prof-ahmet-alanay

Orthopedic Surgery

  1. IDENTIFICATION

Name and Surname:            AHMET ALANAY
Date of Birth:                        August 5th, 1964
Place of Birth:                       Antalya, Turkey
Nationality:                            Turkish
Marital Status:                      Married (Yasemin), two children (Deren, Arin)

  1. B) CURRENT JOB and STATUS

Professor, MD

Acıbadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul Turkey

  1. C) EDUCATION

Medical School                                                                                 1982-1988

Ankara University Faculty of Medicine

Speciality training

Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine

Dep of Orthopaedics & Traumatology (Resident)               1991-1996

  1. D) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Clinical attendant at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine

Dep. of Orthopaedics and Traumatology                                         1996-1997

Assistant Professor at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine

Dep. of Orthopaedics and Traumatology                                         1997-2002

Associate Professor at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine

Dep. of Orthopaedics and Traumatology                                         2002-2007

Professor at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine

Dep. of Orthopaedics and Traumatology                                         2007-2009

Professor at Istanbul Bilim University Faculty of Medicine

Dep. of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Istanbul Spine Center at Florence Nightingale Hospital                  2009- 2012

  1. E) ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Istanbul Bilim University Faculty of Medicine

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

  1. F) FELLOWSHIP

Spine Fellowship on Spinal Deformity

The University of Kansas Medical Center School of Medicine USA

Department of Surgery Orthopedics Section             March 1998-October 1998

Spine Visiting Professor (license 2111) on Degenerative Spinal Disorders

UCLA School of Medicine USA

 Comprehensive Spine Center                                               October 2005-October 2006

  1. G) SCIENTIFIC MEMBERSHIPS

Turkish Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Associations (TOTBID)

Turkish Spine Society (TSS)

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT)

Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)

Spine Society of Europe (SSE)

North American Spine Society (NASS)

  1. H) COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

Spine Society of Europe SSE

Membership committee 2003-2006

Executive committee 2006-2012

Program committee 2006-2012

Chair program committee 2010-2012

Member international education committee

Scoliosis Research Society SRS

Worldwide conference committee 2004-2013

Chair  Worldwide Conference Committee 2010-2013

Education committee 2007-2010

North American Spine Society (NASS)

Member, International Education Committee

Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine

Animal research committee2005-2006

  1. I) TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS

Medical student Third-Year Problem Based Learning Sessions      1996-Present

Medical student Third-Year Orthopedic Surgery Lectures              1996-present

Medical student Fifth-Year Orthopedic Surgery Lectures              1996-present

Medical student Fifth-year Oral exams                                            1996-present

School of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation orthopedic surgery     1996-present

lectures

  1. J) INVOLVEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL STUDY GROUPS

Spine Trauma Study Group (STSG)

European Spine Study Group- Europe (ESSG), co-founder

Spinal Deformity Research Forum (SDRF), co-founder

AO Spinal deformity knowledge forum (SDKF),

  1. K) REVIEWER-ADVISORY BOARD FOR SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

Spine, Reviewer, Advisory Board

European Spine Journal, Reviewer, Advisory Board

J Spinal Disorders & Techniques, Reviewer

Acta Orthopaedica Turcica, Reviewer

Scoliosis, Reviewer

Spine deformity, Reviewer

  1. L) HONORS AND AWARDS RECEIVED

European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) Traveling Fellowship. Germany 1996, October 17-26th

Best Podium Presentation Award. “The residual rotation and tilt of the LIV in posterior instrumentation for AIS. Are they really important ?”.  6th International Congress on Spinal Surgery Ankara Turkey 4-7 September 2002.

Spine Society of Europe (SSE) Traveling Fellowship Award 2002, April 19th-May 19th

Turkish Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Associations (TOTBID)  Prof. Ridvan Ege, M.D. Scientific Award 2003

Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Traveling Fellowship Award 2004, May 2nd-23r

North American Spine Society (NASS), Research Scholar and Travelling Fellowship Award 2005

Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), Research Scholar and Award 2006

Best Poster Award. Global Spine Congress, 23-36 March 2011, Barcelona, Spain

  1. M) MEETING ORGANIZATIONS

Secretary and Program Chairmen, 7th international spine surgery meeting, 2005 Antalya, Turkey

Program chair, Scoliosis Research Society European meeting, 2006 Istanbul, Turkey

Co-chair, Scoliosis Research Society Meeting in Spine Week, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

Program chair Eurospine 2010

Program chair Eurospine 2011

Meeting organizer and programme chair of SICOT/SRS symposium/course 7-8 September 2011 Prague, Chech Republic

Meeting organizer and program co-chair, Spineweek-SRS, 2012, Amsterdam

  1. N) RESEARCH SUPPORT & GRANTS

1) Effects of unilateral multi-segment pedicule screw fixation on the anterior growth of the spinal column in young pigs

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey 2005

Principal investigator

$25,000.00

2) A Comparison of the Expressions of Melatonin, Calmodulin and 5-HT4 in Paravertebral Muscle and Platelets of Patients with our without Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Scoliosis Research Society Cotrell Foundation Grant

Co-investigator

$50,000.00

3) The adjunctive effect of a binding peptide on bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) in a rat spinal fusion model

Cervical Spine Research Society 2006 Research Grant Award

$25,000.00

Principal investigator

4) North American Spine Society (NASS) Traveling Research Fellowship award and grant ($15000), October 17 2005 – October 17 2006

