AOSpine Masters Level Specimen Course—Degenerative, MIS, and Trauma
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
17 Oct 2015 - 19 Oct 2015
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This year's AOSpine Middle East Flagship event in Dubai brings you distinguished faculty with a superior Masters program concentrating on degenerative spine disease, MIS, and Trauma in pediatric spine. Day one will focus on a cadaveric workshop on MIS, cervical & lumbar fusion surgery, and day two and three on interactive lectures and case discussions.

Target participants
Targeted at surgeons and other specialists with up to 10 years of spine surgery experience, and will also be beneficial to surgeons with 3 to 10 years of experience in spine surgery, who are aiming to further improve their knowledge and/or specialization in the management of spinal tumor, trauma, degenerative disease and specific techniques.

Course Program (804kb)
Learning objectives
Recognize the technique of anterior cervical microdiscectomy with disc arthroplasty or fusion.
Perform pedicle screw insertion, and fixation via the MIS technique
Implement an XLIF or DLIF
Manage cases of upper and sub axial cervical fractures
Recognize and treat spinal trauma
Evaluate and treat degenerative lumbar spine
Imad Ahmad Consultant Neurosurgeon & a spine surgeon  (Chairperson)
Abdulaziz Al-Mutair  (Educational Advisor)
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Type AOSpine / AO partner event
Level Masters
Region Middle East and Northern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Cadaver practicals, Case studies, Debates, Lectures
Target audience Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Spine surgeon
Closing date17 Oct 2015
Available places9
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Payment options and information
After online registration has been received an invoice will be sent with the payment details.
After receipt of the payment your seat will be confirmed.
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course materials
Course dinner
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 on

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 Stephanie Pavlovic (Logistics & Registration Management)
AO Courses Europe, Middle East & Africa
Ms Mary Anne Smith (Project Management)
AOSpine International
Senior Project Manager
Middle East and Northern Africa
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8600 Duebendorf
Course venue (DAY 1)
Clinical Training Center “Sharjah Surgical Institute”
Building M31 / "B" floor 
‐ University of Sharjah 
P.O.Box 27272, Sharjah, U.A.E
T +971 6 505 7576, +971 6 505 7575 
F +971 6 505 7577

Course venue (DAY 2 & 3)

Al Bustan Rotana - Dubai 
Casablanca Road, Al Garhoud 
P.O. Box 30880, Dubai, U.A.E. 
T: +971 (0)4 282 0000 
F: +971 (0)4 282 8100

On day 1, transfer from Hotel Al Bustan Rotana to the Sharjah Surgical Institute and back will be organized.

Accommodation for participants
A quota of rooms has been blocked in the following hotels: 

Hotel Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana

Hotel Al Bustan Rotana

Millenium Airport Hotel Dubai

The number of rooms is limited in each hotel and will be given on first come – first serve base.
Book your hotel room until the deadline mentioned on the reservation form

Hotel reservation & airport transfers
Please use the respective hotel reservation form to receive the contract room rate.
Download the form from "Downloads and gallery" (see below) / event room and send it directly to the hotel of your choice.

Visa requests
either through the hotel where you have booked accommodation or below agency:

Ms Aliona Houdiakova
Tel +971 4 454 1408

Mention the following reference when contacting the agency: Participant at AO Regional course - October

Required documents:
- Color passport copy - first page
- (1)Scanned color photograph

Please send documents until 15 September 2015 to



Educational calendar 2014-2015 overview (Middle East)
Course venue
Sharjah Surgical Institute (wet lab)
Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes; Siemens