Get hands-on with the latest innovations in lumbar procedures in Guangzhou, China


The 10th Congress of the Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (CAOS) in Guangzhou, China this May will offer two sessions in collaboration with the North American Spine Society (NASS). The workshops will provide hands-on training with the latest ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance technology, as well as devices which can aid in complex spinal surgery.

The two workshops, (Ultrasound and Fluoroscopic Guided Lumbar Procedures Workshop – 11 May 2017 and Principles and Techniques of Complex Spine Surgery – 12 May 2017) will host some of the most innovative products on the market. At the first workshop, delegates will start their day with an overview of optimal techniques for different lumbar procedures and the use of different devices.

Whale Imaging’s technology will be on show at the Ultrasound and Fluoroscopic Guided Lumbar Procedures Workshop

Faculty experts will take participants through the use of a G-arm (Whale Imaging) in the application of nerve blocks, through radiofrequency ablation (Halyard Health) procedures for pain management, as well as the latest in lumbar injection technique. “This course provides a wonderful opportunity to practice techniques and approaches for pain care while also getting practical tips from world-class faculty,” says Sanjog Pangarkar, course faculty member.

The afternoon will consist of expert demonstrations and workshops, allowing participants to get their hands on state-of-the-art technical innovations. Delegates will learn about the latest techniques in spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency ablation, and injections in the caudal epidural, sacroiliac and lumbar areas.

The second workshop—Principles and Techniques of Complex Spine Surgery—takes a similar structure, with an earlier start and more time devoted to demonstrations. The lecture session will begin with the latest long-term research updates on Zimmer Biomet’s Mobi-C artificial cervical disc, followed by expert explorations of robotic surgery (Rennaisance, Mazor Robotics), endoscopic techniques using Joimax’ platform, and more. “We are so excited to continue the NASS collaboration with the CAOS in providing state-of-the-art surgical techniques and expert training to surgeons,” says course chairman, Jeffrey Wang. “This course is focused on spine surgeons who want to learn the latest techniques for treating complex spinal pathologies from experts from around the world.”

The Principles of Complex Spine Surgery workshop will feature Mazor Robotics’ technology

Eight hours of the day is available for delegates to attend technique demonstrations, offering the opportunity to watch the devices presented earlier in the hands of experts. Six hours of workshop time will allow participants to experience the technologies first-hand, guided by faculty members to ensure an optimal learning environment.

Guangzhou, nestled among the mountains of the Shimen National Forest Park, offers a microcosm of Chinese history and culture, as well as beautiful scenery. Home to both ancient temples and futuristic buildings, the city attracts more than 100 million visitors every year. Internationally well-connected, Guangzhou offers delegates a host of renowned restaurants and tourist attractions to enjoy outside of the workshops.

Corporate support: Because NASS is only accepting a limited number of corporate sponsors at this workshop, corporations are in a unique position to feature their spine systems to hundreds of captivated surgeon attendees by sponsoring a workstation. Companies can bring expert faculty and product specialists to demonstrate systems and techniques. For more information about sponsorship, please contact [email protected].

The Ultrasound and Fluoroscopic Guided Lumbar Procedures Workshop is supported by the following companies:

The Principles and Techniques of Complex Spine Surgery Workshop is supported by the following companies: