First AO Spine Local Seminar in Dubai

AO Spine Gulf Region (GCC) is pleased to announce its first Local Seminar in Dubai, in collaboration with Zulekha Hospital in Dubai.

02 April 2019

AOSpine Gulf Region Local Seminar

Taking place on Friday, 26th April, 2019, 08:30–17:30

Zulekha Hospital, Lecture Hall Block B, Al Nahda2, Dubai UAE, Fax +97142678855
Call center 600524442
followed by a Tour of Zulekha Hospital


Spinal Trauma 

Key note speakers:

Imad Ahmad, Wael Alsammak, Nisar Ahmad Qadri, Ziad Al Jian, Nader Hebela, Tamer Orief and Anas Dyab (remote faculty).


08:30–09 :00 Registration / Welcome

Session 1: Lectures

Moderators:  Dr. Imad Ahmad, Dr. Tamer Orief
09:00–09:20 Upper cervical spine injuries, Dr. N. Qadri
09:20–09:40 Sub-axial cervical spine injuries, Dr. T. Orief
09:40–10:00 Cervical traumatic disc injury, Dr. I. Ahmad
10:00–10:20 Coffee break

Moderators:   Dr. Nader Hebela, Dr. Nisar Qadri
10:20–10:40 Thoracic & Lumbar fractures classification, Dr. N. Hebela
10:40–11:00 Thoracic & Lumbar fractures treatment algorithm, Dr. Z. Al Jian
11:0011:20 Sacral fractures classification, Dr. W. Alsammak
11:2011:40 Sacral fractures treatment Guidelines, Dr. O. Barake
11:4012:00 Questions & answers
12:0012:30 Online lecture, Dr. A. Dyab
12:3014:00 Prayer & lunch

Session 2:  Group Discussions – Cases Moderators/Faculty

14:0015:00 Cervical cases, Dr. I. Ahmad, Dr. T. Orief
15:0016:00 Thoracic & Lumbar cases, Dr. Z. Aljian, Dr. N. Hebela
16:0017:00 Sacral discussion group, Dr. W. Alsammak, Dr. O. Barake
17:0017:30 Closing remarks, Dr. I. Ahmad
18:0019:00 Tour of Zulekha hospital, Dr. W. Alsammak

20:00 Group dinner


Dr. Imad Ahmad, UAE, Local Host
Dr. Wael Alsammak, UAE, Event chairperson
Dr. Nisar Ahmad Qadri, UAE, National Faculty
Dr. Ziad Al Jian, UAE, National Faculty
Dr. Nader Hebela, UAE, National Faculty
Dr. Tamer Orief, UAE, National Faculty
Dr. Omar Barake, UAE, National Faculty
Dr. Anas Dyab, Luxembourg Central Hospital, (Remote Faculty)



Local Seminars are free to all AO Spine members. As this is the first Local Seminar in Dubai, we welcome participants from the Gulf to join us.

Register online for a place at the Local Seminar



If you want more information on Local Seminars, or would like to actively participate and present a case, please contact:

Wael Alsammak
Mobile: +971566010373

Further local seminars are planned, so keep a look out for these on the AO Spine website. 


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