Educational Programs

Swiss Spine Institute provides state of the art continuing medical education in the latest non-invasive techniques, surgical procedures, interventional pain therapy and equipment innovations for the care of patients with spinal disorders, as well as the latest research in applied clinical science and practice management methods.

International symposiums are the educational corner stone, featuring a wide range of key note speakers, panel discussions and live transmissions on surgical procedures, non-operative care, pain management, rehabilitation and spine research. The symposiums will provide the latest data based clinical results of new therapeutically options. In order to guarantee an iteractive symposium that encourages fruitful and practice-related discussions in a friendly atmosphere the number of participants will be limited.

In addition, Swiss Spine Institute organizes smaller single-topic educational programs and workshops (Swiss Spine Workshops) for medical doctors, nurses, physician's assistants, physical therapists and other allied health care professionals involved in spine medicine.

A visit exchange program with other clinics and institutions is strongly envisaged.


A bewildering selection of conservative and surgical treatment options for spinal disorders. Therefore, matters remain unclear for doctors and patients as only a few treatments are documented precisely. In addition, the practice of spinal medicine is quickly changing from anecdotal and practical experience to evidence based medicine.

Continuing documentation increases the quality of spine health care by creating a modern, efficient and simple way to establish benchmarks on one side and reproducible standards of patient assessment on the other side.

The Swiss Spine Institute supports the Swiss Spine Registry Documentation Program that was developped as a result of the HTA process to evaluate the total disc prosthesis. The Swiss Spine Registry has been developped by the Swiss Spine Society in collaboration with MEM Media.

Development Research

The tight organization with a high intra- and interdisciplinary exchange of information within and between the divisions is the best platform for new therapy approaches and implant improvement or innovation.

A defined negotiation procedure with institutions and industrial associates is a prerequisite for the development process and will be assisted by the Swiss Spine Institute with legal advisory.

Up to now the Swiss Spine Institute initiated 3 studies and assisted 2 spine surgeons developping a total disc prosthesis.