Spinal oncology: A multidisciplinary approach for complex care



September 8-10 2022

Hotel PURO Kazimierz, Cracow, Poland

Spinal oncology: multidisciplinary for approach for complex care



September 8-10, 2022

Hotel PURO Kazimierz, Cracow, Poland

Dear Sirs/Madam, 

I would like to inform you that from the 8th to the 10th of September in Kraków (Puro Hotel Kazimierz), we will be hosting a medical symposium – “Spinal oncology: a multidisciplinary approach for complex care” devoted to the multidisciplinary treatment of primary cancer and spinal metastases. This meeting has been made possible by the Czech & Polish Society of Spine Surgery. It will be the first symposium of that type in Poland and the second in Europe.  

The main goal of the symposium that is happening in Kraków this year, is to create a platform where specialists can exchange their experiences. Also to help in the development of multi-specialist teams; as well as to show good models of cooperation that are already in existence. 

As the participation of specialists seems necessary to us in the created teams. So on behalf of the Polish & Czech Spine Surgery Society, I would like to invite you to participate in our meeting.

M.D. Dariusz Łątka, PhD, Ass Prof. Neurosurgeon, 
President of Polish Spine Society (PTCHK) 


Spinal oncology – general aspects​



Radiation Therapy

General therapy

Complication management


Scientific Commitee:


Prof. Andrzej Maciejczak
MD, PhD, Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgery Department, University
of Rzeszow



Jan Cienciala
MD, PhD – Orthopeadic Surgeon, Czech Spine Surgery Society



Pavol Dubinsky
MD, PhD, Ass Prof. Radiation Oncologist, President of Slovak Society of
Radiation Oncology (SSRO)



Dariusz Łątka
MD, PhD, Ass Prof. Neurosurgeon, President of Polish Spine Society

Prof. Tomasz Mandat
MD, PhD, Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgery Department, NiO Warsaw

Marcin Hetnał
MD, PhD Radiation Oncologist, Amethyst Radiation Therapy Center in

Adam Pala
MD,PhD, Orthopeadic Surgeon, President of the South Division of Polish Spine

Paweł Radło
MD, PhD, Orthopeadic Surgeon, MSOR Hospital, Krakow

Prof. Robert Gasik
MD, PhD. Orthopedic Surgeon, National Geriatrics, Rheumatology

and Rehabilitation Institute in Warsaw, Past President of Polish Spine Society

Mateusz Spałek
MD, PhD, Radiation Oncologist, Department of Soft Tissue/Bone Sarcoma

and Melanoma Maria Skłodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology

Maciej Harat
MD, PhD Ass Prof. Radiation Oncologist, Franciszek Lukaszczyk Oncology Center in Bydgoszcz,

Nicolas Copernicus University




Scientific content Organizers



Important Information


Conference Vetting System (CVS)




Puro Hotel Ul. Halicka 14a, 31-036 Kraków


08/09/2022 - 10/09/2022


Closest avaliable parking by ul. Starowiślana 79a (200m walking distance from the hotel). Cost of the parking spot - 70 PLN / 24hrs


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(all sessions to be illustrated with case presentations)

8th of September 2022

16:00 – 19:00 Registration

19:00 Welcome & Introduction

Dariusz Łątka – President of Polish Spine Surgery Society

Jan Cienciala – Scientific Secretary of the Czech Spine Surgery Society

19:10 Medical Data segmen tation in healthcare – Reconstruction and 3D printing of tractography exams. Paweł Ozga, Krzysztof Grandys

Krzysztof Grandys, MD, Eng.
Medical doctor, specialty: anesthesiology and intensive care, electronic engineer, passionate about new technologies in medicine, especially various 3D imaging techniques. Works at the University Children’s Hospital in Cracow.

Paweł Ozga
Employee of Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, owner of the MISI company dealing with the medical imaging segmentation for healthcare professional, trainer in Materialize software application, medical imaging specialist at the Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum as well as University Children’s Hospital in Cracow.

18:45-20:00 Conference reception

9th of September 2022

8:30 Symposium Opening Andrzej Maciejczak, Pavol Dubinsky

Session 1: Healthcare Systems / Innovations in oncology

Chairmen: Jan Cienciala, Dariusz Łątka

8:40-8:50 Robert Gasik (PL)
Upcoming changes in the classification of DRG spinal oncological surgical procedures in Poland.

8:50-9:02 Izabela Będkowska (PL)
The experience and expectations of primary care physician in treating the spinal mets patients.

9:02- 9:14 Lech Grzelak, Daniel Kotrych (PL)
Oncological package. A system of current oncologic care in Poland.

9:14-9:26 Jaroslav Vidan (SK), Jan Cienciala (CZ)
Development of care for patients with metastatic spine disease in Slovakia and the Trenčín county.

9:26-9:38 Jure Leban (SLO)
Clinical pathway in primary spinal tumor care in Slovenia.

9:38-9:50 Paweł Radło (PL)
NOMs as a key multidisciplinary decision approach paradigm in METs.
Recommendations of the Polish Society of Spine Surgery.

9:50-10:05 Discussion

10:05-10:25 Coffee Break

Session 2: Diagnostics.

Chairmen: Robert Gasik , Iva Staniczkova-Zambo

10:25-10:37 Andrea Šprláková-Puková (CZ)
Benefits and indications for using of MR and PET/MR in the diagnosis of spinal tumors.

10:37-10:49 Krzysztof Antoniak (PL)
Biopsy. Recommendations of the Polish Society of Spine Surgery.

