for participants

For our participants rooms have been pre-reserved at the

Best Western Hotel Schmöker-Hof
Oststraße 18
D-22844 Norderstedt near Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 526 07-0

Price for a single room excl. breakfast, incl. VAT:
124 € on Sep 27
78 € on Sep 28
86 € on Sep 29

If you are interested, please book by sending an email to mentioning the "AO course". The cost for accommodation is not included in the registration fee. You will have to pay the hotel directly.
Rooms will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. On Sep 3, 2018 the preferential rate will not be available any more, but you can still try to book rooms directly.

Ms Karin Wandschura (Project Manager)
Project Manager
Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Dübendorf
Johnson and Johnson Institute
Hummelsbütteler Steindamm 71
22851 Norderstedt near Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 5297 3200

The course venue is located 15-20 min. drive from Hamburg Airport.