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 comprises both the Orthopaedic and the Neurosurgical view in training and is designed for senior residents 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, and instrumentation 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 as well as surgical treatment of the most common lumbar pathology, disc herniation and lumbar spinal stenosis.

Demonstrations of surgical techniques of stabilization, and microsurgical approaches for the management of degenerative spine pathology will be performed during the cadaveric workshop.

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, and 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