Next Events:

September 2018, EUROSPINE 2018, Barcelona Spain

12th IGASS Forum

Topic: "Spinal Infections"


Date: September 18, 2018

Flyer

For case presentations, please follow the link to the PowerPoint template

September 2018

EUROSPINE 2018, Barcelona, spain
September 19-21, 2018

 

12th IGASS Forum
Topic: "Spinal Infections"

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Time: 10h00 - 15h00

Venue: Arts Hotel, Barcelona

Session 1: Specific Infections
Session 2: Unspecific Infections  
Session 3: Early acute Infections
Session 4: Late Infections


The scientific program is in final process and will be available shortly.   

Registration: click registration form

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This IGASS Forum is made possible thanks to contribution from industry


 

Past Events:

October 2017

EUROSPINE 2017, Dublin, Ireland
October 11-13, 2017



Finale program

 

 

 

11th IGASS Forum
Topic: "Revision in Spine Surgery. How to avoid it. How to deal with it"

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 12h00 - 18h00

Venue: Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin

Session 1: Deformity
Session 2: Degenerative (Lumbar Fusion, Part 1 and 2)  
Session 3: Cervical

The scientific program is in final process and will be soon available.  

Registration: click registration form

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This IGASS Forum is made possible thanks to contribution from industry


 

October 2016
EUROSPINE 2016, Berlin, Germany
October 5-7, 2016

 

We are pleased to inform you that your application for European accreditation for:

Spine surgery in the over 80 year old patients


(Berlin, Germany, 4.10.2016)

was granted 4 European CME credits (ECMEC)

by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).


   


Finale Program

 

 

 

10th IGASS Forum
Topic: "Spine surgery in the over 80 years old patients"

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 201, 10:00 - 16:00

Venue: Steigenberger Hotel Berlin

Session 1: Trauma
Session 2: Degenerative
Session 3: Deformity
Session 4: Tumor

Registration : click registration form

For any further information, please contact:

 

This IGASS Forum is made possible thanks to contributions of :

Medtronic Medtronic
Medtronic
Medtronic

 

 


 

May 2016

Dubai, UAE
May 14, 2016



 

 

 

2nd IGASS Forum Dubai
Topic: "Cervical Trauma"
(cranio-cervical and lower cervical)

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Venue: Hotel Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

Local Host: Prof. Amr El-Shawarby

IGASS Scientific Faculty:
Prof. Bernhard Meyer, Germany
Prof. Norbert Passuti, France
Dr. Dominique A. Rothenfluh, UK

Local Faculty:
Dr. Syed Kabir
Dr.
Jonathan Wasserberg
Dr. Milan Urbansky
Dr. Shahzad Maqbool
Dr. Robert Verese
Dr. Waguih El-Sissi

Final program

For any further information, please contact:

Medtronic  


 

September 2015

EUROSPINE 2015, Copenhagen Denmark
September 2-4, 2015



 

 

 

9th IGASS Forum
Topic: "What drives Decision Making in Spine Surgery?"

Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015. 10:00 - 16:00

Venue: Skt. Petri Hotel, Copenhagen

Faculty: All IGASS ExeCom and Board Members

Invited Faculty: Wilco Peul, The Netherlands Jens Yvar Brox, Sweden Others, TBD

Final program

Registration : click registration form



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Note: This IGASS Forum may again be granted for CME Credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Application is in process. This IGASS Forum is made possible thanks to the contribution from industry.


 

July 2015

Vienna, Austria
July 1-3, 2015



 

 

 

9th IGASS Patronage at Medtronic Summer University 2015
Topic: "Lessons learned from the last Decade of Degenerative Spine Surgery - The Past, The Present and the Future...."

Date: June 5-6, 2015

Venue: Intercontinental Wien

Host: Michael Ogon, MD, Austria

IGASS Scientific Faculty:
Bernhard Meyer, MD, Germany
Martin Gehrchen, MD, Denmark
Rune Hedlund, MD, Sweden



For any further information, please contact:

Medtronic  


 

June 2015

London, UK
June 5-6, 2015

london

 

 

 

2nd IGASS patronage at the Meeting of Globus Medical & Merc
Topic: "Complications in Spine Surgery"
Date: June 5-6, 2015

Venue: I Hilton London Paddigton Hotel

Course Chairmen:
Rune Hedlund, MD, Sweden
Chall Kim, MD, USA


Program attached



For any further information, please contact:

Medtronic  


 

May 2015

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
May 15, 2015



 

 

 

