16–18 October, Helsinki, Finland

Scientific Programme

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Munting, Everard
EUROSPINE Vice President

Prof. Munting is an orthopaedic surgeon. He interrupted his residency in orthopaedic surgery during 5 years to do research leading to the development of new biomaterials (HA coatings and phospho-calcic cements as well as a new total hip replacement specifically designed for young and very young patients (14 to 50 years old), successfully used in over 350 patients. After finishing his residency Prof. Munting did a fellowship with J Kostuik in Toronto, before starting his career as staff surgeon at the Academic Hospital St Luc (Brussels). In 2001, he left St. Luc to take over and reorganise a busy orthopaedic department where he does almost exclusively degenerative and deformity surgery of the spine. His interests are in outcome assessment in general and spinal deformity surgery. Prof. Munting engages in EUROSPINE EduWeek to stay open to the global spinal community and have the opportunity to teach.


13:00 - 17:15
Pre-day Course II: The Intervertebral Disc: From Basic Science to High-end Surgery and other Novel Treatments across European Borders
Location: Meeting Room 102
14:55 - 15:10  
From Spine Tango to a National Registry. Possible problems encountered during the pilot study.
08:30 - 08:38
Location: Plenary Hall
08:42 - 10:00
Infection, Tumour, Epidemiology
Location: Plenary Hall
12:00 - 13:50
Spine Tango
Location: Meeting Room 102
12:00 - 12:10  
Introduction and experiences from the Belgian national registry pilot
13:35 - 13:45  
Discussion: Horizons for spinal registries - What more can registries do to improve patient safety, experiences and outcomes?
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