Programme

APSS 7th Annual Meeting is a four-day annual meeting consisting of a two-day Pre-Congress cadaveric course at Hong Kong University Surgical Skills Centre and two-day scientific programme lecture at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

The programme is at Hong Kong Time (UTC +8).

Pre-Congress cadaveric course

Time

HKU Surgical Skills Centre

07:40-08:00

Participant Registration & Welcome

08:00-09:00

Session 1
Endoscopic Surgery: UNIPORTAL AND BIPORTAL TECHNIQUES

08:00-08:15

#1 Introduction to Spine Endoscopy - Origins and Evidence based motivation to evolve, Indications, contraindications, complications

08:15-08:30

#2 Technical overview - Uniportal endoscopy (relevant anatomy and surgical techniques)

08:30-08:45

#3 Technical overview - Biportal endoscopy (relevant anatomy and surgical techniques)

08:45-09:00

#4 Technical overview - Cervical endoscopy (relevant anatomy and surgical techniques)

09:00-09:15

Coffee break & Proceed to Lab

09:15-12:15

Lab Session

12:15-12:45

Lunch

12:45-13:25

Session 2
How to deal with complications in Endoscopic surgery and MIS

12:45-12:55

#5 My techniques dealing with bleeding

12:55-13:05

#6 How I increase my efficiency

13:05-13:15

#7 The good and bad of local anaesthesia - my experience

13:15-13:25

#8 Precautions to avoid the nastiest complications

13:25-17:15

Lab Session

17:15-17:30

Closing instructions & Wrap up

18:45-21:30

Faculty Dinner

  Pre-Congress cadaveric course Congress

Time

HKU Surgical Skills Centre

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

07:55-08:00

Welcome

 

08:00-08:45

Session 3
Cervical Fixation, PSO, VCR

08:00-08:15

#9 Instrumentation at C1-C2 region: Pre-operative planning and intraoperative complication avoidance

08:15-08:30

#10 Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy: Indications, level selection and technique

08:30-08:45

#11 Posterior Vertebral Column Resection: Indications, technical considerations, tips and tricks

08:45-09:00

Coffee break & Proceed to Lab

09:00-12:00

Lab Session

12:00-13:00

Lunch

13:00-13:45

Session 4
Spinal Deformity (Sacro-Pelvic Anchors, MIS, Osteotomies)

13:00-13:15

#12 Sacro-pelvic anchors in adult spinal deformity: the strengths and weaknesses of each option

Exhibition Setup

13:15-13:30

#13 Technical overview of MIS approach from L2 to S1 (including antepsoas and L5S1 ALIF)

13:30-13:45

#14 Optimizing the lumbar lordosis: spinal osteotomies vs Interbody releases and fusions

13:45-17:00

Lab Session

17:00-17:10

Q&A & Wrap up

Congress

Time

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

07:50-08:50

Symposium 1
Spinal endoscopy

Symposium 2
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis 1

Symposium 3
Spinal tumor and infection

07:50-08:00

Uni-portal endoscopy - Transforaminal

Schroth exercises for AIS - local experience in HK

Spinal Metastasis

08:00-08:10

Uni-portal endoscopy - Interlaminar

UIV selection and operative strategy in thoracic curve for shoulder balance and neck tilt

Management of Benign Primary Spinal Tumor

08:10-08:20

Bi-portal endoscopy

Selective thoracic fusion in Lenke 1 or 2C

Management of Malignant Primary Spinal Tumor

08:20-08:30

Endoscopy in the cervical spine

LIV selection in Lenke 5/6 - L3 or L4?

TB Spine: Past, Present & Future

08:30-08:40

Endoscopic fusion

ERAS protocol for AIS operation - How can we get the best outcome?

