By: 1 September 2011

A warm welcome has been extended for you to join the EuroSpine annual event. This October, the EuroSpine committee are hosting a great opportunity for you to be part of their premier gathering for European Spine specialists, held in the largest Italian conference centre and located in the heart of Italy's cultural capital and most important city Milan.

Each year, the event has proved to be a massive success with around 2,000 delegates and representatives from the industry attending and the EuroSpine Foundation proudly boasts receiving the largest number of abstracts compared to any other meeting held on the continent. Throughout the event, you will have to opportunity to attend extremely valuable lectures, workshops and meetings, all taken by industry experts and concerning specific topics. Included in the extensive programme are lectures on spinal deformities, controversies and challenges, complications in spinal surgery, chronic back problems and the clinical impact of spine research.

Evidently, the immediate success of the European Education courses deems that the development of the different activities such as audit, research economics and politics are gained through the EuroSpine Foundation and other National Charities. The EuroSpine Foundation has a fundamental part to play within the spinal specialty; therefore your participation in coming to this event is key and you will no doubt receive a successful wealth of knowledge by numerous experts regarding your particular industry. The experts who will be taking the lectures are dedicated to informing you of the very latest advances and improvements in order to update the treatment and prevention of spine diseases.

If all that isn't enough to convince you to attend this event, then the fact that it is to be held in Milan this year will surely sell it for you! Contributing to the social aspect of the vent, there will be a gala dinner, proving that the event is keen to provide a place where you can be involved in social events, as well as the scientific ones. Log on to to register and book your place for EuroSpine 2011 now.

19th – 21st October 2011, Milan Convention Centre, Milan, Italy

Summary Programme

Tuesday October 18
11:00 - 17:00
ExCom Meeting

11:00 - 17:00
Pre-Day Course
Complications in Spine Surgery: Case Discussion

11:00 - 17:00
Pre-Day Course
Spinal Deformities, challenges and Controversies: a Forum Discussion

16:00 - 20:00
On-site Registration & Drinks

Wednesday October 19
Welcome Address

08:40 - 10:00
Adult Lumbar Spine: degenerative

09:30 - 10:30
Press Conference

Debate: Low Back Pain

Stenosis and adult lumbar deformity, is only decompression sufficient?

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch Symposia

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Surgical management of thoracic myelopathy
  • Information event on Research Grants

14:00 - 15:20

15:50 - 17:30
Cervical Spine

17:30 - 18:00
Welcome Reception

18:00 - 19:00
Case Presentations

  • Non fusion lumbar spine surgery
  • Lumbar Stenosis

Thursday October 20
08:30 - 10:00
Concurrent Short presentation sessions

10:30 - 12:00
Medal Lecture, Award, Grants,
Presidential Lecture

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch Symposia

  • The clinical impact of spine research: How clinicians can make a difference
  • Minimally invasive surgery in the lumbar spine

14:00 - 15:20
Adult Lumbar Spine: degenerative

15:50 - 17:30
Adult Lumbar Spine: nondegenerative

EuroSpine General Assembly

Gala Dinner

Friday October 21
Debate: Radicular Pain Only

Debate: How to treat a L1 burst fracture
without neurological symptoms?

10:30 - 12:00
Best Show Papers

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch Symposia

  • Spine Tumor
  • Chronic Back Problems: Aspects of chronicity - Assessment - Treatment

14:00 - 15:20

15:50 - 17:30
Cervical Spine / Adult Lumbar Spine: nondegenerative