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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Meeting 2006 draft program released

Meeting 2006 draft program released

The draft program for the Sydney 2006 meeting is now available.

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