Fundamentals Course 2009
 

 

 

     
  INTERNATIONAL 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                 

 

       
  LOCAL SPEAKERS   A local faculty of experienced spine surgeons, engineers and therapists.
 
 

MEETING INFORMATION

 

This is the first Fundamentals in Spine Surgery Course. This is a new initiative of the Spine Society. The Society is primarily a scientific organization. It wishes to use the high quality experts that are available at the annual scientific meeting to provide a basic update course for those with an interest in spine surgery. The course preceded the two and one half day annual scientific meeting of the Society. Registrants are also welcome to register for the all or part of the scientific meeting.
 

 

SPONSORSHIP

 

 

The meeting is sponsored by the Australian Orthopaedic Association. As part of their commitment to training and the support of subspecialty organizations.

 

 

 

 

 
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

This course should be attended by the following.

  • General Orthopaedic Surgeons and Neurosurgeons who want an update on current basic spine surgical principles.
  • Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Registrars.

The course may also be of value to.

  • Basic Scientists who perform research referable to spine surgery who want to gain some insight into spine surgery.
  • Rehabilitation Physicians and Therapists who want to understand some principles of Modern Spine Surgery.

PROGRAM CONTENT

 

Basic Science Functional anatomy - what can hurt ?
Disc degeneration - a biological view
Disc degeneration - a biomechanical view
What is instability ?
Instability and axial pain - a clinical perspective Instability and neural compression - a clinical perspective
Sagittal balance
Acute back pain how to treat
The role of physiotherapy in acute back pain
Chronic back pain - the role of investigation
Chronic back pain - the role of physiotherapy
Chronic back pain - the role of rehabililitation
Chronic back pain - the role of fusion
Chronic back pain- the role of arthroplasty
Back and leg pain - the role of injections
Lumbar disc herniation
Spinal stenosis treatment
When is fusion indicated with nerve compression ?
A rational approach to the treatment of thoracolumbar fractures
Fixation of thoracolumbar fractures what works, what doesn't
Chronic neck pain - is there anything that can be done ? NASS best evidence synthesis.
Brachialgia
Spondylotic myelopathy
A rational approach to the treatment of cervical fractures
Fixation of cervical fractures - what works - what doesn't.

FINAL PROGRAM CLICK HERE

 

 

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.

 

REGISTRATION

 

Click here for online registration.
A Registration form can be downloaded by clicking here or by contacting the conference organizer Taylored images.

332 Waterworks Road
Ashgrove
QUEENSLAND 4060
AUSTRALIA

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

 

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

 

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

 

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