Spine Society Endorsed Meetings

The Spine Society of Australia suggests and endorses the forthcoming meetings:

 

The Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA) is pleased to open registrations for the Spinal Surgery Continuing Professional Development Workshop.

 

Dates: Monday 6 March to Thursday 9 March, 2017

 

Venue: Escale Plaza, Goryu Ski Resort, Hakuba, Japan

 

The Workshop, convened by Justin Pik and Andrew Hunn, is open to practicing surgeons who ideally have a strong clinical interest in Spinal Surgery. The Workshop will run from 3.00pm to 5.30pm each day with a Welcome Dinner held from 6.00pm on Monday 6 March and a Workshop Dinner held from 5.45pm on Wednesday 8 March 2017.

 

Registrations close 1 December 2016 unless sold out prior and numbers are strictly limited. To register please complete the attached form and return to the NSA office via administration@nsa.org.au.

 

Should you have any further inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us in the NSA office on 03 9642 4699.

Combined meeting with the Canadian Spine Society and the New Zealand Spine Society 2014

 

A combined meeting of the Canadian, New Zealand and Australian Spine Societies is to be held between Feb 25th  and Mar 1st  2014 at Lake Lousise Canada. The venue is the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise .

 

 

Dr Robert Broad, President of the Canadian Spine Society stresses that the meeting is designed to involve the accompanying persons, as well as the participants.

All scientific sessions meet Canadian CME accreditation requirements.Further information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.

It is proposed that this meeting will occur as well as the Spine Society of Australia annual scientific meeting to be held in Brisbane in April 2014. Members who are interested can 'subscribe' to this page to recieve email notifications to updates.

Click here to register your likely interest in this meeting.

The proposed program is 

 

Dates (2014)     Morning Afternoon  Evening
Tue 25 th Feb 
0800 – 1500 Canadian Paediatric Spine Study Group Session - Full Day Session
 
 
0800 – 1500 Canadian Paediatric Spine Study Group Session - Full Day Session Registration and reception
Wed 26 th Feb 
0630 - 0700 Case Presentations
0700 - 0900 Podium Presentations 
0900 - 0945 Exhibits & Coffee Break
0945 - 1115 Symposia – Chaired by & Topic Selected by Canadian Paediatric Spine Study Group
1115 - 1200 Poster Presentations
1630 - 1730 Instructional course lecture / Fireside chat Opening reception
Thu 27 th Feb 
0700 - 0900 Podium Presentations 
0900 - 0945 Exhibits & Coffee Break
0945 - 1115 Symposia – Chaired by & Topic Selected by Canadian Spine Society
1115 - 1200 Poster Presentations
free 1830 - 2130 Family Fun Evening – BBQ Barn Buffet Dinner & Line Dancing
Fri 28 th Feb 
0700 - 0800 Poster Presentations
0800 - 1030 Podium Presentations 
1030 - 1115 Exhibits & Coffee Break
1115 - 1245 Symposia – Chaired by & Topic Selected by New Zealand Spine Society
1500 – 1630 Canadian Spine Outcomes & Research Network (CSORN) Session
free Presedential Banquet
Sat 1st Mar 
0645 – 0800 Poster Presentations 
0800 - 1000 Podium Presentations 
1000 - 1045 Exhibits & Coffee Break
1045 - 1215 Symposia – Chaired by & Topic Selected by Spine Society of Australia
1215 - 1230 Award Presentations / Closing Remarks
1230 Adjournment
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SSA 2012 conference booklet

2012 Annual scientific meeting conference booklet - with some full page colour advertisements removed (to reduce space)

Annual Meeting 2012 - Sydney - report

Report of 2012 annual general meeting

 

 

Annual Meeting 2012    

​27-29 April 2012  

 

 

The 23rd Annual Spine Society of Australia scientific meeting was successfully held at the Westin Hotel in Sydney

 

 

GUEST SPEAKERS

 

 

Dr Pierce Nunley (Spine Institute of Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA)

Dr Jeffrey Roh (Orthopaedics International:Spine, Seattle, Washington, USA)

Dr Choll Kim (Minimally Invasive Spine Center, Spine Institute of San Diego, California, USA)

PRESIDENT

Graeme Brazenor

 

PROGRAM and 
ABTRACTS

 

Conference Booklet (including abstracts)  can be downloaded here

 

PRIZE WINNERS

 

Spine Research award

OUTCOMES AT 12 MONTHS FOLLOWING EARLY MRI IN ACUTE TRAUMA PATIENTS WITH PERSISTENT MIDLINE CERVICAL TENDERNESS AND NEGATIVE CT

 

Helen Ackland

Best Poster award

DENSE NANOCRYSTALLINE HYDROXYAPATITE AS A BIOMATERIAL FOR CERVICAL SPINE INTERBODY FUSION

 

Adam MacMillan

Rob Johnston award 

MICROMECHANICS OF ANNULUS-ENDPLATE INTEGRATION IN THE INTERVERTEBRAL DISC

 

Samantha Rodrigues

Alastair Robson award 

COMPENSATORY MECHANISMS AND THE EFFECT OF AGE ON SAGITTAL BALANCE IN SPONYLOLISTHESIS: AN ANALYSIS UTILIZING THE PELVIC RADIUS TECHNIQUE

 

Bill Sears

Best presentation

CONTROLLING HAEMATOMA FORMATION TO IMPROVE BONE REGENERATION

Ben Goss

 

CPD details

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE
ORGANIZER

 

DC Conferences

 

2013 MEETING

 

 

The 2013 meeting will be held in Perth WA from 

 

 

 

 

 

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2011 annual scientific meeting

The 22nd annual SSA scientific meeting was held in Melbourne from Fri 15th April to Sunday 17th April at the Sofitel Hotel in Melbourne.

The meeting followed a two day Australian Orthopaedic Association continuing education meeting that was held from 13th April to 14th April. 

Invited Speakers were:

  • Prof Jean Charles Le Huec Bordeaux France

  • Prof Avanish Patwharden Chicago USA

  • Professor Chris Ames San Francisco USA

For conference booklet download click here.

Purchase DVDs

Order Form for Conference DVD's for 2009 Meeting Brisbane 2009


FUNDAMENTALS IN SPINE SURGERY COURSE
Brisbane 16 th April 2009

- A 1 day meeting with updates in causes and treatment of basic spinal conditions
- DVD contains Audio of speaker and flash format of powerpoint presentation

Meeting Delegate status

 


EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE SEMINAR
Brisbane 18 th April 2009

Video DVD of Seminar on evidence based medicine and it's use in regulation of new technology
Professionally facilitated by renowned medical journalist Dr Norman Swan. Duration 2.5 hrs

Speakers include

- Prof Chris Del Mar (Bond University Gold Coast Qld Australia)
- Dr Marcel Dvorak (University of British Columbia Canada)
- Dr Charles Fisher (University of British Columbia Canada)
- Dr Owen Williamson (Monash University Melbourne Australia)

Delegate at Spine Society Meeting

 


HIGHLIGHTS OF SPINE SOCIETY MEETING
Brisbane 17 th - 19 th April 2009

Highlights include

- Instructional course lectures by Marcel Dvorak, Charles Fisher, Tom Oxland
- Evidence based medicine seminar

DVD contains Audio of speaker and flash format of powerpoint presentation

 

Delegate at Spine Society Meeting

 

 

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EBM Seminar 2009

Symposium
and facilitated discussion

 

'The use and potential for misuse of evidence based medicine in the regulation of new surgical technology'

 

Friday 17th April 2009
1.15 - 3.30 pm 

 

SOFITEL HOTEL

249 Turbot Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia  Phone +61 7 3835 4444
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

Hosted by Dr Norman Swan
Medical Journalist, Presenter
and host of ABC radio National program 'The Health Report'

Government regulatory bodies clearly have a responsibility to protect the community from potentially harmful new surgical technology until proven to be safe. The tools of evidence based Medicine are used to make this assesment.

 

 

 

This seminar focus is on the nature of 'Evidence' and specifically to seek answers to the questions:

'What evidence is really neccessary?'

'Is it reasonable to demand randomized controlled trials for all surgical interventions ?'

'Who should pay for expensive evidence?'

'Are there other types of evidence that may be better than randomized trials in some circumstances?'

'Is there a role for clinical opinion and patient preference in an 'evidence based medicine world?'

and more.

This Seminar is part of the Spine Society of Australia annual Scientific meeting. However as the seminar may have wider interest in the medical and surgical community seperate registration  is available for this session by contacting the conference organizer 

Taylored Images

 

332 Waterworks Road
Ashgrove
QUEENSLAND 4060
AUSTRALIA

T +61 07 3366 2205
F +61 07 3366 5170
info@tayloredimages.com.au

 

Each speaker will be questioned by Dr Swan after their presentation. There will be a 40 minute facilitated discussion at the end of the seminar that will involve the audience.

