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Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 5th edition of the Utrecht Spine Course on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 March. For the 2024 edition of this course we have chosen ‘Spinal Infections’ as the overarching theme.

Course venue 22 March
The Utrecht Spine Course will take place in the Pink Lecture Hall of the University Medical Centre Utrecht. Address: UMC Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Registration is open as of 08.15 hrs. to collect your badge and have a cup of coffee.

WiFi network: UMCU-gasten

Course dinner
On Friday evening 22 March a dinner is arranged in restaurant het ‘Oude Tolhuys’
(The dinner should have been pre-booked.)
Address: Weg naar Rhijnauwen 13-15, 3584 AD Utrecht
Time: 18.30 drinks, 19.00 – 22.00 dinner
Telephone number: 0031-30 2511 215
Dress code: Casual
Route: UMCU – tramline 20,21,22 (payment is possible at the tram via your debit or credit card)
Stop: Utrecht, De Kromme Rijn
From there it’s a four minutes’ walk

Hands-on surgical skills lab 23 March
(The lab should have been pre-booked.)
The hands-on surgical skills lab will take place on Saturday 23 March at the University Medical Center Utrecht.
Location: Dissecting room at the Stratenum. When you enter the main entrance, you go left. At the end of the corridor you will find the Stratenum. Further instructions are placed there.
Time: The course starts at 08.00 hrs. and has a very full schedule. Please make sure you are present between 07.30 and 07.45 hrs in the dressing room to change cloths.
If necessary, you can place your luggage in the dressing room. The course will finish between 13.30 and 14.00 hrs. with lunch.

Accreditation and certificate
The Utrecht Spine Course – Spinal Infections Utrecht, Netherlands, 22/03/2024-23/03/2024 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 10 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). (5 credits for 22 March and 5 credits for 23 March).

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. After the course you can collect a certificate of attendance at the registration desk.
At the end of the course on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, you can complete the evaluation via Mentimeter (instructions and code will follow during the course). You will receive an email after the course and no later than April 7 2024 with your certificate of attendance.