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30th Annual Conference of
Association of Spine Surgeons of India

January 26th - 29th 2017  |  HICC, Hyderabad, India

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Dear Colleagues,


The Association of Spine Surgeons of India will be conducting their 30th Annual Conference in the city of Hyderabad.

On behalf of the Organising Committee of ASSICON 2017 it is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us from 26th to 29th of January 2017 and be a part of this scientific extravaganza. Cadaveric workshops, seminars, symposia, video demonstrations, booth lectures, meet the masters and many more interesting scientific sessions are being planned.

The venue of the conference is HICC, which is a world-class state of the art facility in the midst of IT hub. Another highlight of the conference is the pre conference scientific session to be conducted by Scoliosis Research Society (SRS Worldwide). Needless to say the best of international and national Faculty is being invited for this unique event.

Do visit the city of pearls with your family and enjoy the Forts, Palaces, Shopping Arcades, Museums and the rich heritage of Nizams.

Welcome to HYDERABAD! Welcome to city of HOSPITALITY!


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Our Team

Raghava Dutt Mulukutla

Organising Chairman

Our Team

Surya Prakash Rao V

Organising Secretary


Dr. Raju Iyenger
Dr. Sanjay Kalvakuntla
Dr. Ramakanth I
Dr. A Dinakar
Dr. G P V Subbaiah
Dr. E Rajender Kumar
Dr. J Naresh Babu
Dr. B S V Raju
Dr. Bangari Swamy
Dr. Manas Panigrahi

ASSI Office Bearers

Executive Committee

Dr. Ram Chaddha
Dr. Raghava Dutt Mulukutla
Dr. H. S. Chhabra
Secretary & Treasurer
Dr. Saumyajit Basu
Jt. Secretary

Executive Members

Dr. Ajoy Prasad Shetty
Dr. Suresh Pillai
Dr. Subir Jhaveri
Dr. GR Vijay Kumar
Dr. Arvind Kulkarni
Dr. S. Karunakaran

Past Presidents of ASSI

Dr. P K Dave
Dr. V T Ingalhalikar
Dr. S M Hardikar
Dr. Shekhar Y Bhojraj
Dr. Arvind Jayaswal
Dr. S Rajasekaran
Dr. Sajan Hegde
Dr. K V Choubal


Confirmed International Faculty

Dr. Rajiv Sethi
United States of America

Dr. Manabu Ito

Dr. Todd Albert
United States of America

Dr. Suken Shah
United States of America

Dr. Benny T. Dahl

Dr. Ram Mudiyam
United States of America


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Call for Papers

On behalf of the Scientific Committee of 30th Annual Conference of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India, we invite you to submit abstract of your Clinical / Research work for VTI Gold Medal Paper / Podium Presentation / Poster presentation for this conference.

Scientific Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any abstract and decision of the scientific committee is final & binding.

Please Note:

  • Authors who would like to present their work for VTI Gold Medal Paper should upload the full paper along with the abstract.
  • Only the presenting author will be allowed to present his/her work, under any circumstances Co-Author will not be allowed to present the work.
  • One author cannot submit more than 3 papers including VTI Gold Medal paper.
  • Abstract should be no more than 300 words Use standard abbreviations in your abstract as needed.
  • The acceptance or rejection of an abstract will be notified to the presenting author via email.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit your abstract after reading this page carefully.

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  • Registration for the conference is mandatory for considering the abstract by the scientific committee.
  • Only the presenting author will be allowed to present his/her work, under any circumstances Co-Author will not be allowed to present the work.
  • Please Note that the submission guidelines for VTI Gold Medal Paper are listed separately in this page.
  • The decision of the scientific committee is final

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

  • Title should be bold and followed by one return.
  • Please do not put Author Details, Affiliation or Contact details in the abstract text box.
  • Abstract should not be more than 300 words.
  • Use standard abbreviations in your abstract as needed.
    • Study Design
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    • Materials & Methods
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • Conclusion
    • Keywords
  • Provide any grant acknowledgments for your research at the end of your abstract as needed.

Number of authors
In the online system, up to 5 authors can be registered. If you would like to register more than 5 authors, please write a email to [email protected] with the names of additional authors.

Submission method / Submission No. / Password
In addition to the Paper ID provided when you first submit an abstract, you may edit the abstract as many times as desired before the deadline, using the proposal ID and password. You must manage recording and security protection for your password yourself. Since the proposal ID and password are necessary to confirm that your abstract has been successfully submitted, as well as to edit the abstract, please be sure to record them accurately. For security reasons, we will not answer any inquiries about proposal IDs and passwords.

Please Note: You can edit your id only when you chose the option SAVE As DRAFT, Abstract cannot be edited if you click the option SAVE & SUBMIT.

Abstracts to be submitted

  • Podium Presentation / VTI Gold Medal Paper / Traditional Poster
  • VTI Gold Medal Paper will be presented at a special session.

Notification (announcement) of acceptance / rejection of an abstract

  • Acceptance or rejection of an abstract will be determined by the scientific committee of ASSICON 2017.
  • This will be notified to the presenting author via email.

Guidelines for VTI Gold Medal Paper

  • The authors are encouraged to submit papers describing original and not yet published work.
  • Please do not put Author Details, Affiliation or Contact details in the Full Paper.
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    Note: Owing to popular demand the last date for abstracts submission has been extended to 15th of Dec, 2016

    Good News: It has been decided to allow abstract submission without prior registration.


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3 Nights (Shared)
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2 Nights (Single)
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28000 31000 30000 33000
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Post Graduate
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* Post Graduate students should submit a certificate/letter from HOD
* Children’s above 5 years are to be registered as Accompanying Person
* Extra Bed/Breakfast/Mini Bar charges are to be paid directly to the hotel at the time of Check-in/Check-out

Terms & Conditions:

Residential package includes:
  •   Accommodation
  •   Entry to session
  •   Conference lunches
  •   Banquet dinner
  •   Conference material

Non Residential package includes:
  •   Entry to session
  •   Conference lunches
  •   Banquet dinner
  •   Conference material

Payments can be made online through Visa/Master debit/credit card.

