19–21 October, Milan, Italy

Scientific Programme

Bouras, Triantafyllos

Employment history

  1. October 1999 – January 2000: Resident in General Surgery, General Hospital of Korinthos, Greece
  2. February 2000 – February 2001: 1-year service as a general practitioner (obligatory according to the Greek law), Xylokastron, Greece
  3. April 2001 – July 2002: Resident in General Surgery, General Hospitral of Pireaus, Greece
  4. September 2002 - November 2003: Military Service (obligatory according to the Greek law), as a Unit doctor, Arta – Samos – Naousa, Greece
  5. April 2004 – October 2008: Resident in Neurosurgery, University of Athens, Department of Neurosurgery, Evangelismos Hospital. Rotation in Neurology (June – December 2004), and in the Intensive Care Unit (June – September 2006)
  6. November 2008 – October 2009: Attached Neurosurgeon (“Praticien attaché”), Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Center, Lille, France
  7. November 2009 – October 2010: Attached Neurosurgeon, 2nd Department of Neurosurgery of the University of Athens, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece
  8. November 2009 – February 2013: Attached Neurosurgeon (“Praticien attaché”), Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Center, Lille, France
  9. July 2015 (1 - 19/7/2015): Replacing Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Dorcas Hospital, Hospital Center of Wallonie - Picarde, Tournai, Belgium
  10. October - November 2015 (26/10 - 8/11/2015): Replacing Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Dorcas Hospital, Hospital Center of Wallonie - Picarde, Tournai, Belgium
  11. January - February 2016 (29/1 - 14/2/2016): Replacing Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Dorcas Hospital, Hospital Center of Wallonie - Picarde, Tournai, Belgium
  12. December 2013 - today: Private Practice (Hygeia Hospital), Athens, Greece
  13. March 2016 - today: Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Union Hospital, Hospital Center of Wallonie – Picarde (CHW, Tournai, Belgium

Academic titles

  1. Holder of PhD in Medicine, University of Athens, December 2010ij
  2. Scientific associate of the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Athens, February 2014
  3. Fellowship in complex spine surgery, accredited by the Eurospine, supervisor: Dr M. Triffaux, CHWAPI, Tournai, Belgium, March 2016 – February 2017

Professional qualifications

  1. Post-graduate certificate on Information Technology (one-year attendance and successful examination) - Technological Institute of Piraeus and Paisley Universsity of Glaskow, Piraeus, Greece, 2001
  2. Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) seminars (degree obtained after successful examination), Ioannina, Greece, May 2004
  3. Certificate of successful attendance of the 4-year educative program of EANS (1st part examination, mark 81.8%), August 2005- February 2008
  4. European Spine Course Diploma (Eurospine), May 2011 – March 2013
  5. Certificate of competence in radioprotection (attendance of the 75-hour course and successful examination) – Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, February – April 2018
  6. Advanced European Spine Diploma (Eurospine), October 2017 – June 2018
  7. License to use x-ray equipment for medical diagnostic purposes (Belgian Federal Agency of Nuclear Control – AFCN), October 2018

Publications (indexed international journals)


