AOSpine Masters Symposium—Controversies in the management of degenerative spine disorders
Porto, Portugal
02 Mar 2018 - 03 Mar 2018
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Degenerative spine disorders are very common, especially in the progressively older population. Although they are an integral part of any spine surgeon's daily practice, many questions remain unanswered, and continuing medical innovation introduces even more uncertainty. The course will take the form of didactic lectures and debates by the expert faculty, focusing on providing the best available evidence for each controversial question. Illustrative cases will also be presented, followed by open and interactive discussion amongst the faculty members and participants.

Learning objectives
Analyze individual patient's complaints using appropriate diagnostic tools
Apply available evidence on emerging technologies in the management of spinal pain
Choose appropriate indications and techniques for surgical treatment of degenerative spine disorders
Determine the best surgical treatment for degenerative cervical conditions
Counsel patients on different treatment options in cervical stenosis
Nuno Neves MD  (Chairperson)
Teija Lund MD,PhD  (Educational Advisor)
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Type AOSpine
Level Masters
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Seminar (full day)
Content Case studies, Debates, Lectures
Target audience Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Spine surgeon
Closing date02 Mar 2018
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Euro 290.00 EUR
Available discounts Amount %
Bronze members discount -58.00 EUR 20%
Silver members discount -58.00 EUR 20%
Gold members discount -58.00 EUR 20%
Platinum members discount -58.00 EUR 20%
EANS member discount -14.50 EUR 5%
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Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
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.
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