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Gaborone International Convention Center, Grand Palm, Botswana

Plot 17989 Bonnington Farm Molepolole Road

Gaborone, South-East District

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World Spine Care

A charitable non-profit organization registered in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada with the goal of helping people with spinal disorders in underserved communities throughout the world.




Third Botswana Spine Care Conference

“Creating a country wide program for the prevention of spine disability”




The Gaborone International Convention Center

Gaborone, Botswana

May 7 and May 8, 2018




The Conference is provided with the support of and in collaboration with:

The Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness

European Spine Journal (www.springer.com/medicine/orthopedics/journal/586)

EUROSPINE (www.eurospine.org)

The Chiropractic Association of South Africa (www.chiropractic.co.za)

North American Spine Society (www.spine.org)

Association of Academic Physiatrists (www.physiatry.org)

The South African Spine Society (www.saspine.org)

Lunch and refreshment breaks, graciously donated by the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness




Botswana residents who are government employees: no charge.

Non-Botswana residents and Botswana private practitioners: 2000 BWP/ 2500 ZAR/ 250 USD.

Students – medical, chiropractic, physical therapy, nursing: 400 BWP/ 550 ZAR/ 50 USD


A certificate of attendance will be issued to all attendees.

CPD/CEU Credits Applied for.




Use the following link to register for the conference:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-botswana-spine-care-conference-tickets-40783303960?aff=private





Calendar of Conference and Associated Events

Sunday May 6

Recommended accommodation in Gaborone:

Peermont Walmont Hotel (4-star hotel) (roughly 2400 BWP/ 3200 ZAR/ 230 USD /night)

Peermont Metcourt Hotel (3-star hotel) (roughly 1400 BWP/ 1900 ZAR/ 135 USD /night)

The Gaborone International Convention Center, Peermont Walmont Hotel and Peermont Metcourt Hotel are all located on the Grand Palm estate

Phone +267 363 7777 -- info@grandpalm.bw -- http://www.grandpalm.bw

Plot 17989 Bonnington Farm Molepolole Road Gaborone Botswana




Dinner for speakers and government presenters (7:00 PM)

Graciously sponsored by the Chiropractic Association of South Africa

The Beef Baron Grill & Rib Room, Peermont Walmont Hotel




Monday May 7

Conference

Gaborone International Convention Center

Tuesday May 8

Conference

Gaborone International Convention Center

Wednesday morning, May 9

Presentation to the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness

WSC Participants:

Scott Haldeman, Margareta Nordin, Geoff Outerbridge, Stefan Eberspaecher

Wednesday afternoon or Thursday, May 10

Optional tour of WSC clinics in Shoshong and Mahalapye

Optional Tour of WSC clinic at Princess Marina in Gaborone



Free to spend time in this beautiful country.

Khama Rhino Sanctuary (3h40m from the Grand Palm)

www.khamarhinosanctuary.org.bw

Mokolodi Nature Reserve (30 minutes from the Grand Palm)

www.mokolodi.com/




2018 Botswana World Spine Care Conference

Faculty

Opening statements from the Honourable Dorcus Makgato, Minister of Health and Wellness for Botswana.

1. Max Aebi, MD, PhD, DHC, FRCSC,FMHOrth. Professor Emeritus University of Bern (CH) and McGill University, Montreal (CND)."Das Rückenzentrum", Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hirslanden-Salem Hospital, CH-3000 Bern 25, Switzerland

2. Willem Boshoff DC, M.Sc., FCASA (Hon). Orthopedic/Neuro Spine unit at Wilgeheuwel Hospital, Roodepoort, South Africa

3. Richard Brown DC, LL.M, FRCC. Secretary-General, World Federation of Chiropractic

4. Anthony E. Chiodo, M.D., M.B.A. Clinical Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Health System.

5. Christopher J. Colloca, DC, PhD. Chairman, International Spine Research (INSPIRE) Foundation. CEO, Neuromechanical Innovations. Chandler, Arizona USA

6. Stefan Eberspaecher DC, B.Sc. – Department of Orthopedics, Princess Marina Hospital. Clinical Coordinator for Botswana, World Spine Care Botswana.

7. Robert Gunzburg, M.D., Ph.D. Editor-in-Chief, European Spine Journal. Cavell Spine Center

8. Scott Haldeman DC, MD, Ph.D., FRCP, FAAN. President World Spine Care, Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine, Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public health, University of California, Los Angeles. President, World Spine Care.

