AO Spine Webinar—MISS Fusion: MIS TLIF vs Lateral Approaches
Dübendorf, Switzerland
19 May 2020
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Welcome to the Event Room for the AOSpine Webinar—MISS fusion: MIS TLIF vs Lateral approaches

Moderators: Roger Härtl and Nestor Taboada
Presenters: Avelino Parajon and Paul Taylor

Description: The treatment of symptomatic patients with degenerative scoliosis and/or spondylolisthesis in the lumbar spine frequently requires decompression and stabilization. Decompression can be achieved indirectly or directly. For MISS the main procedures employed are MIS TLIF, lateral, oblique and directly anterior approaches, each with specific advantages and risks. This webinar will focus on MIS TLIF for direct and lateral/oblique approaches for indirect decompression and will discuss indications, alternatives, risks and benefits of each approach.

Target audience:

Surgeons doing open surgery but with little or no MISS experience
Surgeons with some experience with microscopes and tubes but not for complex MISS
Surgeons with experience in MISS who use microscope and burr including complex MISS

The event starts on May 19th at 15:00 Central European Summer Time.

Please check your local time for the webinar here.

Log-in: A link will be emailed to all registered participants about 20 minutes prior to the start of the webinar.

This Webinar is the third of a series of 3.


The webinar will run under Adobe Connect. Please ensure your device is compatible and download the application  before the event. Please use preferably Google Chrome as browser for best results.

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Learning objectives
Recognize appropriate indications for MIS TLIF and lateral/oblique approaches based on your skill set and case experience and outcomes
Select the appropriate MISS procedure, and recognize when MISS is not the appropriate option
Understand the set up the technology, OR, and the team for the procedure
Understand options for the manage complications and apply a backup plan
Type AOSpine
Level Principles
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Sub Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Webinar
Target audience Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Resident, Spine surgeon
Closing date19 May 2020
Available places215
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Euro 0.00 EUR
Registration and time of live event

Registration is free of charge but mandatory in order to receive the log-in link by email.

The event starts on May 19th 15:00 Central European Summer Time.

Please click here to find your regional time and date

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Ms Catherine Antonetti (Project Manager)
AO Spine ESA
Project Manager
Stettbachstrasse 6
8600 Dübendorf
AO Spine MISS Curriculum