AO Spine Masters Seminar—Complications in Spine Surgery: Does knowledge change in 2020?
St Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russian Federation
06 Nov 2020 - 07 Nov 2020
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NEW DATES: The Seminar will now take place November 6th-7th


The Seminar will cover different fields of spinal pathology, with a special focus on the controversial questions, concerning the indications for surgery, examination and real results of surgery, diagnostics and tactical mistakes, theoretical and real complications plus peculiarities of personal techniques of spinal experts.

This Seminar will consist of case discussions and lectures dedicated to the comparing of analytical reviews and personal experience.

Симпозиум будет охватывать различные области патологии позвоночника, с особым вниманием к спорным вопросам, касающимся показаний к операции, осмотра и реальных результатов операции, диагностики и тактических ошибок, теоретических и реальных осложнений, а также особенностей персональных методик экспертов по позвоночнику.
Этот симпозиум будет состоять из тематических дискуссий и лекций, посвященных сравнению аналитических обзоров и личного опыта.

Course schedule

Friday, November 6th, 8h30-17h30 (registration 8h00-8h30)

Saturday, November 7th,  9h00-17h00

Event venue:

Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Vasilievsky

2-ya Liniya 61/30 V.O., Vasileostrovskiy,

199178 Sankt Petersburg

An application will be  made to the UEMS-EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.

An application will be made to MedTech for compliance approval of this event

Learning objectives
Select the best approach to the spine according to the level and aim of surgery/Выбор лучшего подхода к позвоночнику в соответствии с уровнем и целью оперативного вмешательства
Prognose and prevent complications in spinal surgeries /Прогнозирование и предотвращение возможных осложнений при операциях на позвоночнике
Define what to do in rare situations / Определение тактики в редких ситуациях
Be able to transfer expert’s experience into everyday practice /Уметь передавать опыт эксперта в повседневную практику
Understand the problems expected during MISS, endoscopic or open spinal surgery / Понимание проблемы, которая может быть во время минимально-инвазивной хирургии, эндоскопической или открытой операции на позвоночнике
Identify what the spinal specialists have to know about the “border states” which could appear in their practice /Определить, что специалисты по позвоночнику должны знать о «пограничных состояниях», которые могут появиться в их практике
Giuseppe Barbagallo  (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 date06 Nov 2020
Available places50
Online registrationClick here to register
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Euro 440.00 EUR
Available discounts Amount %
Member discount -44.00 EUR 10%
Member plus discount -44.00 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
Course dinner
"Please note that the AO aims to minimize disruption to planned courses and educational events. However, in the current climate, the AO cannot exclude the possibility that scheduled courses or events will be postponed, cancelled, or otherwise disrupted. The AO endeavors to give due notice of these decisions but encourages you to ensure the tickets and accommodation you book are refundable. In the event of a cancellation the participation fee will be refunded in full.”
Ms Catherine Antonetti
AO Spine
Project Manager
Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Dübendorf
Ms Ekaterina Funkner (Logistical Support/Participants registration)
_ Moscow
Russian Federation
Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes