Convenor  Dr. Vishal Kundnani
Co-Convenor Dr. Harshad Sonawane & Dr. Dheeraj Sonawane
Venue J. J. Hospital, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai
Date November 11 – 12, 2017
Delegates 23 / 30

Bombay Orthopaedic Society organised the Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery Course for the first time with a two-day course including a comprehensive learning module. BOS MISS 2017 course was planned to enhance the learning experience in various minimal invasive spine surgery procedures and understand the basics and principles of various aspects of minimal invasive spine surgery including microscopic and endoscopic spine surgery. The course was organised on November 11 & 12, 2017 at Sir J. J. Hospital and GMC on day one and at Bombay Hospital & MRC, Mumbai on day two.

  • The course was organised to involve a comprehensive learning module including:
    1. Symposium and didactic lectures on principles and philosophy of minimal invasive spine surgery – Module 1: Microscopic spine surgery & Module 2: Endoscopic spine surgery.
    2. Cadaveric course with technical tips and tricks and hands-on experience – On all aspects of minimal invasive decompression and percutaneous fixation techniques, micro-endoscopic techniques.
      Endoscopic techniques
      Percutaneous instrumentation techniques
      Cadaveric Course done at J. J. Hospital, Mumbai
    3. Live surgery: Seven live surgeries including the whole spectrum of endoscopic and microscopic procedures performed by the stalwarts of the field was relayed live to the delegates with interactive discussion by the masters on one-to-one basis. Live surgery done at Bombay Hospital, Mumbai.
    4. Video surgery: Module on how I do it and tips and tricks on various cervical and lumbar minimal invasive spine surgeries.
    5. Roadshow on various instruments and implants of minimal invasive microscopic and endoscopic surgeries with live hands-on experience on the instruments and implants and awareness about newer technologies.
  • The course was attended by 26 delegates from various corners of the country. The course was oversubscribed and we had to refuse the registrations to maintain the quality and standards of CME and cadaveric hands-on course. We had delegates registering from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh apart from far flung parts of country.
  • Faculty from Bombay Orthopaedic Society also a part of Bombay Spine Society made this course very interesting and interactive. Outstation faculty from Delhi, Bangalore and Pune were also a part of this course and added flavours to the learning on various facets of minimal invasive spine surgery.

The first BOS MISS course was a super success and was well appreciated and won accolades of all the delegates. Maintaining the standard of the BOS, the course kept to the promise of being unique in academic content, audiovisual facilities, hospitality of delegates and best interactive learning environment.

Delegates left with a promise of joining back every year for continued learning.

Dr. Vishal Kundnani