We are pleased to inform you that on November 8th, 2021 from 14:00-16:30h CET (Brussels time), the 3rd Transatlantic Surgery Webinar will be organised. This years’ Transatlantic Surgery Webinar will be focused on ‘Gastroc-Soleus Lenghtening / Tendon Achilles Lengthening in Cerebral Palsy, World Perspectives: a Review of Techniques’. The online webinar event will be 2.5 hours. Registration for this event is free of charge! During the webinar on November 8th, recorded surgeries covering the whole spectrum of surgical techniques used to correct the equine foot in patients with cerebral palsy will be shared online from twelve operating theatres in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Israel, Lebanon, Poland, Russia, and the United States of America. The surgeries will be presented simultaneously and live-commented by faculty members in the e-studio. As for the educational objectives of our webinar, the organisers aim to teach the basic surgical techniques used in the management of the orthopaedic problems of patients with Cerebral Palsy, present the minimally invasive versions of the surgeries used in the equine foot, discuss main indications and contraindications for presented surgical techniques, and show tips and tricks and how to avoid possible pitfalls when performing presented surgical techniques.
This years’ webinar event is endorsed by the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD), the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS), and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), and will be organised by a truly international team, including orthopedic surgeons from Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, as well as from North and South America. As in the previous years, this event will be a great opportunity to promote medical education to enhance the care of children with Cerebral Palsy. Moreover, we hope this event will be of great interest to a wide variety of professions, including among other physiotherapists, (pediatric) orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, paediatricians and other medical specialists from all over the world. The first webinar event in 2019 became quite successful with an audience of over 7000 people, and the following year had an audience of 12 000 people from 28 countries.
Michael Wade Shrader