AOSpine Advanced Course—Spinal Deformities and Tumors
Baghdad, Iraq
26 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
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Challenges in the management of spinal deformities & tumors have produced some of the major breakthroughs in spine care, especially with regard to implant design. While some problem areas have been successfully addressed, new areas of care concern continue to emerge. This course will address different topics in spinal deformities & tumors giving the approach to the management of pediatric & adult deformities, primary and secondary metastasis spinal tumors . New perspectives on spinal tumors treatment and outcomes measures offer new learning insights for even the experienced surgeon. This educational event, taught in a modular format, offers you a challenging learning experience with interactive sessions facilitated by faculty teaching in their field of expertise. The course will comprise of evidence-based lectures, practical exercises, panel discussions, and debates and will provide ample time for discussion between faculty and participants.
Learning objectives
Reproduce effectively concept of spine imbalance, kyphosis, spinal osteotomies,spine deformity and spine tumor management
Understand and recall the etiology, natural history and classification of different types of Scoliosis
Identify treatment options of early onset scoliosis, AIS,and degenerative scoliosis
Choose the best operative and non-operative treatment option for each patient
Assess and manage sagittal and coronal balance abnormalities
Use evidence-based decision making recommending operative and nonoperative interventions
Apply an appropriate approach to decision making in the selection of treatment options for spinal column tumors
Hayder Al-Gburi Neurosurgeon  (Chairperson)
Muzahem Taha  (Educational Advisor)
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Type AOSpine
Level Advanced
Region Middle East and Northern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Case studies, Debates, Lectures
Target audience Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Spine surgeon
Closing date26 Jul 2018
Available places10
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
United States Dollars 500.00 USD
Available discounts Amount %
Member discount -50.00 USD 10%
Member plus discount -50.00 USD 10%
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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.
Mr Andy Markwalder (Project Manager)
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AOSpine Middle East
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