Dear colleagues and friends,

It is my privilege and honor to invite you to Participate in the 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF INNOVATIVE SURGERY – ICIS 2016 in Coimbra, Portugal, on the 6th of February 2016. In this first edition the focus is Spine and knee.

ICIS is a pioneer initiative that brings together some of the most renowned surgeons from all over the world to share leading edge knowledge in surgery. Our aim is to inspire the participants through the immersion in total mind opening environment. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the national and international best surgeons and see Them Their knowledge sharing and, in some cases, assist to live streaming surgeries. On top of that, some keynote speakers will provoke either you or delight you discussing themes that are transversal to all Audiences.

Coimbra has an intense cultural, commercial and university life. Its privileged location in the center of Portugal, its rich history and its cultural life, makes the city of Coimbra that a place many want to know. The city is an educational center undisputed Internationally and is a major recipient of college students around the country and the world. Its university, founded in 1290, is one of the oldest in the world.
We expect that ICIS is an annual habit, an event where you feel enriched by science, culture and friendship, and where you will always like to come back to feel re-energized To provide the best to the Patients under your care.

We look forward to welcoming you in Coimbra, Portugal, in 2016.

With my sincere regards,
João Serpa Oliva
President of the 1st International Congress of Innovative Surgery
Clinical Director of SANFIL


The 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF INNOVATIVE SURGERY – ICIS 2016 will join in Coimbra many International Spine Surgeons of different countries and some of the most experienced spine surgeons from Portugal.

New technologies in the area of diagnosis, surgery and spinal surgery training will be discussed in view of its advantages and disadvantages.

We are waiting for a large scientific production day discussing issues of what we all do every day: Spinal Surgery.

With my sincere regards,
Luis Teixeira
Spine Director of SANFIL


Dear colleagues,

On behalf of SANFIL Clinic located in Coimbra, and as promoter of the knee team, I have the pleasure of inviting you to assist to the conference that we are carrying out.
We are counting on the presence of national and international renowned specialists, who will discuss current issues and of the most interest about knee pathology.

The congress will be held in the delightful Quinta das Lágrimas Hotel in Coimbra, a place of great historical interest and just as rich as the city is.

The programme also includes a course of musculoskeletical ultrasound applied to our clinical practices, which is a valuable opportunity to learn new means to provide better care to our patients.

I believe it will be a great congress where each and everyone of us will be able to learn, update and improve our knowledge in order to maximize the quality of our practices and therefore the care of our patients.

Until we meet on the 6th of February in Coimbra,

Warm regards,
Armando Pires
Knee Director of Sanfil