Session 1: 8am to 10am

Moderators:  Dr. Shafafi and Dr. Nasir Quraishi

8am to 8.10am

Sagittal balance and standardized way of imaging

Dr. Abdulrazzaq A. Alobaid

8.10am to 8.20am

Practical usage of sagittal parameters for pre-op planning

Dr. Hussein Mehdian

8.20am to 8.30am

Principles and treatment of cervical deformities

Dr.Ahmed Al Jahwari

8.30am to 8.40am

Cervicothoracic osteotomies - surgical techniques and complications

Dr. Ibrahim Obeid

8.40am to 8.50am

Cervical deformity correction in ankylosing spondylitis

Prof. Amer Aziz

8.50am to 9am

Does adult deformity correction significantly improve quality of life?

Dr. Nasir Quraishi

9am to 9.10am

Mitigating difficulties during deformity correction via MIS techniques

Dr. Tony Tannouri

9.10am to 9.20am

Osteotomies and their indications in deformity surgeries

Dr. JJ Abitbol

9.20am to 9.30 am

Is it necessary to reduce high grade spondylolisthesis

Dr. Nasir Quraishi

9.30am to 10am

Key note: Surgical management of spondylosis

Dr. JJ Abitbol

10am to 10.30am  Coffee break  

Session 2: 10.30am to 12pm

10.30am to 11.30am

Debate sessions : Moderators Amer Aziz and Abdul Moeen Baco


Determining the upper instrumented vertebra in the management of degenerative scoliosis


10.30am to 10.40am

1. Stopping at T10

Dr. Masood Shafafy

10.40am to 10.50am

2. Stopping at L1

Dr.Ibrahim Obeid


Degenerative spine deformities: To fuse or not to fuse at L5/S1


10.50am to 11am

To fuse

Dr. Azmi Hamzaoglu

11am to 11.10am

No fusion

Dr. Abdul Moeen Baco


Degenerative scoliosis


11.10am to 11.20am


Dr. Ibrahim Obeid

11.20am to 11.30pm

Not to operate

Dr. John Abdelnoor

11.30am to 12pm

Key note: Current Concepts in Adult Spinal Deformity


12pm to 1pm


1pm to 2pm

Prayers and Lunch Break

Session 3: 2pm to 5.15pm 

Moderators : Dr.JJ Abitbol / Dr.Norman

2pm to 2.10pm

Neurological complications after correction of spinal deformity.

Dr.John Abdelnoor

2.10pm to 2.20 pm

Long segment vs limited decompression and fusion

Dr. Azmi Hamzaoglu

2.20pm to 2.30 pm

Adjacent level disease in adult deformity surgeries: How to avoid it?

Dr. AbdulMoeen Baco

2.30pm to 2.50pm

Minimal invasive vs. open techniques in deformity surgeries


Minimal invasive

Dr. Tony Tannouri


Open technique

Dr. Nasir Quraishi

2.50pm to 3pm

Iatrogenic flat back in degenerative spine surgery

Dr. Ahmed Al Jahwari

3pm to 4pm

Case discussions: My Most Challenging Case Moderators Abdulrazzaq A. Alobaid and Al Jahwari


3pm to 3.15pm

Case 1

Dr. Tony/Alkuwari

3.15pm to 3.30pm

Case 2

Dr. Nasir /Shafafi

3.30pm to 3.45pm

Case 3

Dr. Amer Aziz / Dr. FirasHusban

3.45pm to 4pm

Case 4

Dr. Abdulrazzaq A.Alobaid

4pm to 4.30pm

Coffee Break


4.30pm to 5pm

Awards and closing