Call for Application—AOPEER Teacher Candidates

AOCMF R&D will sponsor 6 seats, to attend an AOPEER Teacher Seminar

11 June 2019

AOPEER course

AO CMF R&D will sponsor 6 seats (CHF 2,000 each), to attend an AOPEER Teacher Seminar  (1/2 day seminar combined with a 1.5 days AOPEER Principles of Clinical Research course) in one of the following venues in 2019:


  • Köln, Germany: 28–30 August, 2019
  • Freiburg, Switzerland: 25–26 October, 2019
  • Davos, Switzerland: 06–08 December, 2019

North America:

  • Toronto: 9–10 November, 2019
  • Boston (date to be confirmed)

The AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research (AOPEER) offers surgeons and researchers tools and training in clinical research through online material and face-to-face courses.

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Target audience


The Teacher Seminar is targeted at candidate teachers for the AOPEER program who are interested in going through the selection process according to the AOPEER teacher's guideline.


  • Attend the AOPEER level 1 course
  • To reflect the content of the Level 1 course and to learn how to prepare as an AOPEER teacher
  • To discuss about the target audience
  • To address potential challenges / organizational aspects related to educational activities for clinical research in your country
  • To plan local AOPEER courses

At the end of this seminar, participants should be able to:

  • Apply the content of the AOPEER course curriculum
  • Describe the target audience of the AOPEER courses
  • Outline the course material of the AOPEER courses (structure, blended concept, available teaching resources)
  • Address potential challenges in the AOPEER courses
  • Define the prerequisites and selection process to become an AOPEER teacher
  • Describe the administrative and organizational aspects related to AOPEER educational activities
  • Explain the AOPEER program and outlook on teaching activities for the AOPEER program

These events will be held in English.

AO CMF R&D and AOCID will make the final selection—6 seats (each CHF 2,000) are available.

Nominee selection criteria:

  • Must be a paying AOCMF member. If not, he/she can apply for membership here
  • Actively involved in clinical research including scientific writing (eg. study protocol, grant application, publishing)
  • Has attended a Faculty Education Program (FEP) (preferable)

How to apply

Your application must include the CV application form and a one-page motivation letter including chosen course location.

Deadline to apply: July 18, 2019, 5 pm (CEST)

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