Thursday, March 17, 2022, 08:45 - 17:15

Main Program (PDF to download)

09:00-10:15 Session I  | 10:45-12:00 Session II 
13:00-14:30 Session III | 15:00-16:00 Session IV | 16:00-17:00 Session V

08:45-09:00 Welcome
Enrico Tessitore, Geneva; Gregory Jost, Biel; Adrian Merlo, Bern
09:00-10:15 Session I: Joint NeuroSpine-AO Spine Session 2022
AO Spine Symposium: Revision surgery
Organized and Supported by AOSpine
Chairs: Martin Stienen, St. Gallen; Gregory Jost, Biel
09:00-09:20 Biomechanics of spinal sagittal alignment – what can we learn from musculoskeletal
Dominika Ignasiak, Zurich
09:20-09:40 Radiological Assessment of a patient requiring revision spine surgery
Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran, Coimbatore, India | Livestream
09:40-10:00 Role of anterior and lateral surgery in revisions cases
Massimo Balsano, Verona, IT
10:00-10:15 Questions & Answers
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:00 Session II : Basic Science relative to spine
Chairs: Dennis Dominguez, Geneva; Francois Porchet, Zurich
10:45-11:05 Evidence based medicine and clinical spine research
Florian Ringel, Mainz, DE
11:05-11:25 The role of inflammation in sciatica: the contradictory effect of macrophages
Niek Djuric, Leiden, NL
11:25-11:45 Biomechanical simulations to address complications in spine surgery on the use case of screw loosening
Jonas Widmer, Zurich
11:45-12:00 Questions & Answers
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Session III: Cervical Myelopathy
Chairs: Mazda Farshad, Zurich; Enrico Tessitore, Geneva
13:00-13:15 Novel insights into the pathophysiology of degenerative cervical myelopathy
Peter Vajkoczy, Berlin, DE
13:15-13:30 Current practice patterns for non-operative management of asymptomatic spinal cord compression and mild degenerative cervical myelopathy: Results from a AOSpine Global Survey
Aria Nouri, Geneva 
13:30-13:45 The prevalence of asymptomatic and symptomatic spinal cord compression on magnetic resonance imaging
Mark Kotter, Cambridge, UK
13:45-14:00 CSF pressure in patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy undergoing surgical deCOMPression of the spinal CORD: the COMP-CORD study
Martin Schubert, Zurich 
14:00-14:30 Case debate
- Case of severe cervical stenosis (3')   - Pietro Scarone, Lugano
- Pro anterior approach only (5')             - Alex Alfieri, Winterthur (TBC)
- Pro posterior approach only (5')          - Juan Barges-Coll, Lausanne
- Pro combined approach (5')                 - Arne Mehrkens, Basel (TBC)
- Case solution (3')                                   - Pietro Scarone, Lugano
- Questions & Answers (10')
14:30-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-16:00 Session IV: Joint NeuroSpine-EANS spine section 2022
Sacro-iliac joint surgery
Supported by Global-S
Chairs: Ralph Schär, Bern; Florian Ringel, Mainz, DE
15:00-15:15 Patient selection and surgical techniques for SI joint fusion
Massimo Balsano, Verona, IT
15:15-15:30 Benefit of navigation to optimize sacropelvic techniques in deformity surgery
Peter Vajkoczy, Berlin, DE
15:30-15:45 When should we extend to the ilium?
Christian Ulrich, Bern
15:45-16:00 Questions & Answers 
16:00-17:00 Session V: What I would not do again
Chair: Markus Loibl, Zurich
  Panel of experts: Oliver Hausmann, Lucerne; Thomas Forster, St. Gallen
Case presenters:
Gianluca Maestretti, Fribourg; Oliver Gautschi, Lucerne

What I would not do again: Gianluca Maestretti, Fribourg (5')
Round table discussion: experts + participants (10')
Expert opinion: Oliver Hausmann, Lucerne (10')
Case solution: Gianluca Maestretti, Fribourg (5')
16:30-17:00 What I would not do again: Oliver Gautschi, Lucerne (5')
Round table discussion: experts + participants (10')
Expert opinion: Thomas Forster, St. Gallen (10')
Case solution: Oliver Gautschi, Lucerne (5')
17:00 Closing Remarks
Enrico Tessitore, Geneva; Gregory Jost, Biel; Adrian Merlo, Bern

Program per 14.03.2022