2nd IGASS Forum Saudi Arabia
Topic: "Tumor and Degenerative Disc Diseases"
Date: May 15, 2015

Venue: Intercontinental Hotel Riyadh

Host: Mohamed Alfawareh, MD

IGASS Faculty:
Cody Bünger, MD, Denmark
Wolfgang Senker, MD, Austria



For any further information, please contact:

Medtronic  


 

February 2015

Durban, South Africa
February 21, 2015



 

 

 

4th IGASS Forum South Africa
Topic: "Interbody Fusion of the Spine"

Date: February 21, 2015

Main Sessions: ALIF, TLIF, DLIF, Complications

Venue: Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel Durban, South Africa

Local Host: Robert Dunn, MD, South Africa


International Faculty:

  • Martin Gehrchen, MD, Denmark
  • Bernhard Meyer, MD, Germany

Final program

Flyer

For registration, click registration form.

For any further information, please contact:

Medtronic

 

October 2014

EUROSPINE 2014
Lyon, France
October 1-3, 2014



We are pleased to inform you that our upcoming 8th IGASS Forum was granted
(ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME)

> Accreditation Statement

 

 

8th IGASS Forum
Topic: "What happened to Motion Preservation"
Date: September 30, 2014

Venue: Hilton Hotel Lyon

Faculty:
All IGASS Executive Committee and Board Members Invited Faculty

Final program

Registration

For any further information, please contact:

This IGASS Forum is made possible thanks to contributions from industry


 

February 2014

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
February, 15, 2014



 

 

 

1st IGASS Forum Saudi Arabia
Topic: "Spine Infection"
Date: February 15, 2014

Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter

Host: Mohammad Alfawareh, MD, Saudi Arabia

IGASS Faculty:
Norbert Passuti, MD, France

Final program

For any further information, please contact:

Medtronic  


 

March 2014

Cape Town, South Africa
March 1, 2014



 

 

 

3rd IGASS Forum South Africa
Topic: "Controversies in Cervical Spine"
Date: March 1, 2014

Venue:Lagoon Beach Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Host: Robert Dunn, MD, South Africa

IGASS Faculty:
Philippe Bancel, MD, France
Bernhard Meyer, MD, Germany

Final program


For any further information, please contact:

Medtronic  


 

October 2013

October 2013
Dubai, UAE
October 26, 2013

 



 

 

 

IGASS Forum Emirates
(in collaboration with Sheikh Khalifa Hospital, Ajman)
Topic: "CAdjacent Level Syndrome"
Date: October 26, 2013
UAE Emblem

Venue: Crowne Plaza Dubai, Festival City

Host:
Waguih ElSissi, MD, UAE

IGASS Faculty:
Bernhard Meyer, MD, Germany
Norbert Passuti, MD, France

Final program

For any further information, please contact:

Medtronic Pfizer


 

October 2013

EUROSPINE 2013
Liverpool, UK
October 2-4, 2013

 



 

 

 

7th IGASS Forum
Topic: "Complex Spinal Deformities - The Limits of Surgical Intervention"
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Venue: Hilton Liverpool Hotel

Faculty:
all IGASS Executive Committee and Board Members
Invited Guests

Final program

Evidence-based Medicine

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November 2012

CapeTown, South Africa
November 24, 2012



 

 

 

2nd IGASS Forum South Africa
Topic: "New Technologies in Spinal Surgery"
Date: November 24, 2012

Venue: Kelvin Grove - CapeTown, South Africa

Host: Robert Dunn, MD, South Africa

IGASS Faculty:
Jörg Franke, MD, Germany
Martin Gehrchen, MD,Denmark
Norbert Passuti, MD, France

Final program


For any further information, please contact:



 

November 2012

Dubai, Unites Arab Emirates
SICOT 2012 – Orthopaedic World Conference

Nov 28-30, 2012



 

 

 

IGASS Forum
Topic: "Modern Trends in Spine Trauma"
Date: November 28, 2012

Venue: Dubai World Trade Center

IGASS Faculty:
Cody Bünger, MD, Denmark
Rune Hedlund, MD, Sweden
Bernhard Meyer, MD, Germany

Final program

For any further information, please contact:


 

Feburary 2013

Sao Paulo, Brazil
13th Congress of Spine Surgery

28 February – 2 March, 2013



 

 

 

4th IGASS Forum Brazil
Topic: "Controversies in Cervical Spine"
Date: February 27, 2013

Venue: Holiday Inn Parque Anhembi, Sau Paulo, SP

Host : Helton Defino, MD, Brazil

IGASS Faculty:
Philippe Bancel, MD, France
Bernhard Meyer, MD, Germany


For any further information, please contact:


