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Scottish Spine Surgeons 12th Annual Meeting - 2019 - Programme

The Scottish Spine Surgeons seek to promote safe and best practice spinal surgery across Scotland. Our annual meeting is a friendly forum for learning, discussion and promotion of this aim.

 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): An award has been approved for our meeting by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – Recognition number – RCSEd02365 (6 hours Day 1, 3 hours Day 2).

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Day 1: Friday 1st November

09:45 – 10:20

Arrival, meet sponsors at displays and coffee

– King Khalid Event Space

Session 1 - Spine Conditions Consultant and Trainee Symposium

Chair: Mr Tony Reece

King Khalid Lecture Theatre

10:20 – 12:30

10:20

Welcome

Mr Jothy Kandasamy

and

Mr Chris Adams

10:30

Are we there yet? – cauda equina syndrome in Scotland

Mr Patrick Statham

11:00

‘Oncologists perspective on malignant spinal cord compression’

Dr Ashley Horne

11:30

Cervical radiculopathy – front (ACDF) or back (Foraminotomy)?

Mr Senthil Selvanathan

12:00

Complex case - ‘Horizontal fracture of the Atlas – rare and unstable’

Miss Jennifer Brown

 

12:20

Discussion

Scottish Spine Surgeons

12:30 – 13:30

Meet sponsors at displays and lunch

– King Khalid Event Space

Session 2 - Achieving the best daily practice of spine surgery

Chair: Mr Andreas Demetriades

King Khalid Lecture Theatre

13:30 – 15:30

13:30

Spine outcomes and registries now and into the future in the U.K.

Mr Tim Pigott

14:00

How to introduce and use the British Spine Registry in a Scottish Spine unit.

Mr Tony Reece

14:30

What will win the battle – insurance v indemnity? The U.K. Government consultation closed February 2019.

Dr Chris Godeseth

MDDUS

15:00

A perspective on present and future spine surgery private practice in Scotland.

Mr Damian McClelland, FRCS T&O and Medical Director, T&O, BUPA

15:20

Discussion

Scottish Spine Surgeons

15:30 – 16:00

Meet sponsors at displays and coffee

– King Khalid Event Space

 

Session 3 - Consent Forum and Working Together

Chair: Mr Chris Adams

King Khalid Lecture Theatre

16:00 – 17:45

16:00

‘Montgomery – the journey from Hippocrates to paternalism to patient choice’

Ms Lauren Sutherland

QC to

Mrs Montgomery

16:40

Consent for spine surgery – am I achieving it with my ‘reasonable patients’?

The start of a Delphi process to outline a Scottish consent for discectomy/ decompression for cervical and lumbar spine surgery.

A unit representative from:

Aberdeen

Dundee

Edinburgh

Glasgow

Inverness

17:25

WORKING TOGETHER – Radiology

‘Moving toward a Scottish reporting standard for spine imaging’

- Preventing the ‘never event’ of wrong level spine surgery.

Dr Angus Thompson

and

Dr Daniel Reynolds

 

Scottish Spine Surgeons

Drinks 18:30 – 20:15 – venue to be confirmed

Annual dinner – 20:30 at Fazenda - where Brazil meets Scotland

https://fazenda.co.uk/edinburgh/

102 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DF

 

 

 

Day 2: Saturday 2nd November

09:00 – 09:30

Meet sponsors at displays and coffee

– King Khalid Event Space

Session 4 - Free Papers

Chair: Mr Jothy Kandasamy

King Khalid Lecture Theatre

09:30 – 10:30

 

Free papers - see list below in final programme

 

10:30 – 11:00

Meet sponsors at displays and coffee

– King Khalid Event Space

Session 5 – Keep or Send it elsewhere?

Chair: Mr Sonnie Khan

King Khalid Lecture Theatre

11:00 – 12:20

11:00

DEBATE – This house proposes that adult degenerative spine deformity surgery should be available in Scotland? - ‘Realistic’ spine surgery in Scotland in 2019?

For – Mr Odhrán Murray

Agin – Mr Enrique Garrido

11:20

Discussion and ‘Indicative’ Vote

Scottish Spine Surgeons

11:40

My worst case / Complex case / Complication(s) case – spine surgeons’ Morbidity and Mortality

Various (intentionally not listed on this programme)

12:20 – 12:30

12:20

Where shall we meet again?

Proposal for Dundee

12:25

Awards of free paper prizes

Award of ‘Visit the Sponsor’ raffle prize

Closing remarks

Mr Jothy Kandasamy

and

Mr Chris Adams

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch – King Khalid Event Space

 

SAFE HOME

Local Host 2020

Heinke Pulhorn

 

Event administrator

Miss Megan Logan

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