BioSpine 2017

6th International Congress on Biotechnologies for Spinal Surgery
April 26–28, 2017 | Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus | Berlin

BioSpine 2017

6th International Congress on Biotechnologies for Spinal Surgery
April 26–28, 2017 | Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus | Berlin

Final Programme

Abstract book

NSpine Symposium

We are glad to present the programme of the satellite symposium of NSpine, which will be held on
Friday, April 28 from 13:30–16:30.

  • Training fellows – surgical talent and practising on patients
    B. Boszczyk (Nottingham/UK)
  • Additive manufacturing technologies for medical devices
    P. Breedon (Nottingham/UK)
  • 3D photography assessment of chest wall deformity in scoliosis surgery
    B. Boszczyk (Nottingham/UK)
  • Cooperative robotics – ‘The ScoliBOT’
    P. Breedon (Nottingham/UK)
  • Spinal Surgery and Sexual Health – an overview of important implications
    B. Boszczyk (Nottingham/UK)
  • Augmented Reality in the Operating Room: technology overview and potential usage
    B. Boszczyk (Nottingham/UK)

Bronek Boszczyk (Nottingham/UK)
Bronek Boszczyk is the former Head of Service of the Centre for Spinal Disorders and Surgery of Nottingham University Hospitals and current Visiting Professor at Nottingham Trent University. His particular interest interest and expertise lies in complex reconstructive surgery of the entire spine including advanced anterior approaches in adult deformity. Further interests include adult and paediatric trauma and advanced tumour conditions. He is a Deputy Editor of the European Spine Journal and former AOSpine European Board member.


Philip Breedon (Nottingham/UK)
Philip Breedon is Professor of Smart Technologies at Nottingham Trent University in the UK and leads the Design for Health and Wellbeing research group (Devices and Systems). He holds a number of journal editorial positions and has given guest lectures on smart materials in a number of European Countries as well as in Canada and New Zealand. His research interests and latest projects centre on new and emerging technologies and materials. This includes wearable technologies, additive and subtractive manufacturing for medical applications, biomimetics, surgical robotics, augmented /virtual/immersive technologies and environments, and investigative research related to the utilisation of ‘smart materials’ for medical applications. Phil believes that multidisciplinary research activity is a significant and major contributor in developing innovative research proposals. Through promoting his work and research activities he now works with a number of surgeons and clinicians across Europe. Recently he was invited, and consequently visited six NASA centres across the USA to discuss potential collaborative research opportunities and to examine the latest materials and technology research and its applications.