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Høstmøte symposium

Høstmøtesymposiet blir om frakturer i thoracolumbalcolumna. Hotell Radisson Plaza i Oslo Fredag 24. Oktober.
Fractures of the thoracolumbar columna

0830-0900 am
TLISS - towards a reliable and relevant classification of thoracolumbar fractures - Vaccaro

0915-0945 am
The treatment of burst fractures - Rossvoll

1000-1030 am
What to do with thoracolumbar fractures and neurological deficit - Vaccaro

1045-1115 am
Case discussions

Ivar Rossvoll MD, Dr. Med, is senior consultant in orthopaedic surgery at St. Olav hospital, Trondheim. He has published on clinical and logistical aspects of orthopaedics, and his clinical emphasis is on planned and acute spinal surgery.

Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD,FACS, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Dr. Vaccaro, is co-Director of the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of Delaware Valley, and of the Spine Fellowship Program, both of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
At Jefferson’s Rothman Institute, Dr. Vaccaro is an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon and co-Director of the Reconstructive Spine Service. He previously served as an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Dr. Vaccaro is currently working on a prospective, randomized study to evaluate the timing of surgery on neurologic recovery following spinal cord injury. He is also conducting several grant-sponsored investigations concerned with the cervical spine, specifically spinal trauma, pseudoarthrosis of the lumbar spine, rhBMP-7 (OP-1) as an autograft replacement in lumbar spine fusion and transoframinal lumbar interbody fusion during treatment.
He is also on the American Spinal Injury Association’s Surgical Committee, and just completed his service on their Program Committee.
Over the years, Dr. Vaccaro has been on committees for the Cervical Spine Research Society, the North American Spine Society and the Federation of Spine Surgery.
During 2003, he was chairman of the Spine Trauma Study Group in California and the American Paraplegia Society’s 49th Annual Thoracolumbar Trauma Symposium in Las Vegas. Honored for his research by the American Orthopedic Association, the Cervical Spine Society and the Eastern Orthopedic Association, Dr. Vaccaro is the recipient of many awards, including one in 2002 from the Italien Accademia Europea.
He is on the Board of Trustees for the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the Geoffrey Lance Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Research and Support, and the American Spinal Injury Association and is a member of countless societies such as the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, the American College of Physicians and Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.
He has more than 200 chapters, papers, abstracts and presentations in his name on the topics of the adult and pediatric spine, the disorders and conditions which can afflict it, surgical and medical treatment options available, and rehabilitation of the patient.
Additionally, Dr. Vaccaro has served as editor of various publications since 1994 and is currently on the Editorial Review Committees for Spine, Current Opinion in Orthopedics, the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, and Emedicine, among others.In 1987, Dr. Vaccaro was a medical volunteer at a Cambodian refugee camp in Thailand.

Med vennlig hilsen

Gunnar B. Flugsrud
Leder,
AO Alumni Norge
Gunnar.Flugsrud@ioks.uio.no

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