September 2, 2018 all-day Asia/Kolkata Timezone
Sion Hospital
Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Rd
Sion West, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Bombay Orthopeadic Society
+91 22 24383498 / 99
Convener Convener:Dr. Rajesh Gandhi
Topic Topic:Spinal Infection
Date Date:Sunday, September 2, 2018
Time Time:09.00 am to 01.00 pm
Venue Venue:Sion Hospital, Physiology Hall, 3rd Floor, College Building, Sion, Mumbai – 400 022.
Convener of The Programme Convener of The Programme :Dr. Arvind Goregaonkar


Time Topic
9.00 am – 11.00 am Kochs’ Spine [8 min talk + 4 min Discussion]

  1. Can we catch them early?: Dr. Samir Dalvie
  2. Biopsy – When & How?: Dr. Sandeep Sonone
  3. Microbiologically Work-up and latest updates: Dr. Sujata Baveja (HOD, Microbiology)
  4. Medical line of treatment in drug-sensitive Koch’s spine: Dr. Amita Nene (Chest Physician)
  5. MDR & XDR Koch’s Spine: Dr. Amita Nene (Chest Physician)
  6. Indications for Surgical Treatment: Dr. Ram Chaddha
  7. Role of MIS in spinal infections: Dr. Vikas Gupte
  8. Koch’s spine in paediatric age-group – How does it differ from adults?: Dr. Arjun Dhawale
  9. Nontuberculous Mycobacterium and Mimickers of Koch’s spine: Dr. Kshitij Chaudhary
  10. Discussion
11.00 am – 11.30 am TEA BREAK
11.30 am – 12.30 pm Pyogenic Spinal Infection [8 min talk + 4 min Discussion]

  1. Acute post-op infection & discitis – when to suspect?: Dr. Abhay Nene
  2. Investigations – Role of MRI & Biopsy: Dr. Vishal Kundnani
  3. Antibiotic Protocol: Dr. Anita Mathew Davis (Infectious Disease Specialist)
  4. When to surgically intervene?: Dr. Mihir Bapat
  5. Rehabilitation & Recovery pattern in pyogenic & Kochs’ spinal infection: Dr. Kshitij Chaudhary
12.30 pm – 1.00 pm Fungal Spinal Infection [5 min talk]

  1. Clinical Presentation – How does it differ from Koch’s & Pyogenic infection?: Dr. Uday Pawar
  2. MRI – Differentiation between fungal, Koch’s & pyogenic: Dr. Anagha Joshi (HOD, Radiology)
  3. Serology & Biopsy: Dr. Chaya Kumar (AP, Microbiology)
  4. Medical Treatment of fungal spinal infection: Dr. Anita Mathew Davis (Infectious Disease Specialist)
  5. Discussion (10 min)