Orthofix Academy aims to create an international scientific community, driven by passion and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and learning

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About Orthofix Academy

Orthofix Academy is focused on the latest educational, clinical and scientific needs of orthopaedic HealthCare Professionals worldwide.

Through an extensive range of learning and discussion opportunities, consisting of both in-person and remote training activities, practical sessions in wet and dry labs, peer-to-peer debates, interactive clinical discussions, publications and research projects, we are fully committed to advancing professional orthopaedic skills and to #progress education.

Orthofix Academy is an organic institution, continuously interacting with a team of clinicians and researchers in an ongoing improvement process designed to develop knowledge that can be quickly translated into professional practice.

Approach

Orthofix Academy aims to create an international scientific community, driven by passion and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and learning.

The evidence-based approach of our training events can be easily transferred into daily professional practice. Orthofix Academy strongly encourages interaction and diversity, open discussion and creative interaction among clinicians worldwide through live and remote meetings.

The accelerated training methodology used in face-to-face courses - “explain, show me, involve me” - is based on an appropriate mix of lectures, clinical case discussions, surgery observations, interactive debates and practical sessions in dry and wet labs.

Learning Pathway

The Orthofix learning curriculum consists of three levels of courses and gives the opportunity to develop tailored medical training in Foot & Ankle, Paediatrics, Limb Reconstruction and Trauma. Specialist scientific content is delivered by a globally respected faculty with modern teaching methods and cutting-edge technology, to facilitate the sharing of international experience and establish constructive long-lasting networks.

Ranging from single-day training initiatives to longer targeted courses and hospital-based observation, Orthofix educational programmes are designed to have a powerful impact on scientific understanding and practitioners' abilities to improve patients' lives.Learning Pathway

Orthofix Mission and Values

“Improving patients’ lives by providing superior reconstructive and regenerative orthopaedic and spine solutions to physicians worldwide”.

Orthofix is committed to continuous Research, Innovation, Education and Training. We are a Company with strong values of responsibility and integrity, in an environment with a clear expectation of open and honest communications. Reflecting our Company’s values, the Orthofix Academy prioritises Accountability, Passion, Competence, Reliability, Patient Focus, Innovation and Ethics.

Orthofix History

What is now Orthofix International began in Verona, Italy, from the work of orthopaedic researcher Giovanni De Bastiani, of the University of Verona. Towards the end of the 1970s, De Bastiani proposed the concept of "dynamization," based on the natural ability of bone to repair itself. He developed a modular system of external axial frame devices that could be fitted to a bone, allowing micromovement at the fracture site to stimulate bone healing. Together with a group of surgeons and an industrial engineer, De Bastiani founded Orthofix in 1980 in order to continue the development of these devices and to bring them to market. By the 1990s, our products were sold in more than 70 countries.  Today, Orthofix is a diversified, global medical device company focused on improving patients' lives by providing superior reconstructive and regenerative orthopaedic and spine solutions to physicians worldwide.

Training facilities

Orthofix Medical Educational courses are mainly held in Verona (IT) and in Lewisville (Texas, US), as well as Paris (FRA), London (UK), Munich (GER), San Paolo (BRA), Shanghai (PRC) and in many other locations around the world.

Orthofix Education Center, based in Verona (IT), is the fulcrum of a dynamic and interactive learning experience. Newly renovated, and designed to stimulate creativity and learning, the Orthofix Education Centre includes 2 x 90-seat lecture rooms, a Board Room and a multi-purpose Laboratory with 24 stations equipped with digital technology, surgical power drills, Microsoft Surface Laptops and an inspiring creative space.

All the educational training programs are designed under the supervision of the Orthofix faculty, with the cooperation of our Clinical Affairs, Marketing, and Research & Development departments.

Orthofix Institute, located in Lewisville (Texas, US) features a 7-station bio-skills laboratory, an 18-station dry labs, and lecture rooms with audio visual equipment. Skilled surgeons can attend focused product and allograft trainings in these facilities. The educational programs are conducted through the strategic business units of Spinal and Extremities.

Legal disclaimers

Orthofix product education & training is provided in strict compliance with the applicable local laws and regulations, and to the highest ethical standards of the medical technology industry.

All courses are subject to Compliance approval, and course sponsorship is subject to the certification of course attendance; therefore, all participants must attend the entire course and sign the Daily Attendance Log sheet. Each participant should be aware that full payment of the course fee is required regardless of non-attendance. Upon return, they will receive an e-mail with the Certificate of Attendance only if 100% presence has been recorded. Due to the ‘Orthofix Corporate Code of Business Conduct’ and the “Eucomed Guidelines on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals”, Orthofix cannot book, reserve or pay for any services for accompanying persons. If participants travel with an accompanying person, they will have to pay the associated expenses directly to the restaurants and/or the hotel. Subject to the new Privacy Regulation, course attendance will be allowed only after a specific non-disclosure agreement has been signed with Orthofix.

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