Theme: Trauma //  20 - 21 June 2019

Pullman International, Cairns

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AOTS ASM //  22 - 23 June 2019

Pullman International, Cairns

Dear Colleague


The 2019 AOA COE - Trauma will be held at the Pullman International Hotel in Cairns on Thursday 20 June and Friday 21 June 2019.


The one and a half day AOA COE will cover a wide range of topical orthopaedic trauma issues that surgeons will encounter in their daily practice.


Our guest speakers

  • Jacqueline Close

  • Tim Chesser (UK)

  • Kodi Kojima (South America)


will share their wealth of knowledge and experience throughout the program, which will be sure to stimulate debate and discussion amongst attendees.


Following on from the AOA COE, the Australia Orthopaedic Trauma Society (AOTS) Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at the Pullman International Hotel on Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June 2019. The AOTS ASM will feature original research presentations and a symposium on the management of fractured neck of femur patients.


Abstract submission is open for the AOTS ASM and closes 22 April 2019 – to submit an abstract visit


Governance education for AOA members

The day before the commencement of the AOA COE program, AOA will offer a half-day governance education session for AOA members.


The course has been developed and customised for Australian orthopaedic surgeons by AOA CEO Adrian Cosenza, who is a long-standing fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. It provides an increased understanding of the effective and responsible working of boards and committees. Any AOA member currently serving on an AOA committee, interested in doing so, or looking to more effectively and productively engage with hospital committees or other groups, is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. The course is offered at no cost, and is a valuable member benefit, but spaces will be limited.   Registration for this workshop will be included in the conference registration form


This is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge as well as catch up with friends and colleagues.


We look forward to seeing you there.



Chris Vertullo



Marinis Pirpiris

AOTS President

Ben Parkinson

COE Convenor


Andrew Oppy

AOTS Convenor