Offline Mode of Payment:
Cheque/ Demand Draft in favor of “ASSICON 2017"
Wire Transfer Bank Details:
Bank Name: Corporation Bank
Beneficiary Name: ASSICON 2017
Account No: 052400101007352
IFSC Code: CORP0000524
MICR Code: 500017008
Branch: Nampally, Hyderabad

Cancellation Policy:

  • Refund of Registration will be made only against the written request by email or post submitted before 15th December 2016 to the conference secretariat.
  • 25% of the Registration would be deducted as processing charges and rest will be refunded one month after conference completion.
  • No refund requests will be accepted after 15th December 2016.
  • Refund process will be initiated 30 days after the last day of the conference.

Please send the Registration Form and Cheque / DD/ Bank advice to:
Conference Secretariat
Mr. Satyanarayana, Conference Coordinator, Uday Omni
5-9-94 Chapel Road, Hyderabad, Telangana 500 001, India
M: 94406 02168


January 26  2017 (Thursday)
Rajiv Sethi, SRS chair Raghava Mulukutla, ASSICON chair
Todd Albert Rajasekaran S
Manabu Ito Sajan Hegde
Suken Shah Ram Chadda
Ram Mudiyam   Arvind Jayaswal
Benny Dahl Suryaprakash Rao Voleti
  Saumyajit Basu
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
14::00 -  14:20 Risk Management in Adult deformity surgery--current state of art Todd Albert
14-20 - 15:20 Case Discussion: Adult deformity  Samir Dalvie, H S  Chhabra, Ajoy Shetty
15:20 - 15:40 The SAVES algorithm and lessons for complication reduction  Benny Dahl
15:40  - 16:00 The Seattle approach: When, how and why? (20 min) Rajiv Sethi
16:00  - 16:20 Risk Management in Paediatric deformity surgery --current state of art Manabu Ito
16:20  - 17:20 Case Discussion: Paediatric deformity Naresh babu, Mihir Bapat, Shankaracharya
17:20  - 17:40 The effect of standardization and dashboards on complications in pediatric deformity surgery (20 min) Suken Shah
17:40  - 18:00 Problems with Biconvex fusions and Growth Rods  Raghava Mulukutla
Free Evening
27th Jan, 2017 (Friday)
MRG 1, 2 & 3
Session 3: Neurological Deterioration  MODERATOR: Rajiv Sethi
09:00 - 09:15 Avoiding surgical and neurological morbidity with minimally invasive lateral surgery in adult spinal deformity surgery Rajiv Sethi
09:15 - 09:30 Neural Monitoring Saves ! Suken Shah
09:30 -  09:45 Post-Tubercular Rigid Kyphoisis Correction - What is the risk? S. Rajasekharan
Session 4 : Junctional Pathology - PJK / DJK / Osteoporosis  MODERATOR: Rajiv Sethi
09:45 - 10:00 PJK  -- Current Understanding  and Evaluation Todd Albert
10:00 - 10:15 PJK - How to avoid and what are the avavailable solutions Benny Dahl
10:15 - 10:30 Spinal Deformity in an Osteoporotic Spine - the challenges Ram Mudiyam
10:30 - 10:45 My worst case: Junctional pathology Todd Albert
10:45 - 11:00 Tea Break
1100 -1200 An interactive session with Sister BK Shivani Stress management for spine surgeons NON ACADEMIC SESSION
Session 5: Complications and Risk Avoidance in Surgery for Spondylolisthesis  MODERATOR: Suken Shah
12:00 - 12:15 High Grade Dysplastic Spondylolisthesis - pitfalls and complciations Suken Shah
12:15 - 12:30 Revision surgery in Spondylolisthesis Arvind Jayaswal
12:30 - 12:45 Low  Grade  Spondyololisthesis - risk avoidance and management of complications Surya prakash Rao V
12:45 - 13:00 My Worst Case Ram Chadda
13:00  -13:45 LUNCH
Session 6:  Pseudoarthrosis   MODERATOR:
H S Chhabra
13:45 - 14:00 Pseudoarthrosis in spinal deformity  - detection and evaluation Saumyajit Basu
14:00 - 14:15 How to treat Pseudoarthrosis in spinal deformity Sajan Hegde
14:15 - 14:30 Intervention in implant failure: when  and how ? Benny Dahl
14:30 - 14:45 My worst case: pseudarthrosis Manabu Ito
  Chairpersons: S Rajasekaran, Rushama Tandon
14:45 - 15:00 Why  I do not do endoscopic anterior surgery for thoracolumbar fractures with incomplete neurological deficit ? CC Wong
15:00 - 15:15 Why I have stopped doing transoral odontoidectomies. Sandip Chaterjee
15:15 - 15:30 Lumbar interbody fusion to posterioateral fusions Shekar Bhojraj
  ASSI Invited Lectures  
15:30 - 15:45 Do you want evidence all the time or will experience do Rajiv sethi
15:45 - 15:55 Future of spine surgery - How I see it Benny Dahl
Session 1 Moderator :  Arvind Kulkani
15:55 - 16:25 How to do a optimal MISS  Decompression  
  Panelists: Mohinder Kaushal  Devesh Dholakia, Girish Datar, Karthik kailash  
15:55 - 16:00 Posterior  Endoscopic Discectomy - It's Simple !! PC Dey 
16:00 - 16:05 Transforaminal  Endoscopic Discectomy - Horizons to touch !!   Pramod Lokhande
16:05 - 16:10 Tubular Micro Endoscopic Decompression in Lumbar Canal Stenosis–All is well !  Vikas Gupte 
  Case based discussions  
16:10 - 16:17 Mistakes make Masters !!  panel
16:17 - 16:24 Problems of various techniques and salvage  panel
  Summary statement  
Session 2   Moderator : Vishal Kundnani
16:25 - 16:55 MISS Instruementation + Fusion  techniques -  all that we don’t know yet !  
  Panelists: Arvind Jaiswal , Vishal Peshattiwar , Subir Jhaveri, Aravind Bhave  
16:25 - 16:27 Case presentation – Listhesis Grade 2  
16:27 - 16:32 MISS instrumenttaion - If We know it - then whats new  S Dubey
16:32 - 16:37 TLIF - Do it MY way !! Arvind  kulkarni
