AO CMF Masters Course—Facial Trauma, Challenges and Controversies

AO CMF Masters Course—Facial Trauma, Challenges and Controversies (with human anatomical specimens)


December 8-11, 2019


Ian Sharp (University Hospital Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Marcelo Figari (Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Course Description

This 4-day, Masters-level course focuses on state-of-the-art techniques and best practices at a master's level in facial trauma. Emerging technologies and clinical controversies are addressed. Using human anatomical specimens, surgical access techniques and approaches to the upper facial skeleton and condyle are developed. Patient cases and outcomes are discussed with expert faculty in small group discussions. This course is delivered using a combination of small group discussions, cases, exercises with human anatomical specimens or other simulation materials (when appropriate), and summary lectures. All activities are moderated by expert faculty in a highly interactive learning environment. Participants are encouraged to discuss the cases and content in an open manner and to share their own experiences.


Due to demand, this year for the first time the Masters Course will include 1 full day of 3D hands-on computer planning. This day of the course will be led by Florian Thieringer and Sabine Girod.


Sabine Girod (Stanford University Medical Center, US)


Florian Thieringer (University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

Target participants

This course is for experienced certified surgeons with 5–10 years experience across the craniomaxillofacial specialties (including oral and maxillofacial surgery, ENT, head and neck, plastic, oculoplastics, ophthalmology, and neuro and general surgery). It is targeted at participants who want to improve their knowledge or specialization in the management of complex patient problems in the field of CMF.

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Sarah Groves (AO CMF, Switzerland), at:


Ariadna Guirao (AO CMF, Switzerland), at:


Congress Center Davos (for lectures)
Talstrasse 49A
7270 Davos, Switzerland
Phone +41 81 414 62 00

Spital Davos (for wet-lab)
Promenade 4
7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland
Phone +41 81 414 88 88



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Course Program—AO CMF Masters Course—Facial Trauma, Challenges and Controversies