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DR POFFYN Ghent Belgium

DR POFFYN

 DETAILS OF EDUCATION
1979-1986: university education: University of Ghent Medical School.
1986: medical degree.
1986-1992: orthopaedic residency.
1992: board certification in orthopaedic surgery.

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT
As from 01.08.1992: staff member, Department of Physical Medicine and Orthopae-
dic Surgery (head: Professor R. Verdonk, MD PhD), Ghent University Hospital.
As from 01.10.1997: assistant head of clinic, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Physical Medicine and Rehabilition (head: Professor R. Verdonk, MD PhD), Ghent
University Hospital.
In charge of spine and tumor surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ghent University Hospital.

TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS
1986-1992: anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology teacher
Tutor training, 8 November 2000.
Course “Specialist and Hospital Medicine” for final-year medical students, 2000-
2001. Part Acute Low Back Pain.
                                                                             
Contribution to the 2001 training programme of the Nursing Department, Ghent
University Hospital. Course “Soft-Tissue Tumors in Orthopaedics”.

MEMBERSHIPS
Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) since July 1997.
Belgian Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (BVOT).
Board member of the Belgian Professional Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and
Traumatology (VBS).
Member of the Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Study Group. Technical
Implant Committee.
MOC coordinator sarcoma and bone tumors.
Vice-President of BVOT-BORV (Belgische Orthopedische Rugvereniging).
Treasurer of the Belgian Professional Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and
Traumatology (VBS).
Vice-President of AO Spine Belgium, as from 2006.
                                                                               
PUBLICATIONS
Traitement chirurgical des ostéomes du coude.
B. Poffyn, Y. Claessens, H. Claessens.
Rééducation 90, Paris, Expansion Scientifique Française, 1990, 93-101.
Preliminary results after a 12-months follow-up in PLIF surgery.
B. Poffyn, L. Cuypers, G. De Loore, B. Van Backlé, D. Uyttendaele, R. Verdonk.
International Orthopaedics, 1994, 18: 257.
Injuries of Wrists and Hands (Sportgezondheidszorg in de Praktijk).
B. Poffyn.
Bohn, Stafleu & Van Loghum, 1994.
Whiplash – onzichtbare letsels, helse pijnen.
S-Magazine, november 1997.
Functional outcome after decompression and stabilization with the Kaneda device
for thoracic and thoracolumbar spine injuries.
B. Poffyn, D. Uyttendaele.
Folia Traumatologica Lovanienses, 1999.
Rugpijn en voetafwijkingen.
Shoe Magazine, 1999.
Author of CD-rom “Low Back Pain” (Pfizer).
Recurrent massive subperiosteal hematoma in a patient with neurofibromatosis.
Steenbrugge F., Verstraete K., Poffyn B., Uyttendaele D., Verdonk R.
Eur. Radiol., 2001, 11(3):480-3.
Neurofibromatosis, gigantism, elephantiasis neuromatosa and recurrent massive
subperiosteal hematoma: a new case report and review of 7 case reports from the
literature.
Steenbrugge F., Poffyn B., Uyttendaele D., Verdonk R., Verstraete K.
Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, 2001, 67(2):168-72.
Parosteal osteosarcoma of the humerus.
Steenbrugge F., Poffyn B., Uyttendaele D., Verdonk R., Verstraete K.
Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, 2001, 67(4):387-94.
18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in paraspinal textiloma: a
case report.
De Winter F., Huysse W., De Paepe P., Lambert B., Poffyn B., Dierckx R.
                                                                             
