Spine Interventional Neuroradiology - Full Hands On Course

Welcome to the ESNR Spine Full Hands-On Course

a 3-days Full Immersion in the World of Spine Interventions

Dear Colleagues,

The European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR), and me as Chairperson for Spine, decided to create just last year in 2019 the official “Spine Full Hands-On course – Europe”, an itinerary Course with a new formula, according to the incredible progress in the field of Interventional Spine Radiology and the development of so many percutaneous treatments specifically created to be performed under radiological guidance.

The first ESNR Spine Full Hands-On “Europe” was in Malta, October 2019, and it was a great success in terms of number of Participants coming from so many Countries all over the World, and amount of devices that Colleagues were able to handle and test. The only negative issue was the early overbooking, as the Hands-On was fully booked in 2 months only.

For this reason, this year we decided to repeat the winning formula of the ESNR Spine Full immersion Hands-On for 3 days (from Friday to Sunday included, to facilitate participation for working people), increasing the number of simultaneous sessions and dedicated rooms, not the number of Participants per room, that is 6 maximum again.

Apart from the Virtual Reality & Simulator session, we will have 3 sessions illustrating Ultrasound guided procedures (Anatomy, injection, RF/Cryoablation, microwaves, etc), both on cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine), X-ray-guided and Hybrid CT/C-arm guided procedures (both basic procedures as injection, discectomy, RF/Cryo/MW ablation, vertebroplasty) to advanced (spacers, microfixation, neuromodulation & pumps, kyphoplasty, vesselplasty and other augmentation technique, tumor ablation, etc.).

We also increased the number of Tutors from our International Faculty, to let people come in contact with the most worldwide well-known experts in every specific field.

This year the Hands-On will take place in Italy: the weather in the mid of October is generally marvelous in Sicily and, for those who plan to add some extra-days for a tour, the Mood, the Food & the History of Catania, Taormina and Siracuse will capture you for sure.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Spine Full Hands-On Course: Italy 2020, from the 16th to the 18th of October in Catania.

Prof. Luigi Manfrè

Course Director

ESNR Chairperson for Spine