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Spine & Joint Centre
12-15-1996, 10:16 PM
First Announcement and Call for Papers, December 1996

3rd Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back- and Pelvic Pain
the most effective role for exercise therapy, manual techniques, surgery and
injection techniques

November 19 - 21, 1998
Vienna, Austria

Sponsored by
University of California, San Diego
European Conference Organizers, Rotterdam
City of Vienna
The congress will again be endorsed by various professional disciplines and
their representative societies and associations. They will be listed in the
preliminary program.

Program Chairmen
Vert Mooney, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California San Diego
OrthoMed, Spine & Joint Conditioning Centers
San Diego, California, U.S.A.

Andry Vleeming
Research Group Musculo Skeletal System, Department of Anatomy, School of
Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Director Spine & Joint Centre, The Netherlands

Hans Tilscher, Professor of Conservative Orthopaedics
Orthopaedic Hospital Vienna, Austria
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Conservative Orthopaedics
Austrian Physicians Societyof Manual Medicine, Vienna

Scientific Committee

Thomas A. Dorman, U.S.A./Vert Mooney, U.S.A./Chris J. Snijders, The
Netherlands/ Hans Tilscher, Austria/Andry Vleeming, The Netherlands


Advisory Board

Michael Adams, U.K./Pieter van Akkerveeken, The Netherlands/Charles Aprill,
U.S.A./Kim Burton, U.K./J. David Cassidy, Canada/Patricia Dolan, U.K./Richard
DonTigny, U.S.A./Jiri Dvorak, Switzerland/Philip E. Greenman, U.S.A./Franz
Grill, Austria/Jon Helge Hansen, Norway/Gwendolyn Jull, Australia/Rudolf
Kissling, Germany/Diane Lee, Canada/Peer Neeleman, The Netherlands/Hans
Christian Ostgaard, Sweden/Stanley V. Paris, U.S.A./Carolyn Richardson,
Australia/Bengt Sturesson, Sweden/Simo Taimela, Finland/John J. Triano, U.S.A.

Program Description
True understanding of lumbo pelvic pain, must be based on understanding the
functional synergies between torso, pelvis, legs and arms. This credo was the
rationale for organizing the First and Second Interdisciplina-ry World
Congresses on Low Back Pain in 1992 and 1995. During these two congresses
experts from all over the world convened in La Jolla, California, to add to our
rapidly expanding understanding of the many causes that can lead to low back
pain. The Third Interdisciplinary World Congress on the topic is scheduled for
November 1998 and will be held in Vienna, Austria. Our goal is to further
refine the scientific knowledge underpinning the working models conceived
earlier.

Call for papers:
Presentations by leading clinicians and researchers are planned for the main
sessions. The Scientific Committee would like to invite original abstracts on
both technical and clinical topics, preferably but not necessarily limited to
the ones listed in this announcement for additional oral presentation, poster
presentati-on and workshops. You may forward your abstract, not exceeding one
page, including drawings and photographs before December 31, 1997, to European
Conference Organizers, P.O.Box 4334, 3006 AH Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Clearly state your name, address, day time phone and fax number. Also indicate
whether you would like your abstract to be reviewed for oral presentation,
poster presentation or workshop.

Course Objectives:
The Scientific Committee is looking for papers on:
- Functional anatomy
- Biomechanics
- The function of the pelvis and the sacroiliac joints
- Pelvic pain and instability
- Pain management of lumbo and pelvic pain
- Epidemiololy and determinants of low back pain
- Invasive surgical care
- Endoscopic treatment procedures
- Intradiscal treatment
- Visualization techniques
- Injection techniques
- Prolotherapy and other injection techniques
- Exercise therapy
- Manipulation techniques
- Psychological therapy
- Behavioral intervention techniques
- Osteoporosis and pharmacologic stimuli to new bone formation
- The role of nutrition to new bone formation

Accreditation
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the
Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to sponsor Continuing
Medical Education for Physicians. Information on designation of this program
will be in the preliminary program, scheduled for fall 1997.

Proceedings
A congress book will be published and will be available at the time of the
meeting with contributions of the faculty and the abstracts of accepted papers.
Copy of the congress book is included in the fee. Extra copies may be ordered
in advance or at the registration desk. If you wish to obtain a copy of the
1992 and 1995 congress book, please contact Maureen Helinski at the Office of
Continuing Medical Education, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive 0617, La Jolla,
California, U.S.A. Phone 619-534 3940. Fax 619- 534 7672

Technical and book exhibition
A technical and book exhibition will be organized. Innovative companies
involved in development, production and marketing of products related to
treatment of lumbo pelvic pain will be represented. For information on the
exhibition you may contact: Medizinische Ausstellungs- u. Werbeges-ellschaft
Maria Rodler & CO, Freyung 6, A-1010 Vienna, Austria. Telephone +43-1-5332935.
Telefax +43- 1- 535 6016

Location
Hofburg Congress Centre, Vienna

For information
in Europe: European Conference Organizers, P.O.Box 4334, 3006 AH Rotterdam, The
Netherlands. Phone +31 - 10- 4133287. Telefax + 31 - 10 - 4148059. Email:
SJCECO@WorldAccess.NL
in the U.S.: University of California, San Diego, Office of Continuing Medical
Education, 9500 Gilman Drive, 0617, La Jolla, California 92093-0617, U.S.A.
Telephone 619 - 534 3940. Telefax 619 - 534 7672
Information on the Technical & Book Exhibition : Medizinische Ausstellungs- u.
Werbeges-ellschaft Maria Rodler & CO, Freyung 6, A-1010 Vienna, Austria.
Telephone +43-1-5332935. Telefax +43- 1- 535 6016

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