BritSpine 2014 conference
The Biennial Scientific Congress of the United Kingdom Spine Societies Representing:
• The British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS)
• The British Scoliosis Society (BSS)
• The Society for Back Pain Research (SBPR)
A fully Residential Conference - on a University Campus with
Dedicated Parking, Sports , Cultural and Leisure Facilities,
Restaurants, Pubs and Internet Access for All Delegates
Venue: Warwick Arts Centre • The University of Warwick
Date: April 1st - 4th 2014
Warwick Arts Centre
University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road
Warwickshire CV4 7AL
How to find us:
Once you arrive on campus please look out for the green Warwick
Conferences signage to direct you to the car parks and conference venues.
Complimentary car parking is available for conference
delegates in the allocated car parks on campus (7, 8, 8a and 15).
On entering the car park, take a token from the machine which you can
then validate at Conference Reception. Please note that in
CP8a and 8 there is no token machine, but conference delegates are
permitted to park in these car parks without the need to pay and
display. Disabled parking spaces are available close to the entrance of
As a university campus, from time to time these car parks become full.
When this happens alternative parking will be available which you will be
Participants who are resident in Radcliffe or Scarman can use the
appropriate venues “residents only” car park.
Please download our provisional programme (nb: This is subject to change and may be updated.)
Dr Hanne Albert PhD, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
"Antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic Type changes: a double-blind RCT of efficacy"
Dr Eugene Carragee MD, Stanford School of Medicine, California, USA
"The Infuse Affair: how BMP-2 came to America"
Dr Wilco Jacobs PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
"Spondylolisthesis and Spinal Stenosis, a review of surgical interventions"
Dr Joseph Perra MD, Twin Cities Spine Centre, Minneapolis, USA
"Managing Complex Cervico-Thoracic Deformity"
Prof Wilco Peul PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
"Is Surgery for Adult Spinal Deformity Cost-Effective?"
Mr Max Rheinhardt, CEO DepuySpine Inc, Raynham, Massachusetts, USA
"Spinal Implant Companies and Spinal Surgeons: The Past, The Present and The Future"
Prof Tapio Videman MD DMSci, Professor of Biomedical Science, University of Alberta, Canada
"When disc height decreases - the vertebra height increases"
"Should antibiotics be given for back pain?"
"Degenerative scoliosis requires full deformity correction."
Industry Question Time
Managing, not Curing, Chronic Spinal Pain
Negligence and Indemnity in Spinal Practice
New era of healthcare in the U.K.
The timetable includes:
64 Full Podium Presentations
30 Special Poster Presentations
100 Posters can be displayed in the Exhibition Areas
Pre-meeting Trainee’s Afternoon
Surgical Training Centre
University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire
Date: Tues April 1st
Warwick Arts Centre and Social Sciences School
The University of Warwick
Date: Wed April 2nd - Fri April 4th
Welcome Reception featuring Industry Speed Dating
Date: Wed April 2nd
Gala Dinner “An Indian Feast with Bollywood Dancing”
Date: Thurs April 3rd