THIS INFORMATION IS FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND ORTHOFIX MEDICAL DEVICE REPRESENTATIVES ONLY
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.
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.
The Orthofix Extremities 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.
The Orthofix Spine Medical Education program focuses on providing healthcare professionals and our sales team an environment for continuous learning. Consisting of a mix of practical hands-on sessions in the wet and dry laboratory, didactic clinical case discussions, and scientific lectures, these courses are designed to provide advanced training across the company’s spine fixation, disc arthroplasty, bone growth stimulation, and biologic solutions.
As we innovate, we educate. Orthofix provides relevant, leading-edge educational opportunities throughout the year for our healthcare professionals and industry partners. Ranging from local single-day training programs to hospital-based observerships, we provide customized medical education opportunities to serve the needs of our customers and enhance the work they do every day. Courses are held in The Orthofix Academy in Lewisville, Texas, USA, and in the Orthofix Academy, Verona, Italy, as well as in locations around the globe.
Orthofix recognizes that bona fide medical research, education, and enhancement of professional skills contribute to patient safety and increase access to new technology. Accordingly, Orthofix makes education and training available to healthcare professionals and industry partners to facilitate the safe and effective use of Orthofix products.
Orthofix product and allografts training and education is only offered in compliance with the applicable local laws and regulations and to the medical technology industry ethical standards.
Orthofix Academy, Verona, Italy
The Orthofix Academy, based in Verona, Italy, is the fulcrum of a dynamic and interactive learning experience. Newly renovated, and designed to stimulate creativity and learning, the Orthofix Education Centre includes two 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 Academy, Lewisville, Texas, USA
Live trainings are conducted regionally or at the U.S. Orthofix Academy, located in Lewisville, Texas. This dynamic learning center features a seven-station bio-skills laboratory, an 18-station dry lab with workstations, and lecture rooms with audiovisual equipment. These amenities provide a venue for accomplished healthcare professionals and industry partners to attend focused product and allograft trainings. Additional in-person training opportunities are held at our Motion Preservation development and manufacturing facility located in Sunnyvale, CA and through our partnership with MTF Biologics in Edison, NJ.
Orthofix UK Headquarters
The Orthofix UK headquarters are situated in the historic and picturesque village of White Waltham, Maidenhead and are conveniently located to access all main transport links. Containing modern, comfortable surroundings with excellent practical and plenary facilities gives us the ability to facilitate small and medium sized group training events in alignment with our central Orthofix Academy programme. The venue provides users with high technology solutions to provide the best possible learning experience, delivered by our expert team in the UK.
“Our mission is to deliver innovative, quality-driven solutions as we partner with healthcare professionals on improving patients’ lives.”
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.
What is now Orthofix Medical Inc. 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. Today, Orthofix is a diversified, global medical device company doing business in more than 70 countries around the world.
Orthofix product education and 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.