Prof. Depreitere is a Staff Neurosurgeon at the University Hospitals Leuven (since 2006). He graduated from KULeuven Medical School in 1997, completed neurosurgical training in Leuven and was board-certified in 2004. He received a PhD in Medical Sciences at KULeuven in 2004. He did a fellowship in spine surgery and paediatric neurosurgery in Toronto in 2005-2006. His main interests are spine tumour surgery, improving quality and reducing practice variation by developing and implementing guidelines and multidisciplinary care pathways and cost-utility analyses in spine care. He engages in EUROSPINE because it is a strong multi-disciplinary society and its mission is to improve the quality in spine care through education and registration of outcomes.
FRIDAY, 21 OCTOBER
11:55 - 13:45
Lunch Symposium: Spine Tango and National Spine Registries - Update and Way Forward
Location: Space 1+2
12:45 - 12:55
Developing or adopting a National Registry: experience and obstacles - Result of Belgium pilot phase, key learning from the pilot and key obstacles encountered
13:15 - 13:45
Developing or adopting a National Registry: experience and obstacles - Discussion: How to get national societies involved? How to set up a national registry and what are the main obstacles?
The EUROSPINE Foundation (ESF) is a non-profit, charitable organisation dedicated to the advancement of our knowledge of spinal disorders, improving the standard of care, and the recovery and well-being of patients with back and neck problems.