*the final programme will be created in accordance with delegate interests.
Session topics – 6 hours of case symposium daily
We have decided to run the morning session as a combined session for all with more overarching topics and to split the afternoon session into two separate more specialist areas per the interests indicated by delegates. Rather than create a fixed allocation to groups we would prefer to leave the choice with delegates as to which room is attended.
The structure of the first (Monday and Tuesday) and second (Thursday and Friday) half of the week is very similar whereby faculty will ensure that case repetition is avoided for the benefit of week-long attenders. Delegates presenting cases are asked to bring these to the appropriate sessions and contact the moderating faculty.
Morning: Challenging primary and metastatic tumours I
(Faculty: Bronek Boszczyk, Dezsö J. Jeszenszky, Hugues Pascal-Moussellard)
Afternoon (room 1): Complex trauma / tumour / deformity CCJ-subaxial I
(Faculty: Bronek Boszczyk, David Choi)
Afternoon (room 2): Adult and paediatric TL deformity challenges I
(Faculty: Claudio Lamartina, Hugues Pascal-Moussellard)
Morning: Challenging degenerative and deformative conditions I
(Faculty: Dezsö J. Jeszenszky, Claudio Lamartina, Hugues Pascal-Moussellard)
Afternoon (room 1): Complex trauma / tumour / deformity TL-pelvis I
(Faculty: Bronek Boszczyk, Hugues Pascal-Moussellard)
Afternoon (room 2): Complex intraspinal and nerve sheath tumours I
(Faculty: David Choi, Dezsö J. Jeszenszky)
Morning & afternoon arriving delegates encouraged to attend:
Morning: Complex revisions & complications – vascular injuries / construct failures / infections
(Faculty: Bronek Boszczyk, David Choi, Claudio Lamartina)
Afternoon: Complex revisions & complications – vascular injuries / construct failures / infections
(Faculty: David Choi, Dezsö J. Jeszenszky, Claudio Lamartina)
Morning: Challenging primary and metastatic tumours II
(Faculty: Bronek Boszczyk, David Choi, Alessandro Gasbarrini)
Afternoon (room 1): Complex trauma / tumour / deformity CCJ-subaxial II
(Faculty: Bronek Boszczyk, David Choi)
Afternoon (room 2): Adult and paediatric TL deformity challenges II
(Faculty: Henry Halm, Claudio Lamartina)
Morning: Challenging degenerative and deformative conditions II
(Faculty: Alessandro Gasbarrini, Henry Halm, Claudio Lamartina)
Afternoon (room 1): Complex trauma / tumour / deformity TL-pelvis II
(Faculty: Bronek Boszczyk, Henry Halm, Claudio Lamartina)
Afternoon (room 2): Complex intraspinal and nerve sheath tumours II
(Faculty: David Choi, Alessandro Gasbarrini)
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Nadia Al-Hamadi from Conventus will be handling registration bookings and general inquiries (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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I truly hope you will enjoy your time at Kulm and gain from this professionally and personally.
With best regards
Dear colleagues and friends,
The NSpine Winter Masterclass is a true interactive complex case discussion format and probably the only event running across an entire week covering virtually all aspects of spinal surgery.
The event is primarily aimed at established spinal surgeons. The format is open discussion focussing on treatment options and technical surgical details. All areas of spinal surgery are within the scope of the meeting whereby the more specific program will be structured around delegates preferences and interests. Delegates are encouraged to bring cases for discussion to supplement those brought by the faculty. A typical case will run for around 20 minutes whereby some have been debated for over an hour. Discussions are friendly and open with learning points equally being made from cases that went well and those that did not.
We have expanded our faculty to six very experienced surgeons with different subspecialty focus so that all complex surgical aspects can be debated effectively. This will allow us to include paediatric deformity to a greater degree than previously. The morning session will see all delegates together for more common problems and the afternoon will offer split sessions narrowing down on subspecialty details. These will for example include complex tumour resections of the entire spine sacrum to craniocervical junction; intramedullary and nerve sheath tumours; complex adult deformity corrections with multilevel anterior reconstruction or complex osteotomies; trauma of the entire spine from atlas to sacrum; complex paediatric and adolescent deformity. This is a unique opportunity to discuss very specific surgical techniques with the highly-experienced faculty and delegates.
We believe an attractive environment and adequate recreational breaks enhance the learning experience. Last winter we discussed some 80 (!) complex spinal cases. The long lunch break intentionally allowed for participation in winter sports and family time. It is our experience that delegates return to the educational sessions refreshed and motivated. The daily networking dinners compliment the experience and help build the personal relations which are so important for networking within our speciality.
We are of course aware of medtech ethical guidelines and in this respect it is important to note that delegates (and any family members) are entirely self funded. Dinners and refreshments are exclusively provided by NSpine. We are very grateful to the sponsors supporting or vision who will be contributing to the debates as partners in the learning experience.
Looking forward to see you in Arosa!
NSpine Director & Course chairman