Industry Workshops

Wednesday, 11 October

Lunch Workshops: 12:00-14:00



Room: Wicklow Hall 2A

Degenerative Surgery: Get it right the first time - improving outcomes with patient selection and therapy optimizers

Improving outcomes - from patient selection to pain management
Maarten Moens, Belgium

Strategies to drive intraoperative efficiencies and success
Jörg Franke, Germany

rhBMP-2* (dibotermin alfa) - Increasing primary fusion rates whilst reducing costs
Dominique Rothen uh, UK


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DePuy Synthes | Lilly

Room: Liffey Hall 1

Management of The Aging Spine: Less Invasive Surgical Considerations and Medical Treatment Options

There are inevitable changes to the musculoskeletal system as patients age, which may lead to numerous conditions that may require treatment. Many of these conditions can cause chronic, disabling pain which can often reduce the quality of life of patients. The treatment planning for pa ents with spinal degeneration and fragility fractures may be long and onerous including physical therapy, bed-rest, medical therapies, and or surgery proposed on an individual basis. The decision-making process should address the timing of any surgery, surgical approach, level of interbody fusion required, correction of sagittal imbalance and the end of the construct. The seminar will also address and discuss the challenging areas of bone disorders and osteoporosis and other medical conditions that often require a co-management approach.

The Challenges

  • Epidemiology, economic impact, morbidity & mortality
    Christoph Siepe, Germany

Vertebral osteoporotic fractures & pharmacology treatments

  • Pathway for fracture prevention and impact of treatments and management
    Opinder Sahota, UK

Considerations for Surgical Management

  • Percutaneous techniques and specific considerations
    Pujan Kavakebi, Austria
  • Considerations for spinal surgery & the clinical benefits of MIS/LIS techniques in this patient group
    Christoph Siepe, Germany
  • Spinal navigation in fracture treatment
    Pujan Kavakebi, Austria


Silony Medical

Room: Wicklow Meeting Room 2

Minimal invasive posterior screw fixation - benefits and limitations in different surgical settings
Cornelius Wimmer, Germany


Kisco International

Room: Wicklow Meeting Room 3

Indications of anterior cervical plates

Presentation on the current treatment for cervical issues: fixation and cervical arthroplasty.

Prof. Vital and Dr. Huot will explain treatment and surgeries used for the stabilization.

Roundtable and discussion with the participants will take place around a workshop on sawbones.

Jean-Marc Vital, France
Jean-Claude Huot, France


Globus Medical

Room: Ecocem Room

REFLECT™ A Non-Fusion Technique for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis


Mainstay Medical

Room: Liffey Meeting Room 1

Restorative Neurostimulation for Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain

Restorative Neurostimulation for Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain - ReAc v8
Jörg Franke, Germany

Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain, the unmet clinical need
Seamus Morris, Ireland

ReAc v8-A Study Results
Chris Gilligan, USA



Room: Wicklow Meeting Room 5

Cemented Screws: Strategy or Hype?

Jean-Charles Le Huec, France
Steven Van Gaalen, Netherlands



Room: Wicklow Meeting Room 4

Marvelous Prosperity: SPINENDOS Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery System

Stefan Hellinger, Germany
Zainalabdin Anwar Hadi, Germany
Jiancheng Zeng, China
Chien-Min Chen, Taiwan



Room: Wicklow Meeting Room 1

Initial experience with the novel robotic visualization system™ - KINEVO 900 from ZEISS in minimally invasive spine surgery

Dr. med. Andreas Korge, Schoen Clinic Munich, Germany, will share his first clinical experience with ZEISS KINEVO 900 that delivers unparalleled real-time insights. It assists surgeons in gaining greater certainty in a virtually disruption-free work ow with:

  • Hands-free, Surgeon-Controlled Robo cs to enable virtually uninterrupted work.
  • QEVO® - the unique Micro-Inspec on Tool to allow the surgeon to see hidden anatomical details.
  • Digital Hybrid Visualiza on to give the freedom to choose between visualization modes.

Andreas Korge, Germany


Thursday, 12 October

Lunch Workshops: 12:00-14:00



Room: Wicklow Hall 2A

When less is more - Role and impact of minimally invasive techniques for deformity correction

Innovative minimally invasive technique for 3d correction of AIS
Romain Dayer, Switzerland

How to achieve sagittal balance with MIS when correcting Adult deformity?
Neel Anand, USA

MIS for deformity - the value perspective (economics)
Martin Gehrchen, Denmark



Ecocem Room

Expert Perspectives on Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Sagi al Alignment of the Spine

Current and emerging data illustrates a direct correlation between spinal alignment and long-term clinical outcomes. Specific spinal and spinopelvic parameters are key predictors in determining successful patient outcomes in all spinal procedures from single- to multi-level pathologies.

Sagittal malalignment of the spine has also been associated with worsened postsurgical outcomes. For better operative planning of fusion and alignment restoration, improved knowledge of ideal fusion angles and interdependences between upper and lower spine alignment is needed. Because spinal and spinopelvic parameters might play a role in sagittal alignment, their associations should be assessed.

