Undergraduate Workshop 2019

Some of Australia's top medical students were invited to our annual Undergraduate Workshop to gain an insight into a career in orthopaedics.

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AOA ASM 2019 photos available

Members: log in to see photos from the ASM held in Canberra from 6–10 October. 

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What I love about orthopaedics

We celebrated International Women's Day 2019 by asking our female members what they most love about the profession.

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2019 AOANJRR Annual Report

Read the full report, or a lay summary for non-specialists.


AOA on world stage at the 2019 APEC Business Ethics Forum

AOA joined other AEHA member organisations on the world stage to showcase the Alliance's progress implementing ACF principles.

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The Wonder of Movement

Our video celebrates the contribution of orthopaedic surgeons
to the health and well-being of Australia.

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AOA Emerging Leaders Forum 2019

On 3-4 Nov 2019, attendees from across surgical specialties developed their leadership skills through sharing ideas on collaboration, advocacy and strategic thinking.

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Hockey match showcases the wonder of movement

On 18 December 2019 our annual hockey match between hip and knee replacement players will celebrate the wonder of movement and raise awareness about the benefits of joint replacement surgery.

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Response to the Duckett report

A recent report by the Grattan Institute contained some comments and claims based on a misreading of relevant evidence. AOA has clarified these claims.

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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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AOA statement on use of the 'surgeon' title

Read our Media Release regarding the use the ‘surgeon’ title and better informing the public on the qualifications of health practitioners using the title.

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AOANJRR Director Stephen Graves on ABC Radio

Professor Graves spoke about the Registry's 20th annual report and the way Registry data has improved outcomes for joint replacement patients in Australia. 

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2019 Queen's Birthday Honours

AOA congratulates the following AOA members on being recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. 

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The devil in the detail

The needs of the Australian patient must be prioritised as healthcare reforms are finalised.

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Using AOANJRR data to inform public policy

A new study on the future budget impact of joint replacements demonstrates the power of your Registry.

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An interview on ABC Nightlife

AOA Vice-President Dr Andrew Ellis spoke to ABC Nightlife on joint pain and answered questions on when a patient should consider surgery, the risks of surgery and what to expect when receiving a joint replacement. 


2019 Australia Day Honours

Congratulations to the AOA-member award recipients in this year's Australia Day Honours.

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Diversity in healthcare

Why we're still talking about it

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