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:
Car parking
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
main buildings.
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
directed to.
Participants who are resident in Radcliffe or Scarman can use the
appropriate venues “residents only” car park.


Keynote Speakers:

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 Reinhardt, 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

Scientific Meeting

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”

Stoneleigh Abbey
Date: Thurs April 3rd



*Please download the BritSpine 2014 programme

Please download the flyer <pdf icon>





United Kingdom Spine Societies Board at the British Orthopaedic Association
The Royal College
of Surgeons of England
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London WC2A 3PE
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