7th Annual UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Program


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Chairs Faculty Travel & Lodging Cancellation Policy

Department: Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery
Course Number: MOR18004
Activity Start Date: November 3, 2017
Activity End Date: November 4, 2017
Location: Vdara Hotel 11/3/17 & MERIN (Medical Education & Research Institute of Nevada) 11/4/17

Early Bird Ends- 10/15/17
Physicians $800
Allied Health Professionals $750.00
Residents/Fellows $650.00
Industry $1,000.00

Regular Fee Begins- 10/16/17
Physicians $900.00
Allied Health Professionals $850.00
Residents/Fellows $750.00
Industry $1,000.00

Residents/Fellows- Applications for scholarships are available. Please contact Lori Justice at lori.justice@ucsf.edu


The course will take place at (2) locations- On 11/3/17 there will be a didatic lecture program at the Vdara hotel. On 11/4/17, shuttles will pick the attendees up at the Vdara hotel at 8:00AM and transport attendees to the MERIN facility which will include live sugical techiniques sessions and case presentations for that entire day. At 4:00PM shuttles will take attendees back to the Vdara Hotel or to McCarran International Airport.

SCHEDULED BIOSKILLS LABS ~ Saturday, November 4, 2017

Registrants will be split into two groups and will alternate between Case Presentations and Hands-On Cadaver Lab.

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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.

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Course Outline:

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Christopher P. 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

Vedat Deviren, MD
Professor of Clinical
Orthopaedic Surgery;
UCSF Spine Center

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Travel & Lodging:

Location of CME Activity
Vdara Hotel 11/3/17 & MERIN (Medical Education & Research Institute of Nevada) 11/4/17

Hotel Accommodations

Vdara Hotel
2600 W. Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89158
Phone number: (702) 590-2111- vDara
Room Reservations: (866)745.7767
Hotel Rates: $152.00/night Thursday & $209.00/night- Friday and Saturday
+ $28 Daily Resort Fee
Cutoff Date: 10/3/17 or once room block is filled

MERIN (The Medical Education and Research Institute of Nevada)
874 American Pacific Drive, Suite 120, Henderson, NV
(Shuttle Service Provided from vDara)


Hertz is pleased to offer discounts for our course attendees. Please click on the link below to make a reservation:
Hertz UCSF CME Discount
You can also reserve by calling Hertz at 800-654-3131 and referencing Convention Code: 03BW0136

United is pleased to offer special discounts for this program including three days prior to the course date and three days after.
You may book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZY6G767022 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information:
Agreement Code: 767022
Z Code: ZY6G

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before November 1, 2017 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to registration@ocme.ucsf.edu.

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