AOSpine Principles Course—Instrumentations in spinal surgery: objective necessity or fashion?
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
05 Jun 2015 - 06 Jun 2015
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The course focuses on the application and evaluation of instrumental fixation on the diseases and injuries of the spine. Basic forms of the course - clinical cases discussions, the compare of the personal experiences of the faculties with the data of the evidence based medicine; workshops for the technical skills on the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine instrumentation.

Event program
Learning objectives
Spinal instrumentation: basic terms, history, principles of classification
Biomechanical zones and targets of spinal instrumentations
Suboccipital stabilization ( Oc-C1, C1-C2): peculiarities of decision making process
Cervical compressive myelo(radiculo)pathy: where is sufficient to use decompression only and where is instrumentation absolutely mandatory
Spinal Instrumentation in scoliosis patients
Instrumentation in post-traumatic spinal deformities
Lumbar disk degenerative diseases (DDD)
To evaluate the possibility of applying instrumental fixation in various diseases and injuries of the different levels of the spine.
to determine the indications for the different techniques, introduce possible errors and complications in their application, as well as technical skills to the independent work.
Alexandre Mushkin  (Chairperson)
Ufuk Aydinli  (Educational Advisor)
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Type AOSpine / AO partner event
Level Principles
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) Russian, English
Scope National
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Debates, Lectures
Target audience Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Spine surgeon
Closing date05 Jun 2015
Available places0
Cancellation policy10% of course fee for cancellations within 14 days before event
Included services
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Accomodation for Participants
Courtyard Marriott Saint-Petersburg Pushkin Hotel
166 Griboedov's Canal– via 33 Kanonerskaya Street
St. Petersburg
190121 Russian Federation

Phone +7 812 610 5000
Fax +7 812 610 5001

Room types
Deluxe single at 7100 Rubles, per room per night.
Deluxe double at 7100 Rubles, per room per night. 

Buffet Breakfast and VAT 18% are included in the rate

Intellectual property
Course materials, presentations, and case studies are the intellectual property of the course faculty. All rights are reserved. Check hazards and legal restrictions on

Recording, photographing, or copying of lectures, practical exercises, case discussions, or any course materials is strictly forbidden. Participants violating intellectual property will be dismissed.

The AO Foundation reserves the right to film, photograph, and audio record during their events. Participants must understand that in this context they may appear in these recorded materials. The AO Foundation assumes participants agree that these recorded materials may be used for AO marketing and other purposes, and made available to the public.
Ms Catherine Antonetti (Project Manager)
AO Spine ESA
Project Manager
Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Dübendorf
Ms Anastasya Kutuzova (deactived) (Logistics & Registration) -
Product manager
krylatsky hills 17
121614 Moscow
Russian Federation
Phone+74955807777 ext. 1029
Hotel Courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky Hotel
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