The NSpine Arosa Winter Masterclass - an exceptional event

Now in its 5th year it has become established as one of the premier international case discussion forums, renown not only for the complexity of cases discussed, but also for the very open debating culture.

Many of our delegates return each year confirming the event as their most valuable professional learning experience.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps, the perfect location of the Kulm Hotel allows intense academic sessions balanced with winter recreation.

Course Format

Case based discussions with occasional lectures to supplement the topics.

The complexity is at expert level and covers the entire range of orthopaedic and neurosurgical spinal procedures and pathologies.

Accreditation

To date every Arosa event has received > 20 CME credits.

Limited Availability

The number of attendees is limited to 30.

Delegates are encouraged to bring and present own cases.

Open and honest discussion is at the heart of this meeting.

Course Schedule

Monday (pm 16:30-19:30) and Friday (am 8:30-11:30) are half days with a single sessions, all other days have am and pm sessions.

Faculty and cases vary between groups and delegates are welcome to book onto one or both groups.

Course Content

Cases are grouped in categories:

Tumour / Deformity / Trauma / Degenerative / Metabolic & Infection

Discussions and cases can expand into any area of interest.

Mon 22nd and Weds 24th Mar 2021:
Complex Spinal Tumours and Infections

Detailed case discussions led by highly experienced presenters with increasing complexity throughout the am and pm sessions. Cases are presented with discussions ensuing on treatment options and alternatives along with natural history of the condition and potential complications arising during the course of treatment. The focus is on technical aspects of the surgery with in depth discussion on surgical steps and minimising complications. Monday will see more Tumour cases being discussed with more Infections on Tuesday whereby there will be an overlap of both on both days as part of the differential diagnosis of cases.

Pathologies included in the case presentations in order of complexity:

  • Vertebral Metastasis
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression
  • Solitary Vertebral Metastasis
  • Intraspinal Extramedullary Tumours
  • Intraspinal Intramedullary Tumours
  • Primary Tumours of the Spine
  • Resection Techniques from Cervical Spine to Pelvis
  • Clivus Tumours
  • Infections of the Vertebral Disc and Vertebral Bodies
  • Epidural Abscess Formation
  • Low and Purulent Implant Infection
  • Tuberculous Infection and Deformity

 

Tues 23rd and Thu 25th Mar 2021:
Complex Spinal Deformity and Trauma

Detailed case discussions led by highly experienced presenters with increasing complexity throughout the am and pm sessions. Cases are presented with discussions ensuing on treatment options and alternatives along with natural history of the condition and potential complications arising during the course of treatment. The focus is on technical aspects of the surgery with in depth discussion on surgical steps and minimising complications. Wednesday will focus more strongly on trauma and Thursday more strongly on Deformity whereby there is an overlap between the topics to a degree where important for differential diagnosis.

Pathologies included in the case presentations in order of complexity:

  • Early Onset Scoliosis
  • Congenital Scoliosis
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Scoliosis and Kyphosis
  • Osteoporotic Scoliosis
  • Cervical Torticollis
  • Craniocervical Trauma
  • Cervical Trauma
  • Blunt and Penetrating Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Thoracolumbar fractures
  • Lumbopelvic Fractures
  • Posterior Pelvic Ring Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Fractures

 

Weds 24th and Fri 26th Mar 2021:
Degenerative and Inflammatory Spine Conditions and Advanced Motion Preservation Technology

Detailed case discussions led by highly experienced presenters with increasing complexity throughout the am and pm sessions. Cases are presented with discussions ensuing on treatment options and alternatives along with natural history of the condition and potential complications arising during the course of treatment. The focus is on technical aspects of the surgery with in depth discussion on surgical steps and minimising complications.

