AOSpine Advanced Level Sim. Bioskills Course A
Davos, Switzerland
11 Dec 2016 - 12 Dec 2016
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Advanced Level Simulated Bioskills Courses—Microsurgical Decompression and Fusion Procedures in Lumbar Spine

This course features simulated bioskills exercises to practice several key microsurgical decompression and fusion procedures for the lumbar spine using a model simulator, an operating microscope, and instrumentation. It also features small group discussions where groups of participants discuss cases with the expert faculty. This blended learning event uses online pre-course activities to ensure that all participants have a common basic knowledge of the content.

Course A: December 11–12 (SOLD OUT)
Course B: December 13–14

  • The focus will be on the latest teaching technology and a hands-on session at the bioskill simulator.
  • The teaching level will be exceptionally high, with a 3:1 ratio between faculty and participants and an individual teaching session of 1:1 training.
  • These courses are designed for advanced level spine surgeons with five years or more experience in spine surgery and led by international faculty and key opinion leaders.
  • Participants attending either of the two courses, have the opportunity to observe the Davos Courses Masters' level modules on Monday or Tuesday, depending in which bioskills course they participate in.
  • Prefer to register for Course B, please click here


    Formulate an evidence-based, holistic, treatment plan for operative and non-operative treatment of common degenerative disorders
    Perform safe entry into the lumbar spinal canal, manipulation of the dura and nerve roots, and discectomy
    Carry out the operative steps in microsurgical decompression of the lumbar spine
    Carry out the operative steps in fusion procedures in the lumbar spine, especially TLIF
    Use 2-D navigation for MIS pedicle screw placement
    Manage complications and repair a durotomy
    Use an operating microscope to optimize the outcomes of microsurgical and fusion procedures
    Roger Härtl MD  (Chairperson)
    Luca Papavero  (Educational Advisor)
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    Type AOSpine / AO partner event
    Level Advanced
    Region Europe and Southern Africa
    Language(s) English
    Scope International
    Academic status Non peer reviewed
    Format Course
    Content Artificial bone practicals, Case studies, Lectures, Live tissue surgery
    Target audience Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Spine surgeon
    Closing date11 Dec 2016
    Available places3
    Cancellation policy50% of course fee until 3 months before event, 25% until 1 month and no refund thereafter
    Swiss Francs 2200.00 CHF
    Available discounts Amount %
    Bronze members discount -308.00 CHF 14%
    Silver members discount -308.00 CHF 14%
    Gold members discount -308.00 CHF 14%
    Platinum members discount -308.00 CHF 14%
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    Payment options and information
    Accepted credit cards: American Express, Visa, Mastercard

    Bank payment details:
    Account holder: AOSpine International, Clavadelerstrasse, CH-7270 Davos Platz
    Bank name: Credit Suisse
    Bank address: Credit Suisse AG, CH-Zürich, Switzerland
    Account No: 0175-918467-41
    Clearing No: 4835
    IBAN: CH10 0483 5091 8467 4100 0

    Make sure you indicate your "registration number" on the payment details in order to track your payment!

    Invoice: We issue invoices upon request, kindly contact us at
    Included services
    Course bag
    Coffee breaks
    Welcome cocktail
    Target Audience

    Surgeons who:

    • have at least 5 years of experience performing spine surgery
    • have completed the AOSpine Principles course or equivalent and have time to complete 3 hours of online activities before the course
    • are able and willing to communicate well in English and to discuss cases in an open manner
    Mr Staffan Källbäck (Manager Online Learning )
    Stettbachstrasse 6
    8600 Dübendorf
    Ms Melanie Schatz (Project Manager)
    AOSpine Global Education
    Sr. Project Manager
    AOSpine Global Education
    Stettbachstrasse 6
    8600 Dübendorf
    Ms Daniela Schraner (Participant Management)
    Assistant Central Functions

    The courses will take place at:

    Davos Congress
    Talstrasse 41
    CH-7270 Davos Platz

    Rooms: Flüela and Schiahorn 1+2

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    AOSpine Advanced Level Bioskills Courses—Microsurgical Decompression and Fusion Procedures in Lumbar Spine
    AOSpine Advanced Level Sim. Bioskills Course B
    Davos Courses website