2020 Honours and Awards

Congratulations to members who have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to areas across orthopaedics.

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We are back!

We look forward to seeing you again at one of the 2021 AOA Events. Unable to attend in person? Don't worry – they'll all be hybrid.

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2019-2020 Annual Report

A year of progress in the face of unprecedented challenges.

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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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81st ASM provisional outline available

The provisional outline is now available for our hybrid 81st AOA ASM, to be held 7–11 Nov 2021 at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre.

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AOA President Michael Gillespie on Daniel Andrews's recovery

AOA President Michael Gillespie and Digital Radiology Committee Chair John Cunningham spoke on the VIC Premier injuries and recovery.

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2020 OWL workshop

Our Orthopaedic Women's Link (OWL) workshop on 27 Nov introduced female medical students and junior doctors to the orthopaedic specialty through hands-on skill stations.

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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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Push for same day joint replacements needs a rethink

It is imperative that we place the interests of patients at the forefront of their care.

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2020 Queen's Birthday Honours

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

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Medibank prostheses numbers don't add up

Recent misleading media reports regarding prosthesis performance in relation to private health costs require correction and clarification.

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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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