08.45-09.00 Welcome address

Lebanese Epidemiological Association: Rafic BADDOURA
World Health Organization: Habib LATIRI
Lebanese Order of Physicians: Ghattas KHOURY

Morning session: Paper presentations
Moderators: A. ABDO, N. AFEICHE, J. MISSAYKEH, M. DEEB, G. HAMADEH,
N. MAHFOUZ, F. MINKARA, M. ABI SAAB,
09.00-09.45 Low Back Pain in the year 2000: towards new management modalities
Jean Pierre VALAT
09.45-10.00 Low Back Pain in Lebanon: a hint on the magnitude of the problem
Rafic BADDOURA
10.00-10.15 Prevention of Low Back Pain in the workplace: successes and failures
Iman NUWAYHID
10.15-10.30 Back Pain at the American University Health Services
Tanios BOU KHALIL
10.30-10.45 Low Back Pain at the Tobacco National Agency
Ayman KHALILI
10.45-11.00 Back pain and the school bag: a survey among 706 pupils
Khalil GHOUSSOUB
11.00-11.30 Moderators: M. CHAAYA, N. GEHCHAN, J. HAIDAR, J. KAHALEH, N. KANAAN,
S. LAKKIS, I. LATTOUF, F. NASR
11.30-12.15 Epidemiology and evidence-based medicine: connecting data on Low Back Pain epidemiology with new treatment strategies
Francis GUILLEMIN
12.15-12.30 Low Back Pain in medical practice
Rafic BADDOURA
12.30-12.45 Epidural corticosteroids injections in Low Back Pain
Hassane AWADA
12.45-13.00 Lumbar spinal stenosis surgical management: long term follow-up
Nabil OKAIS
13.00-13.15 Failed back surgery syndrome review
Ghassane SKAFF
13.15-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-15.45 Afternoon session: Workshop
Medical management of Low Back Pain


Panelists:
14.30-15.45 Afternoon session: Workshop
Medical management of Low Back Pain
Name Camille AIZARANI
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Family Medicine
Name Ayman KHALILY
Society/Association Lebanese Society of General Practitioners
Name Khalil GHOUSSOUB
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Physical Medicine
Name Imad UTHMAN
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Rheumatology
Name Jad OKAIS
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Rheumatology
Name Hassane AWADA
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Rheumatology
Name Gaby KREICHATY
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Orthopedics
Name Ghassane SKAFF
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Rheumatology
16.15-17.30 Surgical management of Low Back Pain
Name Nabil OKAIS
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Neurosurgery
Name Gaby KREICHATY
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Orthopedics
Name Ghassane SKAFF
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Neurosurgery
Name Khalil KHARRAT
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Orthopedics
Name Camille AIZARANI
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Family Medicine
Name Hassane AWADA
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Rheumatology
Name Camille AIZARANI
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Family Medicine
NameKhalil GHOUSSOUB
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Physical Medicine


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Name Rafic BADDOURA
Society/Association Lebanese Epidemiological Association
Institution USJ
Name Monique CHAAYA
Society/Association Lebanese Epidemiological Association
Institution AUB
Name Mary DEEB
Society/Association Lebanese Epidemiological Association
Institution AUB
Name Camille AIZARANI
Society/Association Lebanese Society of General Practitioners
Name Abdo EPHREM
Society/Association Lebanese Society of General Practitioners
Name Ghassane SKAFF
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Neurosurgery
Institution AUB
Name Gaby KREICHATY
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Orthopedics
Institution USJ
Name Jad OKAIS
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Rheumatology
Institution USJ
Name Imad UTHMAN
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Rheumatology
Institution AUB


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
Name Rafic BADDOURA
Society/Association Lebanese Epidemiological Association
Institution USJ
Name Iman NUWAYHED
Society/Association Lebanese Epidemiological Association
Institution AUB
Name Majid ABI SAAB
Society/Association Lebanese Epidemiological Association
Institution NDS
Name Camille AIZARANI
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Family Medicine
Institution USJ
Name Aymane KHALILY
Society/Association Lebanese Society of General Practitioners
Name Nabil OKAIS
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Neurosurgery
InstitutionUSJ
Name Ghassane SKAFF
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Neurosurgery
Institution AUB
Name Khalil KHARRAT
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Orthopedics
Institution USJ
Name Gaby KREICHATY
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Orthopedics
Institution USJ
Name Khalil GHOUSSOUB
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Physical Medicine
Institution USJ
Name Jad OKAIS
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Rheumatology
Institution USJ
Name Imad UTHMAN
Society/Association Lebanese Society of Rheumatology
Institution AUB