CANCELLED AOSpine Advanced Seminar—Intra-operative neuro-monitoring in spinal surgery: From interpretation to action
Torino, Italy
19 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
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To enhance the safety of spine surgery, intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) has increased in significance, and today has become a must during complex spine surgery, also from a medicolegal point of view.

The aim of this educational event is make surgeons effective in the exploitation of IONM in daily spinal surgery practice.

This challenging learning experience is rather different from other AO courses dedicated to surgical techniques, but very important and up to date.

The format will be as usual interactive sessions facilitated by faculty teaching in their field of expertise. The seminar will comprise of evidence-based lectures, practical exercises, panel discussions, and debates and will provide time for discussion between faculty and participants.

Learning objectives
Assess the monitoring modalities for the different spinal procedures
Integrate the separate goals of surgeon, anesthetist and neurophysiologist in the preoperative sign-in period
Interpret at basic level the numerous permutations of results offered by IONM during a wide variety of spine surgeries
Understand the consequences of intraoperative neuromonitoring from a legal point of view
Alessandro Longo MD  (Chairperson)
Luca Papavero  (Educational Advisor)
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Type AOSpine
Level Advanced
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Sub Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Seminar (full day)
Target audience Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Spine surgeon
Closing date19 Oct 2018
Available places23
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Euro 300.00 EUR
Available discounts Amount %
Member discount -30.00 EUR 10%
EANS member discount -15.00 EUR 5%
Member plus discount -30.00 EUR 10%
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Payment options and information
Please pay online by credit card. If you need an invoice for bank transfer, please email Karin Wandschura at with your invoice address. Kindly note that a handling fee of 30 EUR is being charged for an invoice.
Included services
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Course materials
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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.

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