9. Alex van der Horst B.Sc.; B.Med.Sc.(Hons); M.B.,Ch.B.; FC Ortho (SA); Head: Spine Services, Windhoek Hospital Complex, Namibia. Head: Division of Surgical Specialties, School of Medicine, University of Namibia.

10. Inka Löfvenmark RPT, PhD. Spinalis SCI-outpatient clinic, RSS, Karolinska Institutet, NVS, Stockholm, Sweden. Spinalis Project Coordinator

11. Tiro Mmopelwa MD. Orthopedic Surgeon, Gaborone. Fellow, Turkey Spine Institute.

12. Hildah Molate DC. Recipient of the First World Spine Care Scholarship for professional training in spine care . Gaborone, Botswana

13. Erin Moon 800hr International Association of Yoga Therapists, 500 E-RYT, YACEP. Core faculty for intro/advanced Anatomy for Yoga/Therapeutics: Three Sisters Yoga (New York City), Lila Vinyasa (Vancouver Canada) & Illumina Yoga (Paris & NYC), PREMA Yoga Therapeutics (NYC).

14. Margareta Nordin, Dr. Med. Sci., PT. Professor, Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Environmental Medicine, New York University, New York, NY, USA; President, World Spine Care Europe, Holmfirth, UK; Past president, EUROSPINE, Uster, Switzerland

15. Geoff Outerbridge DC. MS. Clinical Director, World Spine Care

16. Kobamelo Sekakela MD. Spinalis Botswana Rehab. Princess Marina Hospital, Gaborone, Botswana

17. Vincent Setlhare MD. Acting head of Department of Family Medicine and Public Health. Faculty of Medicine. University of Botswana.

18. Marek Szpalski MD. Chairman, Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Iris South Teaching Hospitals, Brussels, Belgium. Processor, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. Associate Professor (Adj), New York University, New York, USA. Guest Professor, Central South University, Changsha, China.

29. Katarzyna Trok MD. Karolinska Sjukhuset Neurologiska Kliniken, Stockholm, Sweden. Spinalis Project Coordinator

20. Ian J. Vlok, MMed (Neurosurgery), FC(Neurosurgery). Associate Professor and head of Department Neurosurgery University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital.

21. Adam Wilke DC. MSC (Disaster Healthcare). London, United Kingdom

22. Alberto Zerbi, MD. EFM Professor of Radiology in Universities of Milan and Monza Bicocca. Chief Dept. of Radiology IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi. Milano – Italy




DAY 1

MONDAY MAY 7, 2018

GENERAL SESSION

“Creating a country wide program for the prevention of spine disability”

Session 1: World Spine Care and The Global Spine Care Initiative

8:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast

Session 1: World Spine Care and The Global Spine Care Initiative

Chair: Scott Haldeman

8:30 – 8:40 AM: Opening statements from the Minister of Health and Wellness for Botswana, the Honourable Dorcus Makgato.

8:40 – 8:50 AM: Welcome from World Spine Care: Recognition of sponsors, supporting agencies and

organizing committee: Introduction to World Spine Care. Margareta Nordin

8:50 – 9:10 AM: The impact of spinal disorders in low and middle-income communities. The status of non-surgical care in Africa. Richard Brown

9:10 – 9:30 AM: The challenges of providing advanced spine care to underserved communities in Southern Africa. Alex van der Horst

9:30 – 9:50 AM: The impact of spinal cord injuries in underserved communities and what is needed to improve care. The Spinalis program. Katarzina Trok

9:50 – 10:10: The development of a Model of Care for Spinal Disorders in underserved communities. Introduction to the Global Spine Care Initiative. Scott Haldeman

10:10 – 10:30 AM Tea break

Session 2: Primary Spine Care in underserved communities

Care that could be considered in the village of Shoshong, outpatient care in a district hospital or a private practice non-surgical setting

Chair: Geoff Outerbridge

10:30 – 10:40 AM: Defining Primary Spine Care. Classes of spinal disorders that can be managed in primary spine care setting. Scott Haldeman

10:40:00 – 11:00 AM: Assessment of Spinal Disorders including yellow flags: Guidance from the evidence. Margareta Nordin