5) European Spine Study Group grant 25.000 Euros/year

6) Spine Deformity Research Forum (SDRF) 25.000 Euros/year

  1. O) PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS:
  1. Acaroglu E, Alanay A, Akalin N, Atilla B, Bulutcu E, Surat A. Risk factors associated with corrective surgery in congenital scoliosis with tethered cord. Turk J of Pediatr 1997;39:373-78.
  2. 2. Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Ozdemir O, Ercelen o, Bulutcu E, Surat A. Effects of deamino-8-D-arginin vasopressin on blood loss and coagulation factors in scoliosis surgery. A double blind randomized clinical trial. Spine 1999;24:877-82 .
  3. Akpek EA, Bulutcu E, Alanay A, Korkusuz P, Acaroglu E, Kilinc K, Ors U. A study of adenosine treatment in experimental acute cord injury. Effect of arachidonic acid metabolites. Spine 1999;24:128-132.
  4. Yazici M, Alanay A, Aksoy C, Acaroglu E, Surat A. Traumatic L1-L2 dislocation without fracture in a 6-year-old girl. Incomplete neurologic deficit and total recovery. Spine 1999;24:1483-86.
  5. 5. Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Yazici M, Surat A. Luque Trolley and convex ephysiodesis in the treatment of infantile and juvenile idiopathic scoliosis (letter). Spine 2000;25:2549-50.
  6. Alanay A. Post-traumatic findings of the spine after earlier vertebral fracture in young patients. Clinical and MRI study (letter). Spine 2000;25:2847-8.
  7. Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Yazici M, Oznur A, Surat A. Short segment pedicle instrumentation of thoracolumbar burst fractures: Does transpedicular intracorporeal grafting prevent early failure? Spine 2001;26:213-7.
  8. Alanay A, Acaroğlu E, Yazıcı M, Surat A. Successful Short-Segment Instrumentation and Fusion for Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures: A Consecutive 4 1/2-Year Series. (letter). Spine 2001;26:840-44.
  9. Acaroglu E, Alanay A. Four level noncontiguous fracture of the vertebral column-A case report. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2001;15:294-299.
  10. Yazici M, Acaroglu E, , Alanay A, Deviren V, Cila A, Surat A. Vertebral rotation can be accurately measured by the Pedriolle method in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2001;21:252-6.
  11. Acaroglu E, Yazici M, Deviren V, Alanay A, Cila A, Surat A. Does transvers apex coincide with regional or global apex levels in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine 2001;26:1143-6.
  12. Aksoy MC, Koç G, Alanay A, Yazıcı M, Özdemir N, Surat A. Treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip before the walking age. The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2002, 44(2):122-7
  13. Alanay A, Acaroğlu E, Yazıcı M, Aksoy MC, Surat A. The effect of transpedicular intracorporal grafting in the treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures on canal remodeling. Eur Spine J. 2001 Dec;10(6):512-6.
  14. Acaroglu E, Yazici M, Alanay A, Surat A. The three-dimensional evolution of scoliotic curve during instrumentation without fusion in young children. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2002;22:492-6
  15. Alanay A, Hicazi A, Acaroglu E, Yazici M, Aksoy C, Cila A, Akalan N, Surat A. The reliability and the necessity of Dynamic Computerized Tomography (DCT) in the diagnosis of atlantoaxial rotatory Subluxation (AARS). Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2002;22:763-5.
  16. Seneran H, Yazici M, Karcaaltıncaba M, Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Aksoy MC, Arıyürek M, Surat A. Lumbar pedicle morphology in the immature spine: a three-dimentional study suing spiral computed tomography. Spine 2002;27:2472-6.
  17. Hicazi A, Acaroglu E, Alanay A, Yazici M, Surat A. Atlantoaxial rotatory fixation-subluxation revisited: a computed tomographic analysis of acute torticollis in pediatric patients. Spine 2002;15:2771-5.
  18. Oznur A, Arık A, Alanay A. Case report. Peroneus quartus muscle as a rare cause of the chronic lateral ankle pain. Foot and Ankle Surgery 2002;8:227-30
  19. Akyurek M, Safak T, Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Kecik A. Immediate debridement and coverage of exposed spinal hardware with muscle flaps. Eur J Plast Surg 2002;25: 202-208
  20. Uzumcigil A, Cil A, Yazici M, Acaroglu E, Alanay A, Akalan N, Ozisik P, Surat A. The efficacy of convex hemiepiphysiodesis in patients with iatrogenic posterior element deficiency due to diastematomyelia excision. Spine 2003;28:799-805
  21. Cil A, Yazici M, Alanay A, Acaroglu RE, Surat A. Re: Ruf M, Harms J. Posterior hemivertebra resection with transpedicular instrumentation: early correction in children aged 1 to 6 years. Spine. 2003;28:2132-8.Spine. 2004 Jul 15;29(14):1593-4; author reply 1594-6.
  22. Kandemir U, Yazici M, Alanay A, Tokgozoglu M. Distraction osteogenesis for pelvic closure in bladder exstrophy. Clin Orthop 2004; 418:231-6.
  23. Alanay A, Cil A, Acaroglu E, Caglar O, Akgun R, Marangoz S, Yazici M, Surat A. Late spinal cord compression caused by pulled-out thoracic pedicle screws: A case report. Spine 2003;28:E506-E510
  24. Cil A, Yazici M, Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Uzumcigil A, Surat A. The course of sagittal plane abnormality in the patients with congenital scoliosis managed with convex growth arrest. Spine 2004;29:547-52.
  25. Alanay A, Yazici M, Acaroglu E, Turhan E, Cila A, Surat A. The course of non-surgical management of burst fractures with intact posterior ligamenteous complex (PLC): An MRI study  Spine 2004;29:2425-31.
  26. Uzumcugil A, Cil A, Yazici M, Acaroglu E, Alanay A, Aksoy C, Surat A. Convex growth arrest in the treatment of congenital spinal deformities, revisited. J Pediatr Orthop. 2004;24:658-66.
  27. Cil A, Yazici M, Alanay A, Alanay Y, Acaroglu E, Surat A. The evolution of sagittal segmental alignment of the spine during childhood. Spine 2005;30?93-100
  28. Cil, A, Yazici M, Daglioglu, K, Aydingoz, U, Alanay, A, Acaroglu E, Gulsen M, Surat, A. The Effect of Pedicle Screw Placement With or Without Application of Compression Across the Neurocentral Cartilage on the Morphology of the Spinal Canal and Pedicle in Immature Pigs. Spine. 30(11):1287-1293, June 1, 2005.
  29. Aksoy MC, Cankus MC, Alanay A, Yazici M, Caglar O, Alpaslan AM. Radiological outcome of proximal femoral varus osteotomy for the treatment of lateral pillar group-C Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.J Pediatr Orthop B. 2005 Mar;14:88-91.
  30. Benli IT, Alanay A, Akalin S, Kis M, Acaroglu E, Ates B, Aydin E. Comparison of anterior instrumentation systems and the results of minimum 5 years follow-up in the treatment of tuberculosis spondylitis. Kobe J Med Sci. 2004;50(5-6):167-80
  31. Alanay A, Cil A, Berk H, Acaroglu E, Yazici M, Akcalı O, Genc Y. The reliability and validity of adapted Turkish version of SRS-22 questionnaire. Spine 2005;30:2464-68
  32. Cil A, Pekmezci M, Yazici M, Alanay A, Acaroglu RE, Deviren V, Surat A. The validity of Lenke criteria for defining structural proximal thoracic curves in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine. 2005 Nov 15;30(22):2550-5.
  33. Asher MA, Lai SM, Glatter C, Burton D, Alanay A, Bago J. Refinement of the SRS-22 health related of life questionnaire function domain. Spine 2006;31: 593-7.
  34. Benli T, Aydin E, Alanay A, Uzumcugil O, Buyuk gullu O, Kis M. Results of complete hemivertebra excision followed by circumferential fusion and anterior or posterior instrumentation in patients with type-IA formation defect. Eur Spine J 2006 Jan 5;:1-11
  35. Pekmezci M, Yazici M, Dirican B, Yapici B, Alanay A, Gurdalli S. Spinal implants and radiation therapy: The effect of various configurations of titanium implant systems in the single vertebral metastasis model. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 May;88:1093-100.
  36. Turhan E, Acaroglu E, Bozkurt G, Alanay A, Yazici M, Surat A. Unilateral enucleation affects the laterality but not the incidence of scoliosis in pinealectomized chicken. Spine. 2006 Jan 15;31:133-8.
  37. Yilmaz G, Aksoy MC, Alanay A, Yazici M, Alpaslan AM. Treatment of simple bone cysts with methylprednisolone acetate in children.]Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2005;39(5):411-415.

38. Yazici M, Pekmezci M, Cil A, Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Oner FC. The effect of pedicle expansion on pedicle morphology and biomechanical stability in the immature porcine spine. Spine. 2006 Oct 15;31(22):E826-9.39. Ayvaz M, Alanay A, Yazici M, Acaroglu E, Surat A. Safety and efficacy of posterior instrumentation for patients with congenital scoliosis and spinal dysraphism. J Pediatr Orthop. 2007 Jun;27(4):380-6.40. Cheung KM, Senkoylu A, Alanay A, Genc Y, Lau S, Luk KD. Reliability and concurrent validity of the adapted Chinese version of Scoliosis Research Society-22 (SRS-22) questionnaire. Spine. 2007 May 1;32(10):1141-5.

41.Wang JC, Alanay A, Davies M, Kanim LEA, Campbell PA, Dawson EG, , Liebermann JE.  A comparison of commercially available demineralized bone matrix for spinal fusion. Eur Spine J. 2007 Aug;16(8):1233-40. Epub 2007 Jan 5.

  1. Alanay A, Vyas R, Shamie AN, Sciocia T, Gannon R, Wang JC. Safety and Efficacy of Implant Removal for Patients with Recurrent Back Pain after a Failed Degenerative Lumbar Spine Surgery. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2007 Jun;20(4):271-7.
  2. 43. Benli IT, Ates B, Akalin S, Citak M, Kaya A, Alanay A. Minimum 10 years follow-up surgical results of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients treated with TSRH instrumentation. Eur Spine J. 2007 Mar;16(3):381-91. Epub 2006 Aug 19.
  1. Schweitzer KM, Vaccaro AR, Harrop JS, Hurlbert J, Carrino JA, Rechtine GR,Schwartz DG, Alanay A, Sharma DK, Anderson DG, Lee JY, Arnold PM. Interrater reliability of identifying indicators of posterior ligamentous complex disruption when plain films are indeterminate in thoracolumbar injuries. J Orthop Sci. 2007 Sep;12(5):437-42. Epub 2007 Sep 28.

45. Alanay A, Pekmezci M, Karaeminogullari O, Acaroglu E, Yazici M, Cil A, Pijnenburg B, Genc Y, Oner FC. Radiographic measurement of the sagittal plane deformity in patients with osteoporotic spinal fractures evaluation of intrinsic error. Eur Spine J. 2007 Oct 3; [Epub ahead of print]

  1.  Alanay A, Wang J, Shamie AN, Napoli A, Chen C, Tsou P. A novel application of high dose (50kGY) gamma irradiation for demineralized bone matrix: Effects on fusion rate in a rat spinal fusion model (Spine J. 2007 Aug 3)
  1. Miyazaki M, Hong SW, Yoon SH, Zou J, Tow B, Alanay A, Abitbol JJ, Wang JC.

Kinematic analysis of the relationship between the grade of disc degeneration and

motion unit of the cervical spine. Spine. 2008 Jan 15;33(2):187-93.

  1. Alanay A, Chen C, Lee S-H, Murray SS, Brochmann EJ, Ph.D., Miyazaki M, Napoli A, Wang JC. The Adjunctive Effect of a Binding Peptide on Bone Morphogenetic Protein Enhanced Bone Healing in A Rodent Model of Spinal Fusion ( Spine, accepted)
  1. 7: Akel I, Kocak O, Bozkurt G, Alanay A, Marcucio R, Acaroglu E. The effect of

calmodulin antagonists on experimental scoliosis: a pinealectomized chicken

model. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Mar 15;34(6):533-8.

  1. Akel I, Demirkiran G, Alanay A, Karahan S, Marcucio R, Acaroglu E. The effect

of calmodulin antagonists on scoliosis: bipedal C57BL/6 mice model. Eur Spine J.

2009 Apr;18(4):499-505.

  1. Pekmezci M, Yilmaz G, Daglioglu K, Gulsen M, Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Yazici M.

The effect of anterior spinal fusion on spinal canal development in an immature

porcine model. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Jul 1;34(15):E501-6.

  1. Acaroglu E, Akel I, Alanay A, Yazici M, Marcucio R. Comparison of the

melatonin and calmodulin in paravertebral muscle and platelets of patients with

or without adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Aug

15;34(18):E659-63.

  1. Miyazaki M, Tsumura H, Wang JC, Alanay A. An update on bone substitutes for

spinal fusion. Eur Spine J. 2009 Jun;18(6):783-99. Epub 2009 Mar 12. Review.

PubMed PMID: 19280232.

