AOVET Newsletter 


AOVET Newsletter 


News, tools, and projects from AOVET
Issue 2, 2019

Dear friends,

Alessandro PirasI am very pleased to share with you some insights from our AOVET retreat in Cascais, Portugal. At the retreat, we were able to follow-up and discuss important topics such as the rollout of standard curricula as well as the course chairperson and faculty guidelines. Furthermore, we used the opportunity to trigger the curriculum development for masters courses and worked on a new approach for AOVET equine. I am sure that these initiatives are another strong component to AOVET’s future success. Read more…

AOVET retreat

AOVET retreat focused on education and community topics

Education and community topics were center stage at AOVET’s retreat, which was held from May 10–11, 2019, in Cascais, Portugal. 84 faculty members from 24 countries led by the International Board participated in this special 2-day event marking AOVET’s 50th anniversary. Read more

10 Tips

10 tips to enhance opportunity, diversity and inclusion in your institution

The AO recognizes that diversity and inclusion are increasingly important issues and is developing projects, programs and policies to increase the diversity of its leaders, faculty, learners and staff. Read more


AO Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative is underway—The importance of diversity and women in orthopedics: challenge or opportunity.

Diverse groups are more creative and effective in problem solving, making an organization more resilient and adaptable, research shows. This yields research and innovation benefits, as well as increased funding opportunities, all of which lead to improved patient health care. Read more


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