Topics & Presenters 2017

Topics & Presenters 2017

1 Mar"Something for Everyone" (Journal Club) by A/Prof. James van Gelder
29 Mar1. Non-operative interventions for thoracolumbar fractures
by Dr John Zhang, Neurosurgical registrar at the Sydney Adventist Hospital

2. Paper presentation: 'Comparison of Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion versus Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy in the Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy: A Systematic Review'
by Dr Krishna Tallapragada, Neurosurgical registrar at Concord Repatriation General Hospital
26 Apr"Two unusual spinal infection cases" by Dr John Zhang (Neurosurgical registrar at the Sydney Adventist Hospital) & A/Prof. James van Gelder (Consultant Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon)
24 May'SUcceSS trial: Randomised Placebo-controlled surgical trial on lumbar spinal stenosis' by David Anderson, PhD candidate, Physiotherapist at Sydney Spine Institute
28 Jun"Case series presentation and discussion of interesting cervical spine pathology" by Dr Prakash Damodaran, Consultant Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon at Concord Repatriation General Hospital
"Diagnosing central sensitisation in a clinic" by Dr Jayant Rajah, Neurosurgical registrar at Liverpool Hospital
23 Aug"Management of neck pain and cervical radiculopathy" by Dr Omprakash Damodaran & Dr Rob Boland
13 Sep"Introduction to spinal cord stimulation for Chronic Pain Management" by Dr Alan Nazha
11 Oct1. "A Rare Cause of Bone Pain - case presentation" by Dr Andrew McLaughlin, Nuclear Medicine Specialist

2. "Spine case presentation " by A/Prof. James van Gelder, Consultant Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon
8 Nov1. "Opioids and Lower Back Pain" by Dr Azhar Naseeb Khan, FAFOEM, RACP, Specialist Occupational Physician

2. "Neck pain and odynophagia - case presentation " by A/Prof. James van Gelder, Consultant Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon
6 Dec"Cluneal nerve as a cause for Lower Back Pain" by Dr Kevin Chi-Ping Siu, SRMO Concord Neurosurgery
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