|Date: || April 18-22, 2016|
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|Location: || Timisoara, Romania|
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|AAOS Faculty: || Guido Marra, MD and William Stetson, MD |
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|Local Coordinators: || Radu Prejbeanu, MD, PhD and Jenel Patrascu, MD,
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|Local Faculty: || Cristian-Tudor
Buescu, MD (Romania)|
Ion Codorean, MD (Romania)
Becirbegovic, MD (Bosnia)
Cosmin Faur, MD,
Horia Haragus, MD, PhD (Romania)
Petru Razvan Melinte, MD, PhD (Romania)
Dan Roman, MD, PhD (Romania)
|Program Partners: || Victor Babes University, Spitalul Clinic|
AAOS-Romania 2016 Shoulder Course Agenda
The 2016 AAOS-Romania Shoulder
Program was held in Timisoara, Romania on April 18-22, 2016. This was the
second year of a three-year program.
The program follows a
train-the-trainer model. Seven local faculty were trained by two US
faculty, Dr. Guido Marra and Dr. William B. Stetson, in a three-day advanced
training program. The advanced training included lectures, case-based
learning and clinic patient assessment. Three or four additional local
faculty will be trained in the third year.
The US and local faculty then
taught a two-day Basic Shoulder Course with 78 participants in
attendance. The goal of the course was to provide participants with an
introduction to shoulder arthroscopy and arthroplasty. Participants
learned the current techniques used in the surgical management of shoulder
trauma, instability and rotator cuff disease. The course featured Alex
model and knot-tying stations and surgical video demonstrations with small
Participant feedback has been positive over the last two years and this program
will serve as a model for future programs. 99% of participants said they
would recommend this course to a colleague. One participant commented,
“In Romania shoulder knowledge is very low and I think that everyone should
learn from these courses.”
Local faculty will have a more
significant role in teaching in Year 3 of the program, and will eventually run
the program independently.
Local faculty participate in a discussion at the Shoulder Course.
Photo Credit: SC Televiziunea Medicala SRL
Additional information regarding this program may be found on our flyer.
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