Registration open: 2022 AOA & NZOA ASM

30 October – 3 November 2022
Te Pae I Ōtautahi | Christchurch, NZ
Togetherness, Diversity, Sustainability

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The next three years

Our vision for the next three years: read the AOA Strategic Plan 2022–2024 

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2021 AOANJRR Annual Report

The Registry's 22nd annual report is now available. Read the full report and supplementary reports

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Dealing with knee osteoarthritis?

Find out what osteoarthritis really means and the different ways it can be managed

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Has your orthopaedic care been rescheduled?

Read about managing hip and knee arthritis during COVID-19 restrictions 

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AOA's first female president

Congratulations to Annette Holian, who has become AOA's first female president in the association's 85-year history. 

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Resumption of elective surgery in Victoria desperately needed

We are calling on the VIC Government to lift its ban on elective orthopaedic surgery in the state immediately, citing a planned return to surgery can be achieved for the benefit of patients.

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Remembrance Day 2021

AOA President and RAAF Group Captain Annette Holian reflected on 21 years of service and laid a wreath in respect of those who have passed in wars and peacekeeping operations.

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Information on arthritis

Patients who understand their condition are more likely to cope with managing their day-to-day problems – patient education is an important part of arthritis management.

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AEHA 2021 Symposium

Watch the recording of AEHA's 2021 Symposium on 'The ethics of COVID-19 vaccination – from discovery to distribution'.


Reversing barriers

On 27 May 2021, AOA and Orthopaedic Women's Link (OWL) held a webinar on 'Reversing the barriers to females becoming orthopaedic surgeons'.


2021 Queen's Birthday Honours

We congratulate the AOA member Donald Howie for being recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. 

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AEHA: Ethics in times of crisis

On 25 Nov, the Australian Ethical Health Alliance (AEHA) held a sector-wide symposium on 'Ethics in the healthcare sector and its importance during times of crisis'.

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Diversity in orthopaedic surgery

AOA is determined to identify and resolve issues relating to the lack of diversity in orthopaedic surgery and has contributed to a study alongside peer associations to investigate common causes and share ideas. 

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Diversity in healthcare

Why we're still talking about it

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