Scientific Program

22nd, 23rd & 24th of February 2018
Crowne Plaza, Convention & Exhibition Centre Muscat, Oman
DAY ONE 22-02-2018
Morning Sessions
:
7.30 – 8.20 am
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REGISTRATION AND WELCOME RECEPTION

:
8.20 am
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WELCOME SPEECH: Dr. Ali Al Mashani (President – ArabSpine)

Session 1  :  8:30-10:00 am   KEYNOTE LECTURES

Chairpersons: Ali Al Mashani / Thamer Hamdan

:
8:30-8:45 am
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Current Concepts in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: What’s Fact or Fiction?
:
J. Liu / USA
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8:45-9:00 am
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Stem Cells for Spinal Pathology: Will We See a Viable Treatment in Our Lifetime?
:
D. Wong / USA
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9:00-9:15 am
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Spinal Navigation: Where Do We Stand?
:
R. Assaker / France
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9:15-9:30 am
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Spinopelvic Fixation: Indications and Techniques
:
M. Wafa / Egypt
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9:30-9:45 am
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Cervical TDR : Actual Status
:
C. Bolger / Ireland
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9:45-10:00 am

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Discussion

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10:00-11:00 am

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OPENING CEREMONY / COFFEE BREAK

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Session 2  :  11:00-12:35 pm   INTERVENTIONAL SPINAL PAIN THERAPY

Chairpersons: GP Mishra / Bennaisa Abdennebi

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11:00-11:15 am
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General Principals of History and Exam in Spine Pain Patients
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S. Pangarkar / USA
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11:15-11:30 am
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Indications for Spine Injections
:
S. Kreiner / USA
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11:30-11:40 am
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Use of Radiofrequency Ablation in Spine Pain
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S. Pangarkar / USA
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11:40-11:50 am
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Tools of the Interventionalist
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A. Chen / USA
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11:50-12:00 pm
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Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
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A. Chen / USA
:
12:00-12:10 pm
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Cervical Radiofrequency Ablation
:
S. Kreiner / USA
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12:10-12:25 pm
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Percutaneous Image Guided Lumbar Decompression
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C. Ornelas / USA
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12:25-12:35 pm

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Discussion

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12:35-1:30 pm

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Lunch Break

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Afternoon Sessions

Session 3  :  1:30 – 3:30pm   MISS

Chairpersons: Anwar Alwaer / Mohamed Halwani

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1:30-1:45 pm
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My Transition From Open to MIS Surgery: Lessons Learned
:
T. Tannoury / USA
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1:45-2:00 pm
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MIS for DLS Nuances and Limitations
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I Omeis / Lebanon
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2:00-2:15 pm
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Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression: Why and How?
:
Khaled Al Ali / UAE
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2:15-2:35 pm
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Complex Minimal Invasive Decompression: Video Based Discussion Cases
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R. Assaker/ France
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2:35-2:50 pm
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MIS TLIF Surgical Techniques
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J. Liu / USA
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2:50-3:00 pm
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Lateral Access Surgery for Degenerative Lumbar Spine
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Y. Hai / China
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3:00-3:10 pm
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New Technique for Intra-operative Neuro-Monitoring in LLIF Procedures
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T. Daftari/ USA
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3:10-3:20 pm
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Evaluation of Automated Lumbar Disc Discectomy
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A.M. Khalil / Egypt
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3:20-3:30 pm

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Discussion

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3:30-4:00 pm

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Coffee Break

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Session 4A  :  4:00-6:10 pm   DLS/ GENERAL – I

Chairpersons: Santosh Lad / Abu Bakkar Darrag

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4:00-4:15 pm
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Radiation Exposure in Spine Surgery
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A Zerbi / Italy
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4:15-4:30 pm
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Decision Making for Surgical Management of Chronic Low Back Pain
from Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disease
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F. Acosta / USA
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4:30-4:45 pm
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Utility of EMG and NCS in Patients with Spine Related Pain
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C. Ornelas / USA
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4:45-5:00 pm
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Cauda Equina Syndrome: A Case-Oriented Review of
Diagnosis, Management and Medico-Legal Issues
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A. Al Jahwari/ Oman
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5:00-5:15 pm
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A Failed Lumbar Surgery
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T. Hamdan / Iraq
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5:15-5:30 pm
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Comprehensive Approach to Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
:
AK Msaddi/ UAE
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5:30-5:45 pm
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Is Fusion Necessary After Decompression in Lumbar Canal Stenosis?
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A El Ouahabi / Morocco
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5:45-6:00 pm
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Comparative Analysis of Posterior Lumbar Interpedicular Fixation Using
X-rays Versus Interaoperative CT Versus Neuronavigation Khoula Hospital
Data Analysis for Last 10 Years
:
N. Salhotra / Oman
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6:00-6:10 pm

