AOSpine Principles Level Specimen Course—Approaches and Complications
Belfast, Ireland
26 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018
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The course is designed to provide you with a mix of interactive lectures, case discussions and hands-on practical experience and is based at the Department of Anatomy at Queen’s University, Belfast, using fresh, frozen cadaveric material in our world-class teaching facility. The aim of the course is to build on and develop the basic principles of spinal surgery that you will have learnt during your training and provide you with challenging cases, new practical skills and an interesting and thought provoking look at core knowledge. The course consists of one day lectures and discussions and one day practical exercises.

Learning objectives
Select the most appropriate surgical procedure and timing for each patient based on the best available evidence
Apply sound biological and biomechanical principles to each procedure
Use measures to avoid preventable complications
Recognize and manage intraoperative complications
Identify and treat postoperative complications
Critically analyze the benefits and risks of each operative and nonoperative intervention
Select operative and nonoperative interventions based on the best available evidence and on the natural history
Andrew O'Brien MBBS, BDS, FDSRCS, MRCS, FRCS(Tr&Orth), PGDiP  (Chairperson)
Niall Eames  (Co-Chairperson)
Emre Acaroglu  (Educational Advisor)
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Type AOSpine
Level Principles
Region Europe
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Cadavar practicals, Case studies, Debates, Lectures
Target audience Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Resident, Spine surgeon
Closing date26 Jan 2018
Available places4
Online registrationClick here to register
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Euro 960.00 EUR
Available discounts Amount %
Members discount -76.80 EUR 8%
EANS member discount -48.00 EUR 5%
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Payment options and information
Payment is by credit card. Should you not be able to pay by credit card, we can issue an invoice. However, a 10% handling fee will be charged in this case. If you do request an invoice, please send the full invoice address to Karin Wandschura (
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Course materials
Karin Wandschura (Project Manager)
Project Manager
Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Dübendorf
Phone+41 (44)2002418

Venue on 26 January 2018 (theoretical part):

Hastings Europa Hotel
Great Victoria Street
BT2 7AP Belfast
Northern Ireland
Phone: +44 28 90676048


Venue on 27 January 2018 (practical part):

Clinical Skills Education Centre
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Queen's University Belfast
Lisburn Road
BT9 7BL Belfast
Northern Ireland

Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes