The symposium is aimed at surgeons who practice spine surgery with 3-10 years of clinical experience. The main topic of the symposium is spinal deformities with special emphasis on: Interactive presentations and discussions, short lectures regarding updated principles of management and mostly current issues of controversies and alternatives of operative techniques.
At the end of the course the participants will:
• Have thorough knowledge of the most relevant up-to-date evidence in the field of spine deformities
• Be familiar with the most innovative principles of spine deformities
• Be able to make sound clinical assessments based on this knowledge
• Be able to assess new techniques and innovations in a critical but open manner
Lectures based on current evidence and comprehensive case discussions guided by the faculty will form the main part of the program. Three new sessions have been added: the extremities in practise, active controversies and how I do it. The participants are expected to participate actively in the discussions by presenting their own cases or unsolved problems. During the symposium, ample time will be reserved for discussions on relevant clinical issues.
Topics that will be covered:
• Idiopathic scoliosis
• Congenital scoliosis
• Kyphosis and kyphoscoliosis
• New techniques in correcting spinal Deformities
• The principles in achieving coronal and sagittal balance of the spine