16:37 - 16:42 OLIF- The future of Inter body fusion  Amit Jhala
Case based discussions
16:42 - 16:47 What can go wrong  Can We prevent /Salvage  Panel
16:47 - 16:53 Concerns and Complications in Inter body fusion Panel
  Summary statement  
Session 3 Moderator  : Dr Amit Jhala 
16:55 - 17:30 MISS - Sky is the limit !!  
16:55 - 17:00  Anterior transcorporeal  microforaminotomy - functional cervical disc surgery Arun Bhanot 
17:00 - 17:05 Posterior cervical decompression Niraj V
17:05 - 17:10 Nav guided MISS_TAS  Vishal Kundnani
17:10 - 17:15 C1 -C2 Segmental fusion Umesh Shrikantha
17:15 - 17:20 MISS in Spinal tumors Alok Ranjan
17:20 -17:25 Navigation and Robotics - Do we really need it -  Rajkumar Deshpande
17:25 - 17:30 10 Steps to Master MIS Spine Aravind Jayaswal
27th Jan, 2017 (Friday)
14:45 - 15:45 Free papers (5 +1) x9 Chairpersons:
V T Ingalhalikar, Nalli Yuvaraj
14:45 - 14:50 Incidence Of Cranial Facet Joint Violation In Open Versus Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Placement In Single Level Lumbar Fusion And Analysis Of Risk Factors Sandeep Kumar Kesharwani
14:50 - 14:55 Is C-Arm Fluoroscopy Reliable In Percutaneous Mis Fixation Technique? Evaluation Of Perforation Indices Of 100 Percutaneous Pedicle Screws Mahendra Tak Chaitanya
14:55 - 15:00 Complex Type Ii Odontoid Fractures ??? Our Management. Venkata Ramakrishna T
15:00 - 15:05 Prevention Of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Using Mersilene Tape Strap Stabilization Technique In Long Posterior Instrumented Spinal Fusions Naresh Kumar Eamani
15:05 - 15:10 Discussion
15:10 - 15 :15 Spine Surgery In Geriatric Patients -Is It Safe? Ashok Kumar Mohan
15:15 - 15 :20 Prospective Analysis Of Radiological Parameters For Lumbar Spine Instability In Patients With Degenerative Lumbar Spine Pathologies And Their Co-Relation With Outcome Ajaybir Singh
15:20 - 15:25 Can Mri Predict Disc Calcification In Patients Of Cervical Disc Herniation With Myelopathy? ??? Its Correlation With Ct Scan. M B Sathik Babu
15:25 - 15:30 Adult Spine Deformity : How Much To Correct? A Comprehensive Analysis Of 104 Patients With Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy Deep Sharma
15:30 - 15:35 A New Navigation Based Pedicle Classification And Validation Of 455 Pedicle Screw Placement With The Airo Intraoperative Ct Scanner In Complex Spinal Deformity Manindra Bhushan
15:35 - 15:45 Discussion
    Chairpersons :
Satish Rudrappa, Naresh Kumar
15:45 - 15:55 Algorithms in Vertebral tumors Rajesh Paresnis
15:55 - 16:30 Panel Discussion : Panelists: Sanjay dhar , Kalidutta das, Charanjit Singh Dhillon, Subodh Raju Moderator: Satish Rudrappa
16:30 - 16:40 Oswestry experience of radio frequency ablation of osteoid osteomas in the spine.  Radhesh Lalam
16:40 - 16 :50 surgical strategies in spinal metastasis Sanjay Dhiran
16:55-17:10 Blood management in metastatic spine disease Dr Naresh kumar
Invited Lectures
17:10 - 17:20 Do saving lumbar levels by one or two make any significant long term difference inAIS surgery ? Sajan Hegde
17:20 - 17:30 Nuances in the management of paediatic cervical spinal deformity Sandip Chatterjee
17:30 - 18:30 INAGURATION OF ASSICON 2017
19:30 Onwards Conference dinner -  Mountain Heights
January 28, 2017 (Saturday)
08:45 - 10-00 FREE PAPERS (12X5 15 MIN DISCUSSION) Chairpersons:
Karthik Kailash, S K Srivasthav
08:45 - 08:50 Outcome Of Selective Fusion In Lenke Type 1c Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Hardik Ramchandra Suthar
08:50 - 08:55 Coin-Hole Technique For Correction Of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Novel Minimally Invasive Approach Ravish Patel
08:55 - 09:00 Transcranial Motor Evoked Potentials During Complex Spinal Deformity Corrections - Efficacy, Limitations And The Role Of A Checklist Rajesh K Chaudhary
09:00 - 09:05 Single Stage Surgical Correction Of Spinal Deformity And Spinal Dysraphism As Compared To Staged Procedures Srinivasa Reddy Datla
09:05 - 09:10 Discussion
09:10 - 09:15 Do Lumbar Lordosis (Ll) And Pelvic Incidence (Pi) Correlate Among Subjects 4-15 Years Of Age And Can Ll Predict Pi Saumyajit Basu
09:15 - 09:20 Role Of Preoperative Lung Function Optimization In Reducing Duration Of Intensive Care Stay And Cost Of Hospitalization In Neuromuscular (Nm) Scoliosis
Patients Secondary To Cerebral Palsy (Cp): Analysis Of 11 Cases.
Nikhil Joshi
09:20 - 09:25 Anti-Inflammatory And Regenerative Efficiency Of Naringin And Naringenin On Intervertebral Disc Degenerative Diseases (Ivd) Subbaiah Gpv
09:25 - 09:30 Complications Encountered In Surgical Management Of Adult Spinal Deformities- Prevention And Management- A Retrospective Study In 193 Patients. Hitesh Modi
09:30 - 09:35 Discussion
09:35 - 09:40 Medium To Long Term Follow Up Of Lumbar Discectomy Vis-A-Vis Radiological Progression Of Disc Degeneration. Vishal Popat
09:40 - 09:45 Does Surgeon-Directed Dicom Manipulation Provide Additional Preoperative Information In Young Children With Complex Craniovertebral Pathologies. Kshitij Chaudhary
09:45 - 09:50 Tilt On Traction: A New Parameter To Decide The Lower Instrumented Vertebra (Liv) In Scoliosis Correction Vamsi Varma
09:50 - 09:55 Formulation Of Standard Of Care In Congenital Irreducible Atlanto-Axial Dislocation With Reproducible Results: An Outcome Of The Analysis Of The Facts
And Myth In Its Management.
Swapnil Keny
09:55 - 10:00 Discussion
Shankaracharya, Arvind Jayaswal
10:00 - 10:15 Cervical sagittal alignment Jeffery Wang
10:15 - 10:30 Sagittal parameters in degenerative scoliosis - How important are they ? Or have we gone nuts with french ideas ? Todd Albert
10:30 - 10:45 MIS Sacro-Iliac fusion- A Surgeons prespective Jeffery Wang
10:45 - 11:00 Has the Advent of MISS Changed Perspectives of Traditional Open Surgery Gautam Zaveri
11:00 - 11:30 Panel Discussion: Ankylosing Spondylitis Moderator:
Gautam Zaveri
Case presentation 3 cases : Suresh Pillai, Appaji Krishnan, S K Srivastav  
11.30 -1140 Assi Clinical Research Awards Presentation-2017
Development and Testing of Low Cost Motorized Wheelchair suitable for India and other Less Resourced Countries
H S Chhabra
11:40 -11:50 Assi Basic Research Awards Presentation-2017
Validation and standardisation of a low cost PRP preparation for exploring its effect on healing grade III/IV pressure ulcers
H S Chhabra
11:50 -12:00 Young Investigator Award Presentation-2017
What should an ideal Adult Spine Deformity classification system consist of ?
Arun Kumar
12:00 -12:30 Presidential Lecture Ram Chadda
1230 - 13:30 V T Ingalhaliker Gold Medal Papers (6 Papers)  (8 Minutes + 2 Minutes Discussion)
12:30 - 12:38 Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Is It Always Unstable? A new scoring system to Aid Decision Making and Apply Value Based Spine Care. Shumayou Dutta
12:40 - 12:50 Clinico-radiological Outcomes of stand-alone MIS-TAS using morcellised allograft in Atlanto-axial instability. Tarun Dusad
12:50 - 13:00 Identification and Validation of Self Screening Tests for Cervical Myelopathy J Naresh Babu
13:00 - 13:10 A Novel Classification for Kyphotic Spinal Deformities Based on Column Flexibility and Deficiency Siddharth Aiyer
13:10 - 13:20 Comparative analysis of perioperative blood loss in posterior thoracolumbar spine surgery in patients taking aspirin and clopidogrel – a prospective matched cohort study Amitava Biswas
13:20 - 13:30 Reciprocal Changes In Sagittal Alignment In Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Following Posterior Pedicle Screw Fixation : A Retrospective Study Dumpa Srikanth Reddy
13:30 - 14:00 LUNCH  
14:10 - 17:30 ETHICS AND PRACTICE OF SPINE SURGERY Chairpersons:
C C Wong, Dilip Gopala Krishnan
14:10- 14:22 New techniques /new technologies: the confused surgeon : the disconnect/cognitive dissonance Abhay Nene
14:22 - 14:34 How much of the published material in reputed journals is worth reading Samir Dalvie
14:34 - 14:46 Systematic reviews : same topic similar articles but different conclusions : whom to believe ? G Vijay Kumar
14:46 - 14:58 Training spine fellows in india : How to go about ? Vinod Ingalhalikar
14:58 - 15:10 Ethics of Learning curve  S Rajasekaran
15:10 - 15:22 Is it not good to be a bit back ward in spine surgery ? RaghavaDutt M
15:12 - 15:24 If I don't- some one else will - surgeons dilemma Satish Rudrappa
15:24 - 15:36 Discussion  
  Invited Lectures  
15:36 - 15:48 S2- AI Screws : is it the end of era for classic iliac screw constructs ? C C Wong
15:48 - 16:00 Do routine Ponte osteotomies make sense in the management of AIS?  Risk vs Reward Suken Shah
16:00 - 17:00 Panel Discusison : Spinal Osteotomies Moderator: Aravind Jayaswal
  Ajoy shetty Ram Mudiayam, HS chhabra, Suken Shah  
January 28, 2017 (Saturday)
08:45 - 10:00 FREE PAPERS 12X5 15 MIN DISCUSSION Chairpersons:
S K Hardikar, Saheel Majid
08:45 - 08:50 The Impact Of Routine Whole Spine Mri Screening In The Evaluation Of Spinal Degenerative Diseases Younis Kamal
08:50 - 08:55 Outcomes Of Stand-Alone Trans-Articular Screw Without Supplemental Posterior Wiring In Atlantoaxial Instability Vishal Kundnani
08:55 - 09:00 Does Correction Of Cervical Spine Alignment Lead To Better Neurological Outcome? A Single Centre Study Chandan Mohanty
09:00 - 09:05 Contained Midline Decompression - A New Paradigm In Minimal Access Surgery Amandeep Gujral
09:05 - 09:10 Discussion
09:10 - 09:15 A Comparison Between Clinical And Radiological Outcomes In Adults Following Instrumented Paraspinal Miniopen-Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (Pmo-Tlif) Or Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (Plif). Noel Sukhjit Singh
09:15 - 09:20 Comparison Of Quantity Of Local Bone Graft Harvested In Open Vs Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Nandish Kumar
09:20 - 09:25 Line Probe Assay In Rapid Diagnosis And Detection Of Mdr Strains In Spinal Tb Patients And Implication In Treatment- A Clinical Study. P V Satyanarayana Murthy
09:25 - 09:30 Title -- Posterior Cervical Laminoforaminotomy With Discectomy As An Approach To Surgical Management Of Cervical Pid In  Mathadi  Labourers - An Analysis Of 32 Patients With A 2 Year Follow Up - From The Mathadi Spine Registery Raghuprasad Varma
09:30 - 09:35 Discussion
09:35 - 09:40 Does Removal Of Hypertrophic Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (Hpll) Along With Cervical Discectomy Affect Surgical Outcome In Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion? Sanjaya Kumara Munasinghe
