Friday, November 16th 2018
   
 08:15 - 08:30Registration at the ICVS/EM hall
   
 08:30 - 13:00 Welcome remarks
   
   Opening Session
Lecture 1: Rationale and background of Spine MIS [Pedro Varanda]
   
   Session I ::: Microdiscectomy and Decompression
Lecture 2: Minimally Invasive Techniques for Microdiscectomy [Maia Gonçalves]
Lecture 3: Minimally Invasive Techniques for Decompression [Eduardo Mendes]
   
   Hands-on session I ::: Cadaver Lab ::: MISS Discectomy and Decompression
   
 13:00 - 14:00Lunch
   
 14:00 - 18:30 Session II ::: Minimally Invasive Interbody Fusion
Lecture 4: Minimally Invasive TLIF/PLIF: Indications and Technique [Bruno Santiago]
Lecture 5: Minimally Invasive ALIF: Indications and Technique [João Cannas]
Lecture 6: Minimally Invasive DLIF/OLIF: Indications and Technique [Pedro Varanda]
   
   Hands-on session II ::: Cadaver Lab ::: TLIF/PLIF and ALIF
   
 20:30Participants and Faculty Dinner

  Saturday, November 17th 2018
   
 08:30 - 13:00 Session III ::: Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma
Lecture 7: MI Percutaneous Transpedicular Fixation Technique [Miguel Casimiro]
Lecture 8: Percutaneous Cement Augmentation Techniques
   
   Hands-on session III ::: Cadaver Lab ::: Percutaneous Fixation and Kyphoplasty
   
 13:00 - 14:00Lunch
   
 14:00 - 18:00 Session IV ::: Other MISS
Lecture 9: Navigation in MISS [Luís Teixeira]
Lecture 10: Endoscopic Spine Surgery [Ghassan Elgeadi]
   
   Session V ::: MISS Concerns
Lecture 11: Safety in MISS [Rui Duarte]
Lecture 12: Tricks of the Trade: How to Stay Out of Troubles! [Paulo Pereira]
   
   Hands-on session IV ::: Cadaver Lab ::: OLIF and DLIF
   
 18:00Closing remarks