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Discussion

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Session 4B  :  4:00-6:00 pm   DLS/ GENERAL – II

Chairpersons: Yasser El Banna / Neeraj Salhotra

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4:00-4:15 pm
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When MIS is Your Only Option and Not Your Open Surgery via Small Incisions
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T. Tannoury/ USA
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4:15-4:30 pm
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Expanding Cages: Clinical Need or Marketing Ploy
:
JJ Abitbol/ USA
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4:30-4:45 pm
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Use of Biologics to Treat Discogenic Back Pain
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F. Techy/ USA
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4:45-5:00 pm
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Stand Alone ALIF for Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disease
:
Y. El Banna / Egypt
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5:00-5:10 pm
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The Neonatal Spine- Spinal Dysraphism a Wide Range of Presentation
and Challenges in the Management
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G. Mishra/ Oman
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5:10-5:20 pm
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Interlaminar Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy
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A. Saheb/ Bahrain
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5:20-5:30 pm
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Comparison of Non-Particulate and Particulate Steroids in Foraminal Injections
for Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
:
N. Chaterjee/ Oman
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5:30-5:40 pm
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Status of Spine Care in Sohar Hospital
:
A. Rahim / Oman
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5:40-5:50 pm
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Lumbar Microdiscectomy: The Result of Analysis of a Clinic Pathological Analysis of 100 Cases
:
R. Raman Sharma/ Oman
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5:50-6:00 pm

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Discussion

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*** End of Day 1 **

DAY TWO 23-02-2018

Morning Sessions

Session 5  :  8:00-10:00 am   CERVICAL SPINE – I

Chairpersons: Ghanem Sulaiti / Ahmed Farhoud

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8:00-8:20 am
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Cervical Myelopathy: Decision Making
:
J. Liu / USA
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8:20-8:35 am
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Comparative Analysis of Cervical Fusion Attained by Use of Cervical Plates or
Titanium Mesh Alone in the Median Corpectomy Space: Khoula Hospital Experience
:
A. Mashani / Oman
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8:35-8:50 am
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Redo Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery : Pitfalls
:
M. Halwani/ KSA
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8:50-9:05 am
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When to Supplement Cervical Anterior Surgery with Posterior Fusion
:
H. Mhaidli / Spain
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9:05-9:20 am
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Cervical Sagittal Balance: Treatment Algorithm
:
T. Tannoury / USA
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9:20-9:30 am
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Cervical Arthroplasty vs Fusion
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S. Rajmani / Oman
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9:30-9:40 am
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Anterior Surgery for Cervical Spondylosis in Qatar
:
G. Sulaiti/ Qatar
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9:40-9:50 am
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Anterior Surgical Approach for C1 to C3
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U. Srinivas / Oman
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9:50-10:00 am

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Discussion

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10:00-10:20 am

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Coffee Break

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Session 6  :  10:20-12:00 pm   SPONDYLOLISTHSIS & S.I.J.

Chairpersons: Ibrahim Omeis / RR Sharma

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10:20-10:35 am
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Keynote: SI Joint Fusion: Where We Stand Today
:
F. Techy / USA
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10:35-10:50 am
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Diagnosis and Management of Sacroiliac Joint Pain
:
S. Kreiner / USA
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10:50-11:05 am
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Pelvic Fixation
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N. Chutkan / USA
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11:05-11:20 am
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NASS Clinical Guideline on Diagnosis and Treatment of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
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J. Abitbol / USA
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11:20-11:35 am
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Update in the Management of High Grade Spondylolisthesis
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T. Tannoury / USA
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11:35-11:50 am
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Treatment Options for the Young Athlete With Spondylolysis
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D. Wong / USA
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11:50-12:00 pm

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Discussion

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12:00-1:30 pm

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Friday Prayer & Lunch Break
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Afternoon Sessions

