AOA's 81st ASM: 8–10 November 2021

Join Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care The Hon. Greg Hunt MP at our upcoming virtual annual scientific meeting

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2021 AOANJRR Annual Report

The Registry's 22nd annual report is now available. Read the full report and supplementary reports

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The new normal in healthcare

What will ‘the new normal’ look like for the community, and in particular, for those who work in the health sector?

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The next three years

Our vision for the next three years: read the AOA Strategic Plan 2022–2024 

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AOA events

Highlights of the orthopaedic calendar – see the Key Events page

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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 AOA ASM

The provisional program is available and registration is open for our 81st AOA Annual Scientific Meeting, which will take place virtually across three days: 8–10 November 2021. 

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AEHA 2021 Symposium

Watch the recording of AEHA's 2021 Symposium on 'The ethics of COVID-19 vaccination – from discovery to distribution'.


Reversing barriers

On 27 May 2021, AOA and Orthopaedic Women's Link (OWL) held a webinar on 'Reversing the barriers to females becoming orthopaedic surgeons'.


2021 Queen's Birthday Honours

We congratulate the AOA member Donald Howie for being recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. 

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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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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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