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
Health care data is traditionally used for billing and science purposes. Data is often collected specifically to be used in academic science. Data that is generated by electronic medical records can be used also as big data for population health. The more structured data one has, the more it can be used as a tool for enterprise resource planning. Automatic segmenting of patient groups to different care paths, automated reminders and automated rule engine generated steering of patients in the paths will increase in near future. This steering will take place by communication using apps or even simple sms-messages and that will result to better efficiency, but also better customer (patient) experience.

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
The relationship between sagittal and coronal parameters of spine-pelvis-hip has been capturing more attention. We aimed at bridging the gap between arthroplasty and spine surgeons with up-to-date analysis of the available evidence and clinical experiences presented an surgical strategy for the patients who may simultaneously need spine correction and THA.

Short bio:

Prof. Yan WANG, MD is current Chief Surgeon of 301 Spine Center, The General Hospital of Chinese People’s Liberation Army. He is the President of the Chinese Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon (CAOS) and the Past President of Chinese Orthopaedic Association(COA) ; Senator, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee. He serves as the Deputy Editor of SPINE Journal, Associate Editor of Journal Of Arthroplasty and Chief Editor of Arthroplasty. He has been selected as the Member Representative of AOSpine. He is also the Honorary Member of American Hip Society.

Friday

Keynote lecturer:

Andrew Brodbelt, MD PhD

Topic:

Syringomyelia
Syringomyelia is characterised by fluid filled cavities forming in the spinal cord. Untreated, syrinxes can cause progressive neurological deterioration and deformity. Theories abound regarding the pathophysiology, but none fully explain this enigmatic condition. Treatment of the syrinx should be directed at the cause, which can sometimes be challenging to identify. There are many controversies in this area, but a logical approach to the assessment and management of these patients is possible.

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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