The Course will be focused on the basics of cervical spine trauma, from clinical examination and diagnostic procedures to critical evaluation of spinal stability and injury classification, followed by indications for conservative and operative treatment options. Lectures addressing specific spinal pathologies will be followed by discussion and surgical treatment of clinical cases in small groups in the hands-on training.
This interactive model will allow a comprehensive approach to real-life situations. Surgical techniques for spinal decompression, realignment, and fixation in the upper and lower cervical spine, including anterior and posterior approaches, will be discussed and later explored in the hands-on training. Specific focus will be on spinal cord injury treatment and complication avoidance and management.
The event will comprise of evidence-based lectures, expert debates, case-based small group discussion and practical sessions on dry-bones
During the first part the theoretical information will be provided online by highly experienced faculty. The online lectures will be followed by online breakout sessions.
On the second day, the trainees will have hands-on practical exercises in small groups each delivered in parallel in four hosting hospitals in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Ljubljana.
Thursday, June 10th: 13:00–18:15 Lectures, case studies online
Friday, June 11th: 8:45–12:45 Praticals excercices on dry-bones run in local hosting hospital
Event venue in Ljubljana
Medical Chamber of Slovenia
Dunajska cesta 162
Praticals in Poland: Q Hotel Grand Cru Gdańskm ul. Rycerska 11-12, 80-882 Gdańsk
Practicals in Hungary: National Center for Spine Disorder, Királyhágó u. 1-3, Budapest
Practicals in Slovakia: F. D. Roosevelt University Hospital, Nám. L. Svobodu 1, Banská Bystrica