The seminar will be professionally video recorded and a DVD of the seminar will be available for purchase at a later date. 

 

SPEAKERS

 

Prof Chris Del Mar

Dean Facilty of Medicine Bond University

'EVIDENCE AND SPINAL SURGERY: IMPOSSIBLE TARGET OR TODAY’S REALITY'

 

 

 

 

Prof Marcel Dvorak

Spine Surgeon University British Columbia
Vancouver CANADA

'RUNNING AN RCT - PERSONAL EXPERIENCE'

 

 

 

 

Associate Professor  Fred Khafagi

Deputy Chair Medical Services Committee Federal Department of Health and Ageing

 

'EVIDENCE' AS DEFINED  BY MSAC'

 

 

 

 

Prof Bruce McPhee

Chairman Prostheses and Devices Committee Federal Department of Health and Ageing

 

'EVIDENCE' AS DEFINED BY PDC' 

 

 

 

 

Ashoke S. Bhattacharjya Ph.D

Executive Director, Health Policy and Economics, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Asia-Pacific.

 

'EVIDENCE - AN INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE'

 

 

 

 

Dr Charles Fisher

Spine Surgeon and Epidemiologist
University of British Columbia
Vancouver CANADA

 

'EVIDENCE - A SURGICAL PERSPECTIVE'

 

 

 

 

Dr Owen Williamson

Spine Surgeon and Epidemiologist
Monash University Melbourne

REGISTRY-BASED ADAPTIVE RESEARCH DESIGNS: AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD FOR MSAC APPROVAL OF MEDICAL PROCEDURES'

 

 

REGISTRATION

 

This Seminar is part of the Spine Society Annual Scientific Meeting. The seminar may be of interest to all surgical specialist, Physicians and General practitioners. All are welcome and Separate Registration is available by contacting the conference organizer:

Taylored Images

332 Waterworks Road
Ashgrove
QUEENSLAND 4060
AUSTRALIA

T +61 07 3366 2205
F +61 07 3366 5170
info@tayloredimages.com.au 

 

 

 

 

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SSA 2009
   
GUEST SPEAKERS Marcel Dvorak
Orthopaedic Surgeon
University of British Columbia
Vancouver
CANADA
 
  Tom Oxland
Biomechanical Engineer
University of British Columbia
Vancouver
CANADA
 
  Charles Fisher
Orthopaedic Surgeon and Epidemiologist
University of British Columbia
Vancouver
CANADA
 
PROGRAM

Final program

 
MEETING INFORMATION

There is a one day premeeting course that is available as a seperate registration on Thurs 16th April (see below)

Annual Scientific Meeting program outline.
 

Thu

16th April

 

Fundamentals of Spine Surgery Course

Thu
Fri  
Sat
Sun

16 th April
17 th April
18 th April
19 th Apri

Registration (from 6.00 pm)
Scientific sessions (all day)
Scientific sessions (all day)
Scientific sessions (am)

 

 

REGISTRATION

Click here for Online Registration
Click here to download a registration form, or contact the conference organizer Taylored Images

Seperate Registration is available for the Symposium on Fri 17th April

332 Waterworks Road
Ashgrove
QUEENSLAND 4060
AUSTRALIA

T +61 07 3366 2205
F +61 07 3366 5170
E info@tayloredimages.com.au

 
SPINAL RESEARCH AWARD Submissions for the spinal research award are invited. Applicants are advised that manuscripts must be submitted by Fri 9 th January 2009  
SYMPOSIUM
and facilitated discussion

(updated 12/2/09)

'The use and potential for misuse of evidence based medicine in the regulation of new surgical technology'

 
  Hosted by Dr Norman Swan
Medical Journalist, Presenter
and host of ABC radio National program 'The Health Report'

Government regulatory bodies clearly have a responsibility to protect the community from potentially harmful new surgical technology until proven to be safe. The tools of evidence based Medicine are used to make this assesment.

 
This seminar focus is on the nature of 'Evidence' and specifically to seek answers to the questions:

'What evidence is really neccessary?'

'Is it reasonable to demand randomized controlled trials for all surgical interventions ?'

'Who should pay for expensive evidence?'

'Are there other types of evidence that may be better than randomized trials in some circumstances?'

'Is there a role for clinical opinion and patient preference in an 'evidence based medicine world?'

and more.

Separate registration is available for this session

 
INVITED LECTURES
(updated 16/2/09) 
'THE AGEING SPINE' - Marcel Dvorak 

'METASTATIC DISEASE OF THE SPINE: AN UPDATE AND NEW HORIZON FOR EVIDENCE BASED CARE' - Charles Fisher

'BIOMECHANICAL ASPECTS OF SPINAL CORD INJURY OF SPINAL CORD INJURY' - Tom Oxland 

 

 
HOTEL INFORMATION

 

 

 

SOFITEL HOTEL

249 Turbot Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia  Phone +61 7 3835 4444
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

Located right in the heart of Brisbane

 
INTERNATIONAL REGISTRANTS If you are coming from afar and want to make the most of your trip, 3- 5 day post conference tour packages can be organized by the conference convenor. Suggested packages include - Ayres Rock Outback trip and Great Barrier Reef trip.

For more information contact the conference organizer at Taylored Images
 
EXHIBITOR INFORMATION Companies wishing to conduct a trade exhibit are welcome. Contact conference organizer for further details.  

 

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Meetings
MEETINGS
  FUTURE MEETINGS
2010 Date: 8 th - 10 th April (Adjacent ISSLS meeting)
Country: New Zealand
City: Christchurch
Venue: Christchurch Convention centre<
2011 Date: April Friday 15 - Sunday 17 th
Country: Australia
City: Melbourne
Venue: TBA
2012 Date April Friday 20 - Sunday 22 nd 
Country: Australia
City: Sydney (To be confirmed)
Venue: TBA
 

In general the Spine Society will attempt to hold it's annual scientific meeting on the second last weekend in April.


  PAST MEETINGS

2009

Date: Friday 17 – Sunday 19 April 2009
Country: Australia
City: Brisbane - Queensland
Venue: Sofitel Hotel

Guest Speakers
Marcel Dvorak
Charles Fisher
Tom Oxland

Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia Canada

President Dr Peter McCombe

Fundamentals in Spine Surgery Thurs 16 th April
Sofitel Hotel Brisbane
Guest Speakers

Marcel Dvorak
Charles Fisher
Tom Oxland

2008 Date: Friday 18 – Sunday 20 April 2008
Country: Australia
City: Adelaide – South Australia
Venue: Hilton Hotel

Guest Speaker - Dieter Grob

President Roy Carey

2007 Date: Friday 20 – Sunday 22 April 2007
Country: Australia
City: Hobart – Tasmania
Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor

Guest Speaker - Professor Eugene Carragee

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,

Stanford University School of Medicine,

Stanford, California, USA

President - Dr Roy Carey

2006 Date: Friday 28- Sun 30 April

Country: Australia
City: Sydney

Guest Speaker: Dr. Alexander Vaccaro

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Institute,

Thomas Jefferson University,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

 

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SSA 2006 Program

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM
ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
NOVOTEL HOTEL, SYDNEY
28-30 APRIL, 2006.

Friday 28 April

 

 

 

 

 

Session 1

 

Spinal deformity

11.00-11.15

Cunningham

DEVELOPMENT OF A METHOD TO VALIDATE COMPUTER MODELS OF THE SPINE FOR SCOLIOSIS CORRECTION SURGERY SIMULATION

11.15-11.30

Labrom

MECHANICAL COMPLICATIONS DURING ENDOSCOPIC SCOLIOSIS SURGERY

11.30-11.45

Gatehouse

PERIOPERATIVE ASPECTS OF ENDOSCOPIC SCOLIOSIS SURGERY

11.45-12.00

Crawford

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CURVE CORRECTION AND CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN ENDOSCOPIC SCOLIOSIS SURGERY

12.00-12.15

Hsu

TRANSCRANIAL MOTOR EVOKED POTENTIALS AS THE SOLE MODALITY OF SPINAL CORD MONITORING IN SPINAL DEFORMITY SURGERY

12.15-12.30

Lonstein

PEDIATRIC SPINE DEFORMITY CARE IN 2006 – IS THERE STILL A PLACE FOR THORACIC HOOKS?

 

 

 

12.30-13.15

 

Lunch

 

 

 

Session 2

 

 

13.15-13.30

 

Formal Opening

 

Farey

Welcome to delegates and industry

 

McPhee

Comments on program

 

 

 

 

 

Disc degeneration and back pain

13.30-13.45

McCombe

A MINIMUM ENERGY STIFFNESS MODEL OF SPINAL SAGITTAL BALANCE - FEASABILTY AND INITIAL RESULTS

13.45-14.00

De Visser

THE NEUTRAL ZONE IN LUMBAR JOINT MOVEMENTS AND HOW IT IS AFFECTED BY PRELOAD

14.00-14.15

Wei

BONE MORPHOGENIC PROTEIN RESCUES HUMAN INTERVERTEBRAL. DISC CELLS IN-VITRO FROM APOPTOSIS.

14.15-14.30

Diwan

EFFECTS OF OP-1 DEVICE ON A POSTEROLATERAL INTER-TRANSVERSE SPINAL FUSION MODEL IN OSTEOPOROTIC RATS

14.30-14.45

Walker

THE MECHANICAL AND INFLAMMATORY LOW BACK PAIN SIGN AND SYMPTOM SURVEY

14.45-15.00

Williamson

RADIOFREQUENCY NEUROTOMY AS TREATMENT FOR SPINAL JOINT PAIN: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

15.00-15.15

Tsao

SPECIFIC MOTOR CONTROL TRAINING IS ASSOCIATED WITH LONG TERM IMPROVEMENTS IN POSTURAL CONTROL IN PEOPLE WITH RECURRENT LOW BACK PAIN

15.15-15.30

Vaccaro

Keynote lecture
DISC DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION

 

 

 

15.30-16.00

 

Afternoon tea

Session 3

 

Radiology

16.00-16.15

Don

IS MULTILEVEL CORONAL FACET JOINT ORIENTATION OF THE LUMBAR SPINE THE PHENOTYPIC EXPLANATION FOR FAMILIAL ASPECTS OF THE AETIOLOGY OF SPONDYLOLYSIS AND ISTHMIC SPONDYLOLISTHESIS?

16.15-16.30

Goss

QUANTITATIVE MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF NORMAL AND DEGENERATE INTERVERTEBRAL DISCS

16.30-16.45

Lee

DISCOGRAPHY – FALSE NEGATIVES AND THEIR INCIDENCE AND TREATMENT

16.45-17.00

Giles

LUMBOSACRAL DISC BULGE OR PROTRUSION SUGGESTED BY LATERAL LUMBOSACRAL PLAIN X-RAY FILM – PRELIMINARY RESULTS

 

 

 

 

 

Poster Presentation Session

17.00-17.05

Martin

ABDOMINAL INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH PAEDIATRIC FLEXION-DISTRACTION FRACTURES OF THE LUMBAR SPINE

17.05-17.10

McDonald

BIOMECHANICS OF OSTEOPOROTIC CRUSH FRACTURES USING SYNTHETIC VERTEBRAE

17.10-17.15

Deverall

UNI AND BIFACET FRACTURE DISLOCATIONS/SUBLUXATIONS, THE AUCKLAND HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE

17.15-17.20

Leigh

EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ON THERMAL EFFECTS OF CEMENT DURING VERTEBROPLASTY

17.20-17.25

Bazina

A NEW TECHNIQUE IN  ANTERIOR REDUCTION OF CERVICAL SPONDYLOLISTHESIS USING THE VERTEBRAL BODY DISTRACTORS AND PINS. A TECHNICAL NOTE

17.25-17.30

Graham

ANTERIOR APPROACH TO THE UPPER LUMBAR SPINE FOR DISC EXCISION IN ACHONDROPLASIA

17.30-17.35

Crawford

PSEUDOFRACTURE OF THE CERVICAL SPINE – A PAIN IN THE NECK!

 

 

 

18.00-19.30

 

Welcoming Cocktails Reception

 

 

 

Saturday 29 April

 

 

 

 

 

Session 4

 

Prolapsed intervertebral disc

08.00-0815

Hatcher

A COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES OF DISCECTOMY FOR FAR LATERAL VS POSTEROLATERAL HERNIATIONS

0815-0830

Nowitzke

MINIMALLY INVASIVE DISCECTOMY FOR SYMPTOMATIC POSTEROLATERAL LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION

0830-0845

Schweder

THORACIC DISC HERNIATION

 

 

Spinal fusion

0845-0900

Wong

IMMEDIATE STABILITY & KINEMATICS OF LUMBAR INTERBODY CONSTRUCTS FOR MONOSEGMENTAL FUSION: AN IN VITRO BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS

0900-0915

Goss

BIODEGRADABLE INTERBODY FUSION CAGES : SYNTHESIS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND BIODEGRADATION

0915-0930

Fraser

BIOMECHANICAL EVALUATION OF FOUR ANTERIOR LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION CONSTRUCTS

0930-0945

Sears

PLIF FOR ADULT LUMBAR DEGENERATIVE SCOLIOSIS

9.45-10.00

Mody

TRANSFORAMINAL LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION WITH rhBMP-2 AND ALLOGRAFT: TWO YEAR PROSPECTIVE CLINICAL EVALUATION OF A SURGICAL STRATEGY

10.00-10.15

Christiansen

Title to be advised

10.15-10.45

 

Morning tea

Session 5

 

Symposium - Bionics of fusion

10.45-10.55

Labrom

Bone graft (10)

10.55-11.15

Vaccaro

Bone substitutes and extenders (20)

11.15-11.30

Boden

Bone morphogenic protein (15)

11.30-11.40

 

Discussion (10)

 

 

 

 

 

President's Session

11.40-11.55

Le Huec

Keynote Lecture
SAGITTAL BALANCE AND ITS CLINICAL APPLICATION

11.55-12.10

Vaccaro

President’s Guest Lecture
CERVICAL SPINE TRAUMA AND RESEARCH

12.10-12.25

Crock

Ron Beetham Memorial Lecture - 2006
 

12.25-12.30

Presentation

Alan Dwyer Medal

 

 

 

1230-1330

 

Lunch

 

 

 

Session 6

 

Disc Replacement

1330-1345

McAfee

POROUS COATED MOTION CERVICAL (PCM) DISK REPLACEMENT IN ADJACENT SEGMENT DISEASE—CLINICAL FOLLOW UP OF 40 CASES

13.45-14.00

McAfee

COMPARISON OF SINGLE LEVEL VERSUS MULTIPLE LEVEL CERVICAL DISK ARTHROPLASTY—178 CONSECUTIVE PCM PROSTHESES

1400-1415

Le Huec

CLINICAL RESULTS OF A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF MAVERICK LUMBAR DISC REPLACEMENT.

1415-1430

Brau

INCIDENCE OF ANTERIOR REVISION AND APPROACH STRATEGIES IN LUMBAR ARTHROPLASTY

1430-1445

Zigler

ANALYSIS OF TWO-LEVEL TOTAL DISC REPLACEMENT WITH PRODISC AND COMPARISON TO ONE-LEVEL CASES

1445-1500

Robertson

RADIOLOGICAL LANDMARK ACCURACY FOR OPTIMAL CORONAL PLACEMENT OF TOTAL DISC ARTHROPLASTY IN THE LUMBAR SPINE

1500-1515

McAfee

BIOACTIVE TITANIUM CALCIUM PHOSPHATE COATING FOR DISK ARTHROPLASTY—ANALYSIS OF 68 VERTEBRAL ENDPLATES AFTER 6 TO 33 MONTHS IMPLANTATION

1515-1530

Berlemann

CLINICAL EVALUATION OF AN INJECTABLE IN-SITU CURING NUCLEUS REPLACEMENT

 

 

 

1530-1600

 

Afternoon tea

 

 

 

Session 7

 

Debate

1600-1630

Bogduk (affirmative) v. Ruff (negative)

THAT RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIALS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR SPINAL SURGERY

 

 

 

 

 

Non-fusion devices

1630-1645

Siddiqui

1-YEAR RESULTS OF X STOP INTERSPINOUS IMPLANT FOR THE TREATMENT OF LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

1645-1700

Fletcher

A PROSPECTIVE SERIES OF DYNESYS FLEXIBLE STABILISATION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF LOWER BACK PAIN –2 TO 5 YEAR RESULTS

1700-17.15

D'Urso

DYNAMIC  STABILISATION: TWO  YEARS  EXPERIENCE

17.15-17.30

Boeree

CLINICAL OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS WITH THE WALLIS SYSTEM: TWO YEAR FOLLOW-UP

 

 

 

17.30-18.30

 

First Business Meeting

 

 

 

19.00-

 

Conference Dinner

 

 

 

Sunday 30 April

 

 

 

 

08.00-09.00

 

Second Business Meeting

Session 8

 

Spinal Research Award
Sponsor – Medtronic Sofamor Danek

09.00-09.15

Fagan

CHANGES IN LOW BACK OUTCOME SCORE (LBOS) AFTER MULTIDISCIPLINARY REHABILITATION AND FUSION FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN

0915-0930

Crawford

A PROSPECTIVE ASSESSMENT OF SRS-24 SCORES AFTER ENDOSCOPIC ANTERIOR INSTRUMENTATION FOR SCOLIOSIS

0930-0945

Bogduk

SOURCES OF CHRONIC NECK PAIN

0945-1000

King

THE VALIDITY OF MANUAL EXAMINATION IN ASSESSING PATIENTS WITH NECK PAIN

1000-1015

Broom

MECHANISMS OF ANNULAR FAILURE RESULTING FROM EXCESSIVE INTRADISCAL PRESSURE: A MICROSTRUCTURAL-MICROMECHANICAL INVESTIGATION

1015-1030

Goss

PULMONARY HYPERTENSION AFTER PULMONARY CEMENT EMBOLISM

1030-10.45

Cargill

THREE DIMENSIONAL LUMBAR SPINE POSTURES MEASURED BY MRI RECONSTRUCTION

 

 

 

10.45-11.15

 

Morning tea  (Determine winner of Research Award)

 

 

 

Session 9

 

Osteoporosis

1115-1130

Zarrinkalam

ANALYSIS OF TRABECULAR BONE MARKERS IN AN OVINE MODEL OF OSTEOPOROSIS

1130-11.45

Berlemann

VERTEBROPLASTY AND KYPHOPLASTY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF 69 CLINICAL STUDIES

11.45-12.00

Goss

EFFECTS OF VERTEBRAL BONE AUGMENTATION ON INTERVERTEBRAL DISCS

 

 

Trauma

1200-12.15

Dillon

ANATOMICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF BURST FRACTURE MORPHOLOGY: A SHEEP SPINE MODEL

12.15-12.30

Vaccaro

Keynote lecture
CLASSIFICATION OF THORACOLUMBAR SPINAL INJURIES

 

 

 

12.30-12.45

Farey

Formal Closure

 

 

Presentation of awards

 

 

 

 

 

Spinal Research Award
Sponsor – Medtronic Sofamor Danek

 

 

Rob Johnson Award
Best presentation by fellow or trainee
Sponsor – Spine Society of Australia

 

 

Best Presentation Award
Sponsor – Medtronic Sofamor Danek

 

 

Best Poster Award
Sponsor – Orthotec

 

 

 

 

 

Inauguration of incoming President - Roy Carey

 

 

 

 

 

Close

 

 

 

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SSA Meeting 2006
   

 

 
  GUEST SPEAKER   Professor Alex Vacarro, Philadelphia USA
  MEETING
INFORMATION
  The Annual Scientific Meeting will run over 2 half days and one whole day as Follows.

Fri 28 th April - 11.00 am - 5.35 pm
Sat 29 th April - 8.00 am - 5.30 pm
Sun 30 th April - 8.00 am - 12.45 pm

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  KEYNOTE SPEAKERS  

Alex Vacarro
Disc degeneration and regeneration
Bone substitutes and extenders
Cervical spine trauma and research
Classification of thoracolumbar spinal injuries

Scott Boden
Bone morphogenic protein

Jean Charles LeHuec
Sagittal balance and it's clinical implications

 

  DEBATE  

"Randomized controlled trials in spinal surgery are innapropriate"

Affirmative position: Nickolai Bogduk
Negative position: Stephen Ruff

  OTHER HIGHLIGHTS  

Symposium
Bionics of fusion
 

Allan Dwyer Medal Presentation

Ron Beetham Memorial Lecture
Henry Crock

 

     

 

  HOTEL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

Sofitel Wentworth is situated in the heart of the financial district and is close to the Sydney Opera House, Botanic Gardens, Circular Quay, shopping malls, galleries and restaurants. Here the visitors can explore tourist spots such as Museum of Sydney, The Rocks, Sydney Aquarium, Australia's Wonderland, Taronga Zoo and plenty more. This hotel is an icon of elegance and hospitality.

The hotel provides 436 luxurious guestrooms, which are combined with a complete range of amenities to satisfy every need of its guests. The guests can enjoy the cuisine of flair and world class cocktails in the Lounge Bar. With sophisticated interiors and impeccable attention to detail, the hotel is one of Sydney's premier meeting spots.

Sofitel Wentworth Sydney (The)
61-101 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

 

  INTERNATIONAL REGISTRANTS  
If you are coming from afar and want to make the most of your trip, 3- 5 day post conference tour packages can be organized by the conference convenor. Suggested packages include - Ayres Rock Outback trip and Great Barrier Reef trip.

For more information contact the conference organizer at Taylored Images

 

  EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

 

 

 

  Companies wishing to conduct a trade exhibit are welcome. Contact conference organizer for further details.

 

MEETING 2007

 

 

 

 

 

GUEST SPEAKER

 

Professor Eugene Carragee

 

Stanford University USA

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Final Program

 

MEETING
INFORMATION

 

Annual Scientific Meeting program outline.
 

Thu
Fri  
Sat
Sun

19 th April
20 th April 
21 st April
22 nd April

Registration (from 6.00 pm)
Scientific sessions (pm)
Scientific sessions (all day)
Scientific sessions (am)

Detailed conference information (including online registration)

Online registration form

Registration form and brochure

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ABSTRACT
SUBMISSION

 

 

The online abstract submission centre is now closed.

 

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

 

Symposium
"Understanding neuropathic spinal pain"

Professor Michael Cousins
Dr Michael Nicholas

Pain Management Research Institute
University of Sydney & Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney

Debate
"That new technologies produce better outcomes in the treatment of low back pain"

Affirmative
Negative

 

Dr Matthew Scott Young
Dr Christopher Cain

Ron Beetham Memorial Lecture
JP O'Brein
 

 

 

 

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Grand Chancellor
HOBART, AUSTRALIA

Located right on the waterfront in Hobart, just a stone's throw from the central business district and all of Hobart's many tourist attractions, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart offers panoramic views over the Derwent River, Mount Wellington and the city.

1 Davey Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Australia
Phone : +61 (3) 6235 4535
Facsimile : +61 (3) 6223 8175

 

 

INTERNATIONAL REGISTRANTS

 

If you are coming from afar and want to make the most of your trip, 3- 5 day post conference tour packages can be organized by the conference convenor. Suggested packages include - Ayres Rock Outback trip and Great Barrier Reef trip.

For more information contact the conference organizer at Taylored Images

 

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

 

Companies wishing to conduct a trade exhibit are welcome. Contact conference organizer for further details.

 

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Meeting 2006 (updated)

Annual Meeting 2006
Save the date !
April 28 th - 30 th 2006
Sofitel Wentworth Hotel
Sydney NSW
 

  Hotel Information
Guest Speaker
Professor Alex Vacarro, Philadelphia USA

Meeting information
The Annual Scientific Meeting will run over 2 half days and one whole day as Follows.

Fri 28 th April - pm session
Sat 29 th April - all day session
Sun 30 th April - am session

The program will also feature the following.

  • Presidential Guest Speaker Lecture.
  • Symposium on 'Biological alternative to autograft'
  • A debate "Randomized controlled trials in spinal surgery are innapropriate"

Download registration form and brochure
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Exhibitor information
Contact conference organizer for further details.

Call for abstracts / prizes
Abstract Deadline 15 th Jan 2006
Prizes and Fellowships
Apply for the Spinal research award
Annual meeting abstract centre is currently closed.

 

 

Sofitel Wentworth is situated in the heart of the financial district and is close to the Sydney Opera House, Botanic Gardens, Circular Quay, shopping malls, galleries and restaurants. Here the visitors can explore tourist spots such as Museum of Sydney, The Rocks, Sydney Aquarium, Australia's Wonderland, Taronga Zoo and plenty more. This hotel is an icon of elegance and hospitality.

The hotel provides 436 luxurious guestrooms, which are combined with a complete range of amenities to satisfy every need of its guests. The guests can enjoy the cuisine of flair and world class cocktails in the Lounge Bar. With sophisticated interiors and impeccable attention to detail, the hotel is one of Sydney's premier meeting spots.

Sofitel Wentworth Sydney (The)
61-101 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

International Registrants
If you are coming from afar and want to make the most of your trip, 3- 5 day post conference tour packages can be organized by the conference convenor. Suggested packages include - Ayres Rock Outback trip and Great Barrier Reef trip.

For more information contact the conference organizer at Taylored Images

 

 

Best Paper by a Member

Award for best paper by a member - presented at the annual scientific meeting

BEST PAPER AWARD

Description

An award of $2,000 is available for the best paper presented to the annual meeting.

The presentations are judged by a panel of members who are nominated by the President.

The award is announced and presented at the end of the Scientific meeting

 

Sponsorship

The award is fully funded by a donation by Medtronic Sofamor Danek