Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center in association with AOSpine will conduct a course program AOSpine Scoliosis Week. The Scoliosis week is a residential week wherein the participant will be exposed to a large number of cases over a short span of time.

The program will provide a platform to spine surgeons to enhance their knowledge, experience and also refine their skills in the treatment of Scoliosis. Spine surgeons with 4 – 8 years of experience of independent spine surgery can participate. The program is designed to be of interest and benefit to spine surgeons with an orthopedic or a neurosurgical background.

Participants will be actively involved in seminars, case discussions, pre operative planning, operative treatment along with the post operative management of the cases. Each surgery will be planned by the participants and rehearsed on bone models before the actual surgery. The faculty participant ratio of 1:2 is maintained to ensure optimum attention at every levels.

Goal of the Course
The program will provide a platform to participant surgeons to enchance their knowledge, experience and also refine their skills in the treatment of scoliosis.

Target Participants
The target participants are spine surgeons with 4-8 years of experience of independent spine surgery. The course is designed to be of interest and benefit to spine surgeons with an orthopedic or a neurosurgical background.

Course Objectives
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand and recall the etiology, natural history and predicting progression in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Discuss and implement non operative management in AIS cases
  • Interpret and apply classification systems in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Make clinical decisions in a given case of AIS in terms of surgical planning including determining fusion levels
  • Comprehend and reproduce effectively concepts of spinal imbalance and other postop complications, anaesthetic issues, pulmonary function testing, neurology monitoring and transfusion requirements in deformity surgery

 

Course Description
The scoliosis week is a residential week wherein the participant will be exposed to a large number of cases over a short span of time. Participants will be actively involved in seminars, case discussions, pre operative planning, operative treatment along with the post operative management of the cases. Each surgery will be planned by the participants and rehearsed on bone models before the actual surgery. The faculty participant ratio of 1:2 is maintained to ensure optimum attention at every levels.

Accreditation
AOSpine Scoliosis Week has been accredited by AOSpine Asia Pacific and the participants will be awarded with AOSpine certificates. This course has also been accredited by the Kerala Orthopedic Association
for CME credits.

Dignitaries

Abhay NeneChairperson
Abhay Nene
P.D Hinduja Hospital
Mumbai
India
Program Director
Venugopal Menon
Khoula Hospital
Muscat
Oman Government
Course Coordinator
Krishna Kumar Ramachandran Nair
Spine Surgeon
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences,
Kochi, India

Guest Lecturers

Ashok Ramakrishnan Government Medical College Trivandrum, Trivandrum, India
Jim Vellara Metropolitan Hospital, Trichur, India
Narayana Acharya Dwarka Institute of Spine Care, Bellary, India
Ranjith Unnikrishnan Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, India
Siby Gopinath Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
Veena Shenoy Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India

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For More Details, Contact:

Dr. Krishnakumar R.
Course Coordinator / Spine Surgeon
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.
Phone: 0484-6681234 (Extn:1200)
Email: krishnakumarr@aims.amrita.edu

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 14:00
TIME AGENDA ITEM WHO 14:00 - 14 :10 Course Registration   14:10 - 14:20 Welcome, Self and Faculty Introduction Abhay Nene 14:20 - 14:30 Course overview and objective Venugopal Menon 14:30 - 15:00 Pre-course Assessment Venugopal Menon 15:00 - 15:10 Strategic Vertebrae   15:10 - 15:20 Anterior Vs Posterior approach Jim Vellara 15:20 - 15:30 Basic constructs in AIS Ashok Ramakrishnan 15:30 - 15:40...
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 08:30
TIME AGENDA ITEM WHO 08 :30 - 09:30 Intra operative neuromonitoring (Guest lecture) Siby Gopinath 08 :30 - 13:00 Live surgery telecast (AIMS hospital)   13:00 - 14:30 Lunch (Transfer to the hotel and lunch break)   14:30 - 15:30 Seminar 1: AIS Renjith Unnikrishnan   Aetiology of AIS (genetics, endocrine factors, research evidence etc) Krishna Prabhu   Natural history of AIS (progress ion potential, growth prediction) Ameer...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 08:30
TIME AGENDA ITEM WHO 08 :30 - 13:00 Live surgery telecast   11 :00 - 11 :30 Cla ss ification of AIS and Selection of fu sion levels (Webinar) Chung Chek Wong 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break (Transfer to hotel and lunch break)   14:30 - 15:30 Pre Op Planning for the next day Venugopal Menon 15:30 - 18:30  Dinner at the hotel  
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 08:30
TIME AGENDA ITEM WHO 08 :30 - 09:30 Autologous blood transfusion (Guest lecture) Veena Shenoy 09:30 - 13:00 Live surgery telecast   13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break (Transfer to hotel and lunch break)   14:30 - 15:30 Seminar 3: Bracing indications & outcome measures Jim Vellara   Bracing indications, guidelines, benefits, limitations, compliance, weaning and SRS guidelines Sabari Girish   Outcome measures Kanniappan Nanjayan...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 09:00
TIME AGENDA ITEM WHO 09:00 - 13:00 Live surgery telecast   13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break (Transfer to hotel and lunch break)   14:30 - 15:30 Pre Op Planning for the next day Venugopal Menon 15:30 - 20:30 Course dinner  
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:30
TIME AGENDA ITEM WHO 08:30 - 13:00 Live surgery telecast   13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break (Transfer to hotel and lunch break)   14:30 - 15:30 Seminar 6 : Surgical and an esthetic complications Krishnakumar Nair   Anesthetic considerations, pulmonary function test, neurology monitoring and transfusion requirements in deformity surgery Muqtadeer Ansari   Surgical and an esth et ic complications in AIS surgery Harsh Priyadarshi 15:30 - 16:30...
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 08:30
TIME AGENDA ITEM WHO 08:30 - 13:00 Live Surgery Telecast (AIMS Hospital)   13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break (Transfer to hotel and lunch break)   14:00 - 14:30 Post-co urse Assessment Venugopal Menon 14:30 - 15:00 Summing up / final points / take home message Abhay Nene / Venugopal Menon
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