Cervical chordoma - practical management approach

08:40-08:50

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

08:50-09:50

Free Paper 1

Free Paper 2

Free Paper 3

09:50-10:10

Opening Remarks

10:10-10:20

Coffee Break / Poster Viewing

10:20-11:20

Presidential Lectures

10:20-10:35

Hong Kong and Spine, development of APSS

10:35-10:50

Role of Hong Kong with mainland China - Spine perspective

10:50-11:05

Influence of Hong Kong on spine development in the region

11:05-11:20

Future role of APSS amongst spine societies

11:20-12:20

Symposium 4
Cervical spine 1

Symposium 5
Adult spinal deformity 1 (concepts)

Symposium 6
Advanced technology

11:20-11:30

Cervical sagittal alignment - update in latest concepts

Definition and pathophysiology

Technology in spine - do we need any at all?

11:30-11:40

Ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament in cervical spine - Current concepts in surgical planning

Radiological assessment

3D printing in spine surgery

11:40-11:50

Cervical total disc replacement - is it ready for the mainstream?

Classification and spectrum of deformity

Navigation in complex spinal deformity

11:50-12:00

Atlantoaxial rotatory dislocation in children - concepts and treatment

Surgical treatment - decision making and surgical options

Robotic assisted spine surgery's benefit

12:00-12:10

Cervical deformity: combination of anterior and posterior approach

ASD in the octogenarian - how to approach?

VR / AR in spine surgery

12:10-12:20

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

12:20-13:20

Lunch Symposium

13:20-15:20

Free Paper 4

Best Paper Sessions

Free Paper 5

15:20-15:30

Coffee Break / Poster Viewing

15:30-16:40

Symposium 7
APSS-AO Spine Symposium: New Era Education

Symposium 8
Debate series 1 (degenerative spine)

Symposium 9
Focus group: Anterior column reconstruction

15:30-15:40

Challenges and solutions in providing effective education in orthopaedics

Cervical radiculopathy - ACDF vs TDR

PTP surgery
(15:30-15:45)

15:40-15:50

Challenges and solutions in providing effective education in neurosurgery

MIS-corpectomy
(15:45-16:00)

15:50-16:00

Community Development in AO Asia Pacific

Lumbar spondylolisthesis - fuse or not fuse

16:00-16:10

Impact of AI in AO spine research

Avoiding PSOs
(16:00-16:15)

16:10-16:20

How to use large language models such as ChatGPT and Bard properly?

Lumbar stenosis - microscopic vs endoscopic

Q&A
(16:15-16:40)

16:20-16:30

Future Education for young spine surgeons - risks and benefits of AI and ChatGPT

16:30-16:40

Q&A

Q&A

16:40-17:50

Symposium 10
Safety in spine surgery

Symposium 11
Operative video session 1

Symposium 12
Different surgical techniques in correcting sagittal alignment for thoracolumbar deformity surgery

16:40-16:50

Optimization for spine surgery in elderly

L5/S1 high grade slip correction technique
(16:40-16:55)

All posterior open surgery

16:50-17:00

Intraoperative neuromonitoring: What to do when signal lost?

Open anterior deformity correction

Cervical anterior sliding corpectomy
(16:55-17:10)

17:00-17:10

Surgical site infection: Prevention and Treatment

Hybrid

17:10-17:20

Radiation Safety in spine surgery

Posterior subtraction osteotomy
(17:10-17:25)

Circumferential MIS

17:20-17:30

Smart OR: Optimizing workflow and safety in OR

All posterior MIS deformity correction

Vertebral column resection
(17:25-17:40)

17:30-17:40

Safer spine surgery with navigation

Endoscopic decompression alone avoids fusion

17:40-17:50

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

18:00-21:00

Gala Dinner

Congress

Time

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

08:00-09:00

Symposium 13
Trauma

Symposium 14
Adult spinal deformity 2
(mx of complications)

Symposium 15
AIS focus group
(brace treatment)

08:00-08:10

Odontoid fracture in elderly

Junctional failures

Concept of brace treatment and bone maturity evaluation

08:10-08:20

Central Cord Syndrome: Current Concept

Risk stratification and prediction for mechanical failure

Timing of starting brace treatment

08:20-08:30

Traumatic thoracolumbar fracture with neurological deficit, is open decompression necessary?

