Modules

The Hellenic Spine Society organize 5 modules according to the following program, which is based on the Eurospine program

In every course there will be an entry quiz and an exit quiz with 20 multiple choice questions in order to measure improvement rate of the participants.

Participants will be requested to  fill an evaluation form concerning the organization of the course and an other one form on faculty after each presentation.

The modules are organized in Thessaloniki and Athens alternately every six monts.

The faculty is consisted mainly by Greek Neurosurgeons and Orthopedic Surgeons (experts), but in some cases the faculty will include invited experts speakers from abroad.

The Greek spine Diploma is equivalent to the Eurospine Diploma.

 

Ioannis Magras
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Past President of the Hellenic Spine society
President of the Educational Committee of the Hellenic Spine Society
Member of the Educational Committee of the Eurospine

SESSION1: SPINE THE BIGGER PICTURE

  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Epidemiology & Economics
  • Ergonomics & Psychosocial Aspects

 

SESSSION 2: THE FUNCTIONAL SPINE

  • Radiology Imaging
  • Biomechanics
  • The Young Spine
  • The Old Spine
  • Case Discussion

 

SESSION 3: CLINICAL EVALUATION

  • Case Discussion:
Recognising Serious Spine Disorders: red Flags
  • Communication skill
  • Consenting skills exercise
  • Top Tips For Clinical Examination
  • Safety & Ethics

 

SESSION 4: EMERGENCIES

  • Evaluation. Transport
  • Acute Cord Compression
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Case Discussion: Systemic Diseases & The Spine
  • Case Discussion
  • Course Evaluation

SESSION 1: CERVICAL AND LUMBAR : HEARNIATED DISC, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF RADICULAR PAIN

  • Epidemiology & Natural History of Radicular Pain
  • Imaging of Radicular Pain
  • Effective Non-Surgical Interventions for Radicular Pain
  • Surgery for Radicular Pain in the Lumbar Spine
  • Surgery for Radicular Pain in the Cervical Spine
  • Case Discussion

 

SESSION 2: LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

  • Spinal Stenosis: Presentation, Natural History, Non-Surgical Treatment
  • Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Stenosis
  • Case Discussion

 

SESSION 3: CERVICAL AND THORACIC MYELOPATHY

  • Imaging Myelopathy: Techniques & Prognostic Indicators
  • Presentation, Causes, Natural History Cervical & Thoracic Myelopathy
  • Clinical & Surgical Decision Making In Thoracic Myelopathy
  • Clinical & Surgical Decision Making In Cervical Myelopathy
  • Case Discussion

 

SESSION 4: SPONDYLOLYSIS AND SPONDYLOLISTHESIS

  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis & High-Grade Spondylolisthesis

 

SESSION 5: AXIAL SPINE PAIN

  • Obstacles to Recovery
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Back Pain
  • Fusion Surgery for Low Back Pain
  • Case Discussion

 

SESSION 6: DEGENERATIVE ADULTE DEFORMITY

  • Degenerative Lumbar Deformity
  • Case Discussion

SESSION 1: PRINCIPLES OF SPINAL DEFORMITY

  • Scoliosis: aetiology & prognostic factors
  • Kyphosis
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Imaging of Deformities
  • Discussion

 

SESSION 2:CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT

  • Casting, Bracing & Role of Rehabilitation

 

SESSION 3:PRINCIPLES OF SURGICAL TREATMENT

  • Pre-Op Assessment; how to prepare for a complex case
  • Positioning the Patient
  • Blood Saving
  • Intra-Op Monitoring
  • Pedicle Screw Guidance in Deformity
  • Bone Fusion
  • Discussion

 

SESSION 4: PRINCIPLES OF SURGICAL TREATMENT

  • Congenital Spinal Cord Anomalies
  • Congenital Spinal Deformities
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Idiopathic Adult Deformities
  • Degenerative Deformities
  • Discussion

 

SESSION 5: TECHNIQUE AND STRATEGY

  • End Limits of Fusion in Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Coronal & Sagittal Balance
  • Techniques & Strategies: Posterior Approach
  • Techniques & Strategies: Anterior Approach
  • Discussion: Posterior/ Anterior

 

SESSION 6: OSTEOTOMIES

  • Role & Technique of Spinal Osteotomies
  • Case Discussion: Adult & Degenerative

SESSION 1: TRAUMA CERVICAL SPINE

  • Imaging of Cervical Trauma
  • Trauma of CO-C2: Classification & Management
  • Trauma of Subaxial C-Spine: classification & management
  • Case Discussion

 

SESSION 2:TAUMA THORACOLUMBAR SPINE

  • Imaging of Thoracic/Thoracolumbar Trauma
  • Trauma of TL Spine: management
  • Sacral Fractures: classification & management

 

SESSION 3:TRAUMA TOPICS

  • Trauma of Spine with Ankylosing Spondylitis: features & management
  • Osteoporotic Fractures: diagnosis & management
  • Paediatric Spinal Trauma: features & management
  • Rehabilitation Following Spinal Cord Trauma
  • Prevention and Management of Post- Traumatic Kyphosis
  • Case Discussion

 

SESSION 4: BIOMATERIALS IN SPINE SURGERY

 

SESSION 5: SPINAL CORD INJURY

  • Spinal Shock & Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury Syndromes

SESSION 1: VERTEBRAL OSTEOMYELITIS

  • Etiology, Pathogenesis, Routes of Spread
  • Symptoms & Diagnosis
  • Conservative Treatment & Indications for Surgical Treatment
  • Surgical Management of Spinal Infections

 

SESSION 2: REUMATOID DISEASE

  • Etiology, Pathogenesis, Symptoms, Diagnosis
  • Stabilizing & Corrective Surgery of the TL Spine (Especially Ankylosing Spondylitis)
  • Diagnosis & Treatment of the Occipito- Atlantoaxial Complex

 

SESSION 3: METABOLICBONE DISEASES

  • Bone Disorders
  • Osteoporosis (Etiology, Diagnosis, Drug Therapy)
  • Surgical Considerations in Disorders of the Bone

 

SESSION 4: TUMOURS OF THE AXIAL SKELETON

  • Benign Tumours and Tumour Like Lesions: diagnosis and management
  • Primary Malignant Tumours: diagnosis and management
  • Secondary Malignant Tumours: diagnosis and management

 

SESSION 5: TUMORS OF THE SPINAL CORD

  • Intradural extra medullary Tumours
  • Intramedullary Tumours

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Modules
Module 3: Spinal Deformities
Module 5: Tumors and Inflammatory Diseases of the Spine


Course Dates
12-13 November 2018


Course venue
Thessaloniki, Greece


Organization
Hellenic Spine Society


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