Session 7A  :  1:30-3:00 pm   TRAUMA – I

Chairpersons: Mohamed Alfawareh / Khalifa Gafari

:
1:30-1:40 pm
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Percutaneous Management of Vertebral Compression Fractures
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S. Kreiner / USA
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1:40-1:50 pm
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Odontoid Fracture
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M. Alfawareh / Jordan
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1:50-2:00 pm
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Spino Pelvic Trauma in the Era of MISS
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K. Kuwairi / Bahrain
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2:00-2:10 pm
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Management of Thoracolumbar Trauma: Moroccan Experience
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A. El Azhari / Morocco
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2:10-2:20 pm
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Role of Short Segment Fixation with Open Transpedicular Vertebroplasty in
Management of Thoracolumbar Fractures
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M. Elgohary / Egypt
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2:20-2:30 pm
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Intralesional Pedicle Screw Insertion in Unstable Fracture of Lumbar and
Dorso-Lumbar Junctional Vertebrae
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H. Azzouni / KSA
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2:30-2:40 pm
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Thoracolumbar Fractures in Qatar for Nine Year Duration
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A. Yaafai / Qatar
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2:40-2:50 pm
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Surgical Management of Pseudo-Torticolis
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A. Alkhani / KSA
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2:50-3:00 pm

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Discussion

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3:00-3:30 pm

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Coffee Break

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Session 7B  :  1:30-3:00 pm   TUMORS & VASCULAR

Chairpersons: Qasim Al Hinai / Ahmed Alkhani

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1:30-1:45 pm
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Minimally Invasive Approach to Intradural Spinal Tumors
:
J. Liu / USA
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1:45-2:00 pm
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Intraspinal Tumors: What Have We Learned in the Past Four Decades
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B. Abdennebi / Algeria
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2:00-2:15 pm
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Avoidance of Complications During Surgery of Spinal Intramedullary Tumors
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A. Farhoud / Egypt
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2:15-2:25 pm
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An Overview of Spinal Tumours: Khoula Hospital Experience
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G. P Mishra / Oman
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2:25-2:35 pm
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Surgical Outcome of Spinal Tumors : Sudan Experience
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M. Mohamed / Sudan
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2:35-2:50 pm
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Avoidance of Complications in Cervical Spine Tumor Surgery
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H. Mhaidli / Spain
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2:50-3:00 pm

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Discussion

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3:00-3:30 pm

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Coffee Break

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Session 8A  :  3:30-5:00 pm   TRAUMA – II

Chairpersons: Mubarak Awouda / Hani Azzouni

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3:30-3:45 pm

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Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures: The Role of Conservative Treatment
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A. Al Jahwari/ Oman
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3:45-4:00 pm

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Monosegmental Fixation of Dorsal and Lumbar Fractures
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M. Wafa / Egypt
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4:00-4:10 pm

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Difficult Spine- Old Healed Fracture Spine: Case Review
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S. Assagaf / KSA
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4:10-4:20 pm

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Does Vesselplasty and Other Intra-Vertebral Procedures Help
in Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures?
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B. Darwono / Indonesia
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4:20-4:30 pm

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Percutaneous Vertebroplasty in Management of VCFs:
Techniques and Complications
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A Yehia / Egypt
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4:30-4:40 pm

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Upper Cervical Spine Trauma
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A. Alwaer / Libya
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4:40-4:50 pm

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History of Spine Surgery and Use of O-Arm in C1/2 Fixation
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S. Al Qadhi / Oman
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4:50-5:00 pm

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Discussion

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Session 8B  :  3:50-5:00 pm   GENERAL – III

Chairpersons: Abdessamad El Azhari / Saggaf Assaggaf

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3:30-3:45 pm

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Factors In Surgical Decision Making for Lumbar Stenosis with Spondylolisthesis
:
D. Wong / USA
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3:45-4:00 pm

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Pseudoarthrosis Management
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I Omeis / Lebanon
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4:00-4:15 pm

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Chiari Malformation: Surgical Options
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A. Alkhani / KSA
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4:15-4:30 pm

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The Elegant Microdiscectomy: Establishing the Flagship Surgery of Any
MIS Practice.
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D. Wong / USA
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4:30-4:40 pm

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Role of Endovascular Intervention in Spinal Lesions
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A. Al Habsy / Oman
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4:40-4:50 pm