  1. Yilmaz G, Demirkiran G, Ozkan C, Daglioglu K, Pekmezci M, Alanay A, Yazici M.

The effect of dilation of immature pedicles on pullout strength of the screws:

Part 2: In vivo study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Oct 15;34(22):2378-83.

  1. Ayvaz M, Akalan N, Yazici M, Alanay A, Acaroglu RE. Is it necessary to operate

all split cord malformations before corrective surgery for patients with

congenital spinal deformities? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Oct 15;34(22):2413-8.

  1. Ayvaz M, Alanay A, Acaroglu RE. Minimal invasive short posterior

instrumentation plus balloon kyphoplasty with calcium phosphate for burst and

severe compression lumbar fractures. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Oct

15;34(22):2473; author reply 2473-5.

  1. Yılmaz G, Huri G, Demirkran G, Dağloğlu K, Ozkan C, Alanay A, Acaroglu E,

Yazici M. The Effect of Posterior Distraction on Vertebral Growth in Immature

Pigs: An Experimental Simulation of Growing Rod Technique. Spine (Phila Pa 1976).

2010 Feb 26

  1. Ozturk C, Ganiyusufoglu K, Alanay A, Aydogan M, Onat L, Hamzaoglu A. Efficacy

of prophylactic placement of inferior vena cava filter in patients undergoing

spinal surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Sep 15;35(20):1893-6. PubMed PMID:

20802386.

  1. Wei F, Wang J, Zou J, Hong SW, Zhang H, He W, Miyazaki M, Lee SH, Alanay A.

Effect of lumbar angular motion on central canal diameter: positional MRI study

in 491 cases. Chin Med J (Engl). 2010 Jun;123(11):1422-5. PubMed PMID: 20819600.

  1. Hamzaoglu A, Alanay A, Ozturk C, Sarier M, Karadereler S, Ganiyusufoglu K.

Posterior vertebral column resection in severe spinal deformities: a total of 102

cases. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Mar 1;36(5):E340-4. PubMed PMID: 21325930.

  1. Alanay A, Dede O, Yazici M. Convex instrumented hemiepiphysiodesis with

concave distraction: a preliminary report. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012

Apr;470(4):1144-50. Epub 2011 Apr 12. PubMed PMID: 21484474; PubMed Central

PMCID: PMC3293962.

  1. Ozturk C, Alanay A, Ganiyusufoglu K, Karadereler S, Ulusoy L, Hamzaoglu A.

Short-term X-ray Results of Posterior Vertebral Column Resection in Severe

Congenital Kyphosis, Scoliosis, and Kyphoscoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012

May 20;37(12):1054-7. PubMed PMID: 22024907.

  1. Aydogan M, Enercan M, Hamzaoglu A, Alanay A. Reconstruction of the subaxial

cervical spine using lateral mass and facet screw instrumentation. Spine (Phila

Pa 1976). 2012 Mar 1;37(5):E335-41. PubMed PMID: 22218298.

  1. Yalcin N, Dede O, Alanay A, Yazici M. Surgical management of post-SCIWORA

spinal deformities in children. J Child Orthop. 2011 Feb;5(1):27-33. Epub 2010

Nov 25. PubMed PMID: 22295047; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3024480.

  1. Olgun ZD, Ahmadiadli H, Alanay A, Yazici M. Vertebral body growth during

growing rod instrumentation: growth preservation or stimulation? J Pediatr

Orthop. 2012 Mar;32(2):184-9. PubMed PMID: 22327453.

  1. Enercan M, Ozturk C, Kahraman S, Sarıer M, Hamzaoglu A, Alanay A.

Osteotomies/spinal column resections in adult deformity. Eur Spine J. 2012 May

  1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22576156.
  1. Demirkıran HG, Akel I, Yılmaz G, Ayvaz M, Alanay A, Yazıcı M. . Long-segment posterior instrumentation and fusion with freeze-dried allograft in congenital scoliosis Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2012;46(4):275-80.

More than 30 papers published in peer-reviewed Turkish Journals

  1. P) PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS:
  2. Leblebicioglu G, Alanay A, Alpaslan AM, Tokgozoglu MN, Tokgozoglu AM. Plate-screw fixation of unstable vertebral fractures: Long term results.

3th  International congress on spine surgery. Antalya, Turkey; October, 2-6, 1994

  1. Alanay A, Tokgözoğlu M, Surat A, Alpaslan AM, Göğüş T. Subcutaneous rod instrumentation without fusion for treatment of scoliosis.

3th  International congress on spine surgery. Antalya, Turkey; October, 2-6, 1994

  1. Ercelen Ö, Bulutçu E, Aypar Ü, Acaroğlu E, Alanay A, Erdem K. Propofol infusion for intraoperative awakening during scoliosis surgery.

Postgraduate assembly in anesthesiology PGA 49. 9-13 December 1995, Newyork city, USA.

* poster

  1. Acaroğlu E, Alanay A, Leblebicioğlu G, Surat A. Analysis of risk factors associated with corrective surgery in congenital scoliosis with tethered cord. 4th International congress on spine surgery. Izmir, Turkey; May 26-30, 1996
  2. Acaroglu RE, Alanay A, Aksoy S, Surat A: Selection of fusion levels in thoracic idiopathic scoliosis.

4th  International congress on spine surgery. Izmir, Turkey; May 26-30, 1996

  1. Alanay A, Acaroğlu E, Surat A. Multipl dural ectasia associated with neurofibromatosis scoliosis. A case report.

4th  International congress on spine surgery. Izmir, Turkey; May 26-30, 1996

*  poster

  1. Acaroğlu E, Alanay A, Leblebicioğlu G, Surat A. Corrective surgery in congenital scoliosis with tethered cord.

20th world congress SICOT 18-23 August 1996, Amsterdam, Holland.

*  poster

  1. Acaroğlu E, Alanay A, Surat A. Desmopressin (DDAVP) in scoliosis surgery. 4th congress of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Barcelona, Spain 1997.
  2. Akpek E, Alanay A, Acaroğlu E, Bulutçu E, Surat A, Erdem K.

Protective effects of adenosine in acute spinal cord trauma.

8th annual meeting of the European Spine Society 10-13 September, 1997 Kos Greece.

