Introduction: Capio Spine Center Stockholm invites neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons with an interest in cervical conditions to join our upcoming course in cervical surgery. This course is designed to cater to both resident doctors (ST läkare) and specialists looking to deepen or update their knowledge in the field. In collaboration with PO Medica and Augmented Navigation, we are proud to offer this educational opportunity. Our main sponsor for this event is Medtronic, and the course will take place at the PO Medica training centre in Sparsör, 10km north of Borås, Sweden.
Course Overview: Spanning from March 13th to 15th, this comprehensive course will delve into the intricacies of cervical surgery. It is intended to empower participants with the latest techniques and insights relevant to both anterior and posterior approaches to cervical spine surgery. The course will be conducted by experienced faculty members and experts in the field.
Day 1: Will feature a course introduction and initial lecture, followed by a welcoming reception for networking. Please note that attendance on the first day is not obligatory.
Day 2: Will focus on anterior approaches, covering procedures such as Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF), Uncotomy, Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion (ACCF), Vertebral Artery Dissection, and an Anterior Odontoid Screw demonstration. The day concludes with a course dinner sponsored by Medtronic.
Day 3: Explores posterior approaches, including Posterior Foraminotomy, Lateral Mass Screws (C3-C6), Pedicle Screws (C2, C7, Th1), Lamina Screws (C2), Posterior Fixation (C1-C2), Muscle-Preserving Minimally Invasive Laminectomy, and Laminoplasty. Optional sessions, if time allows, encompass Dura Repair in Anterior and Posterior Surgery and Navigation on an Anthropomorphic Phantom.
We cordially invite you to partake in this academically rigorous course, which promises to equip you with the latest advancements in cervical surgery techniques. This collaborative effort with leading companies and partners ensures a valuable and enriching learning experience.
Capio Spine Center Stockholm proudly presents: The hands-on course
"Surgical Approaches to the Cervical Spine"
Date: 13-15 March 2024
Place: Sparsör, Sweden
Course fee: 20,000 SEK
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Adrian Elmi Terander is a senior consultant Neurosurgeon and an associate professor of Neurosurgery with over 20 years of experience. His main area of practice is spinal neurosurgery. His research is primarily centred on spine surgery, surgical techniques, and how to avoid complications, with a specific focus on surgical navigation technologies and augmented reality.
Erik Edström is an associate professor and Senior consultant neurosurgeon specialising in pediatric and spinal neurosurgery. Research interests include the fields of adult, pediatric and spinal neurosurgery. Focus areas are intraoperative imaging solutions, augmented reality neuronavigation and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy for neurosurgery.
Paul Gerdhem's clinical and research interests span from the cervical spine to the sacrum. He performs clinical and translational studies on fractures, osteoporosis, spinal deformity, degenerative spinal disorders, pelvic disorders, and improvement in surgical techniques. Methodologies include randomized controlled trials, register studies, studies on genetics, studies on bone metabolism, bone density measurements, imaging and spinal navigation.
Anders Frost has been a specialist in Orthopedics since 1990 and previously practised a wide range of spine surgeries at Akademiska Hospital in Uppsala. His expertise includes various orthopaedic procedures, with a particular focus on spinal surgery. He completed a doctoral thesis centred on in vitro studies of bone cells.
Halldór Skúlason is a neurosurgeon currently working at Landspitali University in Reykjavik, Iceland. He did his training in Iceland and at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. He is specialized in spine and vascular neurosurgery. His main focus in spine is cervical and lumbar. He has done research in spine navigation using augmented reality.
Anna MacDowall is an associate professor and a senior spine surgeon at the Academic Hospital of Uppsala affiliated with Uppsala University. Anna´s speciality lies within the cervical spine and her research includes both randomized controlled studies and registered studies within the scope of cervical degenerative radiculopathy, cervical degenerative myelopathy, cervical instability, and deformity due to Rheumatoid arthritis and, subaxial fractures.
Professor Claes Olerud graduated from Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, in 1981.
He has tutored 15 Ph.D. students, authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications mainly in the field och spine research, and has given over 200 presentations at national and international meetings. He is frequently invited as a guest lecturer at international conferences and meetings.