By: 14 July 2017
17–18 November 2017 – XXIVth Brussels International Spine Symposium; Brussels

Spondylolisthesis Revisited

The XXIVth Brussels International Spine Symposium will take place on November 17-18, 2017. It is one of the most important spine meetings in Europe and will be co-chaired by Robert Gunzburg (Brussels), Marek Szpalski (Brussels) and Dave Wong (Denver).

This year, the 24th edition of the meeting, will revisit and update knowledge on diagnosis and treatment of lytic and degenerative spondylolisthesis.
The preliminary program and all practical information are now available on

Scientific program:


  • Biomechanics of spondylolysis and spondylisthesis
  • Biomechanics of degenerative spondylolisthesis
  • What is the value of the different classification systems of spondylolisthesis? Meyerding, Wiltse, Newman, McNab…
  • Classification of spondylolisthesis clefts in patients with spondylolysis or isthmic spondylolisthesis using positional MRI
  • Etiopathogenesis of spondylolisthesis
  • Natural evolution of spondylolysis
  • Pathophysiology of degenerative spondylolisthesis
  • Biomechanical Considerations of Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis: Conventional Imaging and Assessment of Dynamic Spinal Stiffness
  • Imaging in spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis and degenerative spondylolisthesis
  • Are full spine radiographs essential for surgical treatment of Spondylolisthesis?
  • The use of the EOS in the treatment of spondylolysis and listhesis
  • Gait analysis in the evaluation of spondylolisthesis as an objective outcome measure
    Conservative treatment
  • Conservative treatment of adult spondylolisthesis
    Surgery in Children
  • Surgical options in paediatric listhesis – are implants always required?
  • When should we intervene in paediatric spondylolysis?
  • Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis in adolescents
    Surgery in Adults
  • Anterior surgery for spondylolisthesis
  • Comparative treatment for Spondi with minimal invasive XLIF & TLIF
  • Options of sacral osteotomy and sacral derotation for reduction of pelvic incidence in high grade spondylolisthesis.
  • Severe spondylolisthesis surgery: anterior support, when to include L4, what about sagittal alignment and reduction
  • Stand alone ALIF for spondy
  • Is there a place for interspinous implants in the treatment of spondylolisthesis?
  • Simultaneous reduction/fixation cage for spondyloliothesis
  • When to go big, and when to go small: lytic spondylolisthesis
  • When to go big, and when to go small: degenerative spondylolishesis
  • Spondylolisthesis with adjacent disc degeneration – what is the best surgical treatment?
  • Spondylolisthesis: surgical aspects and what do I consider essential for having a good and long lasting result
  • Robotics in spine surgery: the use of pre op planning to optimize the outcome of spondylolisthesis reduction
  • What’s new in interbody devices?
  • ALIF vs TLIF in the treatment of L5 lytic spondylolisthesis
  • Athletic population with spondylolisthesis: outcomes of surgical repair versus conservative treatment
  • Association between spondylolisthesis and tumoral processes
  • Degenearative spondylolystesis and sagittal balance
  • High grade L5S1 lytic spondylolisthesis: is there a role for the Gaines procedure?
  • Indirect decompression for spondy
  • Interlaminar/spinous process fixation for spondy
  • Is laminectomy obsolete for stenosis caused by Grade I degenerative spondylolisthesis?
  • High Grade L5S1 lytic spondylolisthesis: update on latest surgical treatments and outcomes
    Economical and ethical aspects
  • Collecting data via register: clinical results and cost-effectiveness
  • Do patients treated with fusion for spondylolisthesis return to work?
  • Do athletes with lumbar pars defect or stress fracture return to active competitive sports?
  • Comparing the outcomes and complications of treatment for degenerative spondylolisthesis with and without instrumented fusion using data from Spine Tango Registry
  • Management of catastrophising and kinesiophobia improves rehabilitation after fusion for lumbar spondylolisthesis and stenosis: a randomised controlled trial
  • NASS Clinical Guideline on Diagnosis and Treatment of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • What does SPORT data on lumbar spondylolisthesis tell us?
  • The NEJM 2016 papers on spinal stenosis with Grade I degenerative spondylolisthesis. Is there sufficient evidence to eliminate instrumented fusion for this situation?
  • Is anatomic reduction of lumbar spondylolisthesis worth the risk?