Submitted for publication: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography.
High 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in paraspinal textiloma.
De Winter F., Huysse W., De Paepe P., Lambert B., Poffyn B., Dierckx R.
Clin. Nucl. Med., 2002, 27(2):132-3.
Extracorporeally irradiated autografts in pelvic reconstruction after malignant
tumour resection.
Sys G., Uyttendaele D., Poffyn B., Verdonk R., Verstraeten K.
International Orthopaedics, 2002, 26(3):174-8.
18
F FDG PET in the diagnosis of chronic vertebral infection.
De Winter F., Van De Wiele C., Gemmel F., Poffyn B., Uyttendaele D., Vogelaers D., De Winter H., Dierckx R.
Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 2002, 43(5):481 Suppl..
Successful management of a large pulmonary cement embolus after percutaneous
vertebroplasty: A case report.
François K., Taeymans Y., Poffyn B., Van Nooten G.
Spine, 28, 2003, 28(20):E424-5.
The reversed Delta shoulder prosthesis in reconstruction of the proximal humerus
after tumour resection.
De Wilde L., Sys G., Julien Y., van Ovost E., Poffyn B., Trouilloud P.
Acta Orthop. Belg., 2003, 69(6): 495-500.
18-Fluorine fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography for the diagnosis of
infection in the postoperative spine.
De Winter F., Gemmel F., Van De Wiele C., Poffyn B., Uyttendaele D., Dierckx R.
Spine, 2003, 28(12):1314-9.
99mTc-ciprofloxacin planar and tomographic imaging for the diagnosis of infection
in the postoperative spine : experience in 48 patients.
De Winter F., Gemmel F., Van Laere K., De Winter O., Poffyn B., Dierckx R.A.,
Van de Wiele C.
Eur. J. Nucl. Med. Mol. Imaging, 2004, 31(2):233-9.
Putting natural momentum back with artificial disc replacement.
Poffyn B.
Hospital Health Care Europe, 2005/2006, T31-32.
                                                                                 
Papers in proceedings of scientific meetings
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma arising in a bone infarct of prenatal origin.
K.L. Verstraete, B. Poffyn, A. Dierick, D. Uyttendaele, H. Roels, G. Vanderstraeten,
M. Kunnen.
First International Symposium: Musculoskeletal Magnetic Resonance Imaging, San
Francisco (USA), 1996, 413.
Surgical treatment of instability.
Poffyn B.
Proceedings of the First ARGOS Belgium meeting: Surgery and Radiography of the
Lumbar Spine: State of the Art. Mons (Belgium), 21 April 2001.
Prospective comparison of 99mTC ciprofloxacin (infection) SPECT and 18F FDG
PET for the diagnosis of chronic orthopaedic infections in the central skeleton.
De Winter F., Gemmel F., Van De Wiele C., Vogelaers D., Uyttendaele D., Poffyn
B., Van Crombrugge P., Dierckx R.A.
The 49th Society of Nuclear Medicine, Los Angeles (USA), 15-19 June 2002.
Abstracts/posters
Spectrum and frequency of imaging findings during follow-up of musculoskeletal
tumors.
Verstraete K., Shapeero L., De Visschere P., Poffyn B., Uyttendaele D.
Use of extracorporeally irradiated autografts in reconstruction of the pelvis after
resection of malignant tumors (poster).
Sys G., Uyttendaele D., Poffyn B., Verstraete K., Verdonk R.
Abstract book of the 1st SICOT/SIROT Annual International Conference, Paris
(France), 30 August-1 September 2001.
99mTc-Ciprofloxacin (Infecton) scintigraphy in the diagnosis of chronic axial
skeletel infections (poster).
Gemmel F.F.A., De Winter F., Van Laere K.J.R., Van de Wiele C., Vogelaers D.,
Uyttendaele D., Poffyn B., Dierckx R.A.
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 29 Suppl. 1, 2002,
S53.
Reciprocal translocation t(5;15)(q21;q26) in aggressive fibromatosis (poster).
Forsyth R.G., Poppe B., Dhaene K., Poffyn B., Uyttendaele D., Verstraete K., Roels
H., Willems J., Praet M., Speleman F.
                                                                             
XXIVth International Congress of the International Academy of Pathology,
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 5-10 October 2002.
Histopathology, 41 (Suppl. 1), 2002, P.13 716.
Cytogenetical findings in a case of non-ossifying fibroma.
Forsyth R.G., Poppe B., Verstraete K., Poffyn B., Uyttendaele D., Praet M.,
Speleman F.
19th European Congress of Pathology, Ljubljaza (Slovenia), 6-11 September 2003.
Virchows Arch., 2003, 443: 256.

RESEARCH PROJECTS
The new design of the anterior I/F cage.
Anterior I/F Cage Meeting, Kopenhagen (Denmark), July 1999.
                                                                                  
PAPERS READ AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS AND
SYMPOSIA
Surgical treatment of PAO at the elbow: Paris, September 1990.
Basic principles in microsurgery: National Teaching, 1991.
Limb saving surgery by extracorporeal radiation - together with D. Uyttendaele:
ISOLS meeting, Canada, 1991.
A case report of multilevel fractures of the cervical spine: Cervical Spine Research
Society (CSRS), Madeira, September 1993.
Spina Bifida of C1: Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), Madeira, September
1993.
Preliminary results after a 12-month follow-up in PLIF surgery: 5th SICOT meeting,
Vienna (Austria), 1994.
Spine Course in Colorado Instrumentation: Institut Calot - Berck (France), March
1995.
Avulsion of the femoral attachment of the posterior cruciate ligament in a 10-year
old boy: 6th SICOT meeting, Madrid (Spain), April 1995.
A patient with progressive C1-C2 instability following anterior decompres- sion at
the C3 to C7 level: 6th SICOT meeting, Madrid (Spain), April 1995.
Preliminary results of Kaneda device in thoracolumbar spine surgery: 6th SICOT
meeting, Madrid (Spain), April 1995.
Preoperative planning in total hip replacement and revision surgery: Interna- tional
Hip meeting, Stresa (Italy), May 1995.
Anterior decompression by multiple-level corporectomies in patients with cervical
spinal stenosis: 4th Common Meeting of CSRS, Rome (Italy), July 1994.
A patient with progressive C1-C2 instability following anterior decompres- sion at
the C3 to C7 level: 4th Common Meeting of CSRS, Rome (Italy), July 1994.
Cervical instability with medullar compression in Still's disease: 11th Annual
Meeting of CSRS, Erlangen (Germany), June 1995.
                                                                              
Pitfalls in laparoscopic spondylodesis: Leuven, May 1996.
The operative treatment of peri-articular ossification in the elbow.
BVOT Spring Meeting, Leuven, March 1996.
Cervical trauma – state of the art.
5th BOTA Symposium, Liège, March 1996.
Laparoscopic ventral fusion.
VVOV, Kortrijk, September 1996.
Minimal-incision spinal surgery: methods and indications.
5th Annual International Spine Meeting, Bologna (Italy), April 1997.
ALIF procedure by minimally invasive retroperitoneal approach.
1st International Carbon Fibre Interbody Fusion Spine Meeting, Munich (Germany),
November 1997.
Technique of laparoscopic fusion.
Anterior Lumbar Fusion Instructional Course, Leuven, February 1998.
Complications of laparoscopic fusion.
Anterior Lumbar Fusion Instructional Course, Leuven, February 1998.
ALIF procedure by minimally invasive retroperitoneal approach.
2nd International Carbon Fibre Interbody Fusion Spine Meeting, Barcelona (Spain),
November 1998.
AETI retroperitoneal experience.
12th International ACROMED Workshop, Cleveland (Ohio, USA)), February 1999.
Indications and techniques for anterior stabilization.
Anterior cages ALIF.
AO/ ASIF Comprehensive Spine Course, Antwerp, 3-6 May 1999.
Indications and clinical results using cervical CFRP I/F cages.
XVth Annual Meeting of the CSRS – European Section, Strassbourg (France), July
1999.
Post-discectomy syndrome.
1999-2000 Opening Congress, Gent, October 1999.
Operative treatment of spine disorders using a posterior technique.
                                                                               
