EUROSPINE

EUROSPINE 2019

16-18 October, Helsinki, Finland

Keynote Lectures

Wednesday


Keynote lecturer:

Juha Antti Tuominen, PhD

Topic:

Data and its use in health care

Short bio:


Education
  • Licensed physician, Helsinki University 1991
  • Doctor of Medical Science (PhD), Helsinki University 1997
  • Docent, Helsinki University 1999
  • Specialist in Internal Medicine, Helsinki University 1999
  • Healthcare Management Education programme TEJOKO, Helsinki School of Economics 1999
  • Degree in health care administration, Helsinki University 2003

Relevant job history
2019 CEO Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District
2010 Chief Medical Officer, Terveystalo
2002–2009 Chief Medical Officer, Chief Administrative Physician, Business Unit Leader, Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District HUS,
2000–2002 Medical Director, Organon Oy
1991–2000 Several physician, expert and research positions

Other
  • Past chairman of student organization, delegate in several associations or institutions (Medical Faculty, Finnish Medical Association, Young Doctors Association) and past chairman of Board in Tekes (Finnish Innovation Fund) “Innovations in social and health care” programme.
  • Board member (present and past) in several firms (Kandidaattikustannus Oy [chairman], Clires Oy [co-owner], Novamass Oy, Ravioli [municipal commercial enterprise], MediciData Oy [chairman], Systems Biology Worldwide Oy, Fennomed Oy, Lääkärikompassi Oy [present], Lääkäri Mediat Oy).
  • Over hundred columns in several magazines or journals and 40 scientifical peer reviewed articles in medical journals
  • Professor (Honorary title appointed by the president of Finland) 2018

Thursday


Keynote lecturer:

Prof. Dr. Yan Wang, MD

Topic:

Hip-Spine Connection

Short bio:

Yan Wang MD, is a professor and Chief Surgeon of Department of Orthopaedics at 301 Hospital in Beijing, China. He is an orthopaedic surgeon dedicated to numerous clinical experiences on correction of spinal deformity, arthroplasty and surgical treatment of patients with advanced ankylosing spondylitis in particular. Innovatively, he proposed a new spinal osteotomy technique- Vertebral Column Decancellation (VCD) for all kinds of severe spine deformity and has treated the world’s largest number of ankylosing spondylitis patients with kyphotic deformity. He is the Deputy Editor of SPINE journal and Journal of Arthroplasty. Prof. Wang is the president of Chinese Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the past President of Chinese Orthopedic Association.

Friday


Keynote lecturer:

Andrew Brodbelt, MD PhD

Topic:

Syringomyelia

Short bio:

Andrew Brodbelt is a consultant neurosurgeon at the Walton Centre in Liverpool, England, and an honorary clinical senior lecturer at The University of Liverpool. His PhD entitled 'Investigations in post traumatic syringomyelia' from The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, led to a life long fascination in this condition. His main interests include trying to understanding the underlying pathophysiology, fluid dynamics, and bio-mechanics, and looking at ways to improve outcomes for patients. Andrew lives near the beach with his wife and three children, and enjoys active mountainous activities with his family.
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