The 2022 RCSEd Chennai Conference and the Spine

The 2022 RCSEd Chennai Conference and the Spine

The RCSEd invites you to attend our 2022 Chennai Conference to network and discover international innovations that have been developed during this challenging period. Consultant Spinal Surgeon and RCSEd Honorary Treasurer Mr Alastair Gibson shares what is in store at the conference for the spinal community.

Welcome to my first blog bringing to your attention the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s International Conference in Chennai on October 5-8, 2022. You are invited!

The conference, to be held in The ITC Grand Chola Hotel, will be an amazing event covering all the surgical sub-specialties. Of significance to you, the Spine Surgeon, will be the day devoted to endoscopic treatments backed up by a cadaveric workshop and real-life demonstrations. This will be followed by the option of attending the Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic sessions, with guest speakers from around the globe.

Endoscopic surgery of the spine has developed over the last 20 years to become the mainstay of treatment in many countries of the world. In 2012, I published a paper in The Surgeon journal entitled ‘Transforaminal endoscopic spinal surgery: The future ‘gold standard’ for discectomy?’ and this has truly proven to be the case. The spinal community is finally recognising that endoscopy is performed with minimal tissue trauma and will bring a faster recovery to the patient facilitating early return to work.  From China to the US, the world now talks endoscopy.

The teaching proposed will be sponsored by joimax® GmbH, the leading developer and marketer of complete systems for endoscopic minimally invasive spinal surgery, supporting ESPINEA, the first endoscopic spine academy. The College has invited the leading world experts from the US, S. Korea, Germany and the UK to bring their knowledge to each and every participant. We aim to consider the spectrum of therapies from transforaminal and interlaminar decompressions of the lumbar spine to specialised therapies including cervical and thoracic interventions. All recommendations in respect of therapies for illustrated cases will be backed up by the now extensive endoscopic evidence base.

Abstracts are sought for presentation – closing 10th June and may be submitted via Prizes will be awarded for the best oral and poster submissions.

This exciting conference will provide the beginner with an introduction to spinal endoscopy and the experienced surgeon the opportunity to master advanced techniques.

 I look forward to welcoming you to Chennai. If you’ve not visited India then you will have a truly wonderful time with great food and networking with like-minded surgeons. There will also be opportunities for pre- and post- conference tours. Book NOW as places are filling rapidly.

Best wishes,

Alastair Gibson

Learn more about the Chennai Conference.

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