* poster

  1. Doral MN, Leblebicioğlu G, Atay AÖ, Tetik O, Alanay A. Endoscopic bursectomy of the elbow and knee.

First bienniel congress of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedics Sports Medicine May 11-16, 1997 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  1. Yazıcı M, Acaroglu E, Deviren V, Seneran H, Alanay A, Surat A. Simultaneous anterior-posterior approaches ın the treatment of short-segment kyphosis of the thoracic and lumbar spine: Advantages and difficulties.

Third Middle East Spine Group Meeting. 2-4 September 1998 Beirut, Lebanon.

  1. Akpek EA, Bulutçu E, Alanay A, Korkusuz P, Örs Ü, Acaroğlu E. A study of adenosine treatment in experimental acute spinal cord injury: effect on arachidonic acid metabolites.

European Society of Anestesiologists Annual Congress. Barcelona Spain 25-28 April, 1998

  1. Alanay A, Asher M, Lai SM. Short segment anterior surgery for thoracolumbar idiopathic scoliosis.

5th  International congress on spine surgery. Istanbul Turkey; June 22-24, 1999.

  1. Deviren V, Acaroglu E, Yazici M, Alanay A, Cila A, Surat A. Effects of anterior release on corrections in coronal and transverse planes in the surgical treatment of thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

5th  International congress on spine surgery. Istanbul Turkey; June 22-24, 1999.

  1. Yazici M, Acaroglu E, Deviren V, Alanay A, Cila A, Surat A.Vertebral rotation can be accurately measured by the Pedriolle method in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

34th annual meeting of SRS. San Diego, September 23-25, 1999.

  1. Acaroglu A, Yazici M, Deviren V, Alanay A, Cila A, Surat A. Does transverse apex coincide with regional or global apex levels in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

34th annual meeting of SRS. San Diego, September 23-25,1999.

  1. Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Yazici M, Surat A. Short segment pedicle instrumentation of thoracolumbar burst fractures: Does transpedicular grafting prevent early failure ?.

10th annual meeting of the Spine Society of Europe. Munich, September 7-11, 1999.

  1. Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Yazici M, Surat A. The effect of transpedicular intracorporeal grafting in the treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures without neurological deficit.: A randomized prospective study.

35th annual meeting of SRS. Cairns, Australia, October 18-21, 2000

11th annual meeting of the Spine Society of Europe, Antwerpen, Belgium, 9-13 October, 2000.

  1. Acaroglu E, Alanay A, Yazici M, Surat A. The three dimensional evolution of scoliotic curvature during instrumentation without fusion in immature patients. A randomized prospective study.

35th annual meeting of SRS. Cairns, Australia, October 18-21,

11th annual meeting of the Spine Society of Europe, Antwerpen, Belgium, 9-13 October, 200

  1. Alanay A, Hicazi A, Acaroğlu E, Yazıcı M, Aksoy A, Surat A. Intraobserver and interobserver reliability of dynamic computerized tomography (DCT) in the diagnosis of atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation in children.

European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS) meeting, 4-7 April 2001, Montpellier France.

  1. Seneran H, Karcaaltıncaba M, Yazici M, Acaroglu E, Alanay A. Morphology of pediatric lumbar pedicles determined by spiral tomography.

12th annual meeting of the Spine Society of Europe, September 2nd-8th, 2001 Gothenburg, Sweden. 

*poster

  1. Alanay A, Tokgözoğlu M, Aksoy C, Yazici M, Çil A, Tokgözoğlu N. The safety and efficacy of pemberton osteotomy in the treatment of patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) between ages 12 and 18 months. Annual meeting of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) May 2002, Salt Lake City; USA.
  2. Hicazi A, Acaroglu E, Alanay A, Yazici M, Surat A. Atlanto-axial rotatory subluxation (AARS) revisited. A computed tomographic analysis of acute torticollis in pediatric patients.

Annual meeting of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) May 2002, Salt Lake City; USA

 Annual meeting of European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS), April 2002; İstanbul.

  1. Alanay A, Yazici M, Acaroglu E, Turan E, Cila A, Surat A. The course of non-surgical management of burst fractures with intact posterior ligamentous complex (PLC): An MRI study. Presented at

4th annual meeting of the Spine Society of Europe, Eurospine 2002. September 11-14, 2002 Nantes, France.

37th annual meeting of Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), September 2002 19-21, Salt Lake City, USA

17th annual meeting of North American Spine Society (NASS), October 2002, 28th October – 2nd November, Montreal Canada

  1. Acaroglu E, Deviren V, Alanay A, Yazici M, Uzumcigil A, Cil A, Surat A. The residual rotation and tilt of the lowest instrumented level (LIV) in posterior instrumentation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Are they really important ? Presented at;

4th annual meeting of the Spine Society of Europe, Eurospine 2002. September 11-14, 2002 Nantes, France.

 6th International Congress on Spinal Surgery Ankara Turkey 4-7 September 2002.

  1. Alanay A, Asher M, Lai SM. Sequential-simultaneous reconstruction of saittal plane deformities of the thoracolumbar spine.

Annual meeting of the Spine Society of Europe, Eurospine 2002. September 11-14, 2002 Nantes, France.

  1. Yazici M, Uzumcugul A, Cil A, Alanay A, Ozisik P, Acaroglu E, Akalan N, Surat A. The efficacy of convex hemiephysiodesis in patients with iatrogenic posterior element deficiency due to diastematomyelia excision.

Annual meeting of the Spine Society of Europe, Eurospine 2002. September 11-14, 2002 Nantes, France.

37th annual meeting of Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), September 2002 19-21, Salt Lake City, USA

  1. Alanay A, Turhan E, Acaroglu E, Yazici M, Genc Y, Surat A comparıson of surgıcal and non-surgıcal treatment methods for burst fractures ın terms of health related qualıty of lıfe.

Annual meeting of Spine Society of Europe SSE 2003, Prague, Czech Republic

 *poster  SRS meeting, Quebec City, 2003

  1. Dolunay E, Can F, Alanay A. Efficacy of sacroiliac orthosis in the treatment of sacroiliac joint pain.

            Annual meeting of Spine Society of Europe SSE 2003, Prague, Czech Republic

  1. Caglar O, Alanay A, Acaroglu E,  Yazici M,  Surat A Efficacy of long-segment structural allografts in anterior column reconstruction.

*poster Annual meeting of Spine Society of Europe 2003, Prague, Czech Republic

  1. Cil A,Yazici M, Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Uzumcugil A, Surat A. The course of sagittal plane abnormality in the patients with congenital scoliosis managed with convex growth arrest.

