Ian Incoll


Australian Orthopaedic Association

Dear colleagues,

I hope that you can join us in the beautiful city of Adelaide in Spring for the 77th AOA Annual Scientific Meeting. It’s an opportunity to update and connect.


We settled on the theme Transforming Leadership, which we will approach from two perspectives: exploring the changing styles, delivery and flexibility of contemporary leaders and followers; and highlighting the incredibly positive effects truly effective leadership can have on teams, organisations and society. To this end, we have a number of expert local and international plenary speakers on leadership theory, practice and teaching. In particular, there will be a focus on practical examples of change management done well and the lessons learned from these journeys.


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Our scientific secretary, in collaboration with the subspecialty associations, will again produce a stimulating and engaging scientific program for your benefit, covering a broad spectrum of subspecialty interests and incorporating many invited international experts. The program has been generously supported by our industry sponsors and I encourage you to visit the exhibition area and enquire.


Our social secretaries, Scott and Jodie Brumby, have shared their in-depth knowledge of Adelaide and its surrounds, and created an enticing range of social and partner activities to exceed your expectations and assuage your appetites.


Look forward to seeing you in Adelaide.



Ian Incoll

AOA President