The AO Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Switzerland, dedicated to the advancement of the care of those suffering from musculoskeletal injury and disease. AOUK&I is a national section of the parent foundation and is a registered UK charity.

The Chairman and Vice Chairman of AOUK&I administer the charity on behalf of its membership by a Board of Management. The governance and structure of AOUK&I are defined by its Constitution. The Board has representatives from the Board of Trustees of the AO Foundation, and from the Specialty Sections of AOUK.

There are three Committees of the Board of Management:

Research Membership
Fellowship and Scholarship

AOUK&I Office Address
AOUK, 3rd Floor, Marlborough House, York Business Park, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6RW
Telephone: 01904 787767 : Fax: 01904 749055 : Email:

Education Address:
9 Little Mundells, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1EW
Telephone: 01707 823300

Clinical Divisions (also referred to as Speciality Sections) are: CMF, Trauma, ORP, VET, & Spine.

AOCMF is a driving force in education and research using modern techniques to achieve successful patient rehabilitation for a global community of surgeons.

AOTrauma creates a dynamic environment fostering change through its state-of-the-art research and education and an interactive community, empowering the next generation of surgeons. The ORP Program aims to offer operating room personnel (ORP) a lifelong learning opportunity within AOTrauma. The program focuses on blended learning where courses, eLearning tools and small learning sessions in a clinical environment are well coordinated with one another.

AOVET's mission is to advance the practice of veterinary surgery to improve patient outcomes by promoting clinical and experimental research, education and development.

AOSpine is composed of surgeons, researchers, ORP, and health care professionals from all continents providing educational, research, consulting and networking opportunities.

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