Conference on Discogenic Low Back Pain: An Update. KZKM, Eeklo, October
1999.
Low lumbar scoliosis (Failed back surgery).
7th European ISOLA meeting, Antwerp, 25-26 February 2000.
First results of the SOLIS cage in cervical spondylodesis.
6th Interbody Fusion meeting (Stryker), Barcelona (Spain), 30 March 2000.
Multilevel fractures.
AO Symposium: “AO Instrumentation Techniques for the Cervical Spine”,
Brasschaat (Belgium), 16 March 2001.
Surgical treatment of instability.
1st ARGOS Belgium meeting: Surgery and Radiography of the Lumbar Spine: State
of the Art. Mons (Belgium), 21 April 2001.
Presenation of CD rom: “The Back”.
Disc prosthesis.
Belgian Orthopaedic Back Association, 12 May 2001.
Presentation of CD rom “The Back” (author of this CD rom).
“Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis”, Scientific evening meeting for general
practicioners Gent-West, 31 May 2001.
A new matrix for autologous bone replacement, a review of the clinical experience
to date.
Brussels International Spine Symposium, Brussels (Belgium), 16-17 November
2001.
Orthopaedica Belgica Congress: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Namur (Belgium), 24
November 2001. Moderator of Session 1.
Surgical treatment of instability.
First Argos meeting, Mons (Belgium); 21 April 2002.
Orthopaedica Belgica Congress, Bruges (Belgium), 30 May-1 June 2002.
President and moderator of the session: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.
- Operative treatment of spinal infection and FDP PET for the diagnosis of
  postoperative infections.
  Greek Orthopaedic Society, Crete (Greece), 26-29 September 2002.
- 3rd Interbody Device meeting, Brussels (Belgium), 17-18 October 2002.
                                                                               
                                                                               
ALIF through a minimally invasive approach.
Indications and contra-indications for disc replacement.
Belgian Orthopaedic Spine Society meeting, Pellenberg, 19 August 2003.
Spinal infections.
Stryker Benelux Spine meeting, Prague (Czech Republic), 2 October 2003.
Clinical results with the Solis cervical cage.
Irradiation of bone autografts: an alternative to massive bone allografts ?
12th International Congress of the European Association of Tissue Banking, Brugge
(Belgium), 5-8 November 2003.
The artificial disc.
Turkish Orthopaedic Congress, Bursa (Turkey), 9-10 January 2004.
Lecture: The artificial lumbar disc.
Guest surgeon.
Mieres-Asturias (Spain), 22-23 January 2004.
Indications for anterior lumbar surgery.
Thionville (France), 30 January 2004.
Cadaver lab on artificial disc.
Boston (USA), 12-13 February 2004.
New techniques in spinal surgery.
General Practicioners Meeting, Gent (Belgium), 4 March 2004.
Clinical experience with artificial discs.
Valencia (Spain), 11-12 March 2004.
Alternatives to autologous bone grafting.
Valencia (Spain), 11-12 March 2004.
Artificial disc replacement.
Core Group Meeting ADR, Brussels (Belgium), 20 March 2004.
Clinical experience with artificial disc replacement.
LOK-group meeting, Gent (Belgium), 26 March 2004.
3ième Symposium de Chirurgie du Rachis: Fusion – Non-fusion. Annecy (France),
2-3 April 2004.
Cage lombaire antérieure versus prothèse discale.
                                                                               
Artificial Disc
Core Group Meeting, Berlin (Germany), 3 April 2004.
Guest Surgeon: ADR
Venice (Italy), 7 April 2004.
Indications and contraindications for ADR.
Belgian Orthopaedic Spine Group meeting, Gent (Belgium), 23 April 2004.
30 Years of Spine Surgery at the University of Milano.
Milano (Italy), 23-24 April 2004.
Member of the Design Group Meeting – Cadaver Lab Texas Health Research
Institute.
Dallas (USA), 28-30 April 2004.
Charité User Group Meeting Dr. Michael Nicolakis.
Vienna (Austria), 3 May 2004.
Clinical experience with ADR.
Physical Medicine LOK-group meeting, Ghent (Belgium), 5 May 2004.
Indications and contraindications of ADR.
XIX Journées of the Orthopaedic University Hospital of Porto, Porto (Portugal),
May 2004.