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Craniocervical Junction Dural A-V Fistulae: Treatment Options
:
H. El Dawoody / Egypt
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4:50-5:00 pm

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Discussion

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*** End of Day 2 **

DAY THREE 24-02-2018

Morning Sessions

Session 9  :  8:00-10:10 am   DEFORMITY

Chairpersons: Mohamed Wafa / Khalid Al Kuwari

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8:00-8:15 am

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Principles in Adult Spine Deformity
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N. Chutkan / USA
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8:15-8:30 am

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When Degenerative Spine Conditions Become Deformity
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F. Acosta / USA
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8:30-8:45 am

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Fusion: How Proximal to Go in Adult Spine Deformity
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I. Omeis / Lebanon
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8:45-9:00 am

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Complications in Adult Deformity
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N. Chutkan / USA
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9:00-9:15 am

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Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS)
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T. Sohail / Pakistan
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9:15-9:30 am

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Spine Osteotomy in Deformity, PSO & VCR
:
M. Alfawareh / Jordan
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9:30-9:40 am

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Vertebral Column Resection for Correction of Severe Spinal Deformity:
Outcome and Complications
:
Y. Hai / China
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9:40-9:50 am

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Morbidity and Radiographic Outcomes of Severe Scoliosis of 80° or More
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M. N. Ermis / Turkey
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9:50-10:00 am

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Posterior Vertebral Column Resection (PVCR) in Treatment of Vertebral
Column Deformities
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S. Samy / Egypt
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10:00-10:10 am

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Discussion

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10:10-10:40 am

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Coffee Break

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Session 10:  :  10:40-12:50 pm   EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY

Chairpersons: Ahmed Al Jahwary / Abdessamad El Ouahabi

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10:40-10:55 am

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Medical Education In US for Foreign Medical Graduates: What
is Available and What Is the Best Fit For Me. Observation, Research
Or Clinical Fellowships, Residency?
:
F. Techy / USA
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10:55-11:10 am

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ArabSpine Course Diploma
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AK Msaddi / UAE
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11:10-11:25 am

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Operating Room Patient Safety: NASS Sign Mark and X-Ray (SMaX),
the WHO Checklist and Beyond
:
D. Wong / USA
:

11:25-11:40 am

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The Accuracy of Lumbar Pedicle Screw Placement: A Prospective
Observational Study ComparingIntraoperative Computed Tomography-
Guided Navigation System and Conventional Fluoroscopy Method
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S. Baeesa / KSA
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11:40-11:55 am

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Pedicle Screw Guidance (in P.S. Insertion)
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C. Bolger / Ireland
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11:55-12:10 pm

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OLIF versus DLIF: Advantages and Limitations
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R. Assaker / France
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12:10-12:25 pm

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Can Nano Treated Surfaces Enhance Fusion?
:
JJ. Abitbol / USA
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12:25-12:40 pm

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The New Classification of Lumbar Degenerative Cascade Based on
Three Columns Theory
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B. Darwono / Indonesia
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12:40-12:50 pm

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Discussion

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12:50-2:00 pm

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Lunch

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Afternoon Sessions

Session 11A:  :  2:00-3.55 pm   GENERAL – IV

Chairpersons: Said Hilmani / Saleh Baeesa

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2:00-2:15 pm

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Thoracic Disc Management
:
J. Liu / USA
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2:15-2:30 pm

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Lumbar Fusion Options; Decision Making for Surgery
:
M. Halwani / KSA
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2:30-2:45 pm

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Rarity of Spinal Lesions Over Two Decades: Experience at KHMC
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A Al Shurbaji / Jordan
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2:45-3:00 pm

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High Expectations in Spinal Surgery: My Experience and Regrets
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A. A. Ameen / UK
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3:00-3:15 pm

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Lumbar Microendoscopic Discectomy
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A. Abo Alhassan / Kuwait
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3:15-3:25 pm

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De Roofing of Lumbar Nerve Root: Does it Facilitate Discectomy?
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T.Shalaby / Oman
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3:25-3:35 pm

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Clinical Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Intersegmental Bilateral
Decompression Through a Unilateral Approach of Degenerative Lumbar Spine Stenosis
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U. A. Khan / Oman
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3:35-3:45 pm

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Imaging of Early and Late Complication in Spine Surgery
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A Zerbi / Italy
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3:45-3:55 pm

