Welcome words

It is a great pleasure to welcome you in the Hungarian capital city, Budapest. I am going to invite you to a great journey around the minimally invasive fracture care. Budapest is one of the nicest city of the world, which also had the privilege to host the AO Trustee’s meeting in 2014.

The AO Trauma Hungarian chapter was established as a regional entity of the AO Foundation to continue the long tradition of teaching excellence. As an independent surgeon driven nonprofit society our mission is to improve the care of patients with musculoskeletal and visceral injuries. The AO Trauma Hungarian Chapter offers a wide spectrum of educational activities to meet the life-long learning needs of surgeons. Whether you are a resident, fellow or attending surgeon, The AO Trauma Hungarian chapter offers up to date teaching techniques, state of the art courses and seminars tailored for today’s learner.

This year the Hungarian Trauma Society is celebrating its 50 years of founding. The AOTrauma Masters Course—Minimally Invasive Osteosynthesis will be organized as one of the most outstanding satellite program of the 50 years celebration program’s of the Hungarian Trauma Society. The amazing building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences - was inaugurated in 1865 in Renaissance Revival architecture style- located on the bank of Danube, will be the course venue.

Besides the known local Hungarian faculties it’s a great opportunity to welcome some of the world most experienced trauma surgeons, such as Tim Pohlemann, Suthorn Bavonratanavech, Reto Babst, Rodrigo Pesantes. The last three of them are all contributors of one of the most popular AOTrauma book ever, entiteled: Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis by Thieme, released 2012, in an expanded edition.

I really hope that all participants and faculties will enjoy the scientific content the discussion groups, teaching videos and will make new friendships and new relations.

Prof. Dr. Varga Endre
Prof. Suthorn Bavonratanavech
Course Chairs