UCSF CME: 8th Annual UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Program 2018


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Course Number: MOR19004
Activity Start Date: November 2, 2018
Activity End Date: November 3, 2018
Location: Vdara Hotel
Las Vegas NV

Early Bird Ends- 10/15/18
Physicians $800.00
Allied Health Professionals $750
Residents/Fellows $650
Industry $1000

Regular Fee Begin- 10/16/18
Physicians $900.00
Allied Health Professionals $850
Residents/Fellows $750
Industry $1000



The 2018 UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Course is a two-day course emphasizing pioneering trends in spinal surgery. This course is designed to be interactive with didactic lectures given by leaders in the spine community as well as a hands-on bioskills lab portion. Participants will review and practice surgical principles and techniques in the treatment of spinal deformities and tumors. As a result of hands-on sessions and case conferences, residents, fellows, and surgeons with less than an advanced level of experience will have improved skills in cases dealing with complex spinal deformities.

Orthopaedic and neurosurgeons as well as their clinical support team and surgeons in training in the specialty of spine surgery.

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An attendee completing this course will increase skills and strategies to:

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The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine 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 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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.

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

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

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Course Outline:

Friday, November 2, 2018

7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 Welcome and Overview
Dr. Clark and Dr. Deviren

8:05 Healthcare Reform Spine Surgery: Decision Making Stakeholder Perspectives and Moral Hazard
Dr. Sigurd Berven

8:25 MIS TLIF: Techniques and Outcomes
Dr. Aaron Clark

8:45 The Role of Limited Fusion in Adult Scoliosis: Indications and Treatment Options
Dr. Dean Chou

9:05 Beyond Spinal Surgical Techniques: Integration of Technologies in MIS Spinal Surgery. Navigation, Robotics, software Applications, Neuromonitoring
Dr. Juan Uribe

9:25 Honored Speaker Introduction
Dr. Vedat Deviren

9:30 The Transition from the Degenerative Spine to Adult Deformity: Biomechanics and Predictive Models of Failure in the Sagittal Plane
Dr. Dominique Rothenfluh

10:00 Questions and Answers

10:20 Coffee Break

10:40 Risk Stratification and Predictive Modeling in Adult Deformity Surgery
Dr. Justin Smith

11:00 Systems Reform to Enhance Safety in Spinal Deformity Surgery
Dr. Rajiv Sethi

11:20 Questions and Answers

11:40 Lunch

1:00 pm Adult Sagittal Plan Deformities and Options for Surgical Treatment
Dr. JC Leveque

1:20 Optimizing Safety through Intra-operative Monitoring in Spinal Deformity Surgery
Dr. Han Jo Kim

1:40 Understanding and Preventing Junctional Failure: Current Trends and Future Directions
Dr. Fred Nicholls

2:00 Honored Speaker Introduction
Dr. Aaron Clark

2:05 Unusual Osteotomies: Upper Thoracic, L5, S1, Spondyloptosis: Tips and Tricks
Dr. Ibrahim Obeid

2:35 A Cost Effectiveness Approach to Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery
Dr. Michael Weber

2:55 Questions and Answers

3:15 Coffee Break

3:45 Implementation of Enhanced Recovery after Spine Surgery (ERAS) Protocol
Dr. Corinna Zygourakis

4:05 Complications in Spinal Deformity Surgery
Dr. Eric Klineberg

4:25 A to X-What Are the Risks for the LIF Exposures?
Dr. Charles Eichler

4:45 Soft Tissue Closure after Spine Surgery: How to Achieve Stable Coverage
Dr. Scott Hansen

5:05 Considerations for Deformity Surgery in the Young Adult
Dr. Lionel Metz

5:25 Strategies for Sustained Job Satisfaction for the Deformity Surgeon
Dr. Greg Mundis

5:45 Questions and Answers

6:00 pm Adjourn to Course Reception

Saturