SSA 2008 award and prizewinners

SSA 2008 award and prizewinners

Allan Dwyer Medal (presentated for lifetime achievement in spine surgery or research)
Professor Robert Fraser.

Spinal Research Award (sponsored by Medtronic)
Cameron Lutton, Yun Wai Young, Adrian Meedeniya, Alan Mackay-Sim, Ben Goss. Reduction of Secondary Degeneration after Spinal Cord injury by Acute Delivery of Vascular Growth Factors.

Rob Johnston Award (sponsored by the Rob Johnston Trust and the Spine Society of Australia)
Henry Tsao, Mary Galea, Paul Hodges. Reorganisation of the motor cortex in chronic low back pain.

Best Presentation Award (sponsored by Medtronic)
Brian Freeman, Nicholas Steel, Tracey Sach, James Hegarty, Rikke Soegaard. Cost effectiveness of two forms of circumferential lumbar fusion: a prospective randomized controlled trial.

Best Poster Award (sponsored by Orthotech)
Markus Melloh, Thomas Barz, Peter Reiger, Lukas Staub, Emin Aghayev, Christoph Roeder, Thomas Zweig, Jean-Claude Theis. The diagnostic value of a treadmill test in predicting lumbar spinal stenosis.

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SSA 2008 Meeting
   

   

 

  GUEST SPEAKER  

Dieter Grob

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Department Spinal Surgery
Schulthess Clinic
Zurich, Switzerland

President ISSLS

 

  PROGRAM   provisional program (new)
  MEETING
INFORMATION
  Annual Scientific Meeting program outline.
 

Thu
Fri  
Sat
Sun
17th April
18 th April 
19 st April
20 nd April
Registration (from 6.00 pm)
Scientific sessions (pm)
Scientific sessions (all day)
Scientific sessions (am)

Detailed conference information (including online registration)

Registration form and brochure

Conference organizer Taylored Images 

  ABSTRACT
SUBMISSION

 

 

The online abstract submission centre is now closed.

Submissions for both Scientific abstracts and for the
Spinal research award are invited. Submission will be by online submission only.
 
online abstract centre is NOW CLOSED
Deadline for submission: 1500 hrs Fri 11 Jan 2008
Authors acceptance: 12 Feb 2008

Anyone considering submitting an abstract is encouraged to read at 'How to write a better abstract'

 

  OTHER HIGHLIGHTS  

Symposium - The Osteoporotic Spine
 

Allan Dwyer Medal
Presented for a lifetime achievement in spinal research
 

     

  HOTEL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

Hilton Hotel
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

233 Victoria Square
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Tel: 61-8-82172000 Fax: 61-8-82172001
Phone : +61 (3) 6235 4535
Facsimile : +61 (3) 6223 8175

The Hilton Adelaide hotel is near the city centre, adjacent to the Adelaide attractions like the Central Market.

  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.
ABSTRACT GUIDELINES   Presentation Length
Papers selected should be suitable for a 10 minute  presentation with an additional allocation of
5 minutes for questions & answers. Abstracts submitted for oral and poster presentation maybe accepted as a full length oral presentation or as a short oral presentation in the poster session of the program. This will be a 5 minute oral presentation using no more then 8 slides including the title slide.

General Guidelines
The abstract should provide sufficient information to allow the reader to assess fully the aims, methods,
results and implications of the work undertaken. Each submission must be original work that has not been published previously. The abstract should include the following sections:

INTRODUCTION – the purpose of the study and a brief overview of relevant literature/current state of research in the field
METHODS – a short explanation of data collection and processing
RESULTS – presented in the form of text only. Important statistical results (small p values or correlation coefficients) should be included.
DISCUSSION – major findings and conclusions from the work including implications for further research. It is important that methods and results are clearly defined in the abstract; therefore, general statements such as “results will be presented” are not acceptable. When a procedure or method is stated to have “advantages,” those advantages should be defined. Abstracts that simply summarise results without defining objectives and methods are equally undesirable.

Abstracts will be limited to no more than 550 words

 

 

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Program for 2008

 

LEARNING CURVE OF INTERNAL FIXATION WITH PEDICLE SCREWS: HOW MANY SCREWS ARE ENOUGH TO BE CONFIDENT WITH THE TECHNIQUE?
SSA 2008 Preliminary Program
Friday 18 April
Scientific Session 1
(1315-1530)
  AN AUDIT OF OUTCOMES FROM FUNCTIONAL RESTORATION FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN   Nikolai Bogduk        
  REORGANISATION OF THE MOTOR CORTEX IN CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN   Henry Tsao        
  PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS ARE RELATED TO SOME SENSORY PAIN THRESHOLDS BUT NOT NOCICEPTIVE FLEXION REFLEX THRESHOLD IN CHRONIC WHIPLASH   Michele Sterling        
  EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION: INTERLAMINAR OR TRANS FORAMINAL?   Cynthia Chia        
  A PILOT AUDIT OF RADIOFREQUENCY BIACUPLASTY FOR BACK PAIN DUE TO INTERNAL DISC DISRUPTION   Khaled Gowaily        
  ANATOMICAL DIFFERENCES IN THE BRAIN OF ADOLESCENT IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS SUBJECTS WITH RIGHT THORACIC AND LEFT THORACIC CURVES: VOXEL-BASED MORPHOMETRY WITH VOLUMETRIC MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING AND COMPARISON WITH NORMAL CONTROLS.   Brian Freeman        
  THE AFFECT OF SOFT TISSUE STIFFNESS ON SPINAL FLEXIBILITY: A FINITE ELEMENT STUDY OF SCOLIOSIS   J Paige Little        
  A NON-INVASIVE APPROACH FOR SCOLIOSIS ASSESSMENT   Orna Filo        
  COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY EVALUATION OF AXIAL VERTEBRAL DEROTATION IN ENDOSCOPIC ANTERIOR INSTRUMENTATION FOR SCOLIOSIS   James Cordell-Smith        
 
 
Scientific Session 2
(Posters)
(1600-1730)
  EARLY COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH BMP IN LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSIONS   Paul Licina        
  ADIPOSE-DERIVED REGENERATIVE CELL TRANSPLANTATION: EVALUATING INTERVERTEBRAL DISC REPAIR IN A CANINE MODEL   William Hutton      
  COMPARISON OF RADIOLOGICAL METHODS IN THE ASSESSMENT OF LUMBAR FACETAL FUSION - AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY USING A SHEEP PSEUDARTHROSIS MODEL   Con Vasili      
  Trabecular metal blocks for ACDF: Porous fusion or poor fusion?   Matthew Barnes      
  SINGLE STAGE DEBRIDEMENT AND POSTERIOR INSTRUMENTED FUSION WITH PEDICLE SCREWS AND INTERBODY AUTOGENOUS BONE GRAFT IN THE TREATMENT OF SPONTANEOUS OSTEOMYELITIS/DISCITIS.   Augusto Gonzalvo      
  THE DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF A TREADMILL TEST IN PREDICTING LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS   Markus Melloh      
  OUTCOMES FOLLOWING LUMBAR SPINAL FUSION SURGERY: A COMPARISON OF PREOPERATIVE AND POSTOPERATIVE FUNCTION   Wayne Ng      
  FATTY INFILTRATION IN THE CERVICAL EXTENSOR MUSCLES IN WHIPLASH   James Elliott      
  HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS ADAPT DIFFERENTLY TO PAIN THAN PEOPLE IN REMISSION FROM RECURRENT BACK PAIN   Paul Hodges      
  A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF SCI IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS   Rajeshwarnath Srivastava      
  ROLE OF THE BLOOD SPINAL-CORD BARRIER IN POST-TRAUMATIC SYRINGOMYELIA   Sarah Hemley      
  EFFICIENT SCHOOL SCREENING FOR IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS   Orna Filo      
    Augusto Gonzalvo      
  COMPARISON OF INTRA-OPERATIVE RETRACTION PRESSURE BETWEEN A NOVEL RETRACTOR SYSTEM AND CONVENTIONAL RETRACTOR SYSTEM ? A CADAVERIC STUDY.   Ananthababu Pattavilakom      
  BEHAVIOUR AT 7.5 YEARS FOLLOW-UP OF THE NON.FUSED LUMBAR SPINE BELOW A LONG POSTERIOR ARTHRODESIS FOR IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS   Pierre Pries      
  AN ANTERIOR CERVICAL RETRACTOR UTILIZING A NOVEL PRINCIPLE.   Kevin Seex      
  LIMITING DISC ARTHROPLASTY SUBSIDENCE BY MOVING THE CENTROID OF THE END PLATE CLOSER TO THE AXIS OF ROTATION.   Peter McCombe      
 
 
Saturday 19 April
 
Scientific Session 3
(0830-1030)
  MICROSTRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE INTER-LAMELLAR BRIDGING NETWORK OF THE DISC ANNULUS   Meredith Schollum      
  THE MICROANATOMY OF ANNULAR FAILURE IN MECHANICALLY DISRUPTED LUMBAR INTERVERTEBRAL DISCS   Samuel Veres      
  THE AUSTRALIAN MERINO DISPLAYS DYSPLASTIC EPIPHYSEAL GROWTH PLATE MORPHOLOGY AND AN AGE-DEPENDANT CHONDROID TRANSFORMATION OF THE NUCLEUS PULPOSUS- EVIDENCE OF A CHONDRODYSTROPHIC PHENOTYPE.   James Melrose      
  THE NATURAL HISTORY OF AGE-RELATED DISC DEGENERATION: THE INFLUENCE OF AGE AND PATHOLOGY ON CELL POPULATIONS IN THE L4-5 DISC   Barrie Vernon-Roberts      
  THE EFFECT OF INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DEGENERATION ON VERTEBRAL CORTICAL STRAINS AND DISC MECHANICAL PROPERTIES   John Costi      
  A THEORETICAL KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF SLIDING CORE DISC ARTHROPLASTY DEVICES   Peter McCombe      
  LUMBAR TOTAL DISC REPLACEMENT AND NON-OPERATIVE CARE: A LONGITUDINAL COMPARISON OF TWO COHORTS WITH A MINIMUM FOLLOW-UP OF TWO-YEARS.   Tamer Sabet      
  RESULTS OF THE PROSPECTIVE, RANDOMIZED, MULTI-CENTER, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) INVESTIGATIONAL DEVICE EXEMPTION (IDE) STUDY OF THE PRODISC®-L TOTAL DISC REPLACEMENT VERSUS CIRCUMFERENTIAL FUSION FOR THE TREATMENT OF 2-LEVEL DEGENERATIVE DISC   Jack Zigler      
 
 
President's Session
(1100-1230)
 
Symposium
(1330-1430)
 
 
Scientific Session 4
(1430-1500)
  RECOMBINANT HUMAN BMP-2 ENHANCES LOCAL BONE FORMATION IN THE LUMBAR SPINE OF OSTEOPOROTIC SHEEP   Reza Zarrinkalam      
  A NATURALLY OCCURRING OVINE MODEL FOR HYDROXYAPATITE DEPOSITION DISORDER IN THE INTERVERTEBRAL DISC   Christopher Little      
 
 
Scientific Session 5
(1530-1715)
  INITIATION OF BONE HEALING BY A PLATELET ACTIVATING BIOMATERIAL   Ben Goss      
  A MULTILAYERED COMPOSITE GRANULE FOR CONTROLLED RELEASE OF GROWTH FACTORS FOR OSTEOGENESIS.   Con Vasili      
  A HISTOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE LIGAMENTUM FLAVUM/FACET JOINT COMPLEX IN PATIENTS WITH LUMBAR CANAL STENOSIS; NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE ANATOMY AND PATHOLOGY OF JUXTAFACET CYSTS.   Martin J Wilby      
  MECHANICAL AND PATHOLOGIC CONSEQUENCES OF SURGICALLY INDUCED LUMBAR SPONDYLOLYSIS: AN OVINE MODEL USING RADIOSTEREOMETRIC ANALYSIS   David W. Ardern      
  BIOMECHANICAL EFFECT OF A NOVEL MINIMALLY INVASIVE INTERSPINOUS IMPLANT   Robert Gunzburg      
  OUTCOMES OF MINIMALLY-INVASIVE AND OPEN POSTERIOR LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION FOR SPONDYLOLISTHESIS   Ali Ghahreman      
  A COMPARISON OF TWO SURGICAL FUSION TECHNIQUES FOR DEGENERATIVE DISORDERS OF THE LUMBAR SPINE: A PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY.   Dieter Grob      
 
Sunday 20 April
 
Scientific Session 6
(0900-1030)
  COMPARISON OF A SIX MONTH NON-AGGRAVATING GYM REHABILITATION PROGRAM VERSES USUAL SURGICAL ADVICE POST LUMBAR DISCECTOMY.   Barry Donaldson      
  THE INTERNATIONAL SPINE REGISTRY SPINE TANGO1   Markus Melloh      
  COMPARISON OF HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE MEASURES FOLLOWING FUSION FOR LUMBAR DEGENERATIVE SPONDYLOLISTHESIS WITH HIP AND KNEE JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY AND WITH POPULATION NORMS.   William Sears      
  THE INTERNATIONAL SPINE REGISTRY SPINE TANGO 2   Markus Melloh      
  COMPLICATIONS AFTER SPINAL SURGERY: THE PATIENT?S PERSPECTIVE.   Dieter Grob      
  COST EFFECTIVENESS OF TWO FORMS OF CIRCUMFERENTIAL LUMBAR FUSION: A PROSPECTIVE RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL   Brian Freeman      
 
 
Scientific Session 7
(1100-1215)
  REDUCTION OF SECONDARY DEGENERATION AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY BY ACUTE DELIVERY OF ANGIOGENIC GROWTH FACTORS   Ben Goss      
  MOTOR SEGMENTAL RECOVERY IN TRAUMATIC PARAPLEGIA-A BLESSING IN DISGUISE   Rajeshwarnath Srivastava      
  THE BIOMECHANICAL EFFECTS OF THORACIC SPINE STAPLING   Mark Shillington      
  METAL ION RELEASE IN PAEDIATRIC SCOLIOSIS INSTRUMENTATION   Tom Cundy      
  EFFECT OF BONE GRAFT TYPE ON FUSION RATES FOLLOWING ENDOSCOPIC ANTERIOR SCOLIOSIS CORRECTION   James Cordell-Smith      
 

 

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Abstract submission centre now closed

Abstract submission centre now closed

The abstract submission centre for the 2008 annual scientific meeting is now closed.

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