* poster Annual meeting of Spine Society of Europe 2003, Prague, Czech Republic

  1. Cil A,, Muharrem Yazici, MD, Daglıoglu K, Aydıngoz U, Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Gulsen M, Surat, A The Effect of Pedicle Screw Placement with or without Compression on the morphology of the spinal canal and pedicle in Immature  pigs.

*poster Annual meeting of Spine Society of Europe 2003, Prague, Czech Republic

  1. Cil A, Yazici M, Uzumcugil A, Kandemir U, Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Alanay Y, Surat A The evolution of sagittal segmental alignment of the spine during childhood.

*poster Annual meeting of Spine Society of Europe 2003, Prague, Czech Republic

  1. Alanay A, Cil A, Berk H, Uzumcigil A, Akcalı O, Acaroglu E, Yazici M, Kosay C, Genc Y. Validity and reliability of adapted Turkish version of Scoliosis Research Society-22 (SRS-22) Questionnaire.

*poster Annual meeting of  SRS , Quebec City, 2003

  1. Benli T, Alanay A, Acaroglu A, Kıs M, Akalın S, Aydın E. Comparison of anterior plate vs. rod systems in treatment of tuberculosis spondylitis

Spineweek  2004, Porto, Portugal

  1. Pekmezci M, Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Yazici M, Karaeminogulları O, Pijnenburg B, Genc Y, Surat A. Reliability of different techniques for measuring the sagittal plane deformity in osteoporotic vertebral fractures.

*poster Spineweek  2004, Porto, Portugal

  1. Ayvaz M, Alanay A, Yazici M, Acaroglu E, Surat A. Safety and efficacy of posterior instrumentation for patients with congenital scoliosis and spinal dysraphism.

 SRS annual meeting 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  1. 38. Alanay A, Vyas R, Shamie NA, Sciocia T, Wang J. Implant Related Pain. Another Cause of Failed Lumbar Spine Surgery. Scoliosis Research Society European Spine Meeting. May 24-27, 2006, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. Alanay A, Chen C, Lee S, Brocha E, Murray S, Randolph G, Tsou P, Wang J. The adjunctive effect of a binding peptide on bone morphogenetic protein in an animal spine fusion model. Annual Meeting of North American Spine Society 2007, Austin, Texas
  3. Wei F, Hong S-W, Zou J, Tow B, Alanay A, Abitbol J-J, Wang J. The effect of Lumbar Flexion and extension on the central canal with dynamic MRI. Annual Meeting of North American Spine Society 2007, Austin, Texas
  4. Alanay A, Chen M, Chen C, Lee SH, Wu J, Wang JC. Motion at functional spinal unit with healthy and degenerated discs: A dynamic MRI study of lumbar spine. Annual Meeting of North American Spine Society 2007, Austin, Texas
  5. Masashi M, Hong SW, Zou J, Tow B, Alanay A, Abitbol JJ, Wang JC. Kinematic analysis of relationship between the grade of disc degeneration and the motion unit in cervical spine. Annual Meeting of North American Spine Society 2007, Austin, Texas
  6. Hong SW, Alanay A, Yoon SH, Miyasaki M, Askhan M, Chen M, Wang JC. Missed spondylolisthesis in static MRI but found in dynamic MRIs with low back pain. Annual Meeting of North American Spine Society 2007, Austin, Texas
  7. Askhan M, Hong SW, Alanay A, Chen M, Mudiyam C, WAng JC. The relationship between disc degeneration and lumbar spine movement in dynamic MRI. Annual Meeting of North American Spine Society 2007, Austin, Texas
  8. Lu S, Whang J, Soo C, Zhang X, Aghaloo T, Alanay A, Napoli A, Ting K, Wang J. Nell-1 enhances bone formation in rat and sheep spinal fusion models. Annual Meeting of North American Spine Society 2007, Austin, Texas
  9. Masashi M, Alanay A, Osamu B, Tow B, Jun Z, Feng W, Napoli A, Sintu C, Lieberman J, Wang J. The effect of lentiviral gene theraphy with bone morphogenetic protein-2 producing bone marrow cells on spinal fusion in rats. Eurospine 2007, Brussels.
  10. Alanay A, Oklu E, Ozturk C. Effect of cementing on pulmonary arterial pressure in vertebroplasty: a comparison of 2 techniques. Global spine congress 2011. March 23-26, 2011. Barcelona Spain.

48.. Alanay A, Ozturk C, Aydogan M. Comparison of traction radiographs taken under general anesthesia with conventional radiographs in AIS patients: which is better ? Global spine congress 2011. March 23-26, 2011. Barcelona Spain.

