“Welcome to Porto. Located on the northern bank of Douro River, this is the second-largest city in Portugal. Its motto “Old, Most Noble, Always Loyal and Unvanquished”, says much of the city and its inhabitants. In fact, Porto’s settlement dates back many centuries, and walking its streets one can appreciate the imprint different ages have left on its face. Its core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996, and there really is a lot to see and do. You will find the historic center, with Ribeira, Porto’s riverside area, its maze like streets and stairways, and medieval feeling.
Don’t miss the multitude of churches, like São Francisco, and its gold-leaf covered walls, or the Romanesque Cathedral. Palácio da Bolsa (the old stocks market) and its monumental Pátio das Nações courtyard and Morrish revival Salão Árabe, is also worth visiting. Stroll the picturesque Rua das Flores all the way to São Bento railway station and its tiled walls, and Praça da Liberdade, the city´s central square. Going uphill you will find the iconic Barroque Clérigos Church and Tower where you can climb its 240 steps for an amazing birds’ eye view over the city. Right next to it there is always a queue to enter the beautiful Lello Bookshop. Santa Catarina Street is a major shopping area with both local and international shops.
Midway, the Majestic Café is a perfect place for a coffee. Sports fans can enjoy a visit to FC Porto’s Stadium and Museum, home to 2 Champions League and 2 UEFA/Europa League Cups. Art lovers will head to Bombarda Art District with its small galleries, or admire the paintings and sculptures at Soares dos Reis National Museum. Unmissable is Serralves, where you’ll find an Art Deco Villa, lush gardens and the Contemporary Art Museum by Portuguese star architect Álvaro Siza. The concert hall, Casa da Música, by Pritzker Prize Rem Koolhaas, features cutting-edge design and acoustics.
For a calm and relaxing walk head to the Palácio de Cristal gardens orthe City Park, which stretches allthe way to the sea. Enjoy the sunset at Foz beaches,the trendy district by the Atlantic coast. Across the river, in Gaia, dozens of cellars store and age Porto’s most famous product, Port wine.
By the way, there are 6 bridges crossing the Douro, each with its special feature (one was even designed by Gustave Eiffel’s office). You can visit the cellars and take a wine flight through the different Port styles. But make sure you don’t miss other Portuguese wines. We have one of the worlds most diverse wine cultures, from crisp, light Vinho Verde,to fruity Alentejo whites, and robust Douro reds.
Gastronomy is center stage in Porto, whether it is a fancy dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant, one of over 1000 recipes of Bacalhau (salted codfish), delicious seafood, the huge Francesinha sandwich, or, for the adventurous, Tripas à moda do Porto. Legend has it that this delicacy was created in the 15th century, when Porto inhabitants gave all the meat to the departing fleet of Prince Henry the Navigator, keeping only the leftover tripes. Hence our popular name, Tripeiros, and a hintto our generous and warm nature.”
Spine Surgeon, NSpine Chairman
Nuno Neves, MD, PhD
Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon
Taking place immediately before NSpine 2022 at the innovative IRCAD Institute, Strasbourg, France (May 27th – 29th 2022).
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Combining cadaveric and live tissue training is an advanced and highly effective means of teaching not only advanced approaches to the spine and implant handling but also the management of complications which may occur. Especially with regard to anterior and lateral lumbar and thoracic techniques, the approaches are complex and the potential for complications significant.
NSpine is therefore proud to be hosting the unique combined cadaveric and live tissue training lab at the famous IRCAD center. A number of workshops are available to be combined to uniquely meet the individual delegates training need. An international faculty panel of highest repute will deliver comprehensive training with a 1:2 faculty – delegate ratio.
Aurelien Courvoisier (Grenoble, France)
Baron Lonner (New York, USA)
Biren Desai (Köln, Germany)
Bronek Boszczyk (Aschau, Germany)
Bruno Santiago (Portugal)
B T Pushpa (India)
Christian Mazel (Paris, France)
Ciaran Bolger (Dublin, Ireland)
Dan Chan (Singapore)
Dan Resnick (Wisconsin, USA)
Daniel Chan (Singapore)
Dietrich Schlenzka (Helsinki, Finland)
Firoz Miyanji (Vancouver BC, Canada)
Frank Hassel (Freiburg, Germany)
G Balamurali (India)
Gergely Boden (Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
H S Chhabra (India)
Jake Timothy (Leeds, UK)
Jwalant Mehta (Birmingham, UK)
Kenneth MC Cheung (Hong Kong)
Laurel Blakemore (Fairfax, VA, USA)
Marcio Cunha Ramalho (Brazil)
Masood Shafafy (Nottingham, UK)
Matteo Pejrona (Italy)
Michael Ruf (Germany)
Mike Selby (Australia)
Navin Verghese (Swansea, UK)
Nuno Alegrete (Porto, Portugal)
Nuno Neves (Porto, Portugal)
Pat Kiely (Dublin, Ireland)
Paulo Pereira (Porto, Portugal)
Paul Thorpe (Taunton, UK)
Per Trobisch (Simmerath, Germany)
Peter Newton (San Diego, USA)
Ralf Stücker (Hamburg, Germany)
Randal R Betz (New Jersey, USA)
Réne Castelein (Utrecht, Netherlands)
Ricardo Rodrigues-Pinto (Porto, Portugal)
Robert Dunn (Cape Town, South Africa)
Robert Nowicki (Nottingham, UK)
Stefan Parent (Montreal, Canada)
Suken Shah (Wilmington, Delaware, United States)
Winfried Roth (Germany)
As usual, all spine fields will be covered, with a particular emphasis being placed on paediatric deformity techniques from early onset through to AIS. Within degenerative conditions the particular emphasis will be on extensively covering endoscopic and microsurgical techniques, as well as innovative lateral access techniques.
The focus of NSpine meetings is on clinical problem solving and decision making.
Whilst academia is important, NSpine goes into greater depth on technical details, techniques and emerging technology.
As such, our industry partners play a key role in shaping content through their R&D and manufacturing expertise and are an integral part of the programme and the delegates’ learning.
NSpine enables extensive networking and cross-speciality learning by bringing together all spine health care professionals irrespective of organisational “size”. Our interactive discussions between spinal surgeons, spinal anaesthetists, nursing professionals and even spinal veterinary surgeons were some of the highlights of previous meetings.
Previous NSpine 2021 event was accredited by EACCME with 21 CME points.
We will be applying for accreditation for NSpine 2022.
A warm and genuine welcome awaits you at the Sheraton Porto Hotel.
Located in the heart of the business district, the Hotel offers you the opportunity to live and connect with Porto, an Unique, exquisite and authentic destination. Like its wine, a treasure to be slowly appreciated. Enjoy the convenience of being only a short distance away from the city’s rich heritage, where you connect with 800 years of history. Sheraton Porto Hotel offers unique architecture, light and comfort, together with an unmatching food & beverage experience, 1,750 square meters of flexible state of the art indoor meeting space as well as 4,000 square meters of garden scenario.
Sheraton Hotel, Porto
Rua do Ten. Valadim 146
Porto Airport (OPO) is located with excellent road and public transport to the venue within 30 minutes. It is consistently ranked among the top three airports in Europe.
As the second largest airport of the country Porto, there are extensive direct connections from 24 countries with 31 airlines.
Porto Airport is connected to the city of Porto via Metro and Airport Buses.
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