Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Advanced implant engineering
» The spinal medtech sessions provide insight into the landscape of emerging companies as well as established producers. Furthermore, the cost of innovation and challenges of major implant manufacturers are highlighted and debated. This is a rare opportunity to take a closer look at the implant industry which is essential for manufacturing the advanced tools and implants used in the field of spinal disorders.
» focuses on multilevel disc replacement and the clinical results which highly experienced faculty have achieved
- Congenital and syndromal deformity
» feature a highly experienced multidisciplinary faculty discussing management options in complex conditions such as dysraphism associated deformities. The idiopathic and neuromuscular session deals with large and stiff older curves with their associated challenges.
Craniocervical and cervical trauma
» especially relevant for odontoid and craniocervical injuries featuring a range of new procedures and their outcomes
Intraspinal tumours and dysraphic conditions
» conducted by experts in the field of both paediatric and intraspinal tumour surgery. Some of the most experienced international clinicians will be presenting on challenging conditions from paediatric chordomas through to recurrent spinal cord tumours.
Lumbar nucleus and disc replacement
Mediolegal aspects of surgical training, consent and managing clinical error
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» The medicolegal sessions with an expert panel of both medical and legal faculty take a detailed look at the consent and the patient engagement process prior to surgery as well as aspects at preventing and managing clinical errors and finally, negligence claims and the duty of candour. Current medocilegal developments are critically discussed.
Minimally invasive and motion preserving
» will feature emerging technology in the areas of nucleus replacement and motion preserving technologies as well as techniques for minimising surgical trauma in instrumented procedures.
» The metastatic spinal cord compression and tumour sessions predominantly look at the aspects of setting up multi-disciplinary decision-making teams for the management of metastatic spinal cord compression as well as conservative and operative means of treating patients with spinal metastasis. Emerging technologies including vertebral ablation procedures are looked at in detail.
» focuses on thoracolumbar fractures with a range of techniques including endoscopic spinal stabilisation being presented.