New findings in basic knowledge of the spine and spinal cord: biology, biomechanics, cell and 3D technologies, materials.

Injury of the spine and spinal cord:

  • Changes in classifications and treatment tactics, the role and place of MIS technologies;
  • Problems of providing urgent care and the results of early operations in patients with SCI;
  • Spinal injury in children and elderly patients.

Degenerative spine diseases:

  • Minimally invasive technologies in pain management for young and old patients;
  • Surgery of stable stenosis and unstable spondylolisthesis;
  • New technologies of decompression and spinal fusion;
  • Experience and results of dynamic stabilization and disk arthroplasty.

Сhildren's spinal deformities:

  • Problems of conservative and surgical treatment of severe and rapidly progressive deformities in young children;
  • Selective rigid or dynamic correction of idiopathic scoliosis;
  • New findings in the surgery of "growing" kyphoscoliosis and dysplastic spondylolisthesis;
  • Safety issues and ways to reduce intraoperative trauma during major interventions in children.

Adults spinal deformities:

  • Static and dynamic balance of the spine: from theory to practical application;
  • Dorsal or ventral correction of sagittal imbalance: difficult or easy choice?;
  • Post-traumatic and iatrogenic spinal deformities;
  • Idiopathic and degenerative scoliosis in adults: do and don’ts;
  • Preoperative planning and real results of corrections;
  • Problems and strategies of revisional surgery.

Tumors of the spine and spinal cord.

Osteoporosis problems in spine surgery and ways to overcome them:

  • Treatment of high energy trauma in osteoporotic patients;
  • Spinal fixation in osteoporosis;
  • Preoperative preparation and postoperative management of patients with osteoporosis.

New findings in diagnostics, planning and intraoperative imaging:

  • Present and future of spinal navigation: availability, accuracy, cost-effectiveness (navigation + surgeon, robot, 3D printing, VR / AR).

Complications in spine surgery. Failed back surgery syndrome. Problems of repeated and revisional interventions.

Medical care management, science and education:

  • Solutions proposed by the industry - advantages and disadvantages of the Russian Healthcare system;
  • Outpatient spine surgery: global achievements and perspectives in the Russian Federation;
  • Federal registry and clinical guidelines as the basis for multicenter studies in spinal surgery;
  • Learning curve in spine surgery: how to reduce risks for patients and physicians;
  • Distance and simulation technologies in the training of spine surgeons;
  • RASS: the reason to become a member of the association?

Infections in spinal surgery: medical, organizational and economic problems.


  • Plenary sessions
  • Educational programs
  • Scientific sessions
  • Symposiums
  • Round tables
  • Final of the Young Specialists Competition