09:40 - 09:45 Quantitative Proteomic Analysis Of Normal And Degenerated Human Intervertebral Disc P Murahari
09:45 - 09:50 Endplate Failure In Lumbar Disc Herniation: The Clinical And Prognostic Significance Mahapatra Sudhir Kumar
09:50 - 09:55 A Novel Modified Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Technique To Decrease The Incidence Of Severe Postoperative Radiculopathy: A Prospective Analysis Of 216 Patients. Subbiah M
Nilam Shergil, Ketan Khurjekar
10:00 - 10:15 How I help you when Spine surgeries fail?  Sanjog Pangarkar
10:15 -10:30 Our observation on the natural history of massive disc prolapses. Shashak Chitkopkar
10:30-10:45 The Objective Assesment of Lumbar Degeneration / Ageing Seen on MRI Robert Sneath
10:45-11:00 Medico-Legal / litigation implications on the the future of Spine Surgery Nilim Shargill
  Ketan Khurjekarr, Abrar Ahmed, Raghuprasad Varma, Yogesh K Pithwa  
14:10 - 15:00 Panel discussion - spinal infections:  Moderator : Naresh Babu
Panelists: Anil jain, Rushama Tandon, Ketan Badani, Feroz Ali  
15:00 - 15:10 Pyogenic Infections of Spine Rohit Amirtanand
15:10 - 15:50  Panel Discusion : Lumbar Canal Stenosis Moderator: Rajamani/Sohail Afzal
  Ramankanth I, Saheel majid, Dilip Gopalkrishan, Rupinder chahal  
Sanjog Mathur, Rajkumar Deshpande
15:50 - 16:05 Lateral access spinal surgery; applications, pitfalls, outcomes and extensions to application Matthew Ockedon
16:05 - 16:15 Sacro-iliac Joint fusions -Are they really needed ? Mukund Gundanna
16:15 - 17:00 Panel discussion- Cervical Trauma Moderator:  Abhay nene
  Kiran lingulta, krishna kumar, Rajkumar Deshpande, M Vijay Sarathi, Prashant kekre  
January 29, 2017 (Sunday)
08:00 - 09:00 FREE PAPERS (5+1) x10 Chairpersons:
Rupinder Chahal, Kamran Farooque
08:00 - 08:05 Radiological And Clinical Outcome Of Basilar Invagination- What Holds The Key To Success In This Difficult Terrain!!! Shardul Soman
08:05 - 08:10 Outcomes Of Microsurgical Decompression For Compressive Thoracic Myelopathy Secondary To Ossification Of Ligamentum Flavum Siddharth Shah
08:10 - 08:15 Hybrid Spinal Fixation - Ipsilateral Pedicle Screw With Contralateral Translaminar Facetal Screw Fixation In Degenerative Lumbar Disc Disease With Instability - Two Years Outcome. Chandrasekaran Marimuthu
08:15 - 08:20 Does Increasing Age Deter Outcomes Of Spinal Interbody Fusion In Elderly? Comparative Clinico-Radiological Results In Elderly Vs. Young At 2 Years Follow-Up. Ankit Patel
08:20 - 08:25 Advantage Patient- Midline Mini Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (Mo-Tlif) For Spondylolisthesis Using Standard Operating Equipment And Implants. Vijay Kamath
08:25 - 08:30 Discussion
08:30 - 08:35 Association Of Facet Joint Tropism With Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Ravi Ranjan Rai
08:35- 08:40 Incidence Of C5 Palsy In Cervical Surgeries -A Retrospective Analysis. Nagendra Palukuri
08:40 - 08:45 Radiation Exposure In Single Level Lumbar Fusion: Our Experience In Robotic Guidance Compared To Literature Review Of Minimally Invasive Fusions Pramod Sudarshan
08:45 - 08:50 Spine Surgery Under Spinal Anesthesia - A Prospective Randomized Control Study Of Lumbar Discectomy Performed Under Spinal Vs General Anesthesia Datla Raju
08:50 - 08:55 Lumber Intradural Disc Prolapse Ayush Sharma
08:55 - 09:00 Discussion
09 :00 - 10:00 Panel Discussion - Congenital spinal deformity Moderator: Mihir Bapat
  Panelists: Upendra, Ranjit Unnikrishnan, Dr Raju Ayengar  
10:00 - 11:00 Panel discusison: Adoloscent idiopathic scoliosis  Moderator: Ujjwal Debnath
  Panelists: Krishnan Venkatesh, Mahesh Bijjawara, Sajan Hegde, Kshitij chowdary  
11:00 - 11:50 Adjacent segment pathology  Moderator: Soumyajit Basu
  Panelists: GPV subbiah, Sanjog Mathur, Uday pawar, Sailesh Hadgoankar  
11:50 - 12:00 New Spinal devices on the horizon.. Sanjog Mathur
12:00 - 12:10 The value of coronal flexibility radiographs in degenerative scoliosis correction shashak chitkopkar
12:10 - 12:20 How I manage Kyphotic deformites in cervical spine ? SS Kale
12:30 - 13:15 Free Papers (5+1) x7 Chairpersons:
Srinivasan, Sanjog Mathur
12:30 - 12:35 The Natural History Of Patients With Cervical Radiculopathy Treated Conservatively -- Clinical And Mri Features After A Mean Follow-Up Of 3 Years Aditya Banta
12:35 - 12:40 Prophylactic Use Of Intra-Operative Vancomycin Powder And Post-Operative Infection: An Analysis Of Microbiological Patterns In 1200 Consecutive Surgical Cases Ankit Mehta
12:40 - 12:45 Functional And Radiological Outcome Of Single Stage Lateral Extra Cavitatory Circumspinal Decompression And Posterior Instrumentation Through Posterior Approach In Pott's Spine. Sramanth Kumar Reddy
12:45 - 12:50 Safety Of Spinal Instrumentation In Unstable Spondylodiscitis - Breaking The Myth Mahesh M
12:50 - 12:55 Discussion
12:55 - 13:00 Is Severe Osteoporosis Contraindication To Posterior Instrumentation: Clinico-Radiological Efficacy Of Posterior Instrumentation, Decompression And Trans-Pedicular Bone Grafting In Osteoporotic Burst Fracture With Neurological Deficit Gaurav Mehta
