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The 8th Surgical Approaches to the Spine Course

28th May 2024
9:00am - 5:00pm (BST)
28th - 30th May 2024
9:00am - 5:00pm (BST)
£1134 (GBP)
Not an online event
Attendance certificate available
IN PERSON

Description

The 8th Surgical Approaches to the Spine

This course is heavily supported by Fujifilm and Karl Storz

Suitability

ST4 - ST8 Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic trainees, Spinal Fellow, Junior Consultants (years 1-3)

Relevant Grades

ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, SpR

Course Format

Introduction of anatomy and approaches by lectures, followed by cadaver dissection and demonstration in the Skills lab.

Course Objectives

To support the Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spinal trainee during their training to understand the anatomy of spine and surgical approaches, and develop their skills regarding instrumentation of spine.

Learning Outcomes

Following the course the participant should be able to:

  • Describe safe approaches to all levels of the spine
  • Demonstrate placement of screws and interbody cages in cervical thoracic and lumbar regions
  • Describe steps to avoid potential pitfalls, particularly vascular and neurological injury while approaching spine

Costs

Full Fee: £1260

Course Fee for Fellows/Members: £1134.00

Course Convenor

Mr Likhith Alakandy, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Glasgow

Summary

The 8th Surgical Approaches to the Spine Course is an ideal learning opportunity for ST4 - ST8 Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic trainees, Spinal Fellow, and Junior Consultants. This respected course is generously supported by Fujifilm and Karl Storz and is convened by Mr Likhith Alakandy, a Consultant Neurosurgeon in Glasgow. The course format includes detailed lectures on anatomy and approaches, followed by practical cadaver dissection in the skills lab. Objectives include developing a comprehensive understanding of spine anatomy, surgical approaches, and instrumentation skills. This is a rare chance to learn how to describe safe approaches to all levels of the spine, demonstrate placement of screws and interbody cages in specific regions, and avoid potential pitfalls during surgical procedures.
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Learning objectives

Describe safe approaches to all levels of the spine Demonstrate placement of screws and interbody cages in cervical thoracic and lumbar regions Describe steps to avoid potential pitfalls, particularly vascular and neurological injury while approaching spine
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28th - 30th May 2024
9:00am - 5:00pm (BST)
£1134 (GBP)
Not an online event
Attendance certificate available
IN PERSON