Spring Specialty Meeting 2020

30 April – 1 May, Frankfurt, Germany

Scientific Programme

Dilemmas in Spine

The EUROSPINE Spring Specialty Meeting 2020 will deal with "Dilemmas in Spine" and is organised in collaboration with the German Spine Society (DWG) and AOSpine.

Preliminary Programme

Parkinson, movement disorders and spinal surgery
  • Neurology – what are the other causes e.g. MND, Myaesthenia
  • Typical complications and risk of surgery in Parkinson
  • Can deep brain stimulation help with spinal surgery

  • The rise of superbugs – the risk to elective surgery
  • TB and surgical management – when and how
  • Epidural abscess
  • Spondylodiscitis – is the anterior resection of the infected tissue helpful

  • Current view on aetiology and epidemiology, medical treatment
  • Surgery for cervical myelopathy – front or back
  • Fracture treatment in ankylosing disorders
  • Pulmonary complications and avoidance

Osteoporotic fracture and the frail patient
  • Medical view and possibilities of risk minimisation e.g. nutrition
  • Patient selection in the frail patient
  • Treatment of osteoporotic burst fractures
  • Sacral insufficiency fractures

  • MRI basics for the spinal surgeon
  • White matter lesions in the cord
  • PET scanning in degenerative disorders
  • Diagnosing infection in post surgical patients

Lumbar degenerative scoliosis
  • Management of lumbar stenosis and scoliosis
  • Current deformity correction strategies
  • Prevention and management of non-union
  • Symptom relief in elderly patients

Proximal and distal junctional kyphosis
  • Diagnostic and classification
  • Risk factors
  • Surgical treatment – deformity correction or just extension of the stabilisation
  • Rehabilitation and how to avoid the next level problem

Malignant spinal cord compression
  • Update on malignancy affecting spine (e.g. oncologist to talk about modern survival and treatment
  • Is there a place for vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty oncological treatment, radiotherapy or surgery – how to make the decision
  • Surgical treatment of metastasis – when, how much
  • New treatment options in the rehabilitation of paraplegic patients

CME Accreditation

An application will be made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.
Further information will follow as soon as the application process has been completed.
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