Guest surgeon: ADR.
Treviso (Italy), 17 May 2004.
Guest surgeon: ADR.
Hôpital Del Riveira, Alzira-Valencia (Spain), 20 May 2004.
Spine Week, Porto (Portugal), 30 May-2 June 2004.
Lecture:
HRC Locking Cage ALIF – Case reports of an innovative stand–alone anterior
device.
ACIF cage – Surgical ACIF technique.
Orthopaedica Belgica Congress, Alden Biesen (Belgium), 10-12 June 2004.
Improvements in kyphoplasty.
Application of Healos for cervical spine fusions.
Clinical results in TDR.
                                                                               
Guest surgeon: ADR
Treviso (Italy), 29 June 2004.
Non-Fusion Techniques in Spinal Surgery, Milano (Italy), 10-14 September 2004.
Lecture: Artificial disc replacement – “Who will benefit and who will not ?”
Presentation: Indications and contra-indications for artificial disc.
30th Annual Congress of Spine “N.Giannestras – P. Smyrnin”, Samos (Greece), 16-
19 September 2004.
Why artificial lumbal disc – Debate – Indication, contra-indication and clinical
results with ADR.
Turkish Orthopedic and Traumatology Society meeting, Uludag-Bursa (Turkey), 10
October 2004.
Invited speaker: Non-fusion techniques.
“Innovation in Spine Surgery” - 2nd TransAtlantic Spine Congress, Basel
(Switzerland), 12-13 November 2004.
Current concepts in spinal arthroplasty for the lumbar spine – Clinical
indications and contra-indications.
AO Teaching Course, Davos (Switzerland), 12-13 November 2004.
Teacher/lecturer: Anterior approach and Charité TDR technique.
Turkish Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Symposium, Bursa (Turkey), 19 December
2004. Satellite Symposium “Spine Tumors”:
Lecture: Vertebrectomy and reconstruction of malign spine tumors.
Panel discussion: Diagnosis and treatment of superior sulcus tumors.
Lumbar Disc Prostheses Symposium, Schulthess Klinik Spine Center, Zürich
(Switzerland), 21-22 January 2005.
Indications and contra-indications of total disc replacement.
LOK-meeting, Gent (Belgium), 24 February 2005.
New techniques in spine surgery.
3rd Spine Academy meeting, Morschach (Switzerland), January 2005.
HRC – ALIF.
3rd Dubai Spine Conference, Dubai, 10 March 2005.
Update on artificial disc replacement (B. Poffyn, G. Sys, P. Verstraete, D.
Uyttendaele).
                                                                                   
South African Spine Society Meeting, Wilgeheuvel Hospital (South Africa), 8-9
April 2005.
International guest surgeon: Experience with TDR.
Live surgery: L4-L5 disc prosthesis and L5-S1 disc prosthesis.
Vlaanderendag (Ghent University Hospital), Gent, 24 April 2005.
Rugproblemen en discusporthesen.
4th Annual Controversies in Lumbar Spine Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas (USA),
28-30 April 2005.
Panel discussion: How and when is a lumbar disc replacement revised ?
Geisler, B. Poffyn, Regan.
Neurosurgery congress, Beirut (Lebanon), 14 May 2005.
The Charité artificial disc replacement.
ALIF-HRCA meeting, Strasbourg (France), 20 May 2005.
Indications for anterior fusion.
2nd International Spine Surgery Course, Cairo (Egypt), 14-16 June 2005.
Co-chairman

Lectures:
Complex reconstruction of failed back surgery.
Artificial disc replacement.
“Non-Fusion Technologies in Spinal Surgery”, XIIth Brussels International
Symposium, Brussels, 18-19 November 2005.
The Charité III disc replacement.
Lumbar Degenerative Spine Meeting: “My worst case”, Cagliari (Italy), 30-31
March 2006.