  1. Alanay A, Ozturk C, Ganiyusufoğlu K. Surgical treatment of cervical disc disease with myeloradiculopathy: Two level anterior discectomy versus one level anterior corpectomy. Global spine congress 2011. March 23-26, 2011. Barcelona Spain.
  1. Alanay A, Karadereler S, Ulusoy Y. Tandem spinal stenosis: Dilemma in diagnosis and management. Global spine congress 2011. March 23-26, 2011. Barcelona Spain.
  1. Alanay A, Enercan M, Aydogan M. Posterior subtotal vertebrectomy for the treatment of thoracic osteomyelitis. Global spine congress 2011. March 23-26, 2011. Barcelona Spain.
  1. Alanay A, Ozturk C, Ornek I. Traction x-ray under general anesthesia helps to save motion segment in surgical treatment of Lenke type 3C and 6C curves. Global spine congress 2011. March 23-26, 2011. Barcelona Spain.
  1. Alanay A, Ozturk C, Aydogan M. Interradicular bone-disc-bone osteotomy: an alternative to other osteotomy types for the correction of thoracolumbar and lumbar deformities. Global spine congress 2011. March 23-26, 2011. Barcelona Spain.
  1. Alanay A Ozturk C, Enercan M. Postoperative left shoulder elevation in patients with non-structural proximal thoracic curves: Can it be prevented ? Global spine congress 2011. March 23-26, 2011. Barcelona Spain.
  2. Alanay A, Oklu E, Ozturk C. Effect of mechanical aspiration of the vertebral body on the pulmonary arterial pressure before cement injection in vertebroplasty procedure. Global spine congress 2011. March 23-26, 2011. Barcelona Spain.
  1. Ozturk C, Alanay A, Enercan M. Does pedicle screw fixation under age five disrupt vertebral growth ? A computerized tomography study. 18th international meeting on advanced spine techniques (IMAST). July 13-16, 2011. Copenhagen Denmark.
  1. Ozturk C, Alanay A, Enercan M. Kyphosis restoration or maintanence in patients with Lenke type 1 scoliosis treated by pedicle screw construct: ıs it really impossible by using 5.5 titanium rods? 18th international meeting on advanced spine techniques (IMAST). July 13-16, 2011. Copenhagen Denmark.
  1. Enercan M, Alanay A, Ozturk C. Type 3 hemivertebrae resection via posterior approach in young children. 18th international meeting on advanced spine techniques (IMAST). July 13-16, 2011. Copenhagen Denmark.
  1. Ozturk C, Alanay A, Enercan M. Modified posterior vertebral column resection for the treatment of osteoporotic fractures with neurological deficit in elderly patients. 18th international meeting on advanced spine techniques (IMAST). July 13-16, 2011. Copenhagen Denmark.
  1. Hamzaoglu A, Alanay A, Ozturk C. which factors influence spontaneous lumbar curve correction after selective thoracic fusion in Lenke type 1 B and C curves ? 46th annual meeting of Scoliosis Research Society. Louisville Kentucky September 14-17, 2011
  1. Ozturk C, Alanay A, Enercan M. Cement augmented pedicle screw fixation in osteopenic patients: minimum 2 years follow-up of 1454 pedicle screws. 46th annual meeting of Scoliosis Research Society. Louisville Kentucky September 14-17, 2011
  2. Pellise F, Doming-Sabat M, Alanay A, Bago J, Vila-Casedemunt A, Villanueva C, Acaroglu E. Impact of radiographic parameters on HRQL in adult spinal deformity-The lordosis gap better than lumbar lordosis. Spineweek 2012, Amsterdam, 28 May-1 June.
  3. Pellise F, Doming-Sabat M, Alanay A, Bago J, Vila-Casedemunt A, Villanueva C, Acaroglu E. Clinical tolerance to sagittal imbalance varies with age. Spineweek 2012, Amsterdam, 28 May-1 June.
  4. Acaroglu E, Domingo-Sabat M, Guler UO, Yakici S, Alanay A, Pellise F. Adult deformity: A very large population of patients with different needs. Spineweek 2012, Amsterdam, 28 May-1 June.
  1. Demirkıran HG, Bekmez S, Yılmaz G, Akel I, Atilla P, Yazıcı M, Alanay A. Convex growth arrest in immature spine: Comparison of posterior/anterior non-instrumented and all posterior pedicle screw instrumented fusion in an animal model. 18th IMAST meeting, July 18-21, Istanbul Turkey
  1. Sirikci M, Enercan m, Kahraman S, Sarier M, Örnek İ, Ulusoy L, Hamzaoglu A, Alanay A. Radiological and clinical outcome of the operated and adjacent segments following cervical arthroplasty after a minimum 24 month follow-up: A single surgeon-center experience. 18th IMAST meeting, July 18-21, Istanbul Turkey
  1. Enercan M, Kahraman S, Ozturk C, Kochai A, Balioglu M, Sanli T, Hamzaoglu A, Alanay A. Which factors predict shoulder asymmetry in patients with Lenke type 1 curves following pedicle screw instrumentation? 18th IMAST meeting, July 18-21, Istanbul Turkey
  1. Enercan M, Ozturk C,  Kahraman S, Kochai A, Balioglu M, Alanay A. Sanli T, Hamzaoglu A,. Bending vs. fulcrum vs. traction x-ray under general anesthesia for evaluation of flexibility of curves and prediction of correction in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: which is better? 18th IMAST meeting, July 18-21, Istanbul Turkey
  1. Biscevic M, Hamzaoglu A, Zjakic A, Öztürk C, Alanay A, Smerke D,. The curev decompensation after anterior instrumentation of scoliosis by VDS- Minimal follow-up of 10 years. 18th IMAST meeting, July 18-21, Istanbul Turkey
  1. Kahraman S, Enercan M, Ozturk C, Kochai A, Balioglu M, Sanli T, Hamzaoglu A, Alanay A. Is intraoperative prone radiograph helpful to predict radiographic result for Lenke type 1 and 3 patients treated by selective fusion ? 18th IMAST meeting, July 18-21, Istanbul Turkey
  1. Pellise F, Doming-Sabat M, Alanay A, Bago J, Vila-Casedemunt A, Villanueva C, Hamzaoglu A, Acaroglu E. Clinical tolrence to sagittal imbalance varies with age. 18th IMAST meeting, July 18-21, Istanbul Turkey
  2. Enercan M, Kochai A, Kahraman S, Ozturk C, , Balioglu M, Sanli T, Örnek İ, Ulusoy L, Alanay A, Hamzaoglu A. Does interbody fusion at adjacent disc levels reduce the pseudoarthrosis rate of thoracolumbar and lumbar PSO? 18th IMAST meeting, July 18-21, Istanbul Turkey
  3. Kahraman S, Enercan M, Alanay A, Kochai A, Ozturk C, Karakoc ZC, Hamzaoglu A. Surgical treatment of vertebral infections via a posterior approach in elderly patients with cardiopulmonary comorbidities. 18th IMAST meeting, July 18-21, Istanbul Turkey
  4. Pellise F, Alanay A, Doming-Sabat M, Bago J, Vila-Casedemunt A, Villanueva C, Acaroglu E. Enercan m, Hamzaoglu A. Complications after surgical treatment of adult idiopathic scoliosis. 18th IMAST meeting, July 18-21, Istanbul Turkey
  5. Enercan M, Ozturk C, Kahraman S, Kochai A, Alanay A, Hamzaoglu A. A modified technique to prevent PJK following surgical treatment of Schuermann’s disease.  18th IMAST meeting, July 18-21, Istanbul Turkey
  6. Aslan O, Enercan M, Kahraman S, Kochai A, Sarier M, Örnek İ, Hamzaoglu A, Alanay A, Ozturk C. Surgical management of thoracic disc herniation. Single surgeon-single institute experience. 18th IMAST meeting, July 18-21, Istanbul Turkeyjavascript:PopPrintPage(‘/biyografi.16.uluslararasi-ve-ulusal-kitap-bolum-yazarligi.aspx?print=1’);
  1. R) INVITED ARTICLES:
  2. Alanay A Point of view: Early Radiographic and Clinical Results of Balloon Kyphoplasty for the Treatment of Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures by Frank M. Phillips, M.D. et al. Spine 2003;28:2265-7.
  1. S) CHAPTERS in TEXTBOOKS:

1) Acaroglu E, Alanay A. Surgical treatment of tuberculosis spondylitis, in European Instructional Course Lectures. Volume 6, 2003, pp. 132-8.

