This Course is now Closed


    • December 3 - 5, 2020
    • 5:00 - 8:00 pm

    Indian Delegate

    3000 + GST (3540)

    International Delegate


Course Chair Prof. Dr. Aseem Parekh
Head of Department of Orthopaedics
BYL Nair Ch. Hospital & T. N. Medical College
Course Conveners Dr. Kshitij Chaudhary
Mob: 8108000038

Dr. Ghanshyam Kakadiya
Mob: +917778984811
Maximum Delegates: 20
Course Fees: Indian Delegate: 3000 + GST (3540)
International Delegate: $100
Date: December 3 - 5, 2020
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Educational Objectives

The course will cover all aspects of Idiopathic scoliosis with a focus on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

After the course the delegates should be able to:

  • Diagnose Idiopathic Scoliosis, understand its natural history and predict progression
  • Make correct decisions regarding non operative care including bracing
  • Understand King’s and Lenke Classification for AIS
  • Formulate a surgical plan including determining fusion levels.
  • Comprehend goals of surgery and spinal balance
  • Understand intraoperative nuances of correction manuevers for AIS
  • Learn tricks for difficult screw anchors and alternative techniques of fixation (hooks, SLW etc.)
  • Address complications and neuro-monitoring alerts effectively
  • Understand principles of treating early onset idiopathic scoliosis
  • Diagnose and understand principles of treatment of atypical idiopathic curves
  • Understand indications for different types of releases (anterior, posterior or VCR) for rigid idiopathic curves

Eligibility Criteria

The course is designed for orthopaedic surgeons who are at least 4 years post graduation and are interested to learn the nuances of spinal deformity surgery. This course will be ideal for surgeons who have completed postgraduate training or fellowship in spine surgery and are currently in an independent spine practice.


Registration will close on 7th November 2020

Rs 3000 + GST Includes -

  • Pre course material
  • Pre conference workshop
  • Main Course
  • CME points (MMC points applied)
  • Online Access to course content for one month post course

* Delegates have to satisfy the eligibility criteria and acceptance to the course is the prerogative of the course chair and scientific committee.

Pre-course Material

There are 28 talks by eminent spinal deformity surgeons each of about 10-15 min to be reviewed in a self paced manner after 7th November. The delegates are expected to review all this course material as these will not be repeated during the course. The review of this video material is mandatory to complete this course. In addition, each talk will accompany one or two key review articles in PDF format.

Pre-Course Workshop - 2nd December 7 - 8 pm

The delegates can participate in a pre-course online workshop

  1. How to use Surgimap for deformity surgery planning?
  2. How to use Horos (MacOS) / Radiant (Windows) software for planning pedicle screw trajectories?

Virtual Course

The virtual course is from 3rd Dec to 5th December from 5 pm to 8 pm (3 hours) on Zoom platform. Each day will have a demonstration of a recorded surgery, a guest lecture by an international faculty followed by case discussions. The theme for each day is as follows: Day 1 - adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, Day 2 - early onset idiopathic scoliosis, Day 3 - atypical idiopathic and rigid deformities.

International Faculty

Dr. Manabu Ito

Dr. John Lonstein

Dr. Jwalant Mehta

Guest Lectures

Day 1 - Dr Manabu Ito (Japan) - Correction Maneuvers for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Day 2 - Dr John Lonstein (USA) - Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Day 3 - Dr Jwalant Mehta (UK) - My approach towards a stiff and rigid curve


Shekhar Bhojraj

Sajan Hegde

Sudhir Srivastava

Samir Dalvie

Saumyajit Basu

Gautam Zaveri

Mihir Bapat

Abhay Nene

Arvind Kulkarni

Vishal Kundnani

Ram Chaddha

Ashok Rathod

Ranjith Unnikrishnan

Chirayu Pamecha

Bhavuk Garg

Rishi Kanna

Amit Sharma

Arjun Dhawale

Siddharth Badve

Tushar Rathod

Dhiraj Sonawane

Kedar Deogaonkar

Manish Kothari

Akhil Tawari

Agnivesh Tikoo

Ankit Patel

Kshitij Chaudhary

Pre-Course Lectures (self-paced learning from 7th November 2020)

Sr. No. Lectures
1History and Examination of a Scoliosis Patient
2Radiographic Evaluation and Patient reported Outcome
3Growth and Maturity and Natural history of Idiopathic Scoliosis
4Etiology of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
5To Brace or Not to Brace
6King’s classification
7Lenke classification
8The future of AIS classifications and EOS
9Indication for Surgery and Selection of levels in AIS
10Corrective surgical maneuvers for AIS
11Implant density - How much is enough?
12Direct Vertebral Rotation - Can it avoid thoracoplasty?
13Using of Sublaminar Wires in AIS correction
14The problem of shoulder balance
15Selective versus non selective fusion for double curve patterns
16Thoracolumbar and Lumbar curves - anterior or posterior?
17Lenke rule breakers
18Blood loss management in Scoliosis Surgery
19Intraoperative neuro-monitoring
20Long term outcome and complications of surgery in AIS
21Indications of Vertebral Body Tethering in Idiopathic Scoliosis
22Early Onset Idiopathic Scoliosis - Indications for Casting and Growth Rods
23Atypical curves (Chiari and scoliosis)
24Use of traction in treating large scoliotic curves
25Rigid scoliosis - indications for PCO, anterior release and VCR
26Technical aspects - tips and tricks for VCR for scoliosis
27Difficult pedicle screw instrumentation and salvage techniques
28Competent Preoperative Counseling to Allay Anxiety!

Course Refunds Disclaimer

It needs to be noted that any course of the BOS may be cancelled or postponed or its program may be altered / modified depending upon the situation prevalent in the country in view of the COVID 19 infection, rules and regulations by the Central Government, State Government, Municipal Corporations of the cities in which the courses are held and the institutes in which the courses are conducted.

The Bombay Orthopaedic Society will try and intimate the course delegates in advance in such circumstances. However, it may not be possible for the BOS to intimate or inform the delegates in reasonable time, in case the courses need to be cancelled at a shorter notice.

In such a case, the rules of course fees refund will apply. The BOS or its Executive Council cannot be held liable and responsible for any financial losses, which may result due to course cancellation including travel expenses, residential and logistical expenses. Such Expenses shall not be reimbursed to the delegates.

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