  1. Bouras TI, Kouyialis AT, Boviatsis EJ, Sakas DE. Symptomatic syringomyelia secondary to clinically obscure infratentorial tumour. Br J Neurosurg. 2006 Feb;20(1):48-50
  2. Bouras T, Stranjalis G, Sakas DE. Traumatic midbrain hematoma in a patient presenting with an isolated palsy of voluntary facial movements. Case report. J Neurosurg. 2007 Jul;107(1):158-60
  3. Bouras T, Stranjalis G, Korfias S, Andrianakis I, Pitaridis M, Sakas DE. Head injury mortality in a geriatric population: differentiating an "edge" age group with better potential for benefit than older poor prognosis patients. J Neurotrauma. 2007 Aug;24(8):1355-61
  4. Boviatsis EJ, Bouras TI, Kouyialis AT, Themistocleous MS, Sakas DE. Impact of age on complications and outcome in meningioma surgery. Surg Neurol. 2007 Oct;68(4):407-11; discussion 411
  5. Siatouni A, Mpouras T, Boviatsis EJ, Gatzonis S, Stefanatou M, Sakas D. Brain abscess following intracerebral haemorrhage. J Clin Neurosci. 2007 Oct;14(10):986-989
  6. Bouras TI, Sourtzis I, Sakas DE. Intracranial hypertension due to straight sinus occlusion. J Neurosurg 2007 107(6): 1248
  7. Stranjalis G, Bouras T, Korfias S, Andrianakis I, Pitaridis M, Tsamandouraki K Alamanos Y, Sakas DE, Marmarou A. Outcome in 1000 head injury hospital admissions. The Athens Head Trauma Registry. J Trauma. 2008 Oct;65(4):789-93
  8. Kouyialis AT, Stranjalis G, Boviatsis EJ, Bouras TI, Sakas DE. Recurrence of trigeminal neuralgia from acquired arachnoid cyst. J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Dec;15(12):1409-11
  9. Stavrinou LC, Stranjalis G, Bouras T, Sakas DE. Transverse sinus thrombosis presenting with acute hydrocephalus: A case report. Headache. 2008 Feb;48(2):290-2
  10. Stavrinou LC, Stranjalis G, Maratheftis N, Bouras T, Sakas DE. Cervical disc, mimicking nerve sheath tumor, with rapid spontaneous recovery: a case report. Eur Spine J. 2009 Jul;18 Suppl 2:176-8
  11. Bouras T, Stranjalis G, Loufardaki M, Sourtzis I, Stavrinou LC, Sakas DE. Predictors of long-term outcome in an elderly group after laminectomy for lumbar stenosis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 Sep;13(3):329-34
  12. Bouras T, Sgouros S. Complications of endoscopic third ventriculostomy: a systematic review. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2012;113:149-53
  13. Bouras T, Sgouros S. Complications of endoscopic third ventriculostomy. World Neurosurg. 2013 Feb;79(2 Suppl):S22.e9-12
  14. Bouras TI, Gatzonis SS, Georgakoulias N, Karatza M, Sianouni A, Stranjalis G, Boviatsis E, Vasileiou S, Sakas DE. Neuro-inflammatory sequelae of minimal trauma in the non-traumatized human brain. A microdialysis study. J Neurotrauma. 2011 Nov 18
  15. Zairi F, Assaker R, Bouras T, Chastanet P, Reyns N. Cervical synovial sarcoma necessitating multiple neurosurgical procedures. Br J Neurosurg. 2011 Dec;25(6):769-71
  16. Bouras T, Sgouros S. Complications of endoscopic third ventriculostomy. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Jun;7(6):643-9
  17. Zairi F, Marinho P, Bouras A, Allaoui M, Assaker R. Recent concepts in the management of thoracolumbar spine metastasis. J Neurosurg Sci. 2013 Mar;57(1):45-54
  18. Balaka C, Stranjalis G, Kalamatianos T, Koutsarnakis C, Bouras T, Boviatsis E, Sakas DE. Perioperative microdialysis in meningioma surgery: correlation of cerebral metabolites with clinical outcome. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2014 Oct 12
  19. Zairi F, Vielliard MH, Bouras A, Karnoub MA, Marinho P, Assaker R. Long-segment percutaneous screw fixation for thoracolumbar spine metastases: a single centre experience. J Neurosurg Sci. 2015 Oct 6
  20. Zairi F, Karnoub MA, Vieillard MH, Bouras A, Marinho P, Allaoui M, Devos P, Assaker R. Evaluation of the relevance of surgery in a retrospective case series of patients who underwent the surgical treatment of a symptomatic spine metastasis from lung cancer. Eur Spine J. 2016 Jan 28
  21. Bouras T, Zairi F, Loufardaki M, Triffaux M, Stranjalis G. Which functional outcome parameters correlate better with elderly patients’ satisfaction after non-fusion lumbar spine surgery? J Neurosurg Sci. 2017, epub ahead of print
  22. Bouras T, Zairi F, Arikat A, Vieillard M-H, Allaoui M, Assaker R. Decision making for the surgical treatment of vertebral metastases among patients with short predicted survival. World Neurosurg 2017, epub ahead of print

Abstracts of presentations in international congresses

  1. E.J. Boviatsis, A.T. Kouyialis, M.S. Themistocleous, P. Stathis, G. Tagaris, A. Bouras, D.E. Sakas. Utilization of multiple simultaneous tracts for microelectrode recordings in Deep Brain Stimulation. Acta Neurochir 148 (10)
  2. E.J. Boviatsis, M.S. Themistocleous, A.T. Kouyialis, P. Stathis, G. Tagaris, T. Bouras, D.E. Sakas. Targeting the subthalamic nucleus for deep brain stimulation: Are intraoperative microrecordings necessary? Acta Neurochir 148 (10)
  3. S. Gatzonis, N. Georgaculias, A. Siatouni, S. Koskinas, S. Korfias, T. Mpouras, M. Stefanatou, A. Kougialis, N. Maratheftis, E.Sigounas, E. Aggelopoulos, M. Papathanassiou, M. Remoundou, I.Zalonis,"


12:00 - 13:30
Lunch Symposium: Consent in Spine Surgery in the 21st Century
Location: Space 1+2
12:45 - 13:00  
Consenting for my daughter’s scoliosis surgery: when I walked on the other side of the river
13:00 - 13:15  

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