Programme 9 March

Complex Paediatric Spine

Time Subject and Lecturer
9.00 Welcome and introduction
René Castelein
09.10 What is complex spine?
René Castelein
09.40 Discussion.
09.50 Different osteotomies of the spine.
Sander Muijs
10.20 Discussion.
10.30 Coffee break.
11.00 When and how to go anterior?
Steven Van Gaalen
11.20 Discussion.
11.30 Vertebral column resection.
Cumhur Öner
11.50 Discussion.
12.00 Sacro-iliac fixation.
Agnita Stadhouder
12.20 Discussion.
12.30 Lunch.
13.30 Value of preoperative traction.
Moyo Kruyt
13.50 Discussion.
14.00 Different growing systems.
Sebastiaan Wijdicks
14.20 Discussion.
14.30 Safety in spine surgery.
Jorrit-Jan Verlaan
14.50 Discussion.
15.00 Break.
15.30 My worst case. Faculty
16.00 Tricky structures around the bone.
Ronald Bleys
16.30 Closure.

With prerecorded presentation of different techniques

Programme 10 March

Hands-on Cadaver Course

Time Subject and Lecturer
08.00 Station 1
09.30 Station 2
11.00 Coffee break
11.30 Station 3
13.00 Closure and lunch


  1. Anterior approach to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
  2. Pedicle screws throughout the spine
  3. Different osteotomies, SPO, PSO, VCR

Limited number of participants


Prof. dr. R.L.A.W. Bleys
Prof. dr. R.M. Castelein
Dr. S.M. van Gaalen
Dr. M.C. Kruyt

Dr. S.P.J. Muijs
Prof. dr. F.C. Oner
Drs. A. Stadhouder
Dr. J.J. Verlaan