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  (Chairperson)
Niall Eames  (Co-Chairperson)
Emre Acaroglu Professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology  (Educational Advisor)
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Type AOSpine
Level Principles
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Cadaver practicals, Case studies, Debates, Lectures
Target audience Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Resident, Spine surgeon
Closing date26 Jan 2018
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Euro 960.00 EUR
Available discounts Amount %
Bronze members discount -76.80 EUR 8%
Silver members discount -76.80 EUR 8%
Gold members discount -76.80 EUR 8%
Platinum members discount -76.80 EUR 8%
EANS member discount -48.00 EUR 5%
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Payment options and information
If you cannot pay via credit card you have the possibility to request an invoice. Please note that we will charge you a 30.- EUR handling fee in addition to the participant fee. Please contact therefore your Local Event Organizer at and indicate the official invoice address of the paying person or entity as well as a respective email address the invoice has to be sent to.
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Course materials
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 Karin Wandschura (Project Manager)
Project Manager
Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Dübendorf

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):

Medical Biology Centre
Main Dissecting Room (Room 01/320)
1st floor Anatomy wing
97 Lisburn Road
BT9 7BL Belfast
Northern Ireland

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