By: 31 March 2016
BritSpine 2016 – Preview

BritSpine 2016 – Preview

6–8 April 2016, Nottingham

Nasir Quraishi and the world-renowned spinal unit from Nottingham are proud to host BritSpine 2016 in the bustling and cultural city of Nottingham

This year’s BritSpine 2016 meeting and exhibition will be taking place at the Nottingham Conference Centre, a bespoke conference facility that blends with the traditional buildings around it, which is part of Nottingham Trent University. The central venue has a superb track record and has been chosen specifically to allow BritSpine 2016 to offer the best facilities for the attendees and commercial partners.

In addition to the main paper presentations, there are a number of unique sessions, including:

Informed consent in the post-Montgomery era: an essential session featuring an eminent local QC, chaired by Mike Grevitt

Grandmasters of spine symposium: past spinal masters share their wealth of experience

‘Best of the best’ papers session: chaired by Phil Sell and John Dormans (President of the SRS)

The first Scoliosis Research Society Worldwide event at a BritSpine conference. Internationally renowned speakers and experts on topics ranging from ‘Quality of life in adult deformity’ to more complex osteotomy techniques; there will also be a debate on the MAGEC system and a keynote lecture by the BSS on the development of British guidelines for dealing with adult spinal deformity

Important and politically charged discussions on healthcare developments in the Spine Care Strategy 2020 and the ‘Perspectives on current healthcare developments in England‘ sessions.

A session on spondylolysis featuring guest lectures by the Chief Medical Officers of British Athletics and the England & Wales Cricket Board, as well as notable spinal experts.


On Friday afternoon there will be two ‘Together’ sessions: the first, a patients/carers and public interface (PCPIE) group focusing on optimising collaborative working for spinal conditions; while the second with the NHSE project team will look at how to implement the national back and radicular pain pathway.

Once again there will be a pre-meeting Trainees’ Cadaver lab that will be held at the Queens Medical Centre. New for 2016, there will also be an Interactive Spine Masterclass that will run on the afternoon of 5 April at the Nottingham Conference Centre. This will focus on case-based discussions on ‘Complications in spinal surgery and treatment strategies.’

We welcome you to share these fantastic learning events and networking opportunities at a range of social events. On the Wednesday evening, there will be a welcome reception offering you the chance to meet with exhibitors and faculty/delegates, while enjoying a cocktail or two.

This year’s conference dinner, taking place at Colwick Hall, will be a buffet of Asian fusion cuisine; entertainment will be provided by Nottingham band The Spinal Chords.

The local hosts are the Nottingham Organising Committee led by Nasir Quraishi and supported by the United Kingdom Spine Societies Board (UKSSB). They look forward to welcoming you to a stimulating, thought-provoking and enjoyable meeting in Nottingham in April 2016.

For more information about the event, the full programme of events and to book your place, visit or contact the UK Spine Societies board, email or call 07730 747709.