Lectures:
Degenerative spondylolisthesis – a case review.
Key Note Lecture about degenerative disc disease.
South Korean Spine Arthroplasty Society meeting, South Korea, 24 April 2006.
Indications, contra-indications and surgical technique of the Charité artifical disc.
State of the Art in Spinal Disorders – International Comprehensive Course, Sorrento
(Italy), 18-20 May 2006.
Lumbar spine arthroplasty: how and when should it be used.
                                                                               
Scoliosis Research Society and South African Spinal Society meeting, Cape Town
(South Africa), 31 May-3 June 2006.
Guest lecture: Complications of TDR.
International Research Society into Spinal Deformities (IRSSD) meeting, Gent,
15 June 2006.
A new method for the reduction of spondylolisthesis (B. Poffyn, G. Sys, D.
Uyttendaele).
The 13th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), Athens
(Greence), 12-15 July 2006.
ICL faculty member
Title: New frontiers in spondylolisthesis reduction.
Eurospine, Barcelona (Spain), 21-24 September 2006.

Lectures:
Cervical spine stabilization.
Spondylo reduction with UNI-thread.
Indications and contra-indications of TDR.
The surgical technique for total disc replacement.
“The spine – part I” - Alumni meeting Ghent University, Gent (Belgium),
27 September 2006.
Operative management of intervertebral disc disorders.
“Locomotoriek in beweging anno 2006”, Congress of the Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Gent (Belgium),
October 2006.
Discus problems and prosthesis.
Grigore Alexandrescu Clinic – Emergency Hospital for Children, Bucharest
(Romania), 13-15 October 2006.
Lecture: Principles in Spondylolisthesis reduction – operative technique.
Guest surgeon: Live surgery anterior and posterior reduction of a spondyloptosis
L5-S1.
“The spine – part II” - Alumni meeting Ghent University, Gent (Belgium),
11 October 2006.
Kyphoplasty : the pros and cons.
“Oncological Emergencies” – Alumni meeting Ghent University, Gent (Belgium),
15 November 2006.
Moderator (together with M. Van De Putte).
                                                                             
Fractures of the Spine and Tumors of the spine”, XIIIth Brussels International
Spine Symposium, Brussels, 17-18 November 2006.
Epidemiology of spinal fractures.
Modern Concepts in Spinal Surgery, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), 29-30 November 2006.
Lectures:
Motions and approach theories in lumbar spine.
Lumbar artificial disc and long-term results.
Zimmer Spine Anterior Approach Workshop, Vienna (Austria), 13 December 2006.
HRC locking cage ALIF concept. When ALIF and when TDC ?
                                                                                     
POSTERS PRESENTED AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS AND SYMPOSIA
Haelos bone graft substitute in anterior cervical fusion.
Poffyn B., Debrauwer S., Verstraete P., Lootens T., Plasschaert F., Verstraete K.,
Uyttendaele D.
18th meeting CSRS-ES (Cervical Spine Research Society – European Section),
Paris (France), 13-14 June 2002.
Indications and contra-indications of total disc replacement.
Poffyn B., Sys G., Verstraete P., Van Der Donckt S., Uyttendaele D.
Orthopaedica Belgica Congress, Gent (Belgium), 8-9 June 2006.

