AOSpine Masters Symposium—Surgical Treatment of Spine Tumors
Budapest, Hungary
27 Nov 2014 - 28 Nov 2014
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Symposium Description

The Symposium is going to overview the basic techniques of resection reconstruction and stabilization in the spinal tumor surgery. Faculties with great personal experience will demonstrate the “gold standards” as well as unique solutions in the different spine sections and different tumorous pathologies.

Besides of the standard techniques, possible intra- and postoperative complications will be discussed in details, with special emphasis on the solutions and late consequences. Several case demonstrations by the invited faculty will be part of the program, but the organizers open the door for the participants too, if they have a special case for discussion or consultation (based on a previous correspondence with the chairman of the event).

Two guest speakers are invited to give the state of the art lecture about the radiation oncology and the psychosocial issues of the spine tumor patients.

Target Participants

Orthopaedic, neuro- and spinal surgeons with varying degree of experience who get involved with spinal tumors at any stage of differential diagnosis, diagnosis and complex treatment.

Symposium Objectives

The main goal of this Symposium is to give a general overview of the current gold standards of spine tumor surgery through the processes of decision making, surgical planning, operative  techniques, and perioperative care.
Complications have a special place on the discussion: how to avoid and how to solve them? The symposium will provide an evidence based knowledge in the management of complex pathologies associated with spinal neoplasms.

After the course, participants should be able to:

• Identify the clear indications for surgery in spinal tumors

• Identify goals of treatment in primary tumors and metastatic disease

• Identify optimal surgical margins for en bloc resection in different tumors and different sections of the spine

• Select optimal surgical techniques (approach, resection, replacement and stabilization)

• Recognize intraoperative and postoperative complications and decide about the proper solutions

• Understand the directions in the current research activities of the field

Peter Varga  (Chairperson)
Ufuk Aydinli  (Educational Advisor)
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Type AOSpine / AO partner event
Level Masters
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope International
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Symposium
Content Case studies, Debates, Lectures
Target audience Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Spine surgeon
Closing date27 Nov 2014
Available places16
Cancellation policyNo refund for cancellations
Payment options and information
Alternatively, please make the transfer to the following bank account:
Synthes Medical Kft.
Deutsche Bank: 16300000-04007332-90206453 (from Hungary)
IBAN: HU71163000000400733290206453 (from other countries)
Description: AOSpine course + the name of the Applicant

Included services
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Ms Edina Buzás (Logistics & Registration Management)
AO Foundation
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos
Phone+41 81 414 25 54
Ms Gabriella Gazzoli (Project Manager)
AO Foundation
Project Manager
AO Spine Europe, Middle East and Africa
Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Duebendorf

Hilton Budapest Hotel
Hess András tér 1-3
H–1014 Budapest

Phone: +36-1-889-6600

Link to Hotel Hilton
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