11:00 – 11:20 AM: Determination of red flags for serious spinal disease. Trauma, infection (TB), neoplasm. Alex van der Horst

11:20 – 11:40 AM: Conservative treatment for common spinal diseases. View from a high-income country. Chris Collaca

11:40 – 12:00 AM: Non-invasive treatment intervention. Education, exercise, manual therapy. The World Spine Care program. Geoff Outerbridge

12:00 – 12:20 AM: Yoga for active self care and pain management. Erin Moon


12:20 – 12:30 AM: Questions and comments from the audience

12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch

Session 3: Secondary Spine Care in underserved communities

Care that could be offered in a district hospital such as that noted in Mahalapye

Chair: Margareta Nordin

1:30 – 1: 40 PM: Defining Secondary Spine Care. Classes of spinal disorder requiring secondary spine care. Scott Haldeman

1:40 – 2:00 PM: The indications for and interpretation of spine imaging in a setting with limited resources. Alberto Zerbi

2:00 – 2:20 PM: Indications for and interpretation of laboratory testing in a patient with spine related red flags. Vincent Setlare

2:20 – 2:40 PM. Identifying the patient who requires emergency spine surgery or care. What can be done

without advanced imaging and advanced spine specific surgical facilities? Ian Vlok

2:40 – 3:00 PM: Advanced management of yellow flags. Community based education programs to prevent disability. Margareta Nordin

3:00 – 3:20 PM Tea break

Session 4: Tertiary Spine Care in underserved communities

Care that could be offered in a tertiary referral hospital such as Princess Marina or Bokamoso in Gaborone

Chair: Vincent Setlhare

3:20 – 3:30 PM: Defining tertiary spine care. Classes of spine care requiring tertiary care.

Scott Haldeman

3:30 – 3:50 PM: Spinal surgery; the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Marek Szpalski

3:50 – 4:10 PM: Degenerative spinal conditions when are they surgical? Robert Gunzberg

4:10 – 4:30 PM. Adult degenerative scoliosis: the extent of surgery - does it correspond to the extent of deformity? And how to handle failures. Max Aebi

4:30 – 4:50 PM: Acute Spinal Cord injury, assessment/treatment. Tiro Mmopelwa

4:50 – 5:10 PM: Long term health maintenance for the spinal cord injury person. Anthony Chiodo

5:10 – 5:30 PM: Mobility concerns for the chronically disabled person due to a spinal disorder. Inka Löfvenmark



DAY 2

TUESDAY MAY 8, 2018

WORKSHOP and PANEL DISCUSSIONS

7:00 – 8:00 AM Community yoga for all conference attendees. Erin Moon:

8:30 – 9:00 AM: Breakfast

Breakout sessions. Specialty specific

Examination of the Patient with spinal symptoms

Non-surgical management of patients with spine pain

Spine surgery. When, Why, How?

Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation

9:00 – 9:30 AM

The patient history including yellow flags for psychosocial risk factors for disability

How to ask the questions.

Margareta Nordin

What is the intent of spinal manipulation and what is the biomechanical effect.

Willem Boshoff

Spinal stenosis, etiopathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment.

Robert Gunzburg

Management of musculoskeletal pain in the spinal cord injury person

Anthony Chiodo

9:30 – 10:00 AM

The examination of the patient who presents with a spinal problem.

Demonstration.

Geoff Outerbridge

Scientific base for chiropractic treatments

Chris Colloca

When to consider surgery for radiculopathy

Marek Szpalski

Management of neurogenic bladder and pressure ulcers

Katarzina Trok

10:00 -10:30 AM

Spine radiology.

Case presentations of clinically and non-clinically significant findings

Alberto Zerbi

Care/treatment of the chronic LBP patient (from a small clinic perspective)

Adam Wilke

Stefan Eberspaecher

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Assessment and management

Max Aebi

Tiro Mmopelwa

The Botswana Spinalis program

Kobamelo Sekakela

Inka Löfvenmark

10:30 – 10:45 AM Tea break

Breakout sessions: Workshops

10:45 – 12:00 AM

Psychosocial intervention

Erin Moon

Yoga interventions for pain management and active self care within the clinical setting..

Manual spinal therapies:

Demonstrations of different methods

Spine surgery:

Technical and practical considerations.