13:00 - 13:05 Outcomes Of Cement Augmented Pedicle Screws In Osteoporotic Spine Surgeries Amit Narayan Singh
13:05 - 13:10 Surgical Management Of Symptomatic Adult Lytic Spondyloptosis By Modified/Three Stage Gaines Procedure. Mithun Jakkan
13:10  - 13:15 Discussion
January 29, 2017 (Sunday)
08:00 - 09:00 FREE PAPERS (5+1) x10 Chairpersons:
Arvind Goregaonkar, Manish Chadda
08:00 - 08:05 Clinical Characteristics And Treatment Of Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula - A Single Institution Case Series Tony Varghese Panicker
08:05 - 08:10 Role Of Cadaver Training Program In Improving Spine Surgery Training Authors: Rajeev Sharma, Nasim Mansoori, Sumit Sinha, Ss Role Of Cadaver Training Program In Improving Spine Surgery Training Rajeev Sharma
08:10 - 08:15 Results Of Anterior Surgery For Spondylotic Cervical Myelopathy-Role Of The Posterior Longitudinal Ligament In Outcome Sri Krishna Chaitanya Kondety
08:15 - 08:20 Survival, Mobility And The Role Of Minimally Invasive Surgery For Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression Anantharaju Narasimha Prasad
08:20 - 08:25 Decision Making In Cervical Spine Trauma With Ankylosing Spondylitis -A Guide To Surgical Approach Ajoy Prasad Shetty
08:25 - 08:30 Discussion
08:30 - 08:35 Safety And Efficacy Of Traumatic Cervical Facet Dislocation Treated By Anterior Only Approach Through A Novel Reduction Technique  Results Of 39 Consecutive Patients Sri Vijay Anand K S
08:35 - 08:40 Novel Technique For Complex T-L Highly Unstable High Grade Fracture Dislocations Shailesh Hadgaonkar
08:40 - 08:45 Post Operative Deep Wound Infection After Lumbar And Dorso-Lumbar Fusion : Does It Affect The Clinical And Radiological Outcome After A Minimum Follow Up Of 2 Years Tarun Suri
08:45 - 08:50 Giant Spinal Schwannomas- A Series Of 6 Cases With A Review Of Current Literature G R Vijay Kumar
08:50 - 08:55 Clinical Characteristics And Treatment Of Sacral Tumors Single Institution Experience Sohet Gogia
08:55 - 09:00 Discussion
09:00 - 09:45 Scientific session: Spinal cord tumors  
09:00 - 09:10 Recent advances in spinal cord tumor imaging. Rammohan Vadapalli
09:10 - 09:45 Spinal cord tumors - Panel discussion Moderator: Alok Ranjan
  Asheesh Tandon, BSV Raju, Rahul Lath, 4 th panelist  
Debate: OPLL - CERVICAL SPINE Chairpersons:
Appaji krishnan, Krishna Kumar
09:45 - 10:00 Posterior surgery: the best Rajkumar Deshpande
10:00 - 10:15 Better to go anterior Ravi Venkatesan
Invited Lectures
10:15 - 10:30 Engineer’s Role in the Design, Development and Evaluation of Fusion Augmenting Spinal Hardware Vijay Goel
10:30 - 10:45 Sacral cordomas  Manish Aggarwal
10:45 - 11:00 Neglected C1/C2 trauma Manas Panigrahi
11:00 - 11:15 Role of XLIF in management of adult degenerative deformity of spine: An Oswestry experience Matthew Ockedon
11:15 - 11:30 Management of Cervical Deformity Todd Albert
11:30 - 12:30 Free Papers (5+1)  x 10 Chairpersons: Krishnan Venkatesh,  Devesh Dholakiya
11:30 - 11:35 Clinical, Biochemical And Genetic Aspects Of Lumbar Disc Degeneration And Influence Of Fluorine In The Etiology Of Disease Devanand D
11:35 - 11:40 Morphometric Evaluation Of Occipital Condyle: Defining Optimal Trajectories And Safe Screw Lengths For Occipital Condyle-Based Occipitocervical Fixation In Indian Population Aju Bosco
11:40 - 11:45 Quantification Of Bone Graft Required For Interbody Fusion- A Ct Based Study Of 100 Subjects Sameer Ruparel
11:45 - 11:50 Role Of F18 Bone Scan In Surgical Decision Making In Patients With Intractable Backpain- A Prospective Study Alok Ranjan
11:50 - 11:55 Muscle Fat Fascia Graft In Pedicle Screw Malposition- A New Teqnique Suhasish Roy
11:55 - 12:00 Discussion
12:00 - 12:05 Treatment strategy and functional and radiological outcome of patients with haematogenous culture negative and biopsy positive Pyogenic Vertebral Osteomyelitis (PVO) Mohamad Gouse
12:05 - 12:10 Surgery For Spinal Tuberculosis: A Multi-Center Experience Of 621 Case Md Shah Alam
12:10 - 12:15 Adjacent Segment Disease In Lumbar Spine Following Instrumented Posterolateral Fusion. Akshay Gadiya
12:15 - 12:20 Unilateral Laminotomy And Bilateral Decompression Compared To Conventional Laminectomy In Decompression Of Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis: A Randomized Prospective Study Nitin Adsul
12:20 - 12:25 Relation of anthropometric variables with lumbar trunk muscle cross-sectional area in chronic low backache patient: a regression analysis study in Indian context Roop Singh
12:25 - 12:30 Discussion
12:30 - 13:15 Osteoporosis & Spine Chair Person & Moderator : Ram Chadda
  Panelists: Sanjay Kalvakuntla, Dhruvin Patel, Siddharth Badve, Amol Rege, Arvind Bhave, Gururaj, Kharunakaran  
12:30 - 12:40 The Who and When of Medical Adjuvant after a fragility Fracture HS chhabra
12:40 - 12:55 Challenging casesof the Fragility Fracture ( 3 cases) 5min X 3 Rajesh varma, Amritlal, Siddharth Badve
12:55 - 13:15 Panel Discussion: Fix and Treat Expert Squad  Chair Person & Moderator : Ram Chadda
  Right Patient Types -Teriparatide & Zolindronic acid Panelists
  My Tool preference DXA vs FRAX
  Concomittant vs Sequential Medical management
  Benefits of Therapy completion
13:15 Validectory and Lunch  

