Webinar: 10th Annual Spinal Symposium

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Early bird £99+VAT (Valid until 30th Nov)


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Oryon Develop are delighted to celebrate our 10th birthday with our flagship event, the 10th Annual Spinal Symposium! 

This year it will be even bigger and better than before as we host the event entirely online! Join hundreds of your healthcare professional peers to watch 8 pioneering consultant speakers, engage with an array of interactive content, receive some surprises in the post and get a whopping 10 hours of CPD to mark our 10th year!

Topics from our renowned speakers, (below), will range from the patient journey as a virtual experience to neuro-spinal myelopathies to the role of gut health in chronic back pain. Attendees will leave with enhanced knowledge of spinal conditions from numerous perspectives.

The talks will be split into two parts – the mornings of Saturday 6th and Saturday 13th February. You can book either day or save by booking the full package! We encourage you to join live to get the full benefit of our interactive experience, but don’t worry if you can’t make a live session as all talks will be recorded and sent out to those booked on.


Saturday 6th February:

An Osteopathic, Physiotherapeutic & Chiropractic Guide to The Rheumatic Spine - Dr Taher Mahmud, Consultant Rheumatologist

Spotting the signs of a serious Rheumatic spinal disease early on is crucial. Dr Taher Mahmud will be exploring how to identify the osteoporotic spine (including in young people), and examining inflammatory spinal diseases, such as arthritis and degenerative conditions. Enhance your knowledge of presentation, aetiologies, investigative methods, diagnosis and multidisciplinary rehabilitation approaches.


Fractures and Trauma to the Spine - Mr Bob Chatterjee, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

A hugely popular and practised speaker, Mr Bob Chatterjee joins us for his fourth Spinal Symposium to present his vast experience with spinal fractures, including Vertebral Compression Fractures and trauma. Mr Chatterjee believes in exhausting conservative options before surgery is necessary, so he will be ensuring you leave equipped to deal with relevant investigation techniques, diagnosis and best-practice treatments.


Chronic Back Pain from a Gut Health & Environment Perspective - Dr Ese Stacey, Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine

Risk factors associated with chronic ill-health and inflammation are stated to relate to modifiable metabolic risks, such as obesity, high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugars as well as diet and smoking. Toxins and other harmful substances in the environment around us can cause such illnesses and pain, including back pain. Join Dr Ese Stacey to discover how your patients can improve their conditions with nutrition, lifestyle and gut health changes.


The Spinal Patient Journey: An Interactive Experience - Dr Keith Bush, Consultant Orthopaedic & Sports Physician

The interface between clinical assessment, investigations and interventions demonstrates how hands-on examination is necessary for accurate diagnosis. Dr Keith Bush will be illustrating this point by taking us on an exploration of the patient’s journey through an exclusive real-time patient examination followed by an analysis of diagnostic imaging. He will be discussing the differential diagnosis between cervical spine and shoulder pain, and between lumbar spine and hip conditions. You will have the opportunity to watch every step of the way, get involved and ask questions during this highly interactive session.



Saturday 13th February:

Imaging of the Spinal Cord: Spotting Abnormalities and Red-Flags - Dr Naga Kandasamy, Consultant Neuroradiologist

Learn how to recognise the signs of spinal cord abnormalities through the eyes of Consultant Neuroradiologist, Dr Naga Kandasamy. We will be examining the indications, techniques and sequences involved, using case studies of patients who present with tumours in and around the spinal cord, infections, and vascular problems such as those caused by spinal cord ischemia. 


Paediatric Spinal Conditions & Sporting Injuries - Mr Chris Brown, Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Children’s spines can be a complex site for both the development of curves and injuries in sport. Mr Chris Brown will be examining the diagnosis and assessment of curves, including scoliosis, lordosis and kyphosis. Participating safely in sport to prevent spinal injury and ensuring the right rehabilitation when an injury does occur, is another crucial area that we will be delving into.


Medical Myelopathies - Dr Ben Turner, Consultant Neurologist

The highly knowledgeable Dr Ben Turner will present the range of medical causes of myelopathy, from the common to rare, including laughing gas and HTLV-1. He will cover the medical presentations and investigations to carry out, such as X-rays (sometimes with contrast), MRI and electromyograms, before discussing treatment pathways to benefit your patients the most.


Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica & Disc Problems - Mr James Langdon, Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Get to grips with all the S’s: Slipped discs, Sciatica and Spinal Stenosis! Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Mr James Langdon, will be using his wealth of experience in the field to examine case studies and aetiologies of the conditions. He will interactively facilitate discussion on diagnostic workup, investigations, and treatments available for leg pain.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding Rheumatic spinal conditions
  • Spinal Fractures and conservative treatment
  • The link between chronic back pain and gut health
  • The ins and outs of a spinal patient journey
  • Spotting spinal cord abnormalities and infections in imaging
  • Paediatric curves and spinal injuries
  • Medical aetiologies of Myelopathies
  • Leg pain, spinal stenosis and sciatica diagnoses


We will send you an email with instructions to register and gain access to the webinar 'room' 24 hours before, and a reminder 1 hour before the event.