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Discussion

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3:55-4:20 pm

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Coffee Break

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Session 11B:  :  2:00-3.50 pm   SPINAL INFECTIONS

Chairpersons: Sharif Al Qadhi / Ali Abo Alhassan

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2:00-2:20 pm

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Spinal Infections: Update
:
N. Chutkan / USA
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2:20-2:35 pm

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Imaging of Spinal Infections
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A. Zerbi / Italy
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2:35-2:45 pm

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TB Spine Review
:
S. Assagaf / KSA
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2:45-2:55 pm

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Outcome of Modified Posterior Spinal Fusion Technique in Pott’s
Disease at Thoracic Spine with Paraplegia
:
H. Azzouni / KSA
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2:55-3:05 pm

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Pyogenic Thoracolumbar Infections
:
K. Al Ghaffri / Oman
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3:05-3:15 pm

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Pyogenic Osteomyelitis Tales of Vertebral : Khoula Hospital
:
K. Kumar / Oman
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3:15-3:25 pm

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Spinal Schistosomiasis: Medical or Surgical Treatment?
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A.A. Darrag / Sudan
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3:25-3:40 pm

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Surgical Site Infection
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H. Mhaidli / Spain
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3:40-3:50 pm

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Discussion

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3:50-4:20 pm

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Coffee Break

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Session 12 :  :  4:20-6:05 pm   CERVICAL SPINE-II

Chairpersons: Ali Al Mashani / Amr Al Shurbaji

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4:20-4:35 pm

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Preventing Complications in Cervical Disc Surgery
:
JJ Abitbol / USA
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4:35-4:50 pm

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OPLL Review
:
J. Liu / USA
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4:50-5:05 pm

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Surgical Treatment of Cervical Myelopathy
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F. Techy / USA
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5:05-5:15 pm

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Management of Cervicogenic Headache
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S. Kreiner / USA
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5:15-5:25 pm

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C1,C2 Temporary Fixation for Atlanto-axial Instability
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M. Fakhry / Egypt
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5:25-5:35 pm

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CT Evaluation for C2 Pedicle Screw Fixation: Multiplanar Computerized
Tomography Measurements in 100 Moroccan Patients
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S. Hilmani / Morocco
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5:35-5:45 pm

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Hybrid Procedure for Multiple Level of Cervical Degenerative Disorders
:
Y. Hai / China
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5:45-5:55 pm

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Modified Surgical Technique in Chiari Malformation
:
A. Al Mashani / Oman
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5:55-6:05 pm

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Discussion

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6:05 PM

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Closing Remarks

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*** End of Day 3 **

POSTERS

POSTERS

POSTERS

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A Case Study: Hospital Infections and Surgical Site Infections in Lagos State University Teaching Hospital
:
E. Stanley Nnamdi / Nigeria

POSTERS

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Bullet Injury in Cervical Spine
:
B. Ramadan/ Libya

POSTERS

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Spinal Dysraphism Khoula Experience
:
C. Levingston/ Oman

POSTERS

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Evidence Based Update on the Timing of Surgery for Patients with Neurological Deficit
:
A. Al Jahwari/ Oman

POSTERS

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Post Discectomy syndrome: When and Why Decompression/ Discectomy Fails
:
A. Al Jahwari/ Oman

POSTERS

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Iatrogenic Flat Back in Degenerative Spine Surgery & Case Discussion: Sacral Chordoma
:
A. Al Jahwari/ Oman

POSTERS

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Disc Arthroplasty – How Effective is OT?
:
S. Rajamani/ Oman

POSTERS

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Is Type C (AO Classification) Spine Injury More Common in Oman?
:
K. Kumar/ Oman

POSTERS

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Growing Rods-Istanbul Spine Center (ISC) Technique- A Safe, Simple, Less Costly and Reliable Method
:
K. Kumar/ Oman

POSTERS

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Post-Operative Visual Loss Following Prone Spinal Surgery – A Case Report and Preventive Strategies
:
K. Kumar/ Oman

POSTERS

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Functional Evaluation of Patients with Lumbar Disc Prolapse After Endoscopic Discectomy
:
M. Mohamed/ Sudan

POSTERS

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Non-Congenital Pediatric Spine Conditions
:
A. Ahmed Darrag/ Sudan