The Hands-On Session
(FULLY BOOKED)

The goal of the Hands-On session is not only to show practically all the up-to-date devices and percutaneous procedures nowadays available, but to also use them, learning a procedure step by step, under the guidance of worldwide famous experts.

This year the "hands-on" session (November, 10th) will take place at the MDH (Mater Dei Hospital), Malta's main hospital, inside the Radiological / Neuroradiological department.

After short theoretical lectures at the MDH auditorium concerning materials & methods, participants will be divided into 4 groups of approximately 10, rotating in four dedicated rooms according to the following program:

HANDS-ON COURSE AT MATER DEI HOSPITAL

DEPT OF RADIOLOGY

Moderators: Marvin Grech (Malta) – Reuben Grech (Malta) - Luigi Manfrè(ITA)

9.00

Dose Reduction in Interventional Radiology – The role of the Radiographer

Dr. Roberta Gerasia

9.15

Anatomical and technical approach for vertebral

Prof. Reuben Grech

9.30

Anatomical and technical approach for disk and facet treatment

Prof. Joshua A. Hirsch

9.45

Medicolegal aspects in spine interventions

Prof. Bassem Georgy

10:00 - 11.30

Hands-on Session I

Room 1: US Guided Procedures - Tutors: Prof. M. Bellini (Italy), Prof. A. Loizides (Austria)

Room 2: Simulator, Virtual reality & Tumor ablation - Tutors: Prof. J. Hirsch (San Diego), G. Pellicanò (Italy)

Room 3: X-Ray Guided Procedures - Tutors: Prof. A. Kastler (France), Prof. B. Georgy (USA)

Room 4: X-Ray Guided Procedures - Tutors: Prof. A. Brook (USA), Prof. L. Manfre (Italy), Prof. R. Grech (Malta)

11:30 – 13:00

Hands-on Session II

Room 1: US Guided Procedures - Tutors: Prof. M. Bellini (Italy), Prof. A. Loizides (Austria)

Room 2: Simulator, Virtual reality & Tumor ablation - Tutors: Prof. J. Hirsch (San Diego), G. Pellicanò (Italy)

Room 3: X-Ray Guided Procedures - Tutors: Prof. A. Kastler (France), Prof. B. Georgy (USA)

Room 4: X-Ray Guided Procedures - Tutors: Prof. A. Brook (USA), Prof. L. Manfre (Italy), Prof. R. Grech (Malta)

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Hands-on Session III

Room 1: US Guided Procedures - Tutors: Prof. M. Bellini (Italy), Prof. A. Loizides (Austria)

Room 2: Simulator, Virtual reality & Tumor ablation - Tutors: Prof. J. Hirsch (San Diego), G. Pellicanò (Italy)

Room 3: X-Ray Guided Procedures - Tutors: Prof. A. Kastler (France), Prof. B. Georgy (USA)

Room 4: X-Ray Guided Procedures - Tutors: Prof. A. Brook (USA), Prof. L. Manfre (Italy), Prof. R. Grech (Malta)

15:30 – 17:00

Hands-on Session II

Room 1: US Guided Procedures - Tutors: Prof. M. Bellini (Italy), Prof. A. Loizides (Austria)

Room 2: Simulator, Virtual reality & Tumor ablation - Tutors: Prof. J. Hirsch (San Diego), G. Pellicanò (Italy)

Room 3: X-Ray Guided Procedures - Tutors: Prof. A. Kastler (France), Prof. B. Georgy (USA)

Room 4: X-Ray Guided Procedures - Tutors: Prof. A. Brook (USA), Prof. L. Manfre (Italy), Prof. R. Grech (Malta)

All the procedures will be performed on anthropomorphic phantoms with spine inside from T7 to L5.

Every participant should have the possibility to perform at least 3 different procedures among the following:

  • Vertebro-kypho-vesselplasty
  • Injection (periarticular, gangliar)
  • Mechanical discectomy
  • Chemical discectomy
  • Radioablation of the facets
  • Cryoablation of the facets
  • Interspinous spacer
  • Transarticular fixation

Pictures from the last 8th Advanced Spine Course of the ESNR, Italy 2017

Hands - On Session

Hands - On Session

Hands - On Session

Hands - On Session