AO Davos Courses 2020 Spine webinars
11 November 2020
This year at the AO Davos Courses, we will offer various networking opportunities and four additional Spine webinars that are open to all. Each morning or around lunch time CET a different topic will be presented, with world class moderators and speakers. Rebroadcasts are planned on AO TV and recordings will be available afterwards in the AO Video hub for those who cannot attend the live events on December 3–6, 2020.
The webinar events will cover topics around Degenerative Cervical Spine, Osteoporotic Thoracolumbar Fractures, and Adult Spinal Deformity.
On Thursday, renowned faculty will present and discuss the most common pathologies and management options for the degenerative cervical spine using evidence-based lectures. The talks will cover an update on cervical myelopathy, the decisional algorithm behind anterior, posterior, and combined approaches, how to avoid and manage complications, and the peculiar features of revision surgery.
On Friday, the AO Spine Knowledge Forum Spinal Cord Injury invites you to focus on Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy. This common condition requires urgent research progress to improve outcomes. The AO Spine "Research Objectives and Common Data Elements for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy" initiative (RECODE-DCM) is creating a research toolkit to accelerate knowledge discovery. The webinar aims to update participants on the latest advances in evidence for clinical practice and highlight ongoing key uncertainties that should be priority research areas for our community.
On Saturday, it is the AO Spine Knowledge Forum Trauma's turn. Together with the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma we have joined forces to develop the osteoporotic vertebral-fractures classification system. We invite you to join a vigorous battle between two internationally recognized experts, presenting their perspective on the surgical management strategy for osteoporotic thoracolumbar fractures. Whose side are you on? Can we persuade you to change your mind?
Finally, on Sunday the AO Spine Knowledge Forum Deformity will discuss Adult spinal deformity (ASD). This has considerable impact on the patient’s health and functional status. However, there is no consistency in the treatment management of ASD patients. The AO Spine Knowledge Forum Deformity and AO Spine Asia Pacific jointly developed the AO ASD Patient Profile, which provides a systematic multimodal approach of gathering information about each patient to drive decision-making.