AOSpine Advances Symposium—Deformed Spine
Portomaso, Malta
14 May 2011 - 16 May 2011
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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

Event program
Anastasios Christodoulou  (Chairperson)
Yigal Mirovsky  (Chairperson)
Nissim Ohana  (Educational Advisor)
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ID MALTA1105_2
Type AOSpine
Level Advanced
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Symposium
Content Debates, Lectures
Target audience Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Spine surgeon
For participants fromEurope, Middle East, Africa
Closing date14 May 2011
Available places9
Cancellation policyNo refund for cancellations within 14 days before event
Payment options and information
After registering an invoice will be sent via e-mail to the participant. Registration will only be confirmed after receipt of payment.
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Gala dinner
Course materials
Ms Anja Obrecht (Project Manager)
AOSpine Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Project Manager EMEA
Stettbachstrasse 6

8600 Duebendorf
Ms Stephanie Pavlovic (Local logistics & participants contact)
AO Courses Europe, Middle East & Africa
Hilton Malta
Malta PTM 01

Accommodation for participants
A quota of hotel rooms has been blocked at Hilton Malta until 31 March 2011. After this date, room reservation and room rate is upon availability. Please book accommodation and airport transfer directly via the following online web link:

Accommodation and transfer is not included in the course fee and has to be paid by the participant. Room rates incl. breakfast:

• Double room for single use per room/night: 132.60 Euro
• Double room for double use per room/night: 164.50 Euro
• Airport transfer on arrival/departure day: 37 Euro per person

Transfer time form Malta International Airport to Hilton Malta will take approximately 20 minutes.

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