Continuing Orthopaedic Education Meetings

COE 2020 – Postponed

Precision hip and knee replacement – Evaluation. Planning. Delivery.

Location: Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney

Date: 18 – 19 June 2020


The 2020 AOA Continuing Orthopaedic Education; Theme: Precision Hip and Knee Replacement - Evaluation. Planning. Delivery was scheduled be held on 18-19 June 2020 at the Sofitel, Sydney.

AOA acknowledges the risk the COVID-19 pandemic poses to the community, members, colleagues and patients. As a health sector leader, AOA has a responsibility to its members and their patients to respond to this situation in an ethical, calm and pragmatic way. We must all help stem the spread of COVID-19, as the Australian health system cannot afford to have a significant proportion of the orthopaedic workforce unwell, infected, isolated, or transmitting disease to patients.

AOA has decided to postpone the meeting at this stage and new dates will be notified shortly.

I would personally like to thank Bill Walter and Catherine McDougall who are the convenors for the meeting.   Bill and Catherine have worked extremely hard during the past few months on the Scientific Program.

Thank you to our international speakers and local faculty for being understanding on the need to postpone the meeting.

All registrations received for the event will be refunded as soon as possible.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact AOA Event Manager Alison Fallon on 0403652145 or via email

Please continue to look after yourselves and those around you and keep the lines of communication open. AOA will continue to monitor advice from the government and health departments to coordinate and act in the best interest of national welfare. 


Christopher Vertullo   
COE Chair