 

October 2012

Rosario, Argentina
XVII Congresso de la Sociedad Argentina de Patologia de la Columna Vertebral (SAPCV)

October 3-5, 2012



 

 

 

IGASS Forum Argentina
Topic: "Aging Spine"
Date: October 3, 2012

Venue: Hotel Pulmann - City Center, Rosario, Argentina

Host: Tomas Rüdt, MD, Argentina

IGASS Faculty:

Philippe Bancel, MD, France
Helton Defino, MD, Brazil
Rune Hedlund, MD, Sweden

Final program


For any further information, please contact:




 

June 2012

Spineweek 2012
Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 28-June 1, 2012

6th IGASS forum Flyer

 

1 day prior to Spineweek – save the date!

6th IGASS Forum
Topic: ‘Failed Outcome despite correct Treatment’
Date: Sunday, May 27, 2012 (half day forum)

Venue:
RAI Amsterdam (Spineweek 2012 Congress Venue)
Europalein, NL 1078 GZ, Amsterdam / Meeting room:E102

Faculty:
All IGASS Board Members and invited faculty

Final program



 

March 2012

Sao Paulo, Brazil
12. Congresso de Cirurgia Espinhal

March 15-17, 2012



 

 

 

3rd IGASS Forum Brazil
Topic: ‘Evidence x Experience’
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Venue: Maksoud Plaza Hotel, SP, Brazil

Local Hosts:
Ricardo Botelho
Helton Defino

IGASS Faculty:
Rune Hedlund, Sweden
André Kaelin, Switzerland
Bernhard Meyer, Germany

Final program



 

March 2012

Guadalarjara, Mexico
Simposio Columna Guadalajara

IGASS forum Mexico Flyer

Program congress

IGASS Forum Mexico
Topic: ‘Non Fusion Technologies for Degenerative Spine Disease’
Date: Friday, March 2, 2012

Venue: Fiesta Americana Grand, Guadalajara, Mexico

Local Hosts:
Aurelio Ramirez C.
Carlos Patarroyo
Virgilio Ortiz
José Luis Martinez Azua
Luis F. Nava Granados

IGASS Faculty:
Helton Defino, Brazil
Bernhard Meyer, Germany
Rene Schmidt, Germany

Final program



 

March 2012

New Delhi, India
Assicon 2012

February 23-26, 2012



 

 

 

 

IGASS Forum India
Topic: ‘Sagittal Balance Problems in Severe Degenerative Spine Disorders’
Date: Friday February 24, 2012

Venue: Hotel Meridien New Delhi, Hall B

Local Host:
HS Chhabra

IGASS Faculty:
Sajan Hegde, India
Norbert Passuti, France

Final program



December 2011

Hamburg, Germany
(Deutsche Wirbelsäulengesellschaft)
6. Jahrestagung der DWG
December 8-11, 2011





 

IGASS Forum Germany
Topic: ‘Degenerativ Controversies – Facts and Gut Feelings’
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg

Local Host:

Jörg Franke, MD
Bernhard Meyer, MD

IGASS Faculty:
Daniel Chopin, MD, France
Rune Hedlund, MD, Sweden

Final program



 

December 2011
Cape Town, South Africa
December 1-3, 2011

 

IGASS Forum South Africa
Topic: ‘Aging Spine’

Venue: Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Local Host : Robert Dunn, MD, South Africa

IGASS Faculty:
Rune Hedlund, MD, Sweden
Sajan K Hegde, MD, India
Bernhard Meyer, MD, Germany

Final program




 

October 2011
EUROSPINE 2011
Milano, Italy
Oct. 18, 2011



1 day prior to EUROSPINE 2011 – save the date !

5th IGASS Forum
“Controversies in Spinal Trauma”

Venue: Milan Convention Centre (EUROSPINE 2011 Congress Venue)
« Green Room » Level -1
Faculty: All IGASS Board Members and invited faculty

Final program






 

September 2011
Chiba, Japan
September 22, 2011


 

IGASS Forum Japan
JPSTSS-IGASS Joint Forum

“What Strategies can be employed to treat Osteoporotic Spinal Disorders?”

