16–18 October, Helsinki, Finland

Scientific Programme

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Sugawara, Taku

1989 Akita University School of Medicine, M.D.
1995 Akita University School of Medicine, Ph.D.
Board Certification
    1996 Japanese Board-Certified Neurosurgeon
    2005 Certified Stroke Specialist, Japan Stroke Society
    2006 Certified Spinal Surgeon, Japanese Society of Spinal Surgery
    2008 Certified Instructor, Japanese Society of Spinal Surgery
Professional Positions
1992-1994 Researcher, Department of Neurobiology, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
1994-1998 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Akita University School of Medicine
1998-2001 Senior Research Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
2003-2014 Lecturer, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Akita University School of Medicine
2014-present Director, Department of Spinal Surgery, Research Institute for Brain and Blood Vessels-Akita
Editorial and Review Board
    9 International Journals including Spine (USA) 
Areas of Expertise
Spinal Surgery (degenerative disease, tumors, vascular lesions)
Experimental Research (brain ischemia, spinal cord injury)
Medical Device Development (spinal implants, surgical device, simulation software)
108 Publications in Peer-Reviewed International Journals 



15:50 - 17:02
Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS), New Techniques
Location: Plenary Hall
44 Prospective multicenter study of a multistep screw insertion technique using patient-specific screw guide templates for the cervical and thoracic spine
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