CONTRIBUTION TO POSTERS
FDG PET in the diagnosis of chronic vertebral infections: accuracy in clinical practice.
De Winter F., Van de Wiele C., Gemmel F., Poffyn B., Uyttendaele D., Vogelaers D.,
Dierckx R.
Triennial Congress of the Belgian Society of Nuclear Medicine, Knokke (Belgium), 17-
19 May 2001.
Prospective comparison of 99m Tc ciprofloxacin (infection) SPECT and FDG PET for
the diagnosis of chronic osteomyelitis in the central skeleton: preliminary results.
De Winter F., Gemmel F., Van de Wiele C., Vogelaers D., Uyttendaele D., Poffyn B.,
Dierckx R.
Triennial Congress of the Belgian Society of Nuclear Medicine, Knokke (Belgium), 17-
19 May 2001.
A diagnostic pitfalll in soft tissue tumor pathology: metastatic mucinous
adenocarcinoma mimicking an extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma.
Forsyth R.G., Willems J., Matthijs B., Poffyn B., Uyttendaele D., Verstraete K.,
Theuninck P., Praet M., Roels H.
XIth Eurocell Path Course: Molecular Mechanisms in Chronic Inflammatory Disease.
Gent (België), 13-18 juni 2001.
CONTRIBUTION TO PAPERS
99m Tc ciprofloxacin (infection) SPECT and FDG PET for the diagnosis of chronic
osteomyelitis in the central skeleton.
                                                                                    
Gemmel F., De Winter F., Vogelaers D., Uyttendaele D., Poffyn B., Montag I., De
Winter O., Dierckx R.
Triennial Congress of the Belgian Society of Nuclear Medicine, Knokke (Belgium), 17-
19 May 2001.
Prospective comparison of 99m Tc ciprofloxacin (infection) SPECT and FDG PET for
the diagnosis of chronic osteomyelitis in the central skeleton: preliminary results.
De Winter F., Gemmel F., Van de Wiele C., Vogelaers D., Uyttendaele D., Poffyn B.,
Dierckx R.
Triennial Congress of the Belgian Society of Nuclear Medicine, Knokke (Belgium), 17-
19 May 2001.
Giant cell tumor of bone: value of unenhanced and dynamic contrast enhanced MR
imaging in the diagnosis of primary lesions and early detection of recurrence.
Verstraete K.L., Dhondt E., Vanderschueren G., Poffyn B., Uyttendaele D., Forsyth R.,
Praet M., Verdonk R.
19th Annual meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and
Biology, Cannes (France), 22-25 August 2002.
Cytogenetical findings in a case of non-ossifying fibroma.
Forsyth R.G., Poppe B., Verstraete K., Poffyn B., Uyttendaele D., Praet M., Speleman
F.
Wintermeeting Belgian Pathology Association, Liège (Belgium), 16 November 2002.
Osteolytic cortical lesions.
De Bock G., Verstraete K., Forsyth R., Poffyn B., Uyttendaele D.
Section d’imagerie ostéo-articulaire – Sectie osteoarticulaire beeldvorming. SRBR-
KBVR, Charleroi (Belgium), 23 November 2002.
Skeletal reconstruction by extracorporeal irradiation and reimplantation of the autograft
after tumor resection: long-term follow-up.
Sys G., Poffyn B., Uyttendaele D., Dhooge C., Forsyth R., Verstraete K., Verdonk R.
16th Annual meeting of the European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society and
Symposium of the EMSOS Nurse Group, Budapest (Hungary), 7-9 May 2003.
                                                                            
ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS AND SYMPOSIA
Annual meetings of the Belgian Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
(BVOT).
COCOMAC meeting (Prof. Kotz, Prof. Bauer), Austria, 1991.
GICD course (Prof. Bergovin), Marseille (France), 1992.
GETO congress, Marseille (France), 1992.
Two-week Instructional Course (Dr. Steffee): Ohio (USA), 1992.
Segmental Solutions to Spinal Deformity.
Prof. Asher, University of Cleveland (USA), July 1992.
Fractures of the Spine: AO meeting, Davos (Switzerland), 1993.
Cours AO du Rachis.
Davos (Switzerland), December 1993.
SHP and BiHaPro femoral prostheses.
Workshop, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), June 1994.
Course and Workshop in Laparoscopic Spondylodesis: Homburg (Germany), 1995.
High Tech and Common Sense in Total Hip Arthroplasty.
Wilrijk, June 1995.
Evolution of Medical Technology.
Royal Belgian Graduate Engineer Association, September 1995.
Cervical Spine Research Society: Nice (France), June 1996.
Spine Course Minimally Invasive Surgery: Memphis (USA), June 1996.
XIIth Annual meeting CSRS.
Nice (France), June 1996.
Workshop Minimally Invasive Surgery: Hamburg (Germany), July 1996.
Endoscopic Spine Surgery – Faculty surgeon chairman. European Surgical Institute
Ethicon Endo Surgery, Hamburg (Germany), September 1996.
                                                                           
