EUROSPINE

Eurospine 2020

6–9 October, Virtual Annual Meeting

Keynote Lectures

Wednesday, 7 October

Keynote lecturer:
Professor Marco Brayda-Bruno, MD, Milan, Italy

Topic:
Covid-19 and spinal surgery

During the COVID 19 pandemic, Lombardy was the most affected region in Italy. Marco Brayda-Bruno will give a comprehensive overview of the events, as he was responsible for the management of COVID-19 trauma patients at the Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan. In addition, he is currently working in the SICV/GIS (Italian Spine Society) working group on the safety of spinal surgery in relation to COVID-19 and will report on developments there.

Short bio:
Professor Marco Brayda-Bruno, MD is the Director of Spine Surgery at IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute in Milan, Italy. In 2004 he founded SPINE CARE GROUP, an associated group of spine specialists for the treatment of spinal diseases and for related research projects. He was EUROSPINE local host in 2011 and Chair of the Education Committee from 2010–2013.


Thursday, 8 October

Keynote lecturer:
Professor Dezsö J. Jeszenszky, PhD, Zürich, Switzerland

Topic:
Early onset scoliosis - Where are we today? Treatment philosophy

The development of spinal deformities in the first years of live can have devastating consequences for the rest of the life of young patients. The treatment can be very challenging. Listen to Professor Jeszenszky to find out how it is possible to achieve very good results that improve the prognosis for patients with early-onset scoliosis significantly.

Short bio:
Professor Dezsö J. Jeszenszky, PhD is the Head of Spine Surgery, Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery at Schulthess Klinik, Zürich, Switzerland. He offers the entire spectrum of conservative and surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of the spine. He is specialised in corrections of spinal deformities and tumour surgery of the spine.

Friday, 9 October

Keynote lecturer:
Professor Pierre Côté, DC, PhD, Toronto, Canada

Topic:
The future of spine care and the need for patient-centred outcome data

Today more than ever before, health care policies as well as surgical and clinical decisions are informed by patient-centered outcomes data. In fact, health outcomes that matter to patients are central to the concept of value-based health care. In this presentation, I will argue that spine specialists need to contribute to multi-national registries and collect patient-centred outcomes that target functioning and participation. This shift is necessary to ensure that spine specialists are influential players in the post-COVID-19 pandemic, which is transforming the organisation and delivery of health care services globally.

Short bio:
Professor Pierre Côté, DC, PhD is the Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation at Ontario Tech University, Canada and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the etiology, treatment and prognosis of spine pain and disability. He is also engaged in the development of clinical practice guidelines for the management spine conditions such as whiplash-associated disorders and low back pain. He is the co-chair of the EUROSPINE Diploma in Interprofessional Spine Care (EDISC).
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