Programme 12 April

Spinal Trauma: Team Work

Time Subject and Lecturer
9.00 Welcome and introduction – Rene Castelein & Cumhur Öner
09.10 Initial assessment and resuscitation – Luke Leenen
09.40 Discussion
09.50 Diagnosis and classification of traumatic injuries of the spinal column – Cumhur Öner
10.20 Discussion
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Neurologic injury: diagnosis and prognosis – Nizar Moayeri
11.20 Discussion
11.30 Treatment of C-spine injuries – Willem-Bart Slooff
11.50 Discussion
12.00 Utrecht technique: BAER for traumatic and pathologic fractures of the TL spine – Jorrit-Jan Verlaan
12.20 Discussion
12.30 Lunch

Time Subject and Lecturer
13.30 Treatment of TL injuries – Sander Muijs
13.50 Discussion
14.00 Treatment of sacrum and pelvic injuries – Moyo Kruyt
14.20 Discussion
14.30 Rehabilitation of spinal trauma patients – Casper van Koppenhagen
14.50 Discussion
15.00 Break
15.30 Outcome after spinal trauma – Said Sadiqi
15.50 Discussion
16.00 History of spinal trauma  care in UMCU – Rogier Simmermacher
16.20 Discussion
16.30 Closure

Programme 13 April

Hands-on Cadaver Course

Time Subject and Lecturer
08.00 Station 1-4
09.15 Station 1-4
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Station 1-4
12.00 Station 1-4
13.00 Closure and lunch


  1. Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation with BAER Th-Spine
  2. Lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomy
  3. Occiput – C7 posterior instrumentation
  4. Anterior odontoid screw and subaxial corpectomy and reconstruction with cage and plate

Limited number of participants


Dr. C.F. van Koppenhagen, Rehabilitation doctor
Dr. M.C. Kruyt, orthopedic surgeon
Prof. Dr. L.P.H. Leenen, trauma surgeon
Dr. N. Moayeri, neuro surgeon
Dr. S.P.J. Muijs, orthopedic surgeon

Prof.Dr. F.C. Öner, orthopedic surgeon
Dr. S. Sadiqi, resident orthopedic surgery
Dr. R.K.J. Simmermacher, trauma surgeon
Drs. W.B. Slooff, neuro surgeon
Dr. J.J. Verlaan, orthopedic surgeon