In April 2013, World Spine Care hosted the first multi-disciplinary Spine Care Conference in Mahalapye, Botswana. Spine care experts from around the world came to Mahalapye to present on current concepts in spine care. Many of the presenters were sponsored by international spine societies such as the North American Spine Society, the European Spine Society, the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, the South African Spine Society, the Chiropractic Association of South Africa, the Swiss Spine Institute and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
The one-day conference was attended by over 100 delegates from around Botswana.
The following is a list of the presentations with links to videos of the presentations.
Lecture 1: The International Burden of Spinal disorders and the Goals of the World Spine Care Program: Prof. Scott Haldeman – President World Spine Care, Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine, Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public health, University of California, Los Angeles, Past President, North American Spine Society.
Lecture 2: The Importance of Evidence Based Treatment Guidelines and the Screening for Serious Pathology: – Prof. Margareta Nordin – Vice President, World Spine Care, Research Professor, New York University, Past President, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Chair Task Force on Research, European Spine Society.
Lecture 3: Use of imaging such as x-ray and MRI in the management of Spinal Disorders: Prof. Lindsay Rowe DC, MD, FRACR,Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Adjunct Professor, Northwestern Health Sciences University and Murdoch University.
Lecture 4: Scoliosis and Deformity Screening of Adolescents (report of the results of recent screening in Mahalapye and Shoshong): Sally Valentine RN, MSN, World Spine Care Consultant
There is no video of this lecture.
Lecture 5: The Management of Spinal Pain without Serious Pathology or Neurological Deficits (illustrated with case reports): Dr. Geoff Outerbridge , Clinical Director, World Spine Care and Clinical Coordinator, Botswana WSC Clinics.
Lecture 6: The Role of Surgery in the Treatment of Spinal Pain and radiculopathy (illustrated with case reports): Christian Etter, MD Swiss Spine Institute.
Lecture 7: Treatment of Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity (illustrated with case reports): Emre Acaroglu MD, Chief of Orthopedic Spine, Ankara Spine Center, Ankara, Turkey.
Lecture 8: What are the goals of the WSC Research Programs: Dr. Maria Hondras, University of Southern Denmark and Dr. Deborah Kopanski-Giles, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Lecture 9: The Ugly 5 Failed Back Spine Surgery: Dr. Norman Fisher Jeffes
Lecture 10: Summary of the World Spine Care Model for the Management of Spinal Disorders and future goals of WSC in Botswana: Professor Scott Haldeman