Pathologies included in the case presentations in order of complexity:

  • Disc Degeneration and Recess Entrapment
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Disc Herniation of the Lumbar Spine
  • Disc Herniation of the Cervical Spine
  • Calcified Disc Herniation of the Thoracic Spine
  • OPLL
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Cervical Spine
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Nucleus Replacement
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Posterior Motion Preservation Technology

Coronavirus Statement

NSpine intends to provide a pre-conference Covid-19 screening service which is included in the registration fee.

In the event of cancellation due to Covid-19, delegate fees will be fully refunded.

COURSE REGISTRATION

Registration includes attendance to:

  • Full course access with refreshments
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Evening ‘Dine Around’ package
  • Access to Alpin Spa

 

Single room registration rate (2 night min): €450 + VAT / night
Double room registration rate (2 night min): €700 + VAT / night

Partners and families welcome.

Pay in monthly instalments at no extra cost. Simply complete the form opposite to register your interest and we will be in touch with further details.

Receive 25% discount when you book onto NSpine Arosa Masterclass
and NSpine Advanced Surgical Techniques Course, Strasbourg

 

COURSE TOPICS


Monday 22nd and Wednesday 24th March 2021:
Complex Spinal Tumours and Infections


Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th March 2021:
Complex Spinal Deformity and Trauma


Wednesday 24th and Friday 26th March 2021:
Degenerative and Inflammatory Spine Conditions and Advanced Motion Preservation Technology

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Course Faculty

  • René Castelein – Netherlands
  • Per Trobisch – Germany
  • Marcel Ivanov – UK
  • Klaus Schaser – Germany
  • Pedro Berjano – Italy
  • Hugues Moussellard – France
  • Bronek Boszczyk – Germany
  • Alexander Disch – Germany (tbc)
  • David Choi – UK

Winter Sports

With six hours of CME accredited academic sessions, the extended lunch break from 11:30 – 16:30 offers ample time to pursue winter sports or relax in the Kulm Spa.

Located right at the ski slopes, the Arosa Kulm Hotel & Alpin Spa is the perfect ski-in ski-out starting point. Equipment is stored at the hotel entrance ski room and you can look forward to preheated ski boots !

Networking

Building a strong peer network is essential in high risk professions such as spine surgery.

Kulm is the ideal setting for academic exchange, honest case discussions and getting to know each other.

Combining academic debate with skiing breaks is ideal and many friendships have been forged in Arosa.

Every day is concluded with a networking dinner in one of the excellent Kulm restaurants. Partners and familes are most welcome to attend.

Typically, the fireside discussions continue well into the night, on occasion transitioning into piano playing and song !

Venue & Travel

Kulm Hotel

Arosa is located at the end of the romantic Schanfigg Valley at an altitude of about 1800 metres above sea level. Surrounded by an impressive range of mountain peaks, the Kulm Hotel provides a haven of tranquility.

Arosa Kulm Hotel, Innere Poststrasse, 7050 Arosa, Switzerland

https://www.arosakulm.ch/en/

 

How To Get There

Although Arosa is nestled deep in the Swiss Alps, it can be reached by car from all over Europe.

  • Take the A3 to Chur and follow the signs to Arosa. Approximately 45 minutes and 361 curves later, you will reach your destination.
  • Snow chains or four-wheel drive may be required in the event of heavy snow and driving experience in winter conditions is useful.

Alternatively leave your car in the multi-storey car park in Chur (Park & Ride, next to the train station, approx. CHF 10/day).

Travel by Train

Take the train from Zurich Main Station or Airport to Chur. The leisurely train journey from Chur to Arosa climbs 1,000 metres in just 26 kilometres. Feel like you’re floating on air as you pass over the elegant Langwieser Viaduct.

Travel time from Zurich to Arosa is about three hours. The hotel shuttle will pick you up at the station.

The Kulm concierge will be happy to help you.

For The Adventurous

Helicopter transfer to Arosa is available from all national and international airports as well as from Chur.

The hotel shuttle will be happy to pick you up from the heliport.

 

For all your travel bookings please contact our NSpine Travel Agency who will ensure you receive the best deal.

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