Scientific Information and Call for Abstract

Target Audience
Neurosurgeons and Orthopaedic spine surgeons, in addition to other healthcare professionals whose scope of practice includes spine surgery. Residents and Fellows.

Official Language
The official language of the meeting is English without simultaneous translation.
We kindly ask to all speakers to prepare the slides in English.

Call for abstract on the topics of the meeting
The Organizing Committee invites You to participate actively at the Biennal Meeting of the WFNS Spine Committee 2020. You are kindly invited to submit your abstract in English for case discussion sessions using the online form on this website.
Abstract will be selected and assigned by the Organizing Committee. Abstract not selected for the oral sessions will be automatically considered for E-poster presentation in the E-poster corner.
The receipt of abstract will be acknowledged automatically by e-mail to the presenting author upon the on-line submission. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be notified not later than March 30th, 2020.

Abstract submission deadline POSTPONED March 15th, 2020.
Abstract submitted after the deadline might be not accepted.

Topics of the Meeting

Spine surgery education

  • E-learning
  • Virtual reality for education
  • Cadaver labs versus augmented reality
  • Critical assessment of operative videos on line: time to regulation

Spine endoscopy

  • Were we are: Tell the truth

Spine surgery in the world

  • Epidemiology
  • Worldwide guidelines for management
  • Reliability of clinical studies

New technologies in spine surgery

  • role of robotic and navigation

Modern concept of MISS

  • Concept of less invasive spinal surgery

Management and treatment of spondylolisthesis

  • Clinical and surgical considerations
  • Sagittal balance
  • Critical evaluation of new devices

Role of biomechanics in spine surgery

Vertebral tumors

  • Primitive vertebral tumors
  • Metastatic spine
  • Actual best clinical practice

Spinal cord tumors

  • Surgical techniques update
  • Lunch or coffee session: IONM: state of the art

Spinal trauma

  • Worldwide epidemiology
  • Vertebral fractures classification and management
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Open controversies

Other topics

  • Cervical pathology
  • Spondylodiscitis
  • What went wrong?

Rules for Speakers/Teachers/Tutors
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The speech will be subject to accreditation CME, therefore, we request compliance with the following rules:

• the teaching activity must be objective, balanced and not influenced by direct interests or indirect interests of stakeholders with commercial interest;

• the supervisor/teacher must not include in the activity teaching advertising of any kind for specific products of medical interest, must indicate only generic names of drugs, instruments, principals and not the trade name, even if related to the subject matter;

• the supervisor/teacher must not project images covered by copyright, identifying images of drugs or equipment and images that can violate patient privacy.

Audiovisual equipment
PC Projection (only PPT file on CD or on a memory stick, USB port or DVD) will be provided. Speakers are kindly requested to contact the Slide Center, placed inside the meeting hall, at least one hour before the presentation in order to test all the audiovisual material.
The presentation will be forwarded through Local Area Network (LAN) directly to the Video Projector. The use of personal laptop (MAC/PC) is allowed directly in the meeting hall, remind the adaptor for VGA cable; the speaker must check it with the technician well in advance. Each Speaker shall collect their technical material at the end of the session or at the latest at the end of the day. The Organizing Secretariat accepts no responsibility for any lost audiovisual material that was not collected or left unattended.
Remember to adhere strictly to the time allotted for each presentation.

Attendance certificate
At the end of the Meeting an attendance certificate will be given to all registered participants.

The Scientific and the Organizing Secretariats reserve the right to make any change to the program they deem necessary for scientific and/or technical reasons.