Dear OTC members from Switzerland,
The "22nd Trauma Course AIOD-OTC Switzerland" will take place in Interlaken from September 11-14, 2017, building on the previous course that took place in Sion. The course generates accreditation points for specialized training (FMH) in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology.
The 22nd course will innovate by offering a 3 1/2 day programme during which each half-day section will discuss a dedicated topic, i.e. fractures around shoulder, elbow,wrist, hip, knee, foot and ankle. Presentations will be made in English. Each thematic block will first introduce basic approaches and injuries, then surgical procedures and hands-on workshops with artificial bones. We are looking forward to working with competent and experienced faculty members who have agreed to share their know how and skills. Each thematic block lasts 4 hours and is divided into two parts. During the theoretical part, major and most common injuries around a givenjoint will be introduced. During the workshops, a practical lecture on the different steps of the appropriate surgical technique will be given, implants will be presented as well as the technical procedure for their correct use. The workshops are the core of this course and will give each participant the opportunity to apply newly acquired information and to practice osteosynthesis on artificial bones.
The course is aimed at young colleagues who are still in training. Participants will be able to refresh their basic knowledge and benefit from expert advice.Thus, they can develop their specific further training and improve their manual technique.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Interlaken this fall. We are also aiming to give you the opportunity to "mingle and mix" in our social network, as we will host Monday night's dinner to which all participants, speakers and sponsors are kindly invited.
Prof. Michel Heinzelmann
Chairman OTC AIOD Switzerland
The 22nd Trauma Course AIOD-OTC Suisse is designated by the Swiss Society of Surgery (SGC-SSC) for 31 credit points, and by Swiss Orthopaedics (SGOT-SSOT) for 16 credit points.
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