Content and Learning Objectives
This comprehensive course on spinal tumours covers a very extensive range of neoplasms potentially encountered in busy adult and paediatric spinal practices. We are proud to have secured a panel of international experts to lecture on these complex topics. The content is presented over three days with specialist sessions focusing on primary spinal tumours, intraspinal tumours, paediatric spinal tumours, complex nerve sheath tumours and advanced surgical techniques. Delegates have full access to all tumour sessions and all other NSpine sessions being run in parallel. Delegates are free to switch between rooms, customizing their learning experience. Delegates will enjoy lectures and debates by renowned international experts. With each lecture being of 20 minutes length there will be ample time to go into depth on technical details and surgical techniques. Each session is completed with a round table discussion.
The experience is enhanced with a specialist cadaver lab session on Tuesday 13th available for 4 delegates (2 per table) which provides expert tuition on advanced tumour resection techniques including sacrectomy, en-bloc vertebrectomy and Pancoast tumour resection. The places are bookable separately on a first come first served basis. Lab faculty includes Peter Varga, Stefano Boriani, Christian Mazel and David Choi, promosing an unparalleled opportunity to learn these advanced techniques from true masters of complex tumour surgery.
Day 1 - Monday 12th June
The day begins with optional paediatric tumour keynotes. After the coffee break two options are available: Extensive coverage is given to primary tumours for the rest of the day in the main lecture theatre including revision surgery and decision making in neural sacrifice. Paediatric tumours are concentrated on in parallel including a specialist session on complex lipomas and intraspinal paediatric tumours.
Day 2 – Tuesday 13th June
The focus is on non-primary tumours and peripheral nerve sheath tumours. The aspects covered are of a technical nature, looking at resection techniques and decision making in various constallations. The lab is run in parallel for those choosing to attend this.
Day 3 – Wednesday 14th June
Two whole day parallel sessions offer choice: The EANS (European Association of Neurosurgical, Societies) hosted sessions on intraspinal tumours with eminent EANS faculty and the Masterclass Complex Tumour sessions focusing on technical aspects of complex (extradural) tumour surgery.
Delegates attending the theoretical days will gain a thorough appreciation of the current management concepts of intra- and extradural spinal tumours along with having the opportunity to engage with some of the most experienced international tumour surgeons. Delegates enhancing their experience with laboratory training will additionally benefit from direct technical training on advanced tumour resection techniques.
Who should attend
Established spinal surgeons wishing to update their practice in specialist tumour areas.. Spinal fellows and surgeons interested in developing a spinal tumour service and seeking a comprehensive tumour learning experience. Oncologists with a specialist spinal interest or peadiatri interest. Radiation oncologists engaged in the treatment of patients post spinal surgery.
Peter Varga (Budapest)
Stefano Boriani (Bologna)
Christian Mazel (Paris)
David Choi (London)
Alexander Disch (Dresden)
Marcin Czyz (Birmingham)
Petr Rehousek (Birmingham)
Sean Molloy (London)
Nino Russo (Birmingham)
Bronek Boszczyk (Nottingham)
Marcel Ivanov (Sheffield)
Andrzej Majewski – Thoracic Surgeon (Nottingham)
Robert Ashford – Sarcoma Surgeon (Leicester)
Jason Neil-Dwyer – Plastic Surgeon (Nottingham)
Beatrice Seddon – Oncologist (London)
Paediatric Tumour Faculty
Dominic Thompson (London)
Dachling Pang (Oakland USA)
Kristian Aquilina (London)
Richard Edwards (Bristol)
David Walker – Paediatric Oncologist (Nottingham)
Ivana Jankovic – Neurophysiologist (London)
EANS Intraspinal Tumour Faculty
Jesus Lafuente (Barcelona)
Enrico Tessitore (Geneva)
Wilco Peul (Leiden)
Bernhard Meyer (Munich)
Adam Rennie (London)