The NSpine Arosa Winter Masterclass - an exceptional event

Now in its 5th year it has become established as one of the premier international case discussion forums, renown not only for the complexity of cases discussed, but also for the very open debating culture.

Many of our delegates return each year confirming the event as their most valuable professional learning experience.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps, the perfect location of the Kulm Hotel allows intense academic sessions balanced with winter recreation.

Course Format

Case based discussions with occasional lectures to supplement the topics.

The complexity is at expert level and covers the entire range of orthopaedic and neurosurgical spinal procedures and pathologies.

Limited Availability

The number of attendees is limited to 30.

Delegates are encouraged to bring and present own cases.

Open and honest discussion is at the heart of this meeting.


EACCME has accredited NSpine Arosa Winter Masterclass 2022 with 24 CME points.


PharmACT are supporting NSpine by providing daily lateral flow tests for all participants of the course in order to create a safe space for all participant.

Pharmact is a medtech company focusing on preventing disease through early detection. The company’s international team of medical experts provides healthcare professionals with qualitative point-of-care rapid tests for the early detection of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and liver fibrosis, as well as acute myocardial infarction.

To help tackle the COVID-19 global pandemic, Pharmact has developed a highly sensitive and accurate antibody test. The BELTEST-IT COV-2 Rapid Test is an immunochromatographic test for the qualitative detection of immunoglobins M (IgM) and G (IgG) against the SARS-CoV-2 virus in human whole blood and serum. The test assists in determining possible immune reaction against coronavirus infection.

Course Topics

  • Tumour
  • Deformity
  • Trauma
  • Degenerative
  • Metabolic & Infection


Case based learning and discussions across the range of spine surgery. Daily topics are grouped into – primary and secondary tumours of the spine including intraspinal tumours / adult and paediatric deformity / trauma of the spine / degenerative conditions of the spine / infections of the spine and metabolic conditions affecting the spine / complications and revisions in spine surgery – delegates are welcome to bring cases and the content and level of complexity is flexibly adjusted according to the requirements and preferences of the group.


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Course Faculty

Group 1

  • Bronek Boszczyk – Germany
  • Michael Schwake Germany
  • Klaus Dieter Schaser – Germany
  • Marcel Ivanov – UK
  • René Castelein – Netherlands

Group 2

  • Bronek Boszczyk – Germany
  • Alexander Disch – Germany
  • Ibrahim Obeid – France
  • Per Trobisch – Germany
  • Patrick Tropiano – France

Winter Sports

With six hours of CME accredited academic sessions per day, the extended lunch break from 11:30 – 16:30 offers ample time to pursue winter sports or relax in the Kulm Spa.

Located right at the ski slopes, the Arosa Kulm Hotel & Alpin Spa is the perfect ski-in ski-out starting point. Equipment is stored at the hotel entrance ski room and you can look forward to preheated ski boots !


Building a strong peer network is essential in high risk professions such as spine surgery.

Kulm is the ideal setting for academic exchange, honest case discussions and getting to know each other.

Combining academic debate with skiing breaks is ideal and many friendships have been forged in Arosa.

Every day is concluded with a networking dinner in one of the excellent Kulm restaurants. Partners and familes are most welcome to attend.

Typically, the fireside discussions continue well into the night, on occasion transitioning into piano playing and song !

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Venue & Travel

Kulm Hotel

Arosa is located at the end of the romantic Schanfigg Valley at an altitude of about 1800 metres above sea level. Surrounded by an impressive range of mountain peaks, the Kulm Hotel provides a haven of tranquility.

Arosa Kulm Hotel, Innere Poststrasse, 7050 Arosa, Switzerland


How To Get There

Although Arosa is nestled deep in the Swiss Alps, it can be reached by car from all over Europe.

  • Take the A3 to Chur and follow the signs to Arosa. Approximately 45 minutes and 361 curves later, you will reach your destination.
  • Snow chains or four-wheel drive may be required in the event of heavy snow and driving experience in winter conditions is useful.

Alternatively leave your car in the multi-storey car park in Chur (Park & Ride, next to the train station, approx. CHF 10/day).

Travel by Train

Take the train from Zurich Main Station or Airport to Chur. The leisurely train journey from Chur to Arosa climbs 1,000 metres in just 26 kilometres. Feel like you’re floating on air as you pass over the elegant Langwieser Viaduct.

Travel time from Zurich to Arosa is about three hours. The hotel shuttle will pick you up at the station.

The Kulm concierge will be happy to help you.

For The Adventurous

Helicopter transfer to Arosa is available from all national and international airports as well as from Chur.

The hotel shuttle will be happy to pick you up from the heliport.

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NSpine Safety Precautions:

  • All participants to provide a negative test before arrival.
  • Rapid test to be carried out upon arrival at hotel.
  • The NSpine group to be grouped together throughout the stay at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinners will be in partitioned areas.
  • Hand sanitiser is available in all areas.
  • We ask you to keep the distance of 1.5 meters at all times from other hotel guests.
  • All points of contact (door handles, lift buttons, etc.) are cleaned and disinfected with increased frequency.
  • Wearing protective masks is compulsory in all public areas. Children under the age of 12 are excluded. (You can remove your mask once inside the meeting room during the discussions).
  • The air circulation in the house is guaranteed by a fresh air supply.
We advise you to pre-book meals, spa, and skiing to avoid disappointment.
To view the up-to-date safety procedures in detail please follow the below links to the Kulm Hotel and the Arosa Tourist Page for skiing information
In the event of cancellation due to Covid-19, delegate fees will be fully refunded.
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In registering for any NSpine event you agree to not hold NSpine or the venue of the event responsible for personal injury or any adverse health effect including COVID infection. You are requested to obtain your own travel, health and personal injury insurance.

Cancellation policy & refunds
Cancellations are accepted up to 42 days prior to the event with full refund less €25 administration cost.

No refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date. Tickets are transferable at the discretion of NSpine – please contact

NSpine has agreed COVID cancellation policies with the venues and where possible will pass refunds on to delegates in case the event cannot go ahead due to COVID policies or restrictions.

Apart from the above, participants shall not be entitled to any refund or compensation should political or economic circumstances or a case of “force majeure” outside of the control of NSpine prevent the event from being held, limit its size or modify its nature.

NSpine reserves the right of admission.

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German law is applicable and the site of legal disputes is Munich/Germany.

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