Industry Support

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Industry Partnership (Educational Grant)
S.No. Particulars Double Diamond Diamond Gold Silver Bronze  Dinner Banquet Lunch
25 LAC 20 LAC 15 LAC 10 LAC  5 LAC 7 LAC 15 LAC 5 LAC
1 Exhibition Stall 6m x 6m 6m x 4m 6m x 3m 3m x 3m 3m x 2m 3m x 3m 6m x 6m  3m x 2m
2 Logo on the conference website Yes  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 
3 Insert the company's Brochure/ Literature in Delegate Kit
Yes  Yes No No No No Yes No
4 Company Logo on strategically located branding panels  Yes  Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
6 Recognition of the sponsors in the Valedictory Halls  Yes  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 
7 Corporate Registrations (Including  food coupons) 5 4 3 2 1 3 4 2

Additional Opportunities
S.No. Particulars Benefit  Amount
1 Session Sponsor Sponsor slide at the beginning,  end & in between sessions 2 Lacs Each
2 Workshop Sponsor (6 Workshops in separate venues) Branding etc at workshop venue 2 Lacs Each
3 Lunch Symposiums Branding at Lunch symposium venue/ infront of hall 2 Lacs Each
4 Delegate Bag + Note Pad + Pen Logo on the delegate Bag As Decided by Committee
5 Badges with Lanyards Logo on lanyard or badge card As Decided by Committee
6 Conference T-Shirts for Delegates  Logo on T shirt As Decided by Committee

Exhibition Opportunities
S. No. Stall Size Units Inclusions Amount
1 3m x 3m 1 Exhibitor Passes with lunch coupon 1 no. 1.5 Lac
Shell space 3m x 3m Shell space
Carpet 3m x 3m
Table 1 no. 
Chairs 2 nos.
Waste paper basket 1 no.
Plug Point (5 amp) 1 no.
Spot lights 3 nos
2 6m x 3m 1 Exhibitor Passes with lunch coupon 2 nos. 3 Lac
Shell space 6m x 3m Shell space
Carpet 6m x 3m
Table 2 no. 
Chairs 4 nos.
Waste paper basket 2 no.
Plug Point (5 amp) 2 no.
Spot lights 6 nos

* Above mentioned conditions are subject to change.
* Service Tax @ 15% would be charged extra, as applicable.