10:49-11:01 Piotr Rutkowski (PL) online
Histological diagnostics of primary spine tumours. Recommendations of the Polish Society of Spine Surgery.

11:01-11:13 Iva Staniczkova Zambo (CZ)
Bone metastasis of unknown primary.

11:13-11:25 Dagmar Brančíková (CZ)
Bone metastasis as a first manifestation of the new malignant dissease – what next?

11:25-11:37 Discussion

Session 3: Surgery

Chairmen: Andrzej Maciejczak, Jan Cienciala

11:37-11:50 Rafał Załuski (PL)
Separation surgery. The concepts, techniques, indications.
Recommendations of the Polish Society of Spine Surgery

11:50-12:02 Rafał Załuski (PL)
En block resection in primary spine tumours.
Recommendations of the Polish Society of Spine Surgery

12:02-12:15 Jan Cienciala (CZ)
Indications for various types of resection and stabilization operations in metastatic disease of the spine.

12:15-12:28 Andrzej Maciejczak (PL)
Is there a place for en block resection in spine metastases?
Recommendations of the Polish Society of Spine Surgery.

12:28-12:41 Rafał Załuski (PL), Discussion with the audience & chairman
Patient with increasing neurological deficits. When can we proceed without biopsy and histology results?

12:41-13:00 Discussion

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

Session 4: Radiation Oncology.

Chairmen: Pavol Dubinsky, Maciej Harat

14:00-14:12 Marzena Janiszewska (PL)
Radiotherapy- true and myths from medical physics perspective.

14:12-14:24 Marcin Hetnal (PL)
From palliation to SBRT – revolution of bone metastases radiotherapy.

14:24-14:36 Jakub Cvek (CZ)
Stereotactic radiotherapy for spine tumors.

14:36-14:48 Jiří Kubeš (CZ)
Protons in spinal SBRT.

14:48-15:00 Pavol Dubinský (SK)
Opportunities and challenges of spinal SBRT clinical implementation.

15:00-15:12 Łukasz Kuncmann (PL) online
SBRT of spine tumors – radical or adjuvant setting?

15:12-15:24 Maciej Harat (PL)
Current concepts in hybrid spinal surgery

15:24-15:36 Mateusz Spałek (PL)
Radiotherapy of primary spinal tumors.

15:36-15:50 Discussion

15:50-16:05 Coffee Break

Session 5: Spinal metastases.

Chairmen: Peter Grell, Wiktor Urbański

16:05-16:17 Dagmar Brančíková (CZ)
Multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of bone metastases- experiences from the
clinical practice.

16:17-16:29 Tomasz Mandat (PL)
Spinal metastases, do we have the tools to make a step forward?

16:29-16:41 Wiktor Urbański (PL)
Treatment of spinal metastases; the role of carbon fiber and PEEK implants.
Own experiences and literature review.

16:41-16:53 Mateusz Spałek (PL)
Actual ESTRO consensus of treatment of bone metastases.

16:53-17:05 Miroslava Malejcikova (SK)
Possibilities of influencing bone metastases by systemic treatment.

17:05-17:15 Discussion

Session 6: Multidisciplinary Tumor Board – Cases I.

Chairmen: Rafał Górski, Mateusz Spałek


18:30 Summary & End of the Day 1 Sessions

20:00 Dinner* in Halicka Eatery & Bar, Puro Kraków Kazimierz

Krakow Street Band performance

10th of September 2022

Session 7: Spinal Myeloma.

Chairmen: Marcin Hetnał, Vladimir Katuch

9:00-9:12 Marcin Jońca (PL)
Multiple myeloma- diagnosis and treatment.

9:12-9:24 Vladimir Kaťuch, Peter Durny, K. Knorovský (SK)
Multiple Myeloma of the Spine- Current Concepts in Surgical Treatment

9:24-9:44 Marcin Hetnał, Adam Pala (PL)
Solitary spine myeloma- radiotherapy vs surgery- debate.

9:44-10:00 Discussion

Session 8: Complication management, Surgery and Varia.

Chairman: Tomasz Mandat, Vadym Verbov

10:00- 10:12 Yuriy Chomolyak, Oleksandr Shmanko (UKR)
Modern principles in the surgical treatment of spinal cord tumors

10:12-10:22 Miha Vodičar (SLO)
Mechanical complications after en blok resections of spinal tumors

10:22-10:34 Andrzej Maciejczak (PL)
Lymphorrhea due to iatrogenic injury of ductus thoracicus after transthoracic corpectomy for T8 breast cancer. How to manage this complication surgically.

10:34-10:46 Yuriy Samonenko, Olesia Slobodian (UKR)
Spinal AVMs: treatment and approaches

10:46-10:58 Andrzej Maciejczak (PL)
Total 540o resection of giant chordoma of C2 and neck with the use of customized 3D printed prosthesis of C2 vertebra.

10:58-11:10  Agnieszka Jagiełło-Gruszfeld (PL)
Systemic treatment of spinal metastases.

11:10-11:25 Discussion

Session 9: Practice, the Guidelines – Cases II.

Light refreshments will be provided during the session

Chairmen: Rafał Górski, Mateusz Spałek


12:55-13:00 Closing Remarks/ End of the Symposium Dariusz Łątka, Jan Cienciala

*Dinner is paid separately by participants, not financed from the funds of innovative companies associated in INFARMA. Kolacja w dniu 09/09 jest płatna osobno przez uczestników sympozjum, nie jest finansowana ze środków innowacyjnych firm zrzeszonych w INFARMIE.

(** Cost of symposium reception/opening day; coffee breaks/lunches are included in registration fee for participants.)

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