Irish Spine Society Annual Meeting 

October 5th 2019 

Venue: Human Biology Building, NUI, Galway 

Theme: The Aging Spine 

Info@irishspinesociety.ie

Call for Abstracts 

The Irish Spine Society invites you to submit abstracts for consideration as a Podium or Poster presentation at our meeting in the Human Biology Building, NUI Galway on Saturday October 5th, 2019. 

Please submit your abstract by email as a Word attachment to info@irishspinesociety.ie 

PLEASE ADHERE TO THE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

Please rename the Word file using the first and second name of the presenting author. The title page should include:

  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • A concise and informative title
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, and telephone number(s) of the PRESENTING author
  • The abstract should not exceed 250 words.

Important Dates

  • Closing Date for Abstract Submission: Monday September 20th, 2019.
  • Notification of Review Outcome by Email:  September 23rd, 2019
  • Deadline for Accepted Podium or Poster Presenters to register to confirm attendance:  September 23rd

Click Here to Download Call for Abstracts 

Click Here to View the 2018 Published Abstracts

 

Agenda 

Schedule – October 05th 2019

Venue – Human Biology Building, Galway, Ireland

The Meeting has been approved for 6 External CPD Credits by the RCSI 

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8:30am – 9:00am

Human Biology Building

Registration

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9:00am – 9:05am

Human Biology Building

Welcome from Prof John McCabe President, Irish Spine Society & Mr. Joseph Butler, Secretary, Irish Spine Society 

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9:05am – 9:55am

Human Biology Building

Morning Session – Free Papers

 

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9:55am – 10:15am

Human Biology Building

Questions & Answers

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10:15am – 10:40am

Human Biology Building

Presenter: Professor Rose Anne Kenny

Professor Geriatric Medicine / Consultant (Medical Gerontology), Trinity College, Dublin (TCD )

Presentation: Aging in Ireland  

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10:40am – 10:50am

Human Biology Building

Questions & Answers

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10:50am – 11:20am

Human Biology Building

Tea/Coffee & Trade Exhibition, Foyer HBB

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11:20am – 11:35am

Human Biology Building

Presenter: Professor John Carey

Consultant Physician in Medicine and Rheumatology, Galway University Hospitals. Personal Professor in Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway  
Presentation: Osteoporosis Burden on Spine Disease

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11:35am – 11:50am

Human Biology Building

Presenter: Mr Fergus Byrne

Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Galway University Hospital 
Presentation: Surgery on the Osteoporotic Spine  

 

    

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11:50am – 12:05pm

Human Biology Building

Presenter: Mr Nagy Darwish 

Consultant Spine Surgeon, NHS Trust, Belfast  
Presentation: Spine fractures in the Elderly 

 

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12:05pm - 12:20pm

Human Biology Building

Questions & Answers

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12:20pm – 12:40pm

Human Biology Building

President’s Address: Professor John P. McCabe

Personal Professor Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery, Galway University Hospitals, Bon Secours Hospital Galway, National University of Ireland Galway  

 

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12:40am – 13:40pm

Human Biology Building

Working Lunch & Trade Exhibition, HBB Foyer 

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13:40pm – 14:00pm

Human Biology Building

Presenter: Dr Stephen Haffey

Consultant Neurophysiologist, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust 

Presentation: The Value of Spinal Monitoring during Spine Care  

 

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14:00pm – 14:15pm

Human Biology Building

Presenter: Ms Caroline Treanor 

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Neurosurgical Spinal Service, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
Presentation: The Value of Developing a National Spine Registry 

 

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14:15pm - 14:30pm

Human Biology Building

Questions & Answers

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14:30pm - 15:25pm

Human Biology Building

Afternoon Session – Free Papers

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15:25pm – 15:40pm

Human Biology Building

Questions & Answers

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15:40pm – 16:10pm

Human Biology Building

Tea/Coffee, Posters & Exhibition, Foyer HBB

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16:10pm – 16:30pm

Human Biology Building

Presenter: Mr Joseph Butler

Assistant Professor, Principal Investigator & Spine Surgeon, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital & Mater Private Hospital
Presentation: Cervical Degenerative Conditions 

 

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16:30pm – 16:50pm

Human Biology Building

Presenter: Mr David O’Brien 

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland 
Presentation: Lumbar Canal Stenosis in the Aging Spine 

 

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16:50pm – 17:10pm

Human Biology Building

Presenter: Mr Odhran Murray 

Consultant Spine Surgeon, NHS, Glasgow & Clyde 
Presentation: The Management of Adult Spine Deformity. 

 

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17:10pm - 17:30pm

Human Biology Building

Questions & Answers

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17:30pm – 17:45pm

Human Biology Building

Closing Remarks

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17:45pm

Human Biology Building

Conference Ends

ORGANISERS

Professor John P McCabe, President Irish Spine Society

Biography

Current Positions:
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon (Spine and Hip/knee surgery) at Bon Secours Hospital and Galway University Hospitals
The Medical Director, Bon Secours Hospital, Galway
Professor of Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery, NUI, Galway
President of The Irish Spine Society

Education

1985: Conferred with an honours medical degree from NUI Galway and awarded first place in class for the final medical year

1989: F.R.C.S.I. RCSI

1989: Master of Medical Science Degree, NUIG

1990: Master in Surgery, NUIG

1993: F.R.C.S (Orth) RCSI

1994: Certificate of Accreditation in Orthopaedic Surgery ,Intercollegiate Board

1995: Fellowship in Spine Surgery, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Hospital -Cornell Medical Centre, New York

1996: Fellowship in Joint Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Hospital -Cornell Medical Centre, New York

2017: Personal Professor in Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery, NUI, Galway

 

Clinical Practice
Having commenced practice in Galway in 1996, Professor Mc Cabe is the longest-serving Spine Surgeon in the Irish Public System. His expertise covers the full spectrum of traumatic, degenerative and tumour spine conditions as well as deformity surgery. He has pioneered technologies in this area including anterior and posterior cervical fixation and percutaneous spinal surgery. He has particular expertise in the management of complex spinal conditions in the presence of prior surgery.
Professor Mc Cabe also has an extensive practice in hip and knee surgery given his unique dual fellowship training in the world-renowned Hospital For Special Surgery, New York. This experience has ensured that he is skilled and has a wealth of knowledge in dealing with all aspects of musculoskeletal conditions pertaining to the spine and hip/knee area, conditions which often times can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

Research and Publications:
Professor Mc Cabe is very involved in ongoing research and teaching particularly in the area of spinal surgery. He has over 80 publications in peer reviewed journals as well as a number of co-authored book chapters in both spinal surgery and arthroplasty. He presents regularly at national and international meetings.

Areas of Interest

Spine

Hip & Knee Surgery

Mr Joseph Butler, Secretary Irish Spine Society

Biography

Mr Butler completed surgical training in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He subsequently completed clinical fellowship training in complex spine deformity and tumour surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK; spine trauma and degenerative spine surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; and complex, revision and minimally invasive spine surgery at the Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA.

 

 

He is an active clinical and laboratory researcher based at Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded a PhD in bone biology by University College Dublin and has over 100 publications and 100 presentations at national and international scientific meetings. He has 40 major national and international awards for his research work and is on the editorial board of several major journals in the fields of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery and Spine Surgery. He is the secretary of the Irish Spine Society (ISS) and sits on the Biologics & Basic Research Committee and Robotics & Navigation Committee of the North American Spine Society (NASS). His h-index is 21 and he has over 1300 citations of his research.

Appointments

National Spinal Injuries Unit, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital,

Mater Private Hospital & Tallaght University Hospital.

REGISTRATION

Registration Categories

Hospital Consultant:  €100  – Book Now

Physiotherapist, Nurse, Medical Trainee:  €50 – Book Now

Healthcare Student: no charge ( valid student ID required) – Book Now

The registration fee includes:

• Access to the conference sessions
• Access to the exhibition and posters
• Conference programme
• Tea/coffee breaks and working lunch on the 05th of October

 

The Meeting has been approved for 6 External CPD Credits by the RCSI 

Cancellation Policy

Registration fee is non-refundable.
Registrations are transferable (within the same category) until October 05th.
All cancellations must be sent in writing via e-mail to info@irishspinesociety.ie.

Gallery of Images from the 2018 Irish Spine Society Conference

Gallery of Images from the 2016 Irish Spine Society Conference