"I ask you to be brave..."

On Anzac Day, RAAF Group Captain Annette Holian became the first woman still serving in the ADF to address the dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance. 

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2018 AOA ASM: 7–11 October 2018


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AOA's New Fellows

At the 2017 AOA Annual Scientific Meeting, we welcomed a new group of AOA Fellows. See the photos on our Facebook page.

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Inspiring the next generation

Five female surgeons recently offered insight into their journey as surgeons at Wilderness School in Adelaide.

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2017 AOANJRR Annual Report

1,237,576 procedures recorded and analysed.

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The AOA Annual Report 2016–2017

Our new Annual Report outlines progress and achievements from the past financial year.

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Younger Surgeon Mentoring Initiative

AOA's mentoring program aims to support members as they progress
from trainees to consultants.

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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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Reducing costs and increasing transparency

AOA responds to 4 Corners Report on out-of-pocket expenses...

Our position

Bupa's changes – a threat to our world-class system

Planned changes to their private health insurance will have unfortunate consequences.

Read our letter to the AFR

WLA – Congratulations Kate Stannage

APOS President Kate Stannage has been awarded the WA Excellence in Women's Leadership Award.

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The provisional program is now available to download at the conference website.

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Australia Day Honour

Michael Bellemore has been awarded an AM in this year's honours.

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Hips vs Knees

In late December, hockey players with hip or knee replacements took to the pitch...

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AOA President on MBA announcements

Read AOA President Lawrence Malisano's statement on recent Medical Board's announcements.

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Letter to the AFR

AOA supports ongoing evidence-based discussion on the increasingly high disease burden of knee osteoarthritis in Australia.

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VIC ASM 2018

Registration is now open – head to vic.aoa.org.au


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Diversity in healthcare

Why we're still talking about it

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AOANJRR in the news

How do you measure the quality of a healthcare system?

Sean Parnell in The Australian.

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New subspecialty society presidents

AOA would like to congratulate all recent subspecialty presidential appointments

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Shoulder replacements on 9 News

Richard Page spoke to Channel 9 about increasing shoulder surgery rates.

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Board Appointees and awards from the 2017 ASM

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Congratulations Dr Kurmis

Andrew Kurmis and his co-authors were recently awarded the prestigious Frank Stinchfield Prize...

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