Safety in MIS Spine

The Safety in MIS course focuses on developing an understanding of and practical skills in safe, ergonomic pedicle access techniques using either image intensifier or navigation technology.


The Safety in MIS course focuses on developing an understanding of and practical skills in safe, ergonomic pedicle access techniques using either image intensifier or navigation technology.

An expert faculty will discuss the evidence for MIS and share their experience as well as tips and pearls on developing safe and ergonomic workflows and reducing radiation.

Who should attend?

Spine surgeons wanting to develop and refine their MIS technique for pedicle access to build a safe and sustainable practise should attend this course


Australian School of Advanced Medicine

The anatomy and surgical skills facility at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences uses the most modern technology to study the most basic of the medical disciplines: human anatomy.

The purpose built centre was completed in 2010 and features cutting edge technology including the most advanced microscopy and surgical equipment. Macquarie provides an ideal environment to teach fundamental and advanced surgical technical skills and procedures in a simulated surgical environment. Trainees and practising surgeons hone their skills before translating them into practice in the operating theatre.

  • 6:30pm - 10pm
    Course Dinner and Presentations

  • 8:45am - 9:00am
    Course briefing

  • 9:00am - 10:30am
    1st station rotation

  • 10:30am - 12pm
    2nd station rotation

  • 12pm - 12:30pm
    Lunch break

  • 12:30pm - 2pm
    3rd station rotation

  • 2pm - 2:30pm
    Review and close


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Dr Ralph Mobbs

Ralph Mobbs is a Sydney based neurosurgeon with an interest in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. He completed his Neurosurgical training in 2004 and underwent post fellowship spine training at Vancouver General Hospital. Ralph has diverse research interests with numerous publications, presentations at scientific meetings and written book chapters. He is actively involved in medical education including mentoring advanced trainees and has an interest in implant design and development. Ralph consults at Prince of Wales Public and Private Hospitals.

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Mr Greg Malham

Mr Greg Malham is a consultant neurosurgeon at Epworth (Richmond) and Cabrini (Malvern) Hospitals. He is an ex-Executive Member of the Spine Society Australasia, previously held a senior lecturer position at Monash University and co-founded The Alfred Spine Service. He began his training in his hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand in 1982, graduating in 1989 from the University of Otago with MBChB (distinction) and prizes in both surgery and medicine. Moving to Melbourne in 1997, he continued advanced training in Neurosurgery, gaining his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2000. His main interests during training years focused on brain tumours, in particular meningioma and skull based tumours. He continues to maintain an interest in spinal cord tumours. 

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Dr Jeffrey Roh

Jeffrey Roh a board-certified, award-winning specialist in minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Roh is the President and Executive Board Chair of ProOrtho, Division of Proliance Surgeons and Chairman of Swedish Hospital’s Integrated Spine Program in Seattle, USA. He is actively involved in key strategic initiatives centered on excellence in clinical care, optimization of patient satisfaction, and value-based healthcare delivery. 

Dr. Roh has over fifteen year of experience as an inventor, angel investor, and serial entrepreneur and holds multiple patents through the USPTO. He is one of the Co Founders of Intuitive IP, an intellectual property firm created to help inventors and entrepreneurs transform their ideas into products and services that scale into businesses that help patients lead healthier, more productive lives. He also serves as a consultant on Stryker corporation's surgical design and innovation team as well as on Providence Venture's Strategy & Innovation team. 

He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University and his spine surgery fellowship at Weill Cornell Medicine’s world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. He is a graduate of the Michael G. Foster School of Business Executive MBA program at the University of Washington and is currently enrolled at Columbia University's Executive Masters of Science in Technology Management program in NYC.

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