AO Spine Research Webinar—DCM: Current Perspectives and Future Directions for Clinical Practice and Research
Davos, Switzerland
04 Dec 2020
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AO Spine Research Webinar—DCM: Current Perspectives and Future Directions for Clinical Practice and Research
4th December, 2020

Live: 12:00 pm CET, Please check your local time for the webinar here.
Duration: 1h

Chairperson: Brian Kwon, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

- Michael Fehlings, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada
- Mark Kotter, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
- Benjamin Davies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
- Jefferson Wilson, Toronto, Canada

Degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) is a common condition, which, despite treat-ment, will leave most with disabilities: research progress is urgently needed to improve outcomes.
While there has been significant progress in our understanding of the disease, recently consolidated in international guidelines, there remains substantial ongoing disability.
AO Spine RECODE-DCM [Research Objectives and Common Data Elements for Degenera-tive Cervical Myelopathy] is a multi-stakeholder, co-production initiative, led by the AO Spine Spinal Cord Injury Knowledge Forum, which has included a James Lind Alliance pri-ority setting partnership to establish the top unanswered research questions, ranked ac-cording to priority.
This webinar aims to update participants on both the latest advances in evidence for clini-cal practice and highlight key ongoing uncertainties that should be priority research areas for our community.

DCM: The Disease and Global Burden
Current Perspectives on Surgical Management: Consensus and Uncertainity: cased-based discussion
AO Spine RECODE DCM – Building a research toolkit to accelerate knowledge discovery

Target audience: Spine researchers, spine practitioner; orthopedics, neuro- and spine surgeons, therapists, nurses, family doctors, people with lived experience, industry partners, funding bodies, policymakers

Log-in: A link will be emailed to all registered participants about 20 minutes prior to the start.

Learning objectives
Understand current best practice and evidence-based management for surgery through case-based discussion
Recognize areas of key clinical uncertainty through case-based discussion and the importance of perioperative care to enhance clinical outcomes
Understand the role and output of AO Spine RECODE DCM
Recognize the importance of collaboration and community action
Brian Kwon MD,PhD,FRCS(C)  (Chairperson)
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Type AOSpine
Level Expert to Expert
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Sub Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Webinar
Target audience Clinical investigations, Neurologist, Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Research, Resident, Spine surgeon
Closing date04 Dec 2020
Available places526
Cancellation policyNo cancellation fee
Euro 0.00 EUR
This educational event is free of charge.
Please register in order to receive the webinar link by email.
Intellectual Property
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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
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Ms Simona Koch
AO Foundation
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This educational event is free of charge.
Please register in order to receive the webinar link by email.