Spinal Instructional Course in Reykjavik, Iceland, June 11th and 12th 2018 in
connection to the NOF 2018 Conference.
Target Group: Residents, Fresh Specialists with interest in Spinal disorders
and Trauma, Up-dating for Specialists
Helena Brisby, Gothenburg
Peter Försth, Uppsala
Halldór Jónsson jr, Reykjavik
Bjarni Valtýsson, Riyadh
Magnús Ólason, Reykjavik
Christian Hellum, Oslo
Björn Zoëga, Stockholm
Moderators: Ragnar Jónsson, Halldór Jónsson jr.
Monday June 11, 2018
17.00-17.30 Introduction. Diagnostic tests. Applied anatomy
Halldor Jonsson Jr
17.30-18.00 Spinal imaging. Principles and pitfalls.
18.00-18.30 Pathophysiology of spinal & nerve root pain
18.30-19.00 Spinal Pain: Epidemiology & life style factors
Tuesday June 12, 2018
08.00-08.30 Clin investigations, correlation with symptoms & imaging
Halldor Jonsson Jr
08.30-09.00 Nonoperative treatment of chronic cervical and lumbar pain
09.00-09.30 Acute and chronic cervical axial and nerve root pain, herniated disc of the
cervical spine. Diagnosis and treatment
09.30-10.00 Lumbar spinal stenosis. Diagnosis, and state of the art for surgery
10.20-10.50 Herniated disc of the lumbar spine. Diagnosis, treatment and state of the art
10.50-11.20 Spondylolisthesis. Classification, Etiology, Epidemiology. Diagnosis and
11.20-11.50 Evidence based treatment and mini-invasive modalites of chronic lumbar and
12.30-13.00 Lumbar and thoracic spinal injuries. Conservative and operative treatment.
Halldor Jonson Jr
13.00-13.30 Cervical injuries. Conservative and operative treatment.
13.30-14.00 Surgery for chronic lumbar pain.
14.00-14.30 Surgical complications, postoperative infection and neurological
complications. How to avoid, diagnose and treat.
14.30-15.00 Patients with spinal problems. When is a referral to a spinal surgeon
15.20-16.40 Clinical cases and imaging
Smaller groups, one faculty member/group.
16.40-17.00 Take home message control. Closing remarks. Course evaluation formula.