Following the resounding success of the first Sydney Spinal Symposium, the general feedback was to make this an annual event. It is a great pleasure to announce that we now have support from a range of stakeholders and leading speakers to organise the 2nd Sydney Spinal Symposium on Thursday 19 Sept 2019 at the Sydney International Convention Centre.
The format will be a medley of key note speakers, leading researcher talks interspersed with higher degree student presentations and younger researchers. Professor Risbud from Jefferson University who is the President of the Orthopaedic research Society Spine Section and Professor Paul Hodges from Queensland University will be our visiting Professors. Our visiting Surgeon Speaker will be announced soon. An exciting Osteoporosis Symposium with global leaders in the field and an update on surgical clinical trials for stenosis and outcomes of NSW workers compensation cohorts will be things to look forward to. And if you feel your understanding of cannabinoids for pain needs to be “heightened” this may be an opportunity to do so.
I am aware that numerous fruitful collaborations and interactions emanated from last year and I am hoping that this event will foster more such collaborations. On the social front we are planning a night-before dinner get together and drinks following the event. Hopefully these two networking opportunities will compensate for the lack of time during the meeting when all of you will be immensely busy.
Please revisit these pages as updates will be made in real time as the program develops.