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AONeuro News November 2014

Davos Course 2014

Davos Courses

AONeuro Course—Neurotrauma
December 16–18, Davos, Switzerland    Register now

Target audience

The course has been developed for surgeons who manage neurotrauma and reconstruction and who have a strong interest in these fields. It has a focus on interdisciplinary care and is appropriate for neurosurgeons, CMF, ENT, trauma, and other surgeons.

Course description

This course covers the current best strategies and considerations for managing neurotrauma patients. It features an international faculty of experts and is based on the competencies defined in AONeuro’s new curriculum in neurotrauma.

The course content is delivered using multiple methods. Comprehensive lectures concentrate on the understanding of core material. Interactive case presentations further deepen this knowledge and enrich the discussion in trauma management. Practical sessions teach the application of AO principles to the management of common injuries. Case-based discussions link the lecture material and practical skills with the clinical problems encountered in real practice.

Course objectives

After the course, participants will be better able to:

  • Apply current classification systems and guidelines in neurotrauma
  • Manage neurotrauma and skull base fractures in adult, pediatric, and polytrauma patients
  • Conduct advanced neuromonitoring
  • Plan and perform appropriate operative treatment (eg decompressive craniotomy, complex cranial reconstruction)
  • Manage CSF leaks and other complications and perform dural repairs

Featured upcoming educational event


AONeuro Webinar—Pediatric TBI

Monday, December 15, 2014, 13:00–14:15 Central European Time (GMT +1) Register now


This webinar covers the current best strategies and considerations for managing pediatric patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The content is delivered through an introductory lecture followed by case presentations to deepen knowledge and enrich the discussion about optimal treatment.

Target audience

  • Residents in neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Intensive care pediatricians
  • Pediatricians
  • Pediatric surgeons
  • Traumatologists

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Outline the basic concepts and diagnosis of pediatric TBI
  • Describe the current guidelines for the management of pediatric TBI
  • Recognize the aspects of TBI that are unique to the pediatric population
  • Discuss posttraumatic outcomes after severe TBI in children


Free featured lecture Davos 2013

Featured lecture

The neurosurgeon and gunshot injuries

from Rocco Armonda, MedStar-Washington Hospital Center & Georgetown University Hospital

Click here to view the lecture.

In each future issue a lecture from AO Davos Course 2013 will be released.

Upcoming educational events

December 16–18, Davos, Switzerland, AO Foundation Davos Course: AONeuro Course—Neurotrauma


Save the date:

March 19–21, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand, AONeuro Course—Skull Base
March 26–28, 2015, Cartagena, Colombia, AONeuro Course—Neurotrauma
April 09–10, 2015, Arezzo, Italy, AONeuro Course—Skull Base


December 15, Davos, Switzerland, AONeuro Webinar—Pediatric TBI

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