Scientific Program

Spinal Metastases and Intradural Tumors; the painful coccyx and sacroiliac joints

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09:00-10:15 Session I  | 10:45-12:00 Session II 
13:00-14:15 Session III | 14:15-15:15 Session IV15:45-16:45 Session V - Panel Discussion

08:45-09:00 Welcome address
Enrico Tessitore, Geneva | Gregory Jost, Biel
09:00-10:15 Session I: New frontiers in Spinal Tumors
Chairs: Jean-Yves, Fournier, Sion | Adrian Merlo, Bern
09:00-09:20 Opening keynote lecture
Jorrit-Jan Verlaan, Utrecht, NL
09:20-09:40 Biomechanics of Spinal Metastases
Stephen Ferguson, Zurich
09:40-10:00 Intraoperative Radiotherapy combined with Spinal Stabilization Surgery: A Novel Treatment Strategy for Spinal Tumors
Ehab Shiban, Augsburg, DE (Livestream)
10:00-10:15 Questions & Answers
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:00 Session II: The painful coccyx and iliosacral joint
Chairs: Gregory Jost, Biel | Ivan Cabrilo, Lugano
10:45-10:50 Case presentation: Coccygodynia/ E-vote
Martin Jäger, Aarau
10:50-11:15 Coccygectomy: indications, surgical pearls & clinical results
Achim Benditz, Marktredwitz, DE
11:15-11:20 Case presentation: sacroiliac joint pain/ E-vote
Martin Jäger, Aarau
11:20-11:45 Minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion compared to sham surgery; a multicenter double blind randomized placebo-controlled trial
Thomas Kibsgård, Oslo, NO
11:45-12:00 Questions & Answers
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:15 Session III: Joint NeuroSpine-AO Spine Session 2024 - The metastatic spine
Chairs: Ralph Schär, Bern | Cordula Netzer, Basel
13:00-13:20 Long-term prognosis of patients with spinal metastases in 2024
Fatime Krasniqi, Basel
13:20-13:40 Instrumentation in the metastatic spine: does material matter?
Cordula Netzer, Basel

13:40-14:00 Building on the NOMS framework to evaluate and manage patients with spinal metastases
Jorrit-Jan Verlaan, Utrecht, NL
14:00-14:15 Questions & Answers
14:15-15:15 Session IV: Joint NeuroSpine-EANS Session 2024 – Intradural tumors
Chairs: Enrico Tessitore, Geneva | Andreas Demetriades, Edinburgh, UK
14:15-14:35 Spinal meningiomas: Lessons for follow-up
Andreas Demetriades, Edinburgh, UK
14:35-14:55 Intramedullary tumors
David Bellut, Zurich
14:55-15:15 Updates in Neuromonitoring
Kathleen Seidel, Bern
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:45 Session V: Tumor board on metastatic spinal disease (Round table discussion)
Chair/Moderator: Dominique Rothenfluh, Lausanne
15:45-16:30 Panel of experts:
- Dominique Rothenfluh, Lausanne
- Granit Molliqaj, Geneva
- Michael Mayinger, Zurich
- Lorenz Romagna, Bern
16:30-16:45 Questions & Answers
16:45 Closing Remarks
Enrico Tessitore, Geneva | Gregory Jost, Biel