Principles and Goals

The AFOR foundation is independent and absolutely non-commercial within the field of orthopaedics and traumatology. In collaboration with the industry, innovations and new achievements on the basis of consolidated findings should be made accessible to patients while physicians should be trained in handling and using these new techniques.

Within the perception of its responsibilities regarding the training and advanced training of orthopaedists and trauma surgeons as well as the support of research and development for the improvement of treatment options for indispositions and impairments of the musculoskeletal system, the AFOR foundation concentrates on:

  • organisation of scientific seminars and medical courses

  • travel grants

  • promoting research projects

  • promoting extraordinary scientific works by granting scientific awards

  • promoting the communication between orthopaedists, trauma surgeons and scientists as well as the exchange of knowledge between practicing physicians, hospitals, scientists and the industry