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Scottish Spine Surgeons, Programme 2015

Final Revised Programme - Scottish Spine Surgeons Meeting 2015 - Edinburgh
This is the final version of the programme with all abstracts, 13/11/2015.
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The aim of the programme is to cover an aspect of spine surgery for everyone. All of us as consultants are aware of our responsibility to train the next generation. We wish to encourage the safe practice of surgery of the spine. This safe practice includes those who work with us but do not provide spine surgery.


An award of 6 hours CPD for Friday and 3 hours CPD for Saturday have been approved by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Recognition number – RCSEd01621). Accomodation for the Friday evening will be at the College Hotel at 10 Hill Place Hotel and is included in registration thanks to our sponsors.  The final programme is below (updated 12/11/2015).

Please remember to bring a laptop or mobile device to allow interaction throughout the meeting. The course evaluation and certificates will be issued through a SurveyMonkey form on line. For additional voting during presentations for mobile devices please load “Socrative Student” loaded onto it. Both Apple and Android versions are available. If you bring a laptop Socrative is accessed through the web browser.


Wi Fi is available throughout.

Friday 13th November 2015

Trainees educational morning

(or CPD / refresher for the rest of us).

"The FRCS exit exams

- ISCP spine essentials". Link to ISCP 


0830hrs. Coffee.


0900hrs. Cervical myelo radiculopathy and lumbar radiculopathy including cauda equina syndrome. By Jothy (Mr Kandasamy, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Edinburgh).


1000hrs. Principles of management of cervical trauma. By David (Mr Mowle, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Dundee).


1040hrs. Coffee.


1100hrs. Managing spinal infection - vertebral osteomyelitis / discitis and epidural abscess. By David (Mr Mowle, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Dundee).


1130hrs. Metastatic spinal cord compression. By Andrew (Mr Frost, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Aberdeen).


1215hrs. Treating thoraco-lumbar fractures. By Tony (Mr Reece, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Glasgow).

1300hrs. Lunch.


1330hrs. Invited lecture. "Tips and tricks in radiology of the spine - now and in the future". By Dr Simon McGurk, Consultant Radiologist, Edinburgh and the Borders.


1415hrs. Research and audit papers- part 1. Full list in the .PDF.


1505hrs. Coffee.


1520hrs. Invited lecture. "Knowledge is power - where does our data fit in". By Dr Alex Stirling, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Public Health and Intelligence (PHI), NHS National Services Scotland.


1610hrs. "Who is next to be accused of spinal negligence - an orthopaedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon? - 1. How to make it neither for a Scottish spine operation - 2. the cost of risk". By Dr Barry Parker, Medical Adviser, Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland.


1700hrs. Research and audit papers - part 2. Full list in the .PDF.


1740hrs. Evaluation then Award of Trainee Paper Prizes.


1800. Drinks then meal at 7pm. Vittoria on the Bridge, George the IV Bridge, EH1 1EN.

Saturday 14th November 2015

0845hrs. Coffee.


0915hrs. Case reports. Submitted list in the .PDF.


0945hrs. Invited lecture. Invited lecture. "Unseen with my own eyes - endoscopic spine surgery". By Alastair (Mr Gibson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Edinburgh).


1030hrs. What am I supposed to do with this patient? Part 1.

Please bring cases as a powerpoint presentation. If this is not possible bring patient name and CHI number as there will be PACS Global drive access available.


1100hrs. Coffee


1120hrs. Consultant papers. “5 Years of treating young people deformity in Scotland”. By Enrique (Mr Garrido, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Edinburgh).


1140hrs. What am I supposed to do with this patient? Part 2.


1200hrs."Members only". Where to now for the Scottish Spine Surgeons meeting?



1230hrs. Lunch.


1300hrs. Closing. Most voted logo award and prize for best logo for the Scottish Spine Surgeons.


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