Member Benefits

CPD Online

  • CPD Online is a web-based program for recording continuing professional development activities to a compliance standard recognised by the National Medical Board of Australia and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Developed by orthopaedic surgeons for orthopaedic surgeons
  • Available only to AOA members

The Future of Orthopaedics

AOA members can help develop the orthopaedic profession in Australia in various ways:

  • become involved in and contribute to committees and working parties addressing federal and state government health initiatives
  • participate in dicussion forums about areas of special interest such as rural surgery and IMGs
  • become training supervisors
  • contribute to education and training initiatives through regional training committees

Research Grants

Accredited Fellowships

  • AOA Fellows are entitled to apply to establish an AOA Accredited Fellowship or have an existing Fellowship accredited by AOA

ABC Travelling Fellowship

  • The ABC Travelling Fellowship is a prestigious scholarship awarded biannually to an AOA member
  • Comprises a five-week tour of orthopaedic centres in North America, with six other orthopaedic surgeons from New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom
  • Offers the recipient an exceptional academic experience and is very highly regarded by all participating orthopaedic associations. The itinerary is arranged by the host association with expenses paid by the host
  • The ABC Fellow also attends the Annual Scientific Meetings of the American and Canadian Orthopaedic Associations and may be invited to present a paper on their
    research at those meetings

Support During Litigation

  • AOA members can access a national network of volunteer orthopaedic surgeons for moral support during litigation


All AOA members receive a free copy of: