“It is our aim that AO CMF community contributes to research programs.”Risto Kontio
AO CMF’s Research and Development (R&D) activities aim to produce new findings and develop them into practice so that they impact the clinical care of craniomaxillofacial injuries. This is in accordance with AO's mission to achieve more efficient patient care worldwide.
AO CMF Clinical Priority Programs
Explore the list of all AO CMF Research Programs and Start-up grants
AO CMF Clinical Research Projects
Current research programs developed together with the AO Innovation and Translation Center (ITC)
AO CMF Preclinical Research Projects
Current research programs developed together with the AO Research Institute in Davos
The call for AO CMF 2024 Research Start-up Grants is now open!
Research Training and Education
AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research (AOPEER) provides guidelines, courses, eLearning modules, articles, checklists, and templates covering all aspects of clinical research.
Clinical Research Fellowships
A program established for surgeons to gain training and experience in all phases of clinical research: study planning, monitoring, data analysis, and publication.
We're always looking ahead: spotting new and evolving medical technologies before they become common practice
Research and Development Governance
Research & Development Commission
The R&D Commission advises the AO CMF's specialty and international board on issues representing the biggest clinical challenge for surgeons and how they can be best addressed.
- AO CMF R&D Chair (Eppo Wolvius)
- Chair AO CMF International Board (Gregorio Sánchez-Aniceto)
- Chair AO CMF Technical Commission (Daniel Buchbinder)
- AO CMF Experts
- AO CMF Research Manager (Philipp Büscher)