01 February

2017 AOSpine Advanced Symposium – Transitional Spinal Zones, Kurgan, Russia 23-24 June 2017

Welcome to Kurgan!

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of AOSpine Europe, we would like to welcome you to the advanced level symposium taking place in Kurgan - the gateway to Siberia!

Understanding the unique surgical anatomy and biomechanics of transitional zones is an important key point for successful treatment of most spine pathology.

AOSpine counts together surgeons, researchers, experts in X-ray diagnostics, policy-makers, who aim to improve the treatment of patients with diseases and injuries of the spine.

AOSpine basic principle is the active involvement of participants in the learning process, a discussion of possible solutions to the problem and the choice of the optimum. We do not aim to impose their point of view—our task is to find the maximum of the arguments for most enterprise-based approach for rapid diagnosis of the disease and treatment options that provide the best solutions.

Learning is never too early or too late. The learning process is continuous. We hope that our meeting in the city of Kurgan «the Orthopedic Mecca», where unique Ilizarov solutions for the treatment of many  bone diseases have been created in the one of the biggest orthopedic center in the world , will remain in your memory because of cordial atmosphere, communication and a high level of open and professional debate.

Sincerely,

Event description

The Symposium is dedicated to the processes of decision making for diagnosis and treatment of the spine diseases and injuries involving the cranio-cervical, cervico-thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral transitional zones. In view of the features of biomechanics, anatomy and the loads experienced by the transitional zones great attention is paid to the most challenging aspects related to diagnosis, surgical approaches and techniques, as well as to making principal decisions about the level of surgical aggression. Different spinal pathologies will be addressed during the work: injuries, degenerative processes, deformities, abnormalities. The main format of the Symposium will be presented by lectures, group discussions of examples from actual practice, active involvement of the participants to presentation and analysis of clinical cases, as well as podium discussions with the participation of AOSPINE experts.

Target participants

This symposium is targeted at surgeons and other specialists in spinal care with 3 to 10 years of experience, who are aiming to further improve their knowledge and/or specialization in the management of spinal pathologies.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the Symposium the participants will be able to:

  • define the indications for surgical fixation of the spine transitional zones;
  • choose properly the optimal approach and scope of surgery for transitional zone pathology;
  • take into account the expected changes in the transitional zones when surgical correction outside of them;
  • avoid errors and complications as much as possible when treating the spine pathology  affecting the transitional zones.

Chairperson

Gubin  Alexander (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Educational Advisor

Alexandre Mushkin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Proposed faculty

As per approval letter there is space for the agreed number of faculty

National Faculty

  1. Assaker R., France
  2. Barbagallo G., Italy
  3. Lamartina C., Italy
  4. Thome C.,Austria

Regional Faculty

  1. Burcev A., Kurgan, Russian Federation
  2. Crut’ko А., Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
  3. Dzukaev D., Moscow, Russian Federation
  4. Ptashnikov D., Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
  5. Ryabykh S., Kurgan, Russian Federation
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