  • Microphone or any promotional activities, hindering or disturbing other sponsor/exhibitor will not be permitted. This is a must for security purpose.
  • The number of representatives of the sponsor/exhibitor at the conference venue will be limited, depending on the extent of sponsorship, at the discretion of the organizing committee.
  • All prices are exclusive of 15% Service Tax (subject to change as per the government policies).
  • Please be advised that your participation is not considered confirmed until payment has been received in full. Please note that all payments must be made in Indian Rupees.
  • Cancellations are to be made in writing (mail) or by Fax. 50% of the payment will be refunded if canceled before 31st Dec 2016, after which there will be no entitlement for any refund.
  • The Exhibition Committee reserves the right to modify or rearrange the floor plan or even cancel any sponsorship/Exhibitor, without assigning any reason thereof.
  • Sponsorship / Exhibition will be allocated on first come first served basis only after the Cheque/ Demand Draft for the booking amount is en-cashed and the Organizers reserve the right to cancel the booking in the event of non payment within the stipulated time.
  • All booking requests must be accompanied by 50% advance and the balance must be paid within 15 days. Written confirmation of booking will be given after 100% advance payment is received.
  • The sponsor/exhibitor must not cause any damage to the walls, panels and other areas of the venue. Incase of any such damage, the sponsor/exhibitor will have to indemnify the Organizers for the same.
  • Appointed Electrical Contractor will execute all electrical connections inside the stall and other areas. The sponsors / exhibitors are required to intimate the organizers in writing on the additional points required by them at least 30 days in advance. Please note all extra points/connections would be charged on Pro-rata basis.
  • The Exhibition Committee shall allocate the floor areas to meet the request of exhibitors as far as possible to their given preference but the same cannot be guaranteed by the Exhibition Committee.
  • Sponsor / Exhibition confirmed are NON TRANSFERABLE.
  • Companies wanting to import equipment or consumable for exhibition purpose should inform the conference secretariat at the time of booking to enable us to obtain International Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) approval & assist with our freight partner details.

Visa Guidelines

Foreign Nationals who wish to visit India for the conference need to possess a valid passport of their country and a valid Indian Visa.


Type of Visa: Conference Visa
Period: For the duration of the conference or seminar

Foreign passengers should ensure that they are in possession of valid Indian Visa before they start their journey to India except nationals of Nepal and Bhutan who do not require visa to enter India and nationals of Maldives who do not require visa for entry in India for a period up to 90 days (a separate Visa regime exists for diplomatic/official passport holders).

The Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs is responsible for issuance of Indian visas to the foreign nationals for their visit for various purposes. This facility is granted through various Indian missions abroad.

Visa fees are non-refundable and subject to change without notice. The High Commission reserves the right on granting and deciding type/duration of visa irrespective of the fees tendered at the time of making application. Granting of Visa does not confer the right of entry to India and is subject to the discretion of the Immigration Authorities.

Visa Application Form:
Visa application form is available at the office of Indian Embassy in the country.

Procedure for obtaining Visa:
Visas can be applied for in person or by post at the High Commission of India based in the country from where the candidate intends to depart for India.

Requirements for Visa:
Generally the following documents are required for obtaining Indian Visa. However, the requirement may vary from country to country.

  • Original passport valid for at least 6 months
  • Visa fee
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Supporting documents, where necessary
    • Invitation letter will be sent by ASSICON 2017 Secretariat after successful registration.
    • Approval letter from the Ministry of External affairs (MEA): Organising Committee of ASSICON 2017 will obtain the approval from MEA and upload the same on the website as and when received.
    • Approval letter from the Ministry of Home affairs(MHA): Organising Committee of ASSICON 2017 will obtain the approval from MHA and upload the same on the website as and when received.
    • Duly completed application formM

Source/ FAQ from Ministry of Home Affairs
We need to obtain prior and specific approval for attendees who are from Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistani origin and Stateless persons; Those who are in this category, please register, at least 90 days prior to the conference and please send a copy of your passport and the details in the format mentioned below; Name Father's/ Husband Name DOB Nationality Passport No. DOI Place of Issue Date of Exp. Address

Please find below the clearances from the respective ministry.

For any queries, please contact:

Mr. Kiran Kumar Lella
M: +91– 80 19 80 2997


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Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC)

Hyderabad International Convention Centre is India’s first purpose built convention facility located in the emerging business hub of India - Hyderabad.

HICC in every aspect, be it size, facilities, services, technology or management, compares to the best you can find anywhere in the world. It has been conceived and designed to assist you in executing world-class events, whether they are conventions for 5,000 delegates, seminars for 500 or meetings for just 50. State-of-the-art IT infrastructure, design, technology, telecommunications and equipments.

Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre
Novotel & HICC Complex, Adjacent To Hitech City, Cyberabad, Hyderabad, Telangana
Phone: +9140 6682 4422

How to reach HICC – from Airport
If you have booked your transfer in advance, look for placard with your name and the person holding it will assist you with your pre-booked transportation, otherwise head to the Radio Taxi counter present at the airport.

Radio Taxi service at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is provided by leading service providers Meru and Sky cabs for the convenience of travellers. This is an air conditioned cab service with charges payable on the basis of meter reading at the end of the journey. Radio taxi can’t be pre-booked from Airport.

Only those taxis that have taken the license for operating Radio Taxi Service from the Government of Telangana can operate this service in Hyderabad Fare: Rs 21 per km, Minimum Rs 20 per km for the first 2 Km travelled and Waiting charges @ Rs 1 per minute. 25% night surcharge is applicable between 2300 hours to 0500 hours

Radio Taxi pick up point is now at car park level and counters available at arrivals also.

To know more, please call:
Novotel Cab : +91 40 6682 4422
Meru : +91 40 44224422
Sky Cabs : +91 40 49494949

About Hyderabad

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Endearingly called the Pearl City, Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments, Lakes and Parks, Gardens and Resort, etc. The city is well known for Salarjung Museum due to its splendid collection, delectable cuisine like the scrumptious Biryani and a delightful shopping experience, specially the dazzling Bangle markets.

To the traveller, Hyderabad offers a fascinating panorama of the past, with a richly mixed cultural and historical tradition, spanning 400 colourful years. Hyderabad is also known as the Convention capital of India as well as for its booming Medical, IT, Hospitality, etc. industries. Truly, the city symbolizes a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity.

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Conference Secretariat

Mr. Satyanarayana
Conference Coordinator, Uday Omni
5-9-94, Chapel Road, Hyderabad,
Telangana – 500001, India
M: +91 - 9440602168 E:

Conference Manager

Mr. Kiran Kumar Lella
HITEX Trade Fair Office, HITEX, Izzatnagar, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana – 500084, India
T: +91 40 65162846 ; M: +91 80198 02997