AOSpine Masters Seminar—Ageing Spine
Wroclaw, Poland
14 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
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Treatment of ageing spine poses one of the greatest challenges that we are currently facing. The population is continuously increasing the life-span, with relatively high expectations of life quality. Unfortunately, this leads to specific difficulties in the treatment of spinal pathologies: compromised bone quality, concomitant severe chronic diseases, altered compensatory mechanism, and others have to be considered before we start the treatment.

The Seminar is targeting experienced spine surgeons, who are fronting our elderly patients. 

The event will comprise of evidence-based lectures, expert debates focusing on cemented vertebral body augmentation and spinal alignment, and finally case-based small group discussion.

Event schedule
Thursday, 14 November, 2019, 8h30-17h30 (registration 8h00-8h30)

Friday, 15 November, 2019, 8h00-14h00


Event venue

Hotel Sofitel Wroclaw Old Town

Room: Berlin + Brussels + Paris

Ul. Sw. Mikolaja

6750-127 WROCLAW

This event has been granted by the UEMS-EACCME® 11 CME points.

This event has received compliance approval from EthicalMedTech

Event program
Learning objectives
Identify the specific difficulties in the elderly population
Predict the risk of surgical procedures in ageing population
Describe the natural history of adult spine deformities
Recognize the compensatory mechanisms for altering the spinal balance
Compare the risks and benefits of surgical vs. non-surgical treatment of spinal pathologies in the elderly population
Choose appropriate techniques of fixation/correction for compromised bone quality
Tomasz Potaczek  (Chairperson)
Patrick Tropiano  (Educational Advisor)
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Type AOSpine
Level Masters
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Seminar (full day)
Content Case studies, Debates, Lectures
Target audience Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Spine surgeon
Closing date14 Nov 2019
Available places12
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Euro 295.00 EUR
Available discounts Amount %
Member discount -29.50 EUR 10%
Member plus discount -29.50 EUR 10%
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Payment options and information
If you can not pay via credit card, AOS offers you the possibility to pay by bank transfer. Please note that a 30 Euro handling fee will apply.
If you need an invoice, please send an email mentioning the name, address and in the EU the VAT identification number of the invoice recipient to Catherine Antonetti at
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
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 Catherine Antonetti (Project Manager)
AO Spine ESA
Project Manager
Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Dübendorf
Ms Marta Lowicka (Logistical Support/Participants registration)
AO Courses Poland

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