Final Event - Future Perspectives on Spine Surgery

A team of spine surgeons working on a patient

Event details

Tuesday 23 November 2021
Live, free online event.


On Tuesday, 24th November, over 30 members of the spine research community joined the Spinner Project to hear the Spinner Fellows share their research results and the Spinner partners share their perspectives on the future of spine surgery. Slides from the event are being added to the agenda below as they become available.

Spinner Management Team meeting after the Spinner Final Event
Spinner Management Team meeting after the Spinner Final Event

Agenda Item


Welcome and Introduction to Spinner (PDF, 1.2MB)

Gwen Reilly,

University of Sheffield (USFD)

Future of Spine Surgery and the Bridge Between Surgeons and Engineers (PDF, 5.4MB)

Áron Lazáry (& Team),

National Center of Spine Disorders (NCSD)

ESR1: Establishing optimal substitution degrees of hydroxyapatite [HAP] with magnesium and strontium using experimental and statistical tools (PDF, 2.8MB)

Denata Syla,



ESR2: Development of Osteoinductive Coatings for Spinal Implants (Fusion Cages) (PDF, 3.1MB)

Jose Rodrigues


ESR3: Percutaneous Cement Discoplasty [PCD]: biomechanical and clinical assessment of a minimally invasive treatment of intervertebral disc disease (PDF, 1.8MB)

Chloé Techens,

University of Bologna (UniBo)/NCSD

Coffee Break

The role of ex vivo testing to investigate spine biomechanics and to improve spine treatments (PDF, 3.9MB)

Luca Cristofolini,


Bypassing numerical simulations: deep learning perspectives in vertebrae modeling (PDF, 1.7MB)

Kateryna Bashtova,



Biomaterial Perspective on the Future of Spine Surgery (PDF, 1.4MB)

Finceramica Team

Advanced mesh morphing for the definition of reduced order models and digital twins (PDF, 6.0MB)

Marco Biancolini,


Coffee Break

ESR4: Sagittal stability: movement analysis before and patient motion after spinal treatments (PDF, 4.7MB)

Jennifer Fayad,


ESR5: Modelling for Spinal Surgeries (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Marco Sensale,



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