Alanay A, Olgun D. Surgical management of tuberculosis of the spine. In EFORT European Instructional Course Lectures, ed. George Bentley pp. 93-106. Publisher Springer

  1. Alanay A, Olgun D. Principles of spinal instrumentation in the treatment of pediatric cervical, thoracic and lumbar injuries. In Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma. Evidence based management, ed. Vaccaro A, Fehlings M, Dvorak M, pp. 146-156. Publisher Thieme.
  1. Alanay A, Akel I. Pediatric Spine Infections. In The Growing Spine. Management of spinal disorders in children. Ed. Akbarnia BA, Yazici M, Thompson GH, pp.107-118. Publisher Springer.
  1. T) FACULTY POSITION & LECTURES IN INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS & COURSES:
  2. Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty.

6th International Congress on Spinal Surgery Ankara Turkey 4-7 September 2002.

  1. Tuberculosis of Spine (Instructional Course Lecture)

 6th Congress of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT). June 4-10, 2003, Helsinki, Findland

  1. Techniques of Deformity Correction

1st International Agean Spine Course in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Izmir, Turkey, 2004

  1. Treatment of lumbar degenerative scoliosis.

Middle-Ist spine meeting, Istanbul 16-18 july 2004

  1. Tuberculosis of spine
  2. Treatment of thoracolumbar fractures

1st symposia for spinal deformity, 2004 Cairo, Egypt

  1. New developments in treatment of spinal stenosis

XXIII SICOT/SIROT  Triennial World Congress 2-9 September 2005, Istanbul, Turkey

  1. Spinal deformity

Sharpening your skills course, Henderson, NV USA, May 5-6, 2006

  1. Bone Substitutes and Spinal atrhrodesis.
  2. Adjacent Segment Disease after Fusion: A myth or a fact ?.

Egyptian Orthopaedic Association (EOA) 58.Annual national meeting. Cairo 2006

11.Neuromuscular Scoliosis.

Surgical management of scoliosis and kyphosis: International mini symposium. Israel, 2006

12.Adjacent segment motion in normal/degenerative discs.

Premeeting course on adjacent segment degeneration: Novel Technology and the preservation of the adjacent segment.

21st North American Spine Soceity (NASS) Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA USA.

13.Advantages of dorsal over ventral surgery

    Eurospine workshop: Idiopathic Scoliosis: Ventral, dorsal or combined ? Eurospine Annual meeting    2007, Brussels

  1. Imaging of spinal stenosis

Symposium on spinal stenosis: Traditional Treatment and Emerging Technology at NASS annual meeting, 2007 Austin, Texas

  1. Symposium: Current treatment of spinal stenosis

FOSA specialty day, Annual AAOS meeting 2008, San Francisco,

  1. Osteoporotic VCF: Impact on health related quality of life of patients

Kyphoplasty rationale and indications

Kyphoplasty limitations and indications for surgery

Kyphoplasty combined with internal fixation for treatment of non*osteoporotic fractures

Current concepts on motion preservation June 19-21, 2008 Msida, Malta

  1. Classification of Adult scoliosis

SRS meeting in Spineweek. May 2008 Geneva, Switzerland

  1. Aetiology of IS- what do we know today ?

Preventive options for the progression of idiopathic scoliosis-where are we today ?

DePuy Spine workshop at spineweek 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

  1. The Evidence for interspinous spacers for lumbar

AO spine meeting in SICOT 2008 HongKong

  1. Controversies in the management of thoracolumbar fractures

Management of congenital scoliosis with spinal dysraphism

SICOT meeting, August 24-28, 2008 HongKong

  1. 21. How to stop at L3 rather than L4 in AIS ?

Ed T Smith Lecture. 2009, University of Houston TX USA

  1. Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporotic fractures of spine

AO spine course , December 2008, Davos SWEDEN

  1. Forum moderatorship, growing spine deformities

Ocak 2009, Praque, Chech Republic

  1. 31. Adjacent segment degeneration after lumbar fusion, A myth or a fact ?

International conference on lumbar disc disease. March 2009, New Delhi, India

  1. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Classification and selection of fusion levels. SRS regional course, December 2009, Cairo, Egypt
  2. Bone substitutes for cervical fusion.

CSRS hands on course. Practical Anatomy Workshop. St. Louis, USA. January 2010.

  1. Is bracing needed for thoracolumbar burst fractures

-Posterior subtotal vertebrectomy for treating osteoporotic fractures with neurological deficit in the elderly

Dubai spine masters May 22-25, 2011. Dubai

  1. Bone graft alternatives for anterior fusion

4th CSRS Cervical spine decompression and stabilization techniques. A hands-on cadaver workshop. January 27-29 2011.  St. Louis, USA

  1. Moderator; early onset scoliosis

-classification of early onset scoliosis

18th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, IMAST. July 13-16, 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark

  1. Instrumentation related complications in osteoporotic spine and how to avoid them.

SICOT 2011 XXV Triennial World Congress, 6-9 September 2011 Prague, Chech Republic

  1. Osteotomies for severe rigid deformities. Which and when ?

-An update on treatment of congenital scoliosis

XIII Congresso da Sociedade Brasilileira de Coluna, 28-20 April 2011, Campos Do Jordao-SP, Brasil

  1. Outcomes of surgical treatment in adult deformity

-Surgical management of tuberculosis of the spine

12th EFORT (European Federation of Orthopaedic and Traumatology) Congress 1-4 June 2011, Copenhagen Denmark.

  1. Surgical treatment of syndromic scoliosis

Early Onset Scoliosis meeting Christ Church, Oxford, UK, September 8-9, 2011.