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Exploring Science in Davos: EP1 Orthopaedics gathering at the AO Davos Courses 2022

The Swiss town of Davos is famous for mountain slopes, winter sports and the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. But did you know that it also attracts scientists and doctors from all over the world? In this six-part video series, SWI journalists Sara Ibrahim and Michele Andina take you on a journey to discover five of Davos’s research institutes.

In this first episode, they take you to the AO Davos Courses, a two-week training congress for surgeons learning to treat bone fractures. In hands-on workshops and online live surgeries, experts explain how to master everything from trauma surgery to prosthetics and joint replacement. Participants then practise 3-D models with drills and screws.

This podcast is an audio version of the SWI video series with the same title.  Find out more about science research in Switzerland on (

Hosted by: Jo Fahy
Journalist: Sara Ibrahim (
Journalist/Sound: Michele Andina (

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