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Interprofessional Course


In order to obtain the EUROSPINE Diploma in Interprofessional Spine Care (EDISC), practitioners must complete all 7 EDISC Modules of 1 to 2 days each. The education programme addresses important new development regarding the management of spinal disorders.

Specifically, it addresses issues related to the biomedical versus biopsychosocial model, how to best integrate new evidence into practice, how to gather clinical evidence and how to overcome barriers to interprofessional care.

Course format and design

This live educational event included blended learning of lectures, interactive sessions, case based discussions and plenary sessions.

The modules include pre-learning and assessments. The number of hours of personal study vary per module.

Not all 7 modules can be taken at once. A maximum of 4 modules can be attended during one EduWeek. It is highly recommended to take modules 1 to 3 (core skills) during the first year.

During EduWeek 2019, the first 4 modules will be delivered:
  • EDISC Module 1: Using literature to inform my practice (core skills 1)
  • EDISC Module 2: An interprofessional approach to spine care (core skills 2)
  • EDISC Module 3: Communication and consultation skills (core skills 3)
  • EDISC Module 4: Assessment, diagnosis and management of spinal pain

The remaining 3 modules will be made available as of 2020:
  • EDISC Module 5: The aging patient seeking spine care
  • EDISC Module 6: Spinal deformities - Scoliosis during growth & other deformities across the life course
  • EDISC Module 7: Management and prevention of disability

Next Course

Date: 29 June to 3 July 2020
Location: Strasbourg, France
Venue: IRCAD
Address: 1, place de l’Hôpital, 67091 Strasbourg Cedex, France

2020 Course Registration

Registration for the 2020 courses will open in February 2020.

This will be advertised in our newsletter and on our website.


The below are the 2019 programmes. The 2020 programmes (including programmes for modules 5, 6 and 7) will be made available in February 2020.

Registration Fees

The below prices are indicative and subject to changes (2019 fees).

EDISC Modules 1, 2 and 3 and 7: €200 for Members, €300 for Non-members
EDISC Modules 4, 5 and 6: €400 for Members, €600 for Non-members

All prices indicated are per module and exclude local VAT.

The registration fee covers:
  • cost of the course
  • coffee breaks and lunch
  • access to the CadLab and disposables (e.g. gloves, masks, scrubs, etc.) for modules with practical sessions

Travel and accommodation:
Participants are required to book and pay for their travel and accommodation themselves. This is not included in the registration fee.

Accompanying persons:
There are no accompanying persons fees nor accompanying persons programme during this course.

Networking events:
The networking event is not part of the scientific programme. Participants are required to register at own expense.

Members' Discount

Please note that, if you already are a EUROSPINE member and wish to take advantage of the EUROSPINE member discount when registering for the course, you must ensure you have settled your 2020 membership fee before starting your course registration. This can be done through your MyUserAreaAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster.

Please note that we cannot reimburse the difference between the non-member and member's registration fee if a member registers at the non-member's rate.

CME Accreditation and Compliance

EUROSPINE will apply to the EACCME (European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) and EthicalMedtech for accreditation of all modules.

Participation in the whole module is mandatory as well as the completion of the course assessment in order to receive the CME certificate.
In case of questions or if you need assistance, please contact .

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