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

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 a years 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 are wishing 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

Douglas Letson

Aya Puri

Michiel van de Sande

Judith Bovee

Carla van Rijswijk

Jos van der Hage

Antonie Taminiau

Bert van Drunen


31 october 2019
Venue Boerhaave Rijksmuseum, Leiden

07:30 Registration / Check-In
08:50 Welcome and Course Overview - Sander Dijkstra

09.00 General principles
09:00 Principles of Bone Tumor Pathology - Judith Bovee
09:45 Principles of bone Imaging - Carla van Rijswijk
10:30 Biopsy Techniques - Andreas Leithner
11.00 Break

11:30 Staging of Musculoskeletal Tumors - Pietro Ruggieri
12:00 Surgical Margins - Francis Hornicek
12:30 Case Quiz with Voting - Sander Dijkstra / Pietro Ruggieri
13:00 Lunch

Benign bone tumors
13:45 Leave me alone lesions: NOF, Fibrous Dysplasia, Langerhans histiocytose, Unicameral Bone Cyst - Pietro Ruggieri
14:15 Benign Bone Tumors: Osteoid lesion - Andreas Leithner
14:45 Benign Bone tumors: Chondroid lesions - Michiel van de Sande
15.15 Giant cell Tumor of Bone and ABC - Sander Dijkstra
15:45 Break

16:15 Case Quiz with Voting - Michiel van de Sande / Andreas Leithner
17:30 Guided grand tour Boerhaave rijksmuseum tour 2 groups: group A & oB or anatomic theatre (1510) Bone tumors: a history
18:30 Drinks and “bitterballen”

1 november
Academic building, Leiden

Malignant Bone tumors
08.00 Malignant Bone Forming Tumors - Douglas Letson
08:45 Malignant Cartilage Forming Tumors - Michiel van de Sande
09.30 Small Round Blue Cell Tumor of Bone - Sander Dijkstra
10.15 Case Quiz and Voting - Douglas Letson / Sander Dijkstra
11:00 Break

Look alike bone tumors
11:30 Tumor like lesions - Carla van Rijswijk
12:00 Bonemets spine - Sander Dijkstra
12:30 Bonemets long bones - Michiel vd Sande
13:00 Bone tumor Whoops - Sander Dijkstra
13:30 Lunch

Soft tissue tumor
14.15 Principles Tissue Tumors Pathology - Judith Bovee
15:00 Imaging of Soft Tissue Tumors - Carla van Rijswijk
15:30 Treatment Benign Tissue Tumors - Jos van der Hage
16:00 Break

16:30 Treatment Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors - Francis Hornicek
17:00 Case quiz and voting - Francis Hornicek / Douglas Letson
19:00 Meeting Point: transfer by private boat to the dinner
20:00 Dinner: Zeilpoort

2 november
Reconstruction in children

08:00 Amputation and rotationplasty - Aya Puri
08.30 Biological reconstruction - Michiel van de Sande
09.00 Growing endoprosthesis - Douglas Letson
09.30 Cases quiz and voting - Aya Puri / Douglas Letson
10:00 Plastic surgery - Bert van Drunen
10:30 Break

Reconstruction in adults
11.00 History endoprosthesis - Pietro Ruggieri
11.15 Lower extremity - Francis Hornicek
11.30 Upper extremity - Pietro Ruggieri
11.45 History biological reconstructions - Antonie Taminiau
12.00 Lower extremity - Aya Puri
12.15 Upper extremity - Michiel van de Sande
12.30 Pelvic surgery - Sander Dijkstra
13:00 Lunchboxes & case presentation participants Sander Dijkstra / 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
Radiologie Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC)
P. Ruggieri
M.A.J. van de Sande
Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC)
A.H.M. Taminiau


Price: € 550,-

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