Dr Emin Aghayev

eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme Faculty

Dr Emin Aghayev is a highly experienced Spine Surgeon and a key member of the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme faculty. The Spine Surgery Education Programme contains 180 Spine Surgery Lectures, and contains Specialist Certificates and the full Postgraduate Diploma in Spine Surgery. The eccElearning Faculty is made up of over 140 expert spine surgeons and educators. They have collectively supported the development of the world’s first comprehensive, online postgraduate education programme in a medical sub-speciality, spine surgery.


Dr Emin Aghayev, MD, MSc

  • Swiss Centre of Excellence for Medical Registries & Data Linkage, Institute for Social & Preventive Medicine, Bern, Switzerland

Contributions of Dr Emin Aghayev

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Lecture: Spine Registries

DOI 10.28962/01.3.021

Registries belong to observational studies and possess the unique real-life aspect along with several other specifics discriminating them from interventional controlled studies. There is a strong rationale for spine registries, while numerous prerequisites need to be given for a successful registry project. Spine care is a multidimensional construct including history of disease, patient status at baseline, risk factors, treatment, physician skills, implants if implant-based surgery, postoperative care and rehabilitation. Therefore, it is difficult to find universal quality indicators. Importantly, both physician and patient perspectives and information on the initial status at baseline and risk factors for case-mix adjustments are needed for accurate interpretation of registry results.