AOSpine Masters Symposium—Spinal Degenerative Disorders. Ageing towards disease in a Medico-Legal Climate
Centurion, South Africa
28 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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The course will take the form of short evidence-based didactic lectures by the expert faculty, followed by open, highly inter-active discussions amongst the faculty members and delegates. The course will be concluded with a session where you, as delegates, are invited to present interesting degenerative cases form which you have learned something knew or which changed your approach to patient care.
Event program
Program: AOSpine Masters Symposium—Spinal Degenerative Disorders (SDD). Ageing towards disease in a Medico-Legal Climate (818kb)
Learning objectives
Diagnose spinal degenerative conditions.
Identify double pathologies and diagnose different diagnosis.
Cite evidence regarding the natural history of the more common spinal degenerative conditions.
Counsel your patient regarding different treatment options.
Identify high-risk medico legal situations.
Apply all the discussed topics in order to limit their exposure towards litigation.
Manage difficult spinal degenerative conditions.
Schalk Burger MBChB, FCS(Neurosurgery)  (Chairperson)
Robert Dunn MBChB(UCT), MMed (UCT) Orth, FCS(SA)Orth  (Educational Advisor)
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Type AOSpine / AO partner event
Level Masters
Region 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 date28 Sep 2017
Available places8
Cancellation policy50% until 21 days before the event, no refund thereafter
Euro 185.00 EUR
Available discounts Amount %
Members discount -18.50 EUR 10%
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Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
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.
Denise Diggelmann (Project Coordination)
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Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Dübendorf
Phone41 (44)2002 ext. 433
Dr Noëlle Turnbull (Participant Coordination)
2 Medical Street
1685 Midrand
South Africa
Phone27 (11)2657507
Mobile27 (83)2654988

Leriba Hotel
245 End Street
Centurion 0157
South Africa

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