NuVasive is committed to a global approach for assessing, preserving, and restoring spinal alignment in an effort to promote surgical efficiencies, lasting patient outcomes, and improved quality of life.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand association between sagittal alignment and spinal and spino-pelvic parameters
  2. Learn how to calculate alignment parameters with preoperative planning tools.
  3. Know the technical aspects of spinal column reconstruction with comprehensive procedural solutions with real-time intraoperative assessment.
  4. Obtain an overview of the latest clinical evidence
  5. Acquire ps and trick through case-based discussions

Pedro Berjano, Italy
Dominique Rothenfluh, UK
Jean-Charles Le Huec, France


Silony Medical

Room: Wicklow Meeting Room 2

Strategies to approach lumbar interbody fusion:

ALIF: benefits of and indications for anterior methods
Markus Quante, Germany

LLIF: Going lateral for improvement of sagittal balance
Navin Verghese, UK

TLIF: Achieving Lordosis step by step. Guidelines with animations & video sequences
Henry Halm, Germany


Zimmer Biomet

Room: Liffey Meeting Room 1

The Key factors to indicate successfully an arthroplasty with Mobi-C®

Thierry Dufour, France
Stéphane Litrico, France


B. Braun

Room: Liffey Hall 1

Today's challenges of a spine surgeon in complex spine and deformities

Case discussions and new perspectives

Thomas R. Blatter, Germany
Martin Repko, Czech Republic
Hisam Ariffin, Malaysia



Room: Wicklow Meeting Room 1

Endoscopic Spinal Surgery: Experience and Evidence

Chairmen & Moderation:
Menno Iprenburg, MD, Veenhuizen, NL
Prof. Alastair Gibson, MD, Edinburgh, Scotland
Wolfgang Ries, CEO & Founder joimax® Group

Endoscopic spine in the Netherlands - How to make innovation successful
Dr. Menno Iprenburg, Veenhuizen, The Netherlands

Lumbar facet joint cyst - a challenge. Endoscopic treatment options
Dr. Erik Traupe, Germany
Endoscopic surgery of spine: Transforaminal, interlaminar and transpedicular - an overview
Dr. Guntram Krzok, Friedrichroda, Germany
Advanced cases in endoscopic spine surgery - How to manage complications
Dr. Ralf Wagner, Frankfurt, Germany
Results of a randomized controlled trial of transforaminal endoscopic discectomy vs microdiscectomy
Prof. Alastair Gibson, Edinburgh, Scotland



Room: Liffey Meeting Room 2

Debate: This house believes that using iliac crest autograft for spinal fusion is ethically unacceptable

For the motion
Bronek Boszczyk, UK

Against the motion
Claudio Lamartina, Italy



Room: Wicklow Meeting Room 4

Step into the new dimension of spine surgery

Two leading spine surgeons will share the benefits they have experienced using advanced imaging and navigation technologies in the Philips Hybrid OR for both open and minimally invasive spine surgery. The session will be moderated by Prof. Y.P. Charles, Orthopedic Surgeon, CHRU Strasbourg, France

Advantages of a Hybrid OR during spinal surgery
A. Seekamp, Germany

First results using Philips Augmented Reality Surgical Navigation
K. Pedersen, Sweden 



Room: Wicklow Meeting Room 3

The Concept of full-endoscopic Spine Surgery - State of the Art and latest developments

Full-endoscopic interlaminar and trans-/extraforaminal surgery of lumbar disk herniations - Technique and indications

Full-endoscopic decompression of lateral and central lumbar spinal stenosis - interlaminar and trans-/extraforaminal approach

Anterior and posterior approach for full-endoscopic surgery on the cervical spine - Opportuni es and limitations

Full-endoscopic surgery on the thoracic spine - Interlaminar, extraforaminal and transthoracic procedure


Martin Komp, Germany
Semih Oezdemir, Germany
Patrick Hahn, Germany Sebas

Patrick Hahn, Germany
Sebastian Ruetten, Germany



Room: Wicklow Meeting Room 5

Lateral approach: Debating its place in the surgeon's toolbox?

This workshop will provide participants with a balanced view about the relative pros and cons of lateral approach surgery compared to alternative interbody techniques regarding primary fusion of the degenerating spine and spinal deformity.

Pedro Berjano, Italy
Markus Quante, Germany
Khai Lam, UK
Mark Koszeqvory, Germany
Jim Youssef, USA


Friday, 13 October

Lunch Workshops: 12:00-14:00



Room: Wicklow Hall 2A

Innovation in Disease Management for Trauma and Oncology Patients

The Importance of Restoration of Spinal Alignment In Fracture Treatment And How I Achieve This In My Practice
Christian Kammerlander, Germany

How Is The Development Of Enabling Technologies Driving Minimally Invasive Surgery In Trauma Treatment
Jose Angel Martinez Agüeros, Spain

Corpectomy or Minimally Invasive Surgery in Oncology Patients? Choosing the Best Treatment Option
Hanny Anwar, UK