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ICSJS 2020 program and call for papers

The SI Medical Expert Group (SIMEG) welcomes you to the 4th International Conference on Sacroiliac Joint Surgery, back again in Hamburg, Germany. Following the success of our previous ICSJS-meetings in Hamburg/Germany in 2015 and 2016, in Tampa/Fl in 2018, we proudly welcome you to our next meeting on sacroiliac joint surgery. Internationally well renowned speakers will present their latest studies and share their knowledge about the sacroiliac joint, with the goal of bringing the SIJ community to the next level of understanding.

For the first time we call for papers for the free session on Saturday. In the afternoon we offer a cadaver lab to teach basic surgical approaches to the SI-joint, imaging and landmarks. Companies are welcome to teach their technologies after the basic training.


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  • Conference Fees 300 €
  • SIMEG Members 200 €
  • Non-surgical/company representatives 200 €
  • Surgical Training on SIJ Fusion 150 €


Hotel reservation

A contingent of rooms is reserved for ICSJS 2020 attendees at a rate of 139€ (twin = 169€). Please book using 'SIMEG e.V.' as your reference.

Dorint Hotel Hamburg-Eppendorf
Martinistr. 72
20251 Hamburg /Germany
T +49 40 570 150 0
F +49 40 570 150 100
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Sacroiliac Medical Experts

ICSJS 2020 Faculty
Blay Martin MD Orthopedic Surgeon Orthopädie am See 8280 Kreuzlingen CHE
Dengler Julius MD Neurosurgeon Head of Neurosurgical Department Klinikum Bad Saarow GER
Donner Jeff MD Colorado Spine Institute Loveland Colorado USA
Franke Jörg MD Head of Traumatology and Orthopedics Clinical Center Magdeburg GER
Freeman Thomas Professor Medical Director Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair University of South Florida USA
Fuchs Volker MD Orthopedic Department AMEOS Clinic St. Salvator Halberstadt GER
Hammer Niels hab. Professor and Chair Macroscopic and Cl. Anatomy Gottfried Schatz Research Center -   Med. University of Graz AUT
Hermann Kay-Geert Professor Radiologic Institute Charité Berlin GER
Kibsgård Thomas MD Orthopedic Department University Hospital Oslo NOR
Kurosawa Daisuke MD Department of Orthopedic Surgery LBP and SIJ center JCHO Sendai Hospital JPN
Le Huec Jean Claude Professor Chairman Ortho-Spine department Dir. Surg. Research Lab Bordeaux University Hospital FRA
Majd Mohammad MD Private Surgery PSC Louisville/KY USA
Roberts Shannon PhD Candidate Division of Anatomy Dept. of Surgery University Toronto CDN
Sobottke Rolf MD Head of Orthopedic Dptmt Medical Center Würselen GER
Sturesson Bengt MD Aleris Speicialistvard Aengelholm   SWE
Szadek Karolina PhD Department of Anesthesiology VU University Medical Center Amsterdam NL


Scientific program

Thursday, May 14th, 2020 - 19:00 h members meeting
19:00 20:00 1:00 Members meeting
20:30 22:00 1:30 Faculty dinner


Friday, May 15th, 2020

07:30 h Registration; 08:00 h Session 1: Basics (Chair Fuchs/Hammer)
8:00 8:05 0:05 Welcome Fuchs
8:05 8:20 0:15 What do we know and not know about SIJ diagnosis and treatment? Kibsgard
8:20 8:35 0:15 Anatomy and histology of the SIJ - are we all different? Hammer
8:45 9:00 0:15 Innervation and pain generators of the SIJ - well understood? Szadek
9:10 9:25 0:15 Biomechanics of the SIJ - shock absorber or moving joint? Sturesson
9:35 9:50 0:15 Influence of sagittal balance on SIJ pain - is the pelvic incidence really fixed? Le Huec

10:00  Coffee Break

10:20 h - Session 2: SIJ Diagnosis (Chair: Donner/Kurosawa)
10:20 10:35 0:15 Diagnosis of SIJ pain - what else do we have to think of?  
10:45 11:00 0:15 SIJ injcections - how to do it and what´s the value for diagnosing SIJ pain? Kurosawa
11:10 11:25 0:15 Denervation of the SIJ - can we talk about durability? Roberts
11:35 11:50 0:15 X-ray, CT, SPECT-CT and MRI - what´s the adequate individual choice? Jacobi
12:00 12:15 0:15 SIMEG diagnsotic algorithm Kibsgard

12:30 h Lunch

13:30 h: Session 3 - Surgery (Chair: Kibsgard/Sturesson)
13:30 13:45 0:15 Registries - still a challenge? Sobottke
13:55 14:10 0:15 Do we need an SIJ registry? Blay
14:20 14:35 0:15 Technique, pitfalls and revision strategies - lateral approach Dengler
14:45 15:00 0:15 Technique, pitfalls and revision strategies - oblique approach Majd
15:10 15:25 0:15 Technique, pitfalls and revision strategies - posterior dorsal recess approach Fuchs
15:35 15:50 0:15 Technique, pitfalls and revision strategies - posterior inferior approach Donner

16:00 Coffee Break

16:20 h: Session 4 - Surgery (Chair: LeHuec/Dengler)
16:20 16:30 0:10 Fusing the spine and the SIJs at the same setting? Franke
16:40 16:55 0:15 Clinical improvement after SIJ fusion - a literature review  
17:05 17:10 0:05 Shooting at the wrong target - casereports Freeman
17:15 17:25 0:10 Shooting at the wrong target - casereports Sturesson
17:30 17:40 0:10 Shooting at the wrong target - casereports Donner
17:45 17:55 0:10 Shooting at the wrong target - casereports  
18:00 18:15 0:15 Summary of Day 1 Freeman

18:15 h  Get Together/Dinner

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

09:00 h - Session 5 + 6 : Free papers (Chair Kibsgard/Donner; Fuchs/Dengler)

Call for Papers: Deadline extended to March 31st

09:00 10:30 01:30 Free papers  
10:30 10:50 00:20 Coffee break  
10:50 12:20 01:30 Free papers  
12:20 12:30 00:10 Summary of day 2 and look into the future Donner

12:30 h Lunch


14:00 Surgical workshop on human specimen at the Forensic Institute, University Hamburg-Eppendorf
14:00 h

Surgical Training: surgical SI fusion approaches, intraoperative imaging, anatomic landmarks,  (requires registration: 150 €)

01 Introduction and preparation  
02 Anterior Approach Kurosawa
03 Lateral Approach Kibsgard
04 Posterior Approach Donner/Fuchs
16:00 h

Surgical Training on SI-Fusion Devices (Industrial Section)

01 tba  
02 tba Kurosawa
03 tba Kibsgard
04 tba Donner/Fuchs


Medical Device Industry

Latest SIJ Technologies
Company County/City Country Exhibitor Sponsor
Alevio Spine, LLC Alabama USA    
Bauerfeind AG Remscheid Germany x x
Globus Medical Pennsylvania USA    
Ilionmedical, Inc. Minnesota USA    
LifeSpine, Inc. Illinois USA    
Medtronic, Inc. Minnesota USA    
NUTECH Spine Alabama USA    
RTI Surgical, Inc. Michigan USA    
SIGNUS Medical GmbH Alzenau Germany    
SI Bone, Inc. California USA x x
SI-Technology, LLC Colorado USA x x
VGI Medical Florida USA    
Zyga Technology Minnesota USA    
Zimmer/Biomet Colorado USA    


ICSJS 2020 Exhibitors Information

We invite you to participate in the

4th International Conference on Sacroiliac Joint Surgery (ICSJS 2020)

at the DORINT Hotel, Hamburg, Germany, May 15th - 16th, 2020.

The Conference will allow ample opportunity to enjoy one-on-one time with physicians, network with established customers, and develop new customer relationships.

ICSJS 2020 Exhibit Location

SIMEG’s priority intention is to educate.  Our philosophy is to include you as a medical device manufacturer in our education of sacroiliac joint surgical and nonsurgical treatment. Therefor the exhibition area as well as dining area is within or next to the lecture hall. This enables you a permanent presence and attendance of the lectures. Also you will have the opportunity to spend time with your clients during the ‘Get Together’ meeting after the conference.

ICSJS 2020 Exhibit Space Rental

Please tag your favorite location on the floor plan and send in your sponsoring information and order form.

Download Exhibitor Prospectus

ICSJS 2019 Exhibitors Information