Symposium February 5th 2021: Augmented Spine – Innovation, navigation and advances in spine research
The Augmented Spine symposium at Karolinska University Hospital will focus on recent advances in spinal surgery. Karolinska and Region Stockholm have for many years highlighted the importance of research and innovation within the field of healthcare and innovation partnership with industrial partners to improve patient outcomes.
This symposium is arranged by the Department of Neurosurgery in collaboration with the Center for Innovation at Karolinska University Hospital to emphasize the achievements within this innovation partnership where the first PhD student will defend his thesis the day before the symposium.
The congress will run as a combination of longer presentations on the most recent advances and research in navigation and innovation in spine surgery mixed with short sessions of abstract presentations by international and Swedish researchers.
Friday February 5th: The symposium will be opened by Mr. Ibrahim Baylan, Swedish Minister of Enterprise and Innovation and will host several prominent international and national authorities in the field of spine surgery. Professor Roger Härtl, Director of Spine Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, NYC, USA, will be the keynote speaker (see program below).
We intend to hold a live meeting, as long as this is possible given the current circumstances. Opportunities for digital/virtual attendance will also be provided.
Thursday February 4th, 2021 at 12:00, Dr. Gustav Burström, MD, will defend his thesis titled "Augmented Navigation" at Sune Bergströms aula, Karolinska University Hospital (J3:07), Solna site. The thesis discusses novel technological solutions for improving navigational accuracy in spine surgery. Faculty opponent is Professor Roger Härtl, Director of Spine Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, NYC, USA.
08:45 Minister of Enterprise and innovation Mr. Ibrahim Baylan
09:00 Karolinska CEO Dr. Björn Zoëga
09:15 Professor Staffan Holmin, Karolinska Institute
New imaging techniques and potential for spine applications
09:30 Associate Professor Michael Söderman, Karolinska Institute
Superselective spinal angiography: surgical aspects
09:45 Dr. Erik Edström, Karolinska Institute
Technical advances in neurosurgery
10:00 Dr. Gustav Burström, Karolinska Institute
10:45 Professor Christopher Nimsky, University of Marburg
Intraoperative CT for microscope-based augmented reality in spine surgery
11:00 Dr. Drazenko Babic University of Magdebourg
From idea to Innovation
11:15 Professor Benno Hendriks, Delft University of Technology
Navigation and sensing in spine surgery
11:30 Professor Paul Breedveld, Delft University of Technology
From squid tentacle to steerable screw
11:45 Professor Claes Olerud, Uppsala University
Spinal reconstructions using fibula grafts
13:00 Professor Roger Härtl (Keynote speaker), Weill Cornell Medicine
Overview: Where Are We with Navigation?
13:45 Professor Niklas Marklund, Lund University
Biomarkers of cervical myelopathy
14:00 Professor Paul Gerdhem, Karolinska Institute
Pathogenesis of scoliosis
14:15-14:30 Break Break
15:00 Dr. Victor Staartjes, University of Zurich
EUROSPIN: The European Robotic Spinal Instrumentation Study
15:15 Professor Michael Winking, ZW-O Spine Center Osnabrück
Benefits from Modern Imaging Technology in Spine Surgery
15:30 Dr. Adrian Elmi Terander, Karolinska Institute
Closing remarks & future perspectives
16.00 Symposium ended
- Read more about Karolinska's innovation partnership with industry, developing some of the new technologies presented.
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