• Start date:
  • 31 October 2019
  • Duration:
  • 3 days
  • Working as:
  • Resident physician, Medical specialist


  • NOV:
  • 17
  • NVVP:
  • 19
  • NVVR:
  • 14
  • NIV:
  • 17

Leiden musculoskeletal oncology course 2019

This is the fourth edition of the Musculoskeletal Oncology Course of the University of Leiden. It has been organized by the Department of Orthopedics of the University of Leiden in close cooperation with the University of Padova and other international faculties.

Based on years of experience of some faculty members with other Oncology Courses, such as the Moffitt Cancer Center Course, the Rizzoli Course and the European Course of Budapest Semmelweis University, our course is aimed to offer a review and update of the knowledge in musculoskeletal oncology. And more specifically to provide basic information on clinical features, imaging, pathology and principles of treatment of the bone and soft tissues tumors and pseudotumoral lesions.

It is a short but comprehensive course, addressed to residents, fellows and young surgeons who wish to start their activity or are already involved in the field of musculoskeletal oncology, in order to refresh or widen their knowledge. This course is designed to be fairly interactive, a voting app will be used, with specific time slots dedicated to case discussion and questions. Our faculty includes very prestigeous names in musculoskeletal oncology, with different specialities represented: orthopedic surgery of course, as well as pathology, radiology and medical oncology. We hope that this course will be both useful and pleasant for all participants.

This course is supported by EMSOS and ISOLS.

Accreditation will be requested.

Course directors

Sander P.D.S.Dijkstra

Pietro Ruggieri



Andreas Leithner

Francis Hornicek

Andrea Angelini

Aya Puri

Michiel van de Sande

Judith Bovee

Carla van Rijswijk

Jos van der Hage

Antonie Taminiau

Bert van Drunen


31 October 2019 - General principle and Benign bone tumors


Registration & coffee

08:50 Welcome and course overview
Prof. dr. Sander Dijkstra
09:00 Principles of Bone Tumor Pathology
Prof. dr. Judith Bovee
09:45 Principles of Bone Imaging
Dr. Carla van Rijswijk
10:30 Biopsy Techniques
Andreas Leithner
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Staging of Musculoskeletal Tumors
Prof. Pietro Ruggieri
12:00 Surgical Margins
Francis Hornicek, MD, PhD
12:30 Case quiz with voting
Prof. dr. Sander Dijkstra & prof. Pietro Ruggieri
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Leave me alone lesions: NOF, fibrous dysplasia, langerhans histiocytose, unicameral bone cyst
Prof. Pietro Ruggieri
14:15 Benign bone tumors: Osteoid lesions
Prof. dr. Andreas Leithner
14:45 Benign bone tumors: Chondroid lesions
Dr. Michiel van de Sande
15:15 Giant cell tumor of bone and ABC
Prof. dr. Sander Dijkstra
15:45 Break
16:15 Case quiz with voting
Dr. Michiel van de Sande and prof. dr. Andreas Leithner
17:30 Guided tour Bourhaave rijksmuseum or anatomic theatre - Bone tumors: a history
Tours in 2 groups: A & B
18:30 Drinks and "bitterballen"
20:00 Faculty dinner

1 november 2019 - Malignant Bone Tumors

07:30 Registration & coffee
08:00 Malignant bone forming tumors
Dr. Douglas Letson
08:45 Malignant cartilage forming tumors
Dr. Michiel van de Sande
09:30 Small round blue cell tumor of bone
Prof. dr. Sander Dijkstra
10:15 Case quiz and voting
Dr. Douglas Letson and prof. dr. Sander Dijkstra
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Tumor like lesions
Dr. Carla van Rijswijk
12:00 Bonemets spine
Prof. dr. Sander Dijkstra
12:30 Bonemets long bones
Dr. Michiel van de Sande
13:00 Bone tumor whoops
Prof. dr. Sander Dijkstra
13:30 Lunch
14:15 Principles tissue tumors pathology
Prof. dr. Judith Bovee
15:00 Imaging of soft tissue tumors
Dr. Carla van Rijswijk
15:30 Treatment benign tissue tumors
Prof. dr. Jos van der Hage
16:00 Tea break
16:30 Treatment maligant soft tissue tumors
Francis Hornicek, MD, PhD
17:00 Case quiz and voting
Francis Hornicek, MD, PhD and dr. Douglas Letson
Ends at 18:00
19:00 Meeting point: transfer by private boat to the dinner
20:00 Dinner at Zeilpoort

2 november 2019 - Reconstruction in children & adults

07:30 Registration and coffee
08:00 Amputation and rotationplasty
Dr. Aya Puri, MD
08:30 Biological reconstruction
Dr. Michiel van der Sande
09:00 Growing endoprosthesis
Dr. Douglas Letson
09:30 Cases quiz and voting
Dr. Aya Puri, MD and Dr. Douglas Letson
10:00 Plastic surgery
Drs. Bert van Drunen
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 History endoprosthesis
Prof. Pietro Ruggieri
11:15 Lower extremity
Francis Hornicek, MD, PhD
11:30 Upper extremity
Prof. Pietro Ruggieri
11:45 History biological reconstructions
Prof. dr. Antonie Taminiau
12:00 Lower extremity
Dr. Aya Puri, MD
12:15 Upper extremity
Dr. Michiel van de Sande
12:30 Pelvic surgery
Prof. dr. Sander Dijkstra
13:00 Lunchboxes & case presentation participants
Prof. dr. Sander Dijkstra and prof. Pietro Ruggieri
14:00 Adjourn
prof. dr. J.V.M.G. Bovée
Pathologie Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC)
prof. dr. P.D.S. Dijkstra
Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC)
Prof.dr. J.A. van der Hage
Oncologisch chirurg
F.J. Hornicek
A. Leithner
D. Letson
A. Puri
Dr. C.S.P. van Rijswijk
P. Ruggieri
M.A.J. van de Sande
Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC)
A.H.M. Taminiau
Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden

Leiden University Medical Center


Price: € 550,-

This price is including three days of lunch and 1 social diner. Excluded are hotel and transportation costs.