Management of inappropriate sagittal alignment

Timing of stopping brace treatment

08:30-08:40

Updates on sacral fractures

SIJ pain post-pelvic fusion? Cx related to Sacropelvic fixation

Do you recommend brace treatment for more than Risser 4 AIS patients?

08:40-08:50

Robotic rehabilitation after spine trauma

Infection

Do we offer bracing for more than 40 degree curves at the initial OPD visit?

08:50-09:00

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

09:00-10:00

Free Paper 6

Free Paper 7

Free Paper 8

10:00-10:20

Coffee Break / Poster Viewing

10:20-11:00

APSS Fellowship Session

11:00-11:30

APSS Oration

11:30-12:30

Symposium 16
EOS Debate series 2 (EOS)

Symposium 17
Osteoporosis spine

Symposium 18
APSS-Eurospine

11:30-11:40

Congenital scoliosis - I would do growing rod

Update on classification of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures

VBT is better for AIS

11:40-11:50

Congenital scoliosis - I would do fusion

Instrumentation strategies in osteoporotic spine

Fusion is better for AIS

11:50-12:00

9 year old with scoliosis - Growing rods now

Complicated osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: what to do

Lumbar degenerative deformity and the limits of sagittal plane analysis from biomechanical modelling perspective

12:00-12:10

9 year old with scoliosis - Delayed Fusion

Cementation in acute OVF

Short fusions in adult spinal deformity

12:10-12:20

9 year old with scoliosis - Fusion now

How to deal with osteoporosis in ASD surgery

Preventing lumbosacral junction failures

12:20-12:30

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

12:30-13:30

Lunch Symposium / APSS General Assembly for Members

13:30-14:30

Symposium 19
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis 2
(operative technique)

Symposium 20
APSS-JSS Combined Symposium

Symposium 21
Cervical spine 2

13:30-13:40

Posterior 1

Advancements in Pediatric Spinal Deformity Surgery: The Evolution of the Current Decades Ahead
(13:30-13:42)

Navigation in cervical spine surgery - updates in technology

13:40-13:50

Posterior 2

VA injury in cervical spine surgery - risks and management

Advancements in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery Across the Decades
(13:42-13:54)

13:50-14:00

Posterior 3

Long term neurological survivorship after decompression for DCM

Unveiling the Now and Future of Spinal Deformity Surgery: The Next Wave from Asia
(13:54-14:06)

14:00-14:10

Posterior 4

Dysphagia after cervical surgery - how can we prevent it?

Expectation of community building between APSS and JSS for Spinal Deformity Treatment
(14:06-14:18)

14:10-14:20

Anterior

Management of dural tear in cervical spine

Q&A

14:20-14:30

Q&A

Q&A

14:30-15:40

Free Paper 9

Free Paper 10

Free Paper 11

15:40-16:00

Coffee Break / Poster Viewing

16:00-17:00

Symposium 22
Meet the Masters

Symposium 23
Operative video session 2
(endoscopy)

Symposium 24
Intelligent spine

16:00-16:10

My worst case 1

Interlaminar percutaneous endoscopic disectomy

Generative AI for spinal deformity: technologies can be transferred to other specialties

16:10-16:20

My worst case 2

Transforaminal percutaneous lumbar disectomy

Application of AI in patient selection and outcome prediction

16:20-16:30

My worst case 3

UBE

AI for scoliosis diagnostics and prediction

16:30-16:40

My worst case 4

Thoracic endoscopy

AI in Tumor Prediction

16:40-16:50

My worst case 5

Posterior percutaneous endoscopic cervical foraminotomy and discectomy

Incorporating AI in spinal deformity correction

16:50-17:00

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

17:00-17:10

Adjourn    

*The programme is subject to change without prior notice.

 

 

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