Davos Courses—Microdecompression and Endoscopy
Davos, Switzerland
09 Dec 2018 - 11 Dec 2018
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Description

In this course we will train the participants on microsurgery and endoscopy techniques providing an in-depth hand's on training incl. small group case discussions, lecture and debates (the good-the bad-the ugly session).

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE AND HOW IT COULD BENEFIT YOUR DAILY PRACTICE?

Microdecompression course
MISS microsurgical techniques for decompression and fusion are now established tools that can contribute to better outcomes and less complications for patients with spinal conditions. Microsurgical MISS decompression techniques also allow us to treat elderly patients or those with serious medical conditions when open surgeries may be contraindicated or those with high risk.

Endoscopy course
Endoscopic spine surgery has been accepted in many kinds of spinal diseases.
Currently, we are seeing the beginning of a paradigm shift in spine surgery toward more minimally invasive techniques. As the chairperson of the endoscopy course at AOSpine Davos Courses 2018, I strongly recommend this course because it will give you the opportunity to change your life and improve your patients’ outcomes, which is the goal of every MISS spine surgeon.

WHAT THE FULLY "HANDS-ON" FORMAT WILL PROVIDE

Microdecompression course
The format of the course is based on real cases with “real” simulators reflecting the daily practice of a spine surgeon, in small groups and from worldwide experts in the field. This provides the opportunity to discuss the indications, pros and cons and surgical tips and tricks with the experts and other colleagues and to practice the surgical techniques in realistic models of the spinal diseases.

Endoscopy course
This 3-day course will cover basic endoscopic procedures—transforaminal, interlaminar discectomy and unilateral laminotomy and bilateral decompression—for lumbar disc herniation and lumbar spinal stenosis. All participants may have intensive discussions with expert endoscopic spine surgeons and they will gain an understanding of the best indications of each endoscopic procedure available, in addition to its benefits and risks. By offering endoscopy teaching in AOSpine, I am confident that this format provides an optimal learning setting to overcome the steep learning curve and enables every participant to start endoscopic spine procedures.

Learning objectives
Diagnose the patient problem and recognize appropriate indications and contraindications for endoscopic spinal surgery
Select the appropriate endoscopic spinal surgery procedure and set up the technology, OR, and team
Manage complications and apply a backup plan
Use microsurgical instruments and perform basic techniques for the lumbar spine
Describe and perform the key steps of lumbar decompression and MIS TLIF through tubular retractors
Identify and address potential complications with the lumbar tubular microsurgical approach
Perform the key steps of endoscopic procedures through interlaminar and transforaminal access
Contributors
JinSung Kim MD, PhD  (Chairperson)
Avelino Parajon  (Chairperson)
Bryan Ashman MASTER OF SURGICAL EDUCATION  (Program director)
Manabu Ito  (Educational Advisor)
Patrick Tropiano  (Educational Advisor)
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Details
ID DAVOS-MIS-ENDO-1218
Type AOSpine
Level Advanced
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Case studies, Debates, Lectures
Target audience Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Resident, Spine surgeon
Registration
Closing date09 Dec 2018
Statusclosed
Places36
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Pricing
Swiss Francs 3000.00 CHF
Available discounts Amount %
Member discount -300.00 CHF 10%
Member plus discount -300.00 CHF 10%
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Included services
Coffee breaks
Lunch
Welcome cocktail
Contact(s)
Ms Denise Diggelmann (Project Coordinator Participant Management)
AOSpine International
Project Coordinator
AOSpine EMEA
Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Dübendorf
Switzerland
Phone+41442002433
Mobile+41794524939
EmailDDiggelmann@aospine.org
Ms Melanie Schatz (Project Manager)
AOSpine Global Education
Project Manager
AOSpine Global Education
Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Dübendorf
Switzerland
Phone+41442002415
Fax+41442002412
Mobile+41796195785
Emailmschatz@aospine.org
Venue

Davos Congress
Talstrasse 49 A
CH-7270 Davos Platz

Links
Davos Courses 2018
Congress Center Davos
Davos Accommodation List
Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes; Zeiss; RIWOspine GmbH