Venue: Tokyo Maihama Hotel Club Resort, Maihama, Chiba, Japan
Local Host: Akiyoshi Yamazaki, MD

Final program





 

July 2011
Nanjing China
July 8-9, 2011

 

IGASS Forum China
“Spinal Deformities”

Venue: Central Hotel, Nanjing, China
Local Host: Yong Qiu, MD

Final program





 

April 2011
XIII Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira de Coluna
Campos do Jordão - SP, Brazil
April 27, 2011

 

IGASS Forum Brazil
“Sagittal Balance”

Venue: XIII Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira de Coluna
Host: Helton Defino, MD


Final program






 

October 2010
New Delhi, India
October 31, 2010

 

IGASS Forum India
‘‘Prevention and Management of Neurologic Complications during Spine Surgery’’

Venue:Meridien Hotel, New Delhi

Final program





 

September 2010
EUROSPINE 2010
Vienna, Austria, Sept 15-17, 2010

4th IGASS Forum Flyer

4th IGASS forum Flyer

 

4th IGASS Forum
‘‘Outcomes after Spinal Surgery: 10 Years Follow Up”

Venue: Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Wien Messe, Vienna, Austria

Final program

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010 == Half day forum ==
(one day prior to EUROSPINE)




May 2010
Istanbul, Turkey,
May 7-8, 2010

 

IGASS Forum Turkey
‘‘Complex Deformity”

Venue : Hotel Mövenpick - Istanbul, Turkey

Final program
Pictures of the event



 




May 2010
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
May 28-29, 2010
 

 

IGASS Forum Brazil flyer

IGASS Forum Brazil
‘‘Complex Spine Diseases’’


Venue:
Instituto Nacional de Traumato Ortopedia – INTO
Pestana Rio Atlantica Hotel
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Final program



 

 

 

 

November 2009

Lyon, France
November 20-21, 2009

IGASS Forum
“Sagittal Balance”
Venue: Centre Médico-Chirurgical de Réadaptation des Massues
November 20-21, 2009
Final program

Registration

Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,

Sagittal Balance of spine and pelvis is becoming one of the most relevant topic in order to understand spine diseases mechanisms.
Balance parameters are well described but their use in routine clinics remains demanding due to the complexity of their interactions.

The purpose of this Forum, organised by IGASS and its Faculty is to provide basic analysis concepts before sharing with you our practical experience.
Our offer to practice with database and analyze normal and pathological cases with the support of computerized analyses, will be the basis for our discussions and enable us to understand the mechanism of balance and its implication in treatment strategy.

We are very pleased to invite you to our first IGASS Forum on Sagittal Balance in Lyon and hoping to see you there !

P. Roussouly, M.D., Lyon, France
D. Chopin, M.D., Berck sur Mer, France
R. Hedlund, M.D., Gothenburg, Sweden

 





 


October 2009
EUROSPINE 2009
Warsaw, Poland, October 21-24, 2009

3rd IGASS Forum
“Failed Surgery in the Degenerative Lumbar Spine”
Venue: Novotel Centrum Hotel, Warsaw, Poland
October 20, 2009

Final program
Pictures of the event





October 2009
Congreso de la Sociedad Ibero Latinoamericana de Columna ‘‘SILACO’’
Viña del Mar, Chile October 7-10, 2009

IGASS Forum Chile
“Columna Degenerativa“
Venue: Hotel Sheraton Miramar, Viña del Mar, Chile
October 7, 2009

Final program






June 2009
Cadaver Lab Course
Geneva, Switzerland June 18-19, 2009

1st IGASS Cadaver Lab Course
“Lumbar Stabilization and Fixation”

POSTPONED – infos will follow soon


April 2009
An ISIC and IGASS Initiative
New Delhi, India April 10-12, 2009

International Conference on
"Lumbar Intervertebral Disc”
Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, April 10-12, 2009

Programme and registration
Pictures of the event

168 participants represented 11 Countries in this conference organized by Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) and Spinal Cord Society (SCS) in
collaboration with International Group for Advancement in Spinal Science (IGASS) from 10th to 12th April 2009 at ISIC, New Delhi.

The faculty comprised of 49 distinguished experts from India and 10 from outside India. Prof. Cody Bunger, Prof. Azmi Hamzaoglu, Prof. Ahmet Alanay and Dr. Cagatay Ozturk represented IGASS at the meeting.

The major attractions of the conference were live demonstration of 7 interesting surgeries, video demonstration of surgeries, hands on workshops, panel discussions, awards for best paper/poster presenters, exhibition and interaction with faculty. A copy of the final program is available on www.scs-isic.com/lumbardisc09.htm

An IGASS fellowship was awarded to the following presenters for their presentations which were adjudged best and second best from amongst a total of 14:

  • Ms. Shallu Sharma, Lecturer, ISIC Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences – Effect of postero-anterior glide mobilization in acute sacro-iliac dysfunction for functional restoration.
  • Dr. B. Mohapatra, Research Associate, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. George Hospital, Australia & Jr. Consultant, Spine Service, ISIC (on study leave) – Early and Sustainable Improvement in pain are evident as soon as ten days after lumbar total disc replacement – a minimum follow-up of two years.

