6–8 October, Vienna, Austria

Pre-day Course 2 - EuSSAB

Another health threat to the elderly. The aging spine: Lumbar spinal stenosis in Europe

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 11:00–15:30 CEST
11:00 – 11:03
Welcome by local hosts EUROSPINE 2021
Petra Krepler, Austria and Werner Schmoelz, Austria
11:03 – 11:10
EuSSAB: Introduction to the history, the role, the goals of EuSSAB and its achievments since the start up in Lyon
Johan Van Lerbeirghe, Belgium
Section A: Basic science
Chairs: Margareta Nordin, France and Werner Schmoelz, Austria

11:10 – 11:15
Welcome and introduction
Margareta Nordin, France
11:15 – 11:30
Ethical consideration and policies in the treatment of spinal stenosis
Bart Depreteire, Belgium
11:30 – 11:45
Evidence of pathophysiology, imaging and utility in clinical practice
Constantin Schizas, Switzerland
11:45 – 12:00
Evidence of digital biomarkers in spinal stenosis, utility in clinical practice
Christy Tomkins-Lane, Canada
12:00 – 12:15
Section B: Spine Tango
Chairs: Everard Munting, Belgium and Jarkko Halme, Finland

12:15 – 12:30
Spine Tango and lumbar spinal stenosis - best of evidence
Emin Aghayev, Switzerland
12:30 – 12:45
Lumbar spinal stenosis in Swedish spine registry: lessons learned in 20 years
Peter Fritzell, Sweden
12:45 – 13:00
Break (20')
Section C: Continuum of therapeutic options
Chairs: Ioannis Magras, Greece and Johan Van Lerbeirghe, Belgium
Co-Moderator: Peter Van Daele, Belgium

Conservative treatment options
13:20 – 13:35
Injection therapy: Why do we do it? What’s the evidence?
Stavros Stavridis, Greece
Surgical treatment options
13:35 – 13:55
Case discussion (including voting before & after)
Ralph Kothe, Germany
13:55 – 14:35
MIS options versus open laminectomy for the treatment of spinal stenosis
Surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis - a global perspective
Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran, India
History, development and future of lumbar decompression
Michael Mayer, Germany
14:35 – 14:45
14:45 – 15:00
The MIS full-endoscopic approach for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis
Christoph Siepe, Germany
15:00 – 15:15
Algorithm for the treatment of spinal stenosis – Literature review
Artem Gushcha, Russia
Closing remarks – overview of the day and take home message

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