Dr Pedro Berjano, MD, PhD, graduated in Medicine in Spain in 1988. He followed postgraduate studies in Epidemiology and Public Health, and completed the speciality programs in Family Medicine and then in Orthopedics. His activity has been devoted to spine surgery, and he completed a PhD degree with a thesis on biomechanical evaluation of a novel anterior spine fusion method. Since 2003 he moved to Italy where he joined the Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi Research Hospital (the most relevant orthopedic and spine institution in Italy) and became a Head of Division in 2013. Currently he co-Chairs with Claudio Lamartina MD the GSpine Spine Surgery Division at Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan (I).
Professor Ciaran Bolger is currently Head of Department of Clinical Neuroscience, RCSI, Director of Research and Development, National Neurosurgery Unit, Beaumont Hospital Dublin and Consultant Neurosurgeon, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.
He is Visiting Professor of Neurosurgey at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide Australia, Washington University St Louis, USA and University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Previous positions include consultant appointments at Frenchay Hospital Bristol UK and The Royal Adelaide Hospital South Australia.
He currently serves on the council of the Society of British Neurosurgeons and the European Spine Foundation and previously served on the Executive of the British Cervical Spine Society. He is the UK representative to both the EANS and WFNS.
Bronek Boszczyk is the former Head of Service of the Centre for Spinal Disorders and Surgery of Nottingham University Hospitals and current Visiting Professor at Notting- ham Trent University. His particular interest interest and expertise lies in complex reconstructive surgery of the entire spine including advanced anterior approach- es in adult deformity. Further interests include adult and paediatric trauma and advanced tumour conditions. He is a Deputy Editor of the European Spine Journal and former AOSpine European Board member.
David Choi graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1989 with a first class BA degree in Medical Sciences, and studied clinical medicine in Edinburgh (MBChB 1992). He trained in general surgery at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and underwent specialist neurosurgical training at the Glasgow Institute of Neurological Sciences, Atkinson Morley’s hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. He obtained a PhD in neuroregeneration, and was awarded the Hallett Prize medal from the Royal College of Surgeons, London. His clinical interests include complex spine surgery, spinal tumours, spinal trauma, degenerative spinal conditions, skull base tumours, skull base endoscopy, and craniocervical junction surgery. He holds an academic post at the UCL Institute of Neurology, and was awarded a prestigious research grant from the European Research Council in 2009.
Claudio Lamartina is the Director of Spinal Surgery at the Instituto Ortopedico Galeazzi and EFM Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Milan. His extensive experience and interest includes all forms of spinal deformity surgery as well as advanced degenerative spine surgery. He is particularly experi- enced in the treatment of adult deformity, spondylolisthesis and revision surgery. Further professional commitments include being a Deputy Editor of the European Spine Journal and AOSpine European Board Chairman.
Hugues Pascal-Moussellard (MD, PhD), is the head of department of Orthopaedic surgery at « la Pitié-Salpetrière » teaching hospital, in Paris (France).
The hospital is also a polytrauma center. We perform about 1200 scheduled spine surgeries per year and 700 emergency cases (trauma..).
The department is part of the medical university Pierre et Marie Curie and developped a close collaboration with the ICM (brain and spinal cord institute), as Pr Pascal-Moussellard is a member of Pr Cl. Wyart team, spezialized in optogenetic, and who work on spinal cord in zebra fish.
We also have close collaborations with the biomechanics department of the ENSAM school and , and the department of biomaterials in Nantes University.
Professor Klaus-Dieter Schaser is since June 2015 the Medical Director of the University Centre of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of the University Hospital Dresden. His special topics and expertise are the care of severely injured multiple trauma patients, incl. reconstructive surgery of the pelvis / acetabulum and complex extremity trauma, the complete surgical treatment of spinal trauma and degenerative spinal surgery and also musculoskeletal tumor surgery.
Dr. Per Trobisch is the director of Spinal Surgery at the Eifelklinik St. Brigida in Germany and has a teaching assignment for Orthopaedic Surgery at the RWTH University of Aachen.
After graduating from Charitè - Medical University in his hometown Berlin and residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Tuebingen, he specialized in spinal surgery at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York and at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, USA.
His research and clinical interests focus on adult and pediatric spinal deformity surgery with special interest in restoring the sagittal profile as well as non-fusion techniques for pediatric patients.
Dr. Trobisch is an active fellow of the Scoliosis Research Society and currently serves as member of the SRS Growing Spine Committee.