There was a pre-conference workshop on "Transforaminal Endoscopic
Discectomy". In addition to talks and live demonstration of surgery, there
was a hands on workshop on cadaver and sheep.

Dr. H.S. Chhabra

 




 

November 2008
Hotel President, Prague, Czech Republic
November 20, 2008

IGASS Regional Forum
“Treatment Options for Early Onset Scoliosis”
Honorary Chairman: Dr. Yves Cotrel
Hotel President, Prague, Czech Republic
November 20, 2008


Final program
Case presentations
Pictures of the event

More than 15 cases of deformities in young children have been discussed by the participating surgeons. It has been observed that there were different ideas for the best treatment method reflecting a wide variety of experiences of surgeons from different areas.

The intense 1-day meeting has been adjourned late afternoon and the participants seemed to be very pleased of the hot and deep debates and discussions as well as the didactic lectures done during the whole day.

Prof. Ahmet Alanay

 




 

October 2008
Jordan Valley Marriott Resort, Dead Sea – Jordan
October 25, 2008

IGASS Forum in Jordan
“Deformity, Degenerative and Trauma”
Jordan Valley Marriott Resort, Dead Sea – Jordan
October 25, 2008

Final program
Case presentations
Pictures of the event

The Forum was well attended by a mixture of local spinal orthopaedic & neurosurgeons as well as senior residents. Surgeons from nearby countries were also represented from Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Abu-Dhabi.

The main focus of the meeting was on recent advances in the field as well as hands-on workshops & discussion of problem cases which was the joy of the participants.
Prof. Shannak chaired a round-table discussion with the IGASS faculty concerning the establishment of modern spinal centre in Jordan. It was agreed by all that such centre will enhance the quality of spinal surgery in Jordan & therefore recommend the establishment of such centre.

Hands-on workshops on various new technological advances were held the second day, courtesy of the industry & were appreciated mostly by the junior surgeons. IGASS faculty members were the tutors of the workshops.

Feed back showed appreciation of the activities especially problem discussions of cases presented by the local surgeons. Many surgeons showed enthusiasm of enrolling in the IGASS group & application to the fellowship schemes.
Future meeting of this nature is welcomed by all attendees.

Prof. Akram Shannak

 




May 2008
SPINEWEEK 2008
Geneva, Switzerland May 26-31, 2008

2nd IGASS Forum
“Aging Spine and Adjacent Level after Surgery”
Hotel Intercontinental Geneva
May 25, 2008

Final program
Case presentations
Pictures of the event

 



February 2008
ISSICON, International Spine and Spinal Injuries Conference
New Delhi, India Feb. 22-24, 2008
forum india

IGASS Forum in India
“New Trends in Deformity Corrections”
Heritage Village Manesar, New Delhi, India
February 21, 2008

Final program
Pictures of the event

The first IGASS forum outside Europe was held at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre in New Delhi in February 2008 in cooperation with the Delhi Spine Society.

Main topics were "Spinal Deformity" and "Minimal Invasive Techniques in Spinal Surgery".
IGASS was represented by Prof. Norbert Passuti from France and Prof. Ralf Gahr from Germany.
 
The meeting was well attended by an inspiring mixture of experienced spine surgeons and young residents.

According to IGASS philosophy the main focus of the meeting was on hands-on workshops and discussion of case reports.
 
After the IGASS meeting Prof. Norbert Passuti and Prof. Ralf Gahr attended the annual ISSICON meeting followed by another meeting (with live surgery) on minimal invasive surgery in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
 
Both would like to thank all colleagues from India and Sri Lanka for their support and their hospitality, and also thank IGASS for making this trip possible.
 
We shall definitely carry on with IGASS activities outside Europe as this is the best and fastest way to spread knowledge on spinal surgery.
 
After the meetings in India and Sri Lanka we received numerous requests for IGASS fellowships, which is showing well the growing need for international educational programs.

 



   
October 2007
EUROSPINE 2007
Brussels, Belgium October 3 - 6, 2007
forum india

1st IGASS Forum
“New Trends in Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis”
Royal Winsor Hotel, Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium
Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Final program
Case presentations