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The EUROSPINE Diploma in Interprofessional Spine Care (EDISC) is a new education initiative and aimed at developing expertise and empowering spine care professionals of all specialties.

EDISC is EPIC!
Evidence-based
People-centred
Interprofessional
Collaborative

This people-centred education activity, developed by an interprofessional team of experts with guidance from medical education specialists promotes collaborative care using evidence-based best practice to improve patient outcomes.

EDISC will be delivered online!

Task Force members

  • Pierre Côté Co-Chair
    University degree(s):DC PhD Specialisation:Degenerative:Cervical, Degenerative:Thoraco-lumbar, Trauma:Cervical, Trauma:Thoraco-lumbar Institute, Department:Ontario Tech University /
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  • Margareta Nordin Co-Chair
    University degree(s):Prof. Dr. Med. Sci. Specialisation:Degenerative:Cervical, Degenerative:Thoraco-lumbar, Degenerative:Sacral
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  • Richard Brown Member
    University degree(s):DC Institute, Department:World Federation of Chiropractic /
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  • Jamiu Busari Member
    University degree(s):MD PhD Specialisation:Deformity:Pediatric Institute, Department:Horacio Oduber Hospital / Maastricht University / Pediatrics
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  • Lisa Roberts Member
    University degree(s):PhD Institute, Department:School of Health Sciences (Mailpoint 11) Southampton General Hospital Room AA101 / University of Southampton / School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton
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  • Eva Skillgate Member
    University degree(s):PhD Specialisation:Degenerative:Cervical, Degenerative:Thoraco-lumbar, Degenerative:Sacral, Trauma:Cervical, Trauma:Thoraco-lumbar, Trauma:Sacral Institute, Department:Sophiahemmet University / Department of health promotion scienses /
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  • Steven Vogel Member
    Institute, Department:University College of Osteopathy / Research centre
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  • Erik Werner Member
    University degree(s):MD PhD Specialisation:Degenerative:Thoraco-lumbar Institute, Department:University of Oslo / Dep of General Practice
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  • Fabio Zaina Member
    University degree(s):MD Specialisation:Degenerative:Cervical, Degenerative:Thoraco-lumbar, Deformity:Pediatric, Deformity:Adult Institute, Department:ISICO - Italian Scientific Spine Institute20141
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  • Alberto Zerbi Member
    University degree(s):MD Specialisation:Degenerative:Cervical, Degenerative:Thoraco-lumbar, Degenerative:Sacral, Tumour:Cervical, Tumour:Thoraco-lumbar, Tumour:Sacral, Trauma:Cervical, Trauma:Thoraco-lumbar, Trauma:Sacral, Deformity:Pediatric, Deformity:Adult, Metabolic, Genetic, Intradural, Infection
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  • Christine Cedraschi Advisor
    University degree(s):PhD Specialisation:Degenerative:Thoraco-lumbar Institute, Department:Multidisciplinary Pain CenterDivision of Clinical Pharmacology and ToxicologyUniversity Hospitals
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  • Louis-Rachid Salmi Advisor
    University degree(s):MD PhD Institute, Department:Univ. Bordeaux, ISPED, Centre INSERM U1219 Bordeaux Population Health
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  • Stéphane Genevay EduCom Liaison
    University degree(s):MD Specialisation:Degenerative:Thoraco-lumbar Institute, Department:Division of RheumatologyUniversity Hospitals of Geneva
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  • Olivier Lanlo Observer
    University degree(s):DC Institute, Department:IFEC
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  • Julie-Lyn Noël Staff
    Institute, Department:EUROSPINE /
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  • Sandy Sutter Staff
    Institute, Department:EUROSPINE /
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Target Audience

• Healthcare professionals in Europe in order of availability and access: primary care physicians and surgeons involved in spine care, physiotherapist, chiropractors, osteopaths, occupational therapists, clinical psycholoigists, nursing practitioners, naprapath and others who are graduated as clinicians from a recognized institution (i.e. professional school or university).
• At least two years of clinical experience is recommended but all new graduates are encouraged to register.

Learning outcomes

There is a need to provide health care practitioners engaged in non-surgical care with an interprofessional harmonised and evidence-based curriculum on patient-centred collaborative care.

Obtain the EUROSPINE Diploma in Interprofessional Spine Care (EDISC)

In order to obtain the EUROSPINE Diploma in Interprofessional Spine Care, practitioners must complete all 7 EDISC modules.

EDISC will be delivered online!

All 7 modules will be delivered online.

The following 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
  • 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
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14 April 2021

Be EPIC with EDISC and register now for the new course modules 2021

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9 April 2021

Registration for EUROSPINE 2021 now open

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