The Young Forum O&U is regarded as an all-encompassing organization for young, up-coming doctors in the O&U field. The close collaboration between representatives from the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOU) and the Professional Association for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (BVOU) was formalised in April of 2016 with the formation of an institution.
The Young Forum O&U regards itself as a representation of the interests of students of medicine, those undergoing advanced training, specialists and young medical directors working in the field of orthopaedics and trauma surgery. The objective of the Forum is to make the O&U more attractive for younger colleagues as a network offering information and advice on clinical scientific and didactic issues. An important aspect for the Forum is an emphasis on the unity of orthopaedics and trauma surgery. The individual sections of the Young Forum O&U are devoted to the areas of promotion of young talents, advanced training, science, and career and the family. The Public Relations Section works closely with the DGOU and their public relations projects in order to provide up-to-date information and organise interesting events.