National Endoscopic Workshop in Spine (NEWS)

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What is the NEWS?

The National Endoscopic Workshop in Spine (NEWS) is an interactive conference which hosts passionate orthopedic surgeons who are interested in viewing and learning more about advanced minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery. The most reputed international faculty of spine surgeons including those who are responsible for making endoscopic surgery a developing science in spine will be in attendance to interact with and impart knowledge to the attendees. National faculty known for their exceptional skill in advanced spine surgeries will be in attendance to showcase upcoming surgical techniques in India.

Why the NEWS is so Special?

The OSF differentiates itself from other conferences by offering treatment to all patients involved in the program for free! Sponsored by the East West Medical Research Charitable Trust. All the patients operated on at the conference, do not have enough money to undergo medical treatment that they desperately need. We help them by providing them with the best implant, best surgical instruments, best operation theaters and even the best surgeons all for FREE . This noble cause really differentiates OSF from other commercial conferences.
We provide you an opportunity to take part in this noble cause. We ensure that your registration fees goes towards the betterment of health of patients who cannot afford medical treatment. Register now to not only help save a life but have an immersive and educational experience!

Venue & Event Details

Dates: Friday 18th – Sunday 20th May, 2018 
Timings: 8am – 5pm
Venue: Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, A – 791, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

Venue & Event Details

Dates: 18th -20th May, 2018
Timings: 8am – 5pm
Venue: Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, A – 791, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

Organizing Secretary 

Dr. Vinod Agrawal

Dr. Agrawal is a practicing consultant in Mumbai, India. He has opened the first endoscopic spine center in Mumbai, India and is a leading expert in the field of Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Spine Surgery. His aim in founding the trust was to establish a line of communication between the American and Indian orthopedic surgeons so that sharing of ideas and technology could take place for overall improvement in clinical care of spine surgery.

Course Coordinator 

Dr. Girish Datar

Dr. Girish Dattar is a practicing Endoscopic Spine Surgeon in Meeraj, Maharashtra. He is one of the pioneers of the field of Endoscopic Spine Surgery and has been performing this procedure for over 10 years. He is a passionate teacher and is faculty in many national and international conferences and forums.

International Faculty

Dr. Marcio Robertti Ramalho Da Cunha (BRAZIL)

■ Chairman of Neurosurgery Service Natal -RN

Brazilian National and International Faculty on Endoscopy

■ He is a Stalwart on Inter-laminar Decompression of spinal stenosis and Endoscopic Removal of Spinal Tumors

Dr. Masato Tanaka (JAPAN)

Vice-President of the Okayama Rousai Hospital  & Clinical Professor of Okayama University, Japan

■ AO Course - Chairman and Instructor

■ 79 National and International Publications on Spinal Pathology and Deformity Correction

Dr. Pornpavit Sriphirom (THAILAND)

 Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Head of Endoscopic Spine Unit, Center of Excellence, Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok

■ President and Chair of the 2nd and 6th ACMISST and the 3rd ASEANMISST

Registration Fees

Until March 31st

  • Early Bird Registration Passes

Until May 7th

  • Phase II Registration Passes

Spot Registration

  • Final Phase (limited passes)

For OFFLINE REGISTRATION Please Fill and Postal Mail the Form Below to the correspondence address


For Queries, please contact Pradeep Parekh at +91 88983 22425

or Dr. Jaydeep Patel at +91 98985 68295

Or Email us at

Address of Correspondence: Ark Hospital, 401 Sony House, CD Barfiwala Road, Andheri West, Mumbai 400058

Special Offer for PG Students (₹3000)

We have tried to make this conference more affordable for the first 20 PG students who register. They will have to pay a price of ₹3000 only. To register as a PG student, please click the link below.
Please note that you will be asked to submit a copy of your PG student ID at the registration desk for verification.