Panel discussion

Margareta Nordin

Barrie Risman

Erin Moon

Stefan Eberspaecher - chair

Adam Wilke

Chris Colloca

Willem Boshoff

Hilda Molate

Robert Gunzberg - chair

Marek Szpalski

Ian Vlok

Alex van der Horst

Max Aebi

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch

Breakout sessions. Specialty specific

Examination of the Patient with spinal symptoms

Non-surgical management of patients with spine pain

Spine surgery. When, Why, How?

Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation


1:00 – 1:30 PM

Revisiting the neurological examination of a patient presenting with a spinal disorder. Demonstration

Scott Haldeman


Conditions that may adversely affect expected outcomes in the conservative management of low back pain .

Willem Boshoff


Spinal stenosis, etiopathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment.

Robert Gunzburg:

Management of musculoskeletal pain in the spinal cord injury person

Anthony Chiodo

1:30 – 2:00 PM

The examination of the patient who presents with a spinal problem.

Demonstration.

Geoff Outerbridge

Scientific base for chiropractic treatments

Chris Colloca

When to consider surgery for radiculopathy

Marek Szpalski

Management of neurogenic bladder and pressure ulcers

Katarzina Trok


2:00 - 2:30 PM

Spine radiology.

Case presentation of clinically and non-clinically significant findings

Alberto Zerbi

Care/treatment of the chronic LBP patient (from a small clinic perspective)

Adam Wilke

Stefan Eberspaecher


Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Assessment and management

Max Aebi

Tiro Mmopelwa

The Botswana Spinalis program

Kobamelo Sekakela

Inka Löfvenmark

2:30 – 3:00 PM Linking the patient examination and assessment interventions to public health, non-invasive and invasive therapeutic interventions – The GSCI Classification and Care Pathway

3:00 – 3:15 PM Tea break

3:15 – 5:00 PM

Session 5: Advancing spine care in Botswana

Chair: Stefan Eberspaecher

3:15 – 3:30 PM: Advanced training in primary spine care: A personal experience.

Hildah Molate

3:30 – 3:45 PM: Advanced training in spine surgery: A personal experience.

Tiro Mmopelwa

3:45 – 4:00 PM: Future plans to expand spine care in Botswana:

Stefan Eberspaecher

4:00 – 4:30: Panel Discussion:

Implementing a policy for preventing spine disability, what are the corner stones?

Margareta Nordin (chair), Scott Haldeman (co-chair), Geoff Outerbridge, Stefan Eberspaecher, Inka Löfvenmark, Alex van der Horst, Max Aebi,

4:30 – 5:00 PM: Questions from the audience: Entire faculty

5:00 PM: Concluding statements

Scott Haldeman



Conference Coordinating Committee

Co-ordinating Committee

Scott Haldeman – President, World Spine Care

Geoff Outerbridge – Clinical Director, World Spine Care

Margareta Nordin – President, World Spine Care Europe

Stefan Eberspaecher – Clinical Coordinator for Botswana, World Spine Care

Maude-Hélène Benoit – Clinical supervisor, World Spine Care Shoshong and Mahalapye clinics

Reginald Engelbrecht – Liaison with Chiropractic Association of South Africa and the South African Spine Society

Botswana Liaison

Ms. Onthatile Medupe -- Nurse; MOHW liaison for nurses

Ms Kgomotso Moruisi – Registration Dietitian; MOHW liaison for Allied Professions (PT/OT)

Dr. John Chambo -- Medical Officer; MOHW liaison for Medical Officers

Ms Bridgette Mabutho – Ministerial Tender Committee, Botswana MOHW

Ms. Thandie Kgosiesele – Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary of Clinical Services, MOHW

Ms. Rebecca Bale - Occupational Therapy

Ms. Molepo Molepo – Physical therapy and HOD for PMH physiotherapy

Dr. Moabelo Ramabu – Orthopedic surgery, HOD for PMH orthopedics

Ms. Rebecca Bale – Occupational therapy and registrar of the BHPC

Dr. Abel Moumakwa – Medical officer, PMH orthopedics

Dr. Komabelo Sekakela – Medical officer, Spinalis team

Non-Botswana professional liaison

Reginald Engelbrecht – Chiropractic Association of South Africa

Ian Vlok – South African Spine Society

Margareta Nordin – European Spine Society

Robert Gunzberg – European Spine Journal

Anthony Chiodo – Association of Academic Physiatrists

F.Todd Wetzel – North American Spine Society

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