CANCELLED AO Spine Course—Cervical Spine Degenerative
Davos, Switzerland
03 Dec 2020 - 05 Dec 2020
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The Cervical Degenerative course is one of six courses offered this year for the AO Davos Courses for Spine. It is also the only course that will be held in Davos in person. The other five courses will be purely online educational events.

Why you should attend this course and how it could benefit your daily practice?

Cervical Degenerative pathologies continue to persist despite advances in preventive healthcare. Management of these issues can be challenging and complicated. With detailed understanding of anatomy, operative techniques, and how to utilize available tools, successful and safe outcomes can be achieved.

What does this course offer?

This 4-day course will explore cervical Degenerative pathologies from the occipital-cervical junction to the cervico-thoracic junction. Case-based discussions will explore aspects of assessment, planning, surgical techniques, and complication management. Experienced AOSpine faculty will serve as facilitators for the group discussions, which will be further augmented with hands-on skills labs to practice and implement surgical techniques.

Target participants

This course is targeted at surgeons with more than five years experience in spinal management and with a special interest to improve their knowledge and skills in treating degenerative diseases in the cervical spine.

Learning objectives
Compare various surgical treatment options for cervical myelopathy, discuss indications and timing, and review clinical case presentations supported by evidence-based lectures
Evaluate different surgical alternatives for the management of degenerative cervical spinal diseases
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of motion preservation versus fusion based on current clinical results
Recognize signs and symptoms of postoperative complications
Discuss measures for prevention, intra- and postoperative management of adverse events
Define the concepts of cervical sagittal balance, including current measurement methods and their clinical implications
Recognize the peculiarities of cervical revision surgery and plan and perform operations ac-cordingly
Luca Papavero  (Chairperson)
Claudius Thomé  (Educational Advisor)
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ID AOSPINE10012702
Type AOSpine
Level Advanced
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Case studies
Target audience Orthopedic surgeon, Resident, Spine surgeon
Closing date03 Dec 2020
Available places36
Cancellation policy50% of course fee until 3 months before event, 25% until 1 month and no refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 2600.00 CHF
Available discounts Amount %
Member discount -286.00 CHF 11%
Member plus discount -286.00 CHF 11%
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Payment options and information
Payment is online by credit card. If you would like to pay by bank transfer, please note there is a handling fee of 30 CHF.
Included services
Coffee breaks
Welcome cocktail
Mr Brian Amster (Project Manager)
AO Spine Global Education
Project Manager
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos
Phone+41 76 526 17 32
Mr Mohamed Said (Coordinator Participant Management)
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos
Phone+41 79 715 49 90
Davos Congress
Talstrasse 49 A
CH-7270 Davos Platz
Congress Center Davos
Davos Courses accommodation list
AO Davos Courses 2020
Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes