Irish Spine Society Annual Meeting 

Saturday, November 20th, 2021 

Venue: The Galmont Hotel, Galway  

Theme:  Innovation in Spine Care

Join colleagues in-person at the Irish Spine Society Annual Meeting in Galway

All attendees must be fully vaccinated. This meeting is subject to current guidelines and restrictions.

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Registration Categories

Hospital Consultant:  €100  

Physiotherapist, Nurse, Medical Trainee:  €50 

Healthcare Student: no charge ( valid student ID required) 

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 November 20th.
    All attendees must be fully vaccinated. 
This meeting is subject to current guidelines and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fee is non-refundable.
All cancellations must be sent in writing via e-mail to info@irishspinesociety.ie.

Agenda 

Schedule – November 20th 2021

Venue – Galmont Hotel, Galway, Ireland

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

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8:00am – 9:00am

Inis Mór Ballroom, Galmont Hotel

Registration

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9:00am – 9:05am

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

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9:05am – 9:55am

Morning Session – Free Papers

(Reference papers 1.1–1.11)

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9:55am – 10:15am

Questions & Answers

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10:15am – 10:30am

Presenter: Dr John McDonnell FFARCSI

Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Galway University Hospitals, Bon Secours Hospital Galway, National University of Ireland Galway

Presentation: Current Concepts in Anaesthesia for Spine Surgery

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10:30am – 10:45am

Presenter: Mr Mutaz Jadaan FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon, Abdali Hospital, Amman, Jordan

Presentation: Apical Posterior Tethering in Early Onset Scoliosis – A New Concept

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10:45am – 11:00am

Questions & Answers

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11:00am – 11:30am

Tea/Coffee & Trade Exhibition

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11:30am – 11:45am

Presenter: Mr Sudarshan Munigangaiah FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, UK 

Presentation: 3D CT Navigation in Scoliosis Surgery – Does it Help?

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11:45am – 12:00pm

Presenter: Professor Joseph Butler FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland  

Presentation: Robotics in Spine Surgery – Are We There Yet?

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12:00pm – 12:15pm

Presenter: Ms Caroline Treanor

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Presentation: Implementing Spine Tango: Experience and Challenges to Date

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12:15pm - 12:30pm

Questions & Answers

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12:30pm – 12:40pm

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 – 1:40pm

Lunch 

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1:40pm – 2:10pm

Presenter: Dr. Arjun Sebastian, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, USA

Presentation: Innovation in Spine Care

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2:10pm - 2:20pm

Questions & Answers

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2:20pm - 3:10pm

Afternoon Session – Free Papers

(Reference papers 2.1–2.11)

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3:10pm - 3:30pm

Questions & Answers

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3:30pm – 4:00pm

Tea/Coffee, Posters & Exhibition

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4:00pm – 4:15pm

Presenter: Mr Marcus Timlin FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Presentation: Developing a National Back Pain Pathway – Have We Consensus? 

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4:15pm – 4:30pm

Presenter: Ms Linda Burke & Ms Anita Kerins

Chartered Physiotherapists, Galway University Hospital–Merlin Park, Ireland

Presentation: Sticks and Stones; Considerations of the Power of Language, Patient Engagement and Teamwork in Spine Care

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4:30pm – 4:45pm

Presenter: Dr Eimear Smith

Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland

Presentation: New Frontiers in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

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4:45pm – 5:00pm

Presenter: Ms Stacey Darwish FRCS (Tr & Orth),

Consultant Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon, St Vincents University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Presentation: Spine Care without Borders. Opportunities for Cooperation

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5:00pm - 5:25pm

Discussion

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5:25pm – 5:30pm

Closing Remarks

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5:30pm

Conference Ends

Sponsors

Exhibitors

ORGANISERS

Professor John P McCabe, President Irish Spine Society

Biography

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

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  

Physiotherapist, Nurse, Medical Trainee:  €50 

Healthcare Student: no charge ( valid student ID required) 

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 November 20th.
    All attendees must be fully vaccinated. 
This meeting is subject to current guidelines and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fee is non-refundable.
All cancellations must be sent in writing via e-mail to info@irishspinesociety.ie.

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