AOSpine Advanced Level Simulation Course—Endoscopic Spine Surgery
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
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This two and a half day, HANDS-ON course, aims specifically to teach participants the principles of endoscopic lumbar spine surgery. A short, but focused session on Day one, will take you step by step through the common endoscopic procedures (Transforaminal discectomy, Interlaminar discectomy, Decompression of the lateral recess and Unilateral laminotomy for bilateral decompression). Day two will split the participants into two groups doing interactive cases discussions and a basic workshop teaching the handling and orientation you need for endoscopic surgery. Day three is unique, as it will be all hands-on training of the above procedures on realistic spine models using navigation for localization. To enhance the learning experience, the participants will again be split into two groups, one doing the procedures while the other benefit from observing, before changing roles.

Learning objectives
Diagnose the patient problem and recognize appropriate indications for endoscopic surgery
Select the appropriate endoscopic procedure and set up the technology, OR and team
Perform the key steps of endoscopic transforaminal and interlaminar approaches
Recognize possible complications of endoscopic surgery and how to avoid/manage them
Muhammed Assous  (Chairperson)
Imad Ahmad Consultant Neurosurgeon & a spine surgeon  (Educational Advisor)
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Type AOSpine
Level Advanced
Region Middle East and Northern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals
Target audience Neurosurgeon, Spine surgeon
Closing date25 Oct 2019
Available places3
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
United States Dollars 1850.00 USD
Available discounts Amount %
Bronze members discount -185.00 USD 10%
Silver members discount -185.00 USD 10%
Gold members discount -185.00 USD 10%
Platinum members discount -185.00 USD 10%
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Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course materials
Ms Stephanie Pavlovic (Course Organizer)
AO Foundation
Ms Mary Anne Smith (Project Manager)
AO Spine
Middle East and Northern Africa
Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Duebendorf
Mobile+41 79 708 3733

Course venue
Hotel Roda Al Bustan
Casablanca Road, Al Garhoud 
Dubai, U.A.E. 
T: +971 (0)4 282 0000

Accommodation for participants
A quota of hotel rooms has been blocked at: 

Al Bustan Roda 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 deadlines mentioned below. After the deadline, rooms can only be booked upon availability. 

Hotel reservation & Airport transfers
Al Bustan Roda Hotel Dubai: Please use the 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. Deadline: 2 October 2019

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

Mr. Maxim Lopuhov
Reds Travel & Tourism
Tel + 971 4 454 1409

Required documents:
- Colored copy of passport size photo (JPEG)
- Cleared colored scan passport copy (JPEG)

Please send documents until 13 September 2019 to

-> Visa applications can be processed max. 50 days prior arrival and not before.

Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes