osijek-2016

1 st Osijek Anterior Cervical Spine International Neurosurgical Course

October 18-19, 2016, Osijek, Croatia
Final announcement

Department of Neurosurgery, under the auspice of Osijek University School of Medicine, “J. J. Strossmayer” University of Osijek, with the support of Croatian Neurosurgical Society, Association of Neurosurgeons in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and endorsed by Southeast Europe Neurosurgical Society (SeENS) and Serbian Neurosurgical Society, is organizing First Osijek Cervical Spine International Neurosurgical Course.
The scope of the course is to educate and engage in indication, technique and complications discussion with residents and young specialists of neurosurgery, orthopedic and spine surgery, as well as affiliated medical professionals from Croatia and South East Europe on the topic of anterior cervical spine discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for cervical spondylosis and trauma. The course will include lectures and hands-on workshop, and will be supported by medical implants industry.

Course co-directors:
Prof. Bruno Splavski, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery,
Department of Neurosurgery, Osijek University School of Medicine, Osijek, Croatia
Prof. Kenan I. Arnautovic, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery,
Semmes-Murphey Clinic and Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, USA

Course faculty:
Prof. Krešimir Rotim, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Sisters of Charity Clinical Hospital Center, Zagreb, Croatia
Ass. Prof. Goran Mrak, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Zagreb Clinical Hospital Center, Zagreb, Croatia
Dario Muţević, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Osijek University School of Medicine, Osijek, Croatia
Ibrahim Omerhodzić, MD, MS, Department of Neurosurgery, University Clinical Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ass. Prof. Dilyan Ferdinandov, MD, MPH, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of Sofia, St. Ivan Rilsky University Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria
Prof. Danilo Radulović, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia

Date: October 18-19, 2016

Venue: Osijek University School of Medicine
Videoconference Hall (Floor 3)
Josipa Huttlera 4
31000 Osijek, Croatia

PROGRAM

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
17,00 – 19,00: Registration of the participants
19,00 – 23,00: Welcome reception and dinner for the participants and faculty (Hotel Waldinger, Osijek)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
8,00 – 9,00: Registration of the participants
9,00 – 9,15: Opening remarks (Splavski B, Arnautovic KI)
9,15 – 9,45: Splavski B. Introduction to pathology of cervical disk degenerative disease
9,45 – 10,15: Radulović D. Surgical anatomy of cervical spine
10,15 – 10,45: Omerhodzic I. Indications for surgical management of cervical spondylosis
10,45 – 11,00: Coffee break
11,00 – 11,30: Arnautovic KI. Surgical technique of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
11,30 – 12,00: Ferdinandov D. Fusion vs. motion preservation surgery for cervical degenerative disc disease
12,00 – 12,30: Muzevic D. Prognosis and follow-up of patients after ACDF
12,30 – 13,30: Lunch
13,30 – 15,30: Hands-on workshop
15,30 – 16,00: Arnautovic KI, Splavski B, Radulović D, Rotim K, Mrak G (moderators). Round table discussion and closing remarks
The official language of the course is English.
All participants are encouraged to bring a couple of their own illustrative cases (as PowerPoint presentation) which will be discussed during the round table.
All participants will be awarded CME points by Croatian Medical Chamber.

Course fee: free for all participants

Accommodation: Accommodation is possible in Hotel Waldinger (double rooms) at 15% discount (please contact the Course secretary) or elsewhere at your own convenience.
****Hotel Waldinger, Ţupanijska 8, 31 000 Osijek, Croatia, Phone: +385 31 250 450
****Hotel Osijek, Šamačka 4, 31 000 Osijek, Croatia, Phone: +385 31 230 333
****Zoo Hotel, Sjevernodravska obala bb, 31 000 Osijek, Phone: +385 31 544 000
***Hotel Drava, I. F. Gundulića 25a, 31 000 Osijek, Phone: +385 31 250 500
***Hotel Silver, Martina Divalta 84, 31 000 Osijek, Phone: +385 31 582 535
***Hotel Vila Ariston, Andrije Kačića Miošića 6, 31 000 Osijek, Phone: +385 31 251 351
Apartments Zoe, Cvjetkova 2, 31 000 Osijek, Phone: +385 31 492 480

Course secretary: Slavka Serdarušić, Department of Neurosurgery, Osijek University Hospital Centre, Phone: +385 31 511 382, email: serdarusic.slavka@kbo.hr

Registration: please register by e-mail at neurokirurgija@kbo.hr until October 9, 2016.

Sponsorship: Medtronic Sofamor Danek Inc.