Welcome Message


Dear Colleagues,

Spine surgery is an evolving field of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery. It requires both deep theoretical knowledge and surgical skills in order to practice spine surgery. This course is designed for senior residents of orthopaedics and neurosurgery and young spine fellows with an interest in developing their expertise in spine surgery.

Participants will develop deep knowledge through expert lectures on anatomy, indications and contraindications, surgical techniques, instrumentation and navigation technologies combined with intense practical training on anatomical specimens.

The objective of the course is to gain an understanding of thoracolumbar and sacral fracture management and stabilization, surgical treatment of degenerative lumbar spine pathology using open and minimally invasive surgical techniques under navigation guidance technology.

Attendees will have the opportunity to practice all presented surgical techniques, pedicle screw placement, spinopelvic fixation techniques, microdiscectomy and lumbar decompression techniques under microscope magnification, percutaneous pedicle screw placement using navigation guidance, under the supervision of spine experts at the laboratory.

We would like to welcome you to this course hoping to give a robust start in your career.


Ioannis Gelalis MD, PhD


Efthimios Samoladas MD, PhD


Professor of Orthopaedics Spinal Surgery


Lecturer of Orthopaedics

Spine Surgeon


Spine Surgeon

University of Ioannina, Medical School


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical School