10th Annual UCSF Spine Symposium

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Overview Objectives Accreditation Course Outline
Chairs Faculty Travel & Lodging Cancellation Policy


Department: Medicine
Course Number: MOR15003
Activity Date(s): May 29- 30, 2015
Location: Hilton Financial District
San Francisco, CA
Fees:

Early Bird by 2/27/15
$350 Physicians
$250 Allied Health Professionals
$250 Residents/Fellows

After 2/27/15
$375 Physicians
$275 Allied Health Professionals
$275 Residents/Fellows

Onsite Registration will be an additional $25 for all categories


Overview:

The UCSF Spine Symposium is an annual two day event emphasizing pioneering trends in diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for patients suffering from spinal disorders. This course is designed to be interactive, with talks given by leaders in the spine community. All lectures are followed by case discussions aimed at highlighting key issues in breakthrough treatments. The course is designed for neurosurgeons, orthopedists, nurses, physical therapists, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, pain specialists, as well as primary care providers.

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Objectives:

The purpose of this course is to increase competence and improve clinical practice in the management of patients with spinal pathologies. Attendees will be better equipped to:

  • Evaluate and treat spinal pain in a cost effective and reliable manner based on recently published guidelines;
  • Identify appropriate indications for surgery of the painful, degenerated spine and identify the appropriate surgical approach in the painful, degenerative spinal conditions based on recently published guidelines;
  • Evaluate and treat lumbar degenerative disease and deformity in a cost effective manner and avoid perioperative complications by identifying risk factors that may predispose to morbidity;
  • Discuss pain management strategies for patients with spine related pain;
  • Increase utilization and competence with AANS/CNS spinal surgery guidelines;
  • Provide physical exams that include a process to identify lower extremity pain that dissipates while sitting and exacerbates with standing or walking;
  • Identify spinal instability related to spinal tumors and formulate surgical treatment plans to deal with neurological deficits and pain in spine oncology patients based on recently published guidelines.

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Accreditation:

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

Pain Management and End-of-Life Care
The approved credits shown above include a maximum of 9.25 credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 487, Pain Management and End-of-Life Care.

Trauma
The approved credits shown above include 1.25 credits toward satisfying the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma requirement for trauma-related continuing medical education.

Geriatric Medicine
The approved credits shown above include 2.25 credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 1820, Geriatric Medicine.

Nurses
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTMfrom organizations accredited by the ACCME.

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Course Outline:

FRIDAY, May 29, 2015

7:15 AM

 

Registration and Continental Breakfast


7:55


Welcome and Introduction 

Shane Burch, MD / 

Praveen Mummaneni, MD

Basic Science of Spinal Pain

8:00

P

Can We Find the Painful Disc? 

Jeffrey Lotz, PhD

8:15

PG

Osteoporosis and the Painful Aging Spine 

Aenor Sawyer, MD

8:30

G

Vertebral Strength in the Elderly Spine and Surgery 

Tony M. Keaveny, PhD

8:45

P

A Psychiatrist Perspective on Pain Management 

(Pre and Post Surgery) 

Robert Hines, MD

9:00

P

The Brain and Pain

Michael H. Moskowitz, MD

9:15


AM Break  


Spine & Nerve Pain- New Frontiers Part 1

9:35

PG

Technical and Clinical Causes for Failure ( or Success) of Spinal Pain Intervention Procedures

Joel Saal, MD

9:50

PG

Coordination of Pain Management Strategies with the Patient and the Primary Care Physician

Thoha Pham, MD

10:05

PG

Spinal Joint Mobilization in Physical Therapy to Treat Low Back Pain

Sarah Pawlowsky, MD

10:20

P

Update on the Management of Lumbar Facet Joint Pain

David J. Lee, MD

10:35


Introduction of the Ritchey Lecturer 

Shane Burch, MD

10:40

PG

Innovations in Spine Care at Michigan

Andrew Haig, MD

11:20


Case Discussion  

Praveen Mummaneni, MD

11:50


Questions and Answers


12:05 PM


Boxed Lunch in Exhibit Hall (included in tuition fee)


1:35


Do We Know Everything About LBP?  Literature Update 

Sibel Demir Deviren, MD

1:50

P

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: 

a Multidisciplinary Approach to Chronic Pain

Lines Jacques, MD

2:05


Introduction of Guest Speaker 

Praveen Mummaneni, 

2:10

P

Painful Complications in Spinal Surgery 

Anil Nanda, MD

2:50


Questions and Answers


Spine & Nerve Pain- New Frontiers Part 2

3:05

PG

Osteoporosis and the Challenge of the Elderly Spine Patient

Shane Burch, MD

3:20

P

Brachial Plexitis Evaluation and Treatment

John W. Engstrom, MD

3:35

PG

Clinical Issues in Rehabilitation of Aging Spine

Robert Gamburd, MD

3:50


Optimal Anesthesia for Neuromonitoring

Jeremy Lieberman, MD

4:05


Break in Exhibit Hall  


4:50


Case Discussions 

Shane Burch, MD

5:20


Questions and Answers


5:35


Adjourn


 

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015

7:30 AM

 

Continental Breakfast


Deformity Conditions

8:00

P

Step by Step Osteotomy for Painful Deformities

Murat Pekmezci, MD

8:15

P

AUC Guidelines for Painful Deformity

Sigurd Berven, MD

8:30

P

The Pre-Psoas Approach for Painful Radiculopathy Secondary to 

Adult Scoliosis: is It Better Than the Transpsoas Approach?

Dean Chou, MD

8:45

P

Anterior Correction of Cervical Deformity

Praveen Mummaneni

9:00


Introduction of Guest Speaker 

Praveen Mummaneni

9:05

P

Anterior Column Alignment for Pain Management

Regis W. Haid, MD

9:35

P

Sacroiliac Joint Strategies for Treatment

Alan Dang, MD

9:50


AM Break


Degenerative & Trauma Conditions Part 1

10:00


Introduction of Guest Speaker 

Shane Burch

10:05

PG

Next Generation of Bone Graft Materials for Spine Fusions to Relieve Axial Pain

Scott Boden, MD

10:35

P

Low Back Pain Management from the Perspectice of a 

Practing Spine Surgeon

L. William Whitlatch, MD

10:50

PT

Application of Cervical Spine Trauma Guidelines to Clinical 

Practice 

Sanjay Dhall, MD

11:05

PT

Update in Spine Trauma: Screening the Patient with Neck Pain

Murat Pekmezci, MD

11:20

P

Neuromodulation for Back Pain: a Review 

Rishi Wadwha, MD

11:35


Case Discussions/ Questions and Answers

Yazeed Gussous, MBBS; Khoi Than, MD; Robert Waldrop, MD

12:05PM


Lunch (included in tuition)


Degenerative, Trauma, and Tumors Conditions Part 2

1:35

P

Radiosurgery of the Spine: Indications, Techniques, Pain 

Management, and Future Directions

Igor Barani, MD

1:50

P

Treatment of Painful Proximal Junctional Kyphosis

Michael D. Kasten , MD

2:20

P

MIS Approaches to Spine Tumors

Khoi Than, MD

2:35

P

Postural Pain and the Spine Surgeon: Relating Structure and 

Function in the Management of Spinal Disorders

Tarun Arora, MD

2:50

P

Pain Relief Two Years After Surgical Repair of Sacral Tarlov Cysts

Philip Weinstein, MD

3:05

PT

Case Presentations   

Gregory M. Helbig, MD/ 

Valli Mummaneni, MD

3:50


Questions and Answers


4:00


Adjourn


G – Geriatric Credit
P
– Pain Credit
T
– Trauma Credit

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Chairs:

Shane Burch, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery;
UCSF Spine Center University of California, San Francisco

Praveen Mummaneni, MD
Professor and Vice-Chair of Neurological Surgery; Director of Minimally
Invasive Spine Surgery; Director of Cervical Spine Surgery, Co-Director, UCSF
Spine Center University of California, San Francisco

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Faculty:

SPECIAL GUEST FACULTY
Scott Boden, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic
Surgery; Director, Emory
Orthopaedics & Spine
Center, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA

Regis W. Haid, Jr., MD
Neurosurgeon, Atlanta Brain
and Spine Care, Atlanta, GA

Andrew John Haig, MD
Professor, Physical
Medicine & Rehabilitation,
University of Michigan
Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FACS
Professor and Chairman,
Department of Neurosurgery, LSU Health
Sciences Center at Shreveport, Shreveport, LA

COURSE FACULTY
(all UCSF unless otherwise noted)

Christopher Ames, MD
Professor of Neurological
Surgery; Co-Director, Spinal
Surgery and UCSF Spine Center; Co-director,
Neurospinal Disorders
Program; Director of Spinal
Tumor and Deformity Surgery

Tarun Arora, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Igor Barani, MD
Assistant Professor of
Radiation Oncology, Vice-Chair for Clinical Research

Sigurd Berven MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dean Chou, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

Alan BC Dang, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sibel Demir-Deviren, MD
Associate Professor

Vedat Deviren, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sanjay Dhall, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

John W. Engstrom, MD
Betty Anker Fife
Distinguished Professor;
Clinical Chief of Service, Department of Neurology

Robert Gamburd, MD
Physiatrist, Sports, Orthopedic, and Rehabilitation Medicine Associates (SOAR)
Physiatry Medical Group, Redwood City, CA

Gregory M. Helbig, MD
Neurosurgeon, Pacific
Regional Neurosurgery,
Modesto, CA

Robert Hines, MD
Co-Director, Bay Area
Pain Medical Associates,
Mill Valley, CA

Line Jacques, MD
Professor of Clinical
Neurosurgery

Tony M. Keaveny, PhD
Professor of Mechanical
Engineering and Bioengineering, UC
Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

David J. Lee, MD
Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

Jeremy Lieberman, MD
Professor and Chief,
Division of Spine Anesthesia

Jeffrey C. Lotz, PhD
Professor of Orthopaedic
Surgery; Vice Chair, Research

Michael H. Moskowitz, MD, MPH
Staff Psychiatrist,
SpineCare Medical Group, Inc., Daly City, CA

Valli Mummaneni, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia

Sarah Pawlowsky, PT, DPT, OCS
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and
Rehabilitation Science

Murat Pekmezci, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Thoha Pham, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia

Joel Saal, MD
Physical Medicine
Rehabilitation Physician,
The Physiatry Medical
Group at Sports, Orthopedic
and Rehabilitation Medicine
Associates (SOAR), Redwood City, CA

Aenor J. Sawyer, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Rishi Wadwha, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Philip Weinstein, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery

L. William Whitlatch, MD
Neurosurgeon, Northstate
Neurosurgical Associates, Chico, CA

Jeffrey Yablon, MD
Associate Professor of
Neurosurgery; Medical
Director, Peggy Herman
Center for the Neurosciences, Queen of
the Valley Medical Center, Napa, CA


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Travel & Lodging:

Hilton Financial District - New Location for 2015!
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Hotel: 415-433-6600
Reservations: 800-424-8292
Hotel Rates: $199/night
Cut-off date: 5/7/15 or until roomblock is filled

To reserve online, please visit this link

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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