25th Edition of the Course on Spinal Advanced Microsurgery (SAM)

10–11 October 2019 • Munich, Germany

25th Edition of the Course on Spinal Advanced Microsurgery (SAM)

10–11 October 2019 • Munich, Germany

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Scientific programme

Please find the preliminary programme of SAM25 below. The programme is subject to changes.

Faculty: Christoph Mehren (Munich), H. Michael Mayer (Munich), Andreas Korge (Munich), Luca Papavero (Hamburg), Axel Stäbler (Munich), Bastian Storzer (Munich)
Thursday, 10 October 2019  
From 08:00 Registration
08:30 Welcome, introduction and course details
Christoph Mehren (Munich)
08:45–09:45 Introductory lectures
Moderator: Andreas Korge (Munich)
08:45 Spinal advanced microsurgery – Success story of 25 courses
Andreas Korge (Munich)
09:00 Past, Present and Future: Innovations of surgical microscopes during the last decades
René Stanke, Gregor Kunze (Oberkochen)
09:25 Benefits and limits of MIS in spinal surgery
Bastian Storzer (Munich)
09:45 Coffee break
10:15–12:00 Lumbar disc herniations – Basics and surgical techniques
Moderator: Christoph Mehren (Munich)
10:15 Preoperative imaging (LDH, LSS, Synovial Cysts)
Axel Stäbler (Munich)
10:45 Surgical indications and timing for surgery
Andreas Korge (Munich)
11:05 Interlaminar approach (incl. recurrent DH)
H. Michael Mayer (Munich)
11:25 Translaminar and lateral approach
Luca Papavero (Hamburg)
11:45 Questions and answers
12:00 Keynote lecture Minimally invasive spine surgery
– What I have learnt in the last 35 years–
H. Michael Mayer (Munich)
12:30 Lunch break
13:30–15:00 Lumbar spinal stenosis (central – lateral recess – foraminal) - surgical techniques
Moderator: H. Michael Mayer (Munich)
13:30 Treatment Algorithm for Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Christoph Mehren (Munich)
13:55 Interlaminar mono- and multisegmental decompression
Andreas Korge (Munich)
14:20 Foraminal lateral decompression
Luca Papavero (Hamburg)
14:45 Questions and answers
15:00 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Lumbar spinal stenosis – MIS techniques and complication-management
Moderator: H. Michael Mayer (Munich)
15:30 Percutaneous pedicle instrumentation
Christoph Mehren (Munich)
15:50 Miniopen TLIF/PLIF
Bastian Storzer (Munich)
16:10 Handling complications: Dura repair
Luca Papavero (Hamburg)
16:25 Handling complications: Hemostasis +epidural hematoma
Christoph Mehren (Munich)
16:45 Questions and answers
Friday, 11 October 2019  
08:30–08:45 Instructions to Microscopic Set-up
Zeiss et al.
08:45–15:00 Hands-on cadaver workshop
Moderator: Andreas Korge (Munich)
  The interlaminar paramedian approach and over-the-top decompression
H. Michael Mayer (Munich)
  The translaminar approach
Luca Papavero (Hamburg)
  The Lateral approach and foraminal lateral decompression
Luca Papavero (Hamburg)
  Percutaneous instrumentation
Christoph Mehren (Munich)
  Minimally invasive fusion (TLIF)
Bastian Storzer (Munich)
16:30 End of the course, certificate, farewell