Endoscopic Spine Surgery – Faculty surgeon chairman. European Surgical Institute
Ethicon Endo Surgery, Hamburg (Germany), November 1996.
2nd CAOS symposium – Computer-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery.
Bern (Switzerland), November 1996.
CSRS meeting, Strassbourg (France), 1999.
12th AcroMed International Workshop: Solutions in Spine Surgery: Degenerative,
Deformity, Trauma/Tumor and Cervical Pathologies.
Cleveland, Ohio (USA), 9-12 February 1999.
4th International Symposium on Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery.
Davos (Switzerland), 17-19 March 1999.
5th Stryker Cage Meeting: Degenerative Disc: Fusion or Replacement.
Salzburg (Austria), 3-4 June 1999.
XVth Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society – European Section.
Strassbourg (France), 30 June-3 July 1999.
Colorado 2 Focus Meeting, Monte Carlo (Monaco), October 1999.
5th International Symposium on Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery.
Davos (Switzerland), 17-19 February 2000.
15th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society.
New Orleans (USA), 25-28 October 2000.
Advances in Interbody Fusion. Are Cages the Answer ?
European Surgical Institute, Hamburg (Germany), 30 November-1 December 2000.
17th meeting CSRS-ES (Cervical Spine Research Society – European Section),
Torino (Italy), 5-7 July 2001.
XXII Annual meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society, Berlin (Germany),
17-19 May 2006.
                                                                                
POSTGRADUATE MEETINGS
Disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Refresher and specialist
courses for physiotherapists.
Instructor (9hrs) 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996.
PLIF technique in spondylodesis. University Hospital Open House for general
practicioners, 1993.
Current trends in spine surgery. Yser GP Association, 1993.
Surgical principles in the treatment of musculoskeletal tumors. Ghent University
Hospital, May 1993.
Tumor staging. Ghent University Hospital, May 1993.
Arthrolysis of the elbow. Belgian Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and
Traumatology, March 1994.
Fractures of the cervical spine: evaluation and treatment. Ghent University Hospital,
25 October 1994.
New techniques and insights into spine surgery. Kempen GP Association, January
1995.
Anterior approach using the Kaneda instrumentation. Kempen Orthopaedic
Surgeons, April 1995.
Fracture treatment in children. Ghent University Hospital, May 1995.
Spine surgery. Refresher course for nurses. Ghent University Hospital, June 1995.
Whiplash injury: state of the art. Ghent University Hospital, 26 September 1995.
Refresher course for nurses – Casting technicians, Brussels, November 1995.
Laparoscopic spondylodesis. Scientific Open House Ghent University Hospital, 9
December 1995.
Technique of laparoscopic fusion. Antwerp Orthopaedic Surgeons, December 1995.
Laparoscopic fusion. Ghent Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 1996.
                                                                              
Operative treatment of acute back pain in the elderly. 9th Geriatrics Symposium,
Ghent University Hospital, April 1996.
Operative treatment of skeletal metastases in breast carcinoma patients.
Gynaecology Symposium, Ghent University Hospital, April 1996.
Osteosarcoma. Primary spinal tumors. Annual postgraduate course for orthopaedic
residents – 1995, 1996 – Instructor.
Postdiscectomy syndrome. Ghent University Hospital, 1998.
Vertebral reconstructions. Ghent University Hospital, November 1999.
Polytrauma and spine fractures. Ghent University Hospital, 26 November 2002.
Kyphoplasty and osteoporosis. Ghent University Hospital, 30 September 2003.
Soft tissue tumors. Current multidisciplinary approach, Ghent University Hospital,
28 September 2004.

 
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