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

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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.  

 

Keywords: 
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PRELIMINARY PROGRAM OVERVIEW
 
FRIDAY 17 APRIL
 
0715-0915 Breakfast  
 
0915-0930 Official Welcome  
0930-1030 Session 1 surgical outcomes 1.1 284 PREDICTIVE FACTORS OF PHYSICIAN-BASED OUTCOMES AFTER POSTERIOR LUMBAR FUSION 09:30
  1.2 285 COVARIATES OF LENGTH OF HOSPITAL STAY IN POSTERIOR SPINAL FUSION 09:38
  1.3 322 SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR CERVICAL SPONDYLOTIC MYELOPATHY. 1 YEAR OUTCOMES OF A MULTI-CENTER PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF 294 PATIENTS 09:46
  1.4 338 DOES THE SRS-22 OUTCOME QUESTIONNAIRE CORRELATE WITH RADIOLOGICAL OUTCOME FOLLOWING ANTERIOR CORRECTION OF THORACO-LUMBAR SCOLIOSIS? 09:54
  1.5 368 HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE FOLLOWING FURTHER SURGERY FOR ‘FAILED BACK SURGERY 10:02
 
discussion 10:10
  10:30
1030-1100 Morning Refreshments   10:30
  10:30
1100-1230 Session 2 basic disc 2.1 332 MORPHOLOGICAL SIGNATURES OF FLEXION RELATED DISC HERNIATION 11:00
  2.2 1000 A MICROSTRUCTURAL INVESTIGATION OF INTERVERTEBRAL DISC LAMELLAR CONNECTIVITY: TRANSLAMELLAR BRIDGES IN DETAIL 11:08
  2.3 326 THE EFFECTS OF RUNNING ON INTERVERTEBRAL DISC EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX PRODUCTION IN RATS 11:16
  2.4 346 WHAT INFLUENCE DOES SUSTAINED MECHANICAL LOAD HAVE ON DIFFUSION IN THE HUMAN INTERVERTEBRAL DISC? AN IN-VIVO STUDY USING SERIAL POST-CONTRAST MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING. 11:24
discussion 11:32
  scoliosis 2.5 312 i-COBB - AN INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUE IN SPINAL RADIOGRAPHIC MEASUREMENT 11:52
  2.6 313 THE ANATOMICAL AND BIOMECHNICAL CONSEQUENCES OF ANTERIOR VERTEBRAL STAPLING FOR THE FUSIONLESS CORRECTION OF SCOLIOSIS 12:00
  2.7 310 A NEW MEASURE TO QUANTIFY CHEST WALL DEFORMITY IN SCOLIOSIS PATIENTS.DOES RIB HUMP MEASUREMENT CORRELATE WITH ANTERIOR CHEST WALL DEFORMITY POST SURGERY? 12:08
  2.8 309 PERCUTANEOUS INSERTION OF DUAL GROWTH RODS USING A NEW MOBILE BEARING IMPLANT 12:16
discussion 12:24
 
1230-1315 Lunch  
 
1315-1530 Session 3   EBM forum   13:15
  'EVIDENCE AND SPINAL SURGERY: IMPOSSIBLE TARGET OR TODAY’S REALITY' - CHRIS DEL MAR - DEAN BOND UNIVERSITY 13:15
Discussion 13:30
  'RUNNING AN RCT - PERSONAL EXPERIENCE' - MARCEL DVORAK 13:35
Discussion 13:45
  'EVIDENCE' AS DEFINEDBY MSAC - SPEAKER TO BE CONFIRMED 13:45
Discussion 13:50
  'EVIDENCE' AS DEFINED BY PDC' - CHAIR PDC OR DELEGATE 13:55
Discussion 13:55
  'EVIDENCE' - AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH - CHARLES FISHER 14:05
Discussion 14:25
  'REGISTRY-BASED ADAPTIVE RESEARCH DESIGNS: AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD FOR MSAC APPROVAL OF MEDICAL PROCEDURES'. - OWEN WILLIAMSON' 14:30
  Facilitated discussion Discussion Norman Swan 14:45
1530-1600 Afternoon Refreshments  
 
1600-1730   Moderated poster session 4.1 282 ANTERIOR C1-2 TRANSARTICULAR FIXATION FOR IRREDUCIBLE ATLANTOAXIAL DISLOCATION 16:00
  4.2 341 HARMS TECHNIQUE C1 LATERAL MASS SCREWS IN CHILDREN 16:05
  4.3 299 COMPARING RETRACTION PRESSURE UNDER NOVEL VERSUS CONVENTIONAL RETRACTORS DURING ANTERIOR CERVICAL SURGERY: DATA FROM AN ON GOING PROSPECTIVE RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRAIL 16:10
  4.4 340 APICAL VERTEBRA PEDICLE MORPHOLOGY IN SCOLIOSIS 16:15
  4.5 354 INTRA-OPERATIVE RADIONUCLIDE LOCALISATION FOR OSTEOID OSTEOMA AND OSTEOBLASTOMA OF THE SPINE 16:20
  4.6 358 FATAL FRACTURE DISLOCATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH AN ANKYLOSED SPINE: A CASE REPORT & LITERATURE REVIEW 16:25
  4.7 344 SURGERY FOR UNSTABLE "TRAUMATIC SPONDYLOLYSIS" OF THE AXIS 16:30
  4.8 287 UPPER TRANS-THORACIC CAGE FRACTURES 16:35
  4.9 304 AN UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF A SOLITARY BENIGN GIANT NEUROFIBROMA: A CASE REPORT 16:40
  4.10 311 ANTERIOR CERVICAL DYSTROPHIC OSSIFICATION FOLLOWING EPIDURAL ABSCESS DRAINAGE - A CASE STUDY 16:45
  4.11 307 LUMBAR SURGERY IN PATIENTS WITH RADIATION NEURITIS 16:50
  4.12 360 PAIN, FUNCTION AND SPINAL CURVATURE FOLLOWING LUMBAR SURGERY AUGMENTED WITH THE DIAM INTERSPINOUS IMPLANT: PRELIMINARY RESULTS 16:55
  4.13 361 CLINICAL OUTCOMES AT 24 MONTHS FOLLOWING LUMBAR SURGERY AUGMENTED WITH THE DIAM INTERSPINOUS IMPLANT 17:00
  4.14 347 THE IMPACT OF PREOPERATIVE DEXA SCORES FOLLOWING ARTHROPLASTY ON LONG-TERM CLINICAL AND RADIOGRAPHIC OUTCOMES – A 5-YEAR FOLLOW-UP STUDY 17:05
  4.15 323 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE INVERTED RADIAL REFLEX IN ASYMPTOMATIC SUBJECTS 17:10
  4.16 318 THE FINANCIAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT OF LOW BACK PAIN ON THE INDIVIDUAL AND HOUSEHOLD 17:15
  4.17 330 THE EFFECT OF REHABILITATION FOLLOWING LUMBAR DISC REPLACEMENT 17:20
  4.18 369 NEUROMODULATION FOR BACK AND HEAD PAIN – THE EVIDENCE FROM 18 MONTH FOLLOW UP DATA 17:25
  4.19 371 THE IMPACT OF POSTOPERATIVE DISC HEIGHT FOLLOWING ARTHROPLASTY ON LONG-TERM CLINICAL AND RADIOGRAPHIC OUTCOMES – A 5-YEAR FOLLOW-UP STUDY 17:30
 
 
 
1800-1930 Welcome Reception
 
 
SATURDAY 18 APRIL
 
0715-0930 Breakfast
 
0930-1030 Scientific Session 5 cx 5.1 280 FATTY INFILTRATION IN THE CERVICAL FLEXOR MUSCLES IN CHRONIC WHIPLASH 09:30
  5.2 288 DISTURBANCES TO MUSCLE BEHAVIOUR AND FUNCTION IN WHIPLASH INDUCED AND IDIOPATHIC NECK PAIN 09:38
  5.3 292 DEVELOPMENTAL TRAJECTORIES OF PAIN AND DISABILITY AND POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS SYMPTOMS FOLLOWING WHIPLASH INJURY 09:46
  lx 5.4 295 IMPAIRED BALANCE IN LOW BACK PAIN IS ASSOCIATED WITH CHANGES IN TRUNK CONTRO 09:54
  5.5 298 INCONTINENCE AND BREATHING DISORDERS INCREASE THE RISK FOR DEVELOPMENT OF BACK PAIN 10:02
discussion 10:10
 
1030-1100 Morning Refreshments
 
1100-1230 President's Session   THE AGEING SPINE' MARCEL DVORAK - 20 MINS + 10 MINS DISCUSSION 11:00
Discussion 11:20
  METASTATIC DISEASE OF THE SPINE: AN UPDATE AND NEW HORIZON FOR EVIDENCE BASED CARE. CHARLES FISHER - 20 MINS + 10 MINS DISCUSSION 11:30
Discussion 11:50
  BIOMECHANICAL ASPECTS OF SPINAL CORD INJURY' TOM OXLAND - 20 MINS + 10 MINS DISCUSSION 12:00
Discussion 12:20
1230-1330 Lunch
 
1330-1500 Session 7 pain 7.1 293 REVIEW LITERATURE ON THE USE OF OPIODS IN MANAGING CHRONIC SPINAL PAIN 13:30
  7.2 364 PARESTHESIA COVERAGE AND PAIN RELIEF IN THE LOW BACK FOR PATIENTS IMPLANTED WITH A PRECISION SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR SYSTEM 13:38
  miscellaneous 7.3 283 NERVE ROOT SEDIMENTATION SIGN – A NEW DIAGNOSTIC PARAMETER IN LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS 13:46
  7.4 336 RECOVERY OF ANKLE DORSIFLEXION WEAKNESS FOLLOWING LUMBAR DECOMPRESSIVE SURGERY 13:54
discussion 14:02
  tdr 7.5 289 A SELFSTABILIZING SLIDING CORE DISC ARTHROPLASTY PROSTHESIS 14:22
  7.6 328 THE EFFECT OF AGE ON CLINICAL OUTCOMES FOLLOWING LUMBAR TOTAL DISC REPLACEMENT AFTER A MINIMUM 1-YEAR FOLLOW-UP 14:30
  7.7 329 INTRAOPERATIVE NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING DURING TOTAL DISC REPLACEMENT SURGERY: RESULTS IN 21 PATIENTS 14:38
  7.8 370 TWO- AND FIVE-YEAR LUMBAR INDEX-LEVEL MOTION FOLLOWING ARTHROPLASTY: IMPACT OF HETEROTOPIC OSSIFICATION 14:46
  discussion   14:54
 
1530-1600 Afternoon Refreshments
 
1600-1700 Session 8 trauma 8.1 306 AXONAL INTEGRITY AND GLIOSIS IN POST-TRAUMATIC SYRINGOMYELIA 16:00
  8.2 337 A PROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS COMPARING PREOPERATIVE MRI TO DIAGNOSE DISRUPTION OF THE POSTERIOR LIGAMENTOUS COMPLEX IN CERVICAL SPINE INJURY AND INTRAOPERATIVE FINDINGS 16:08
  8.3 319 A PROSPECTIVE, MULTICENTER TRIAL TO EVALUATE THE ROLE AND TIMING OF DECOMPRESSION IN PATIENTS WITH CERVICAL SPINAL CORD INJURY: ONE YEAR RESULTS OF THE STASCIS STUDY 16:16
  8.4 357 SURGICAL CORRECTION OF FIXED POST TRAUMATIC THORACOLUMBAR DEFORMITY BY OSTEOTOMY. 16:24
  tumour 8.5 335 SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF PRIMARY BONE TUMORS OF THE SPINE: VALIDATION OF THE ENNEKING CLASSIFICATION: A MULTICENTER COHORT STUDY 16:32
discussion 16:40
 
1700-1800 Business Meeting 1
 
1845-2300 Conference Dinner
 
 
SUNDAY 19 APRIL
 
0715-0800 Breakfast
 
0800-0900 Business Meeting 2
 
0900-1030 Session 9 techniques 9.1 305 ACCURACY OF STEREOTACTIC NAVIGATION IN THE PLACEMENT OF INSTRUMENTATION IN COMPLEX SPINE SURGERY.OW-YANG M., STEEL T. 09:00
  9.2 333 OXIPLEX REDUCES POST SURGICAL BACK PAIN, LEG PAIN AND ASSOCIATED SYMPTOMS 6 MONTHS FOLLOWING SINGLE-LEVEL LOWER LUMBAR LAMINECTOMY FOR REMOVAL OF A HERNIATED DISC 09:08
  9.3 314 ON THE NECESSITY OF CORRECTING ANATOMIC DEFORMITY IN THE TREATMENT OF SPONDYLOLISTHESIS 09:16
  9.4 294 CLINICAL OUTCOMES OF LUMBAR ZYGAPOPHYSEAL JOINT FUSION USING HOLLOW TITANIUM FACET FUSION IMPLANTS - TWO YEAR RESULTS 09:24
discussion 09:32
  basic science 9.5 324 SUSTAINED DELIVERY OF PRO-INFLAMMATORY GROWTH FACTORS VIA A MINI-OSMOTIC PUMP TO AN EXPERIMENTAL SPINAL CORD INJURY IN RATS 09:47
  9.6 342 OSTEOPOROTIC CHARACTERISTICS REMAIN IN THE VERTEBRAE OF OSTEOPOROTIC SHEEP AFTER CESSATION OF CORTICOSTEROID ADMINISTRATION. 09:55
  9.7 350 LATERAL BONE DENSITY VARIATIONS IN THE SCOLIOTIC SPINE 10:03
  9.8 316 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF CERVICAL INTERBODY FUSION INDUCED BY ALLOGENEIC MESENCHYMAL PRECURSOR CELLS. 10:11
discussion 10:19
 
1030-1100 Morning Refreshments
 
1100-1200 Session 10 bmp 10.1 281 ERYTHROPOIETIN'S OSTEOGENIC POTENCY IN POSTEROLATERAL SPINAL FUSION 11:00
  10.2 355 SPINAL FUSION IN RAT MODEL USING A CONTROL RELEASE GRANULE CONTAINING BMP- 7 11:08
  10.3 300 BMP-7 (OP-1®) SAFETY IN ANTERIOR CERVICAL FUSION SURGERY 11:16
  10.4 349 OUTCOMES OF DEGENERATIVE LUMBAR SPONDYLOLISTHESIS TREATED WITH POSTEROLATERAL FUSION WITH BMP7, DOES ADDITIONAL TLIF ADD BENEFIT? 11:24
  10.5 348 BMP DOES NOT IMPROVE CLINICAL OUTCOME IN INTERBODY FUSIONS 11:32
discussion 11:40
 
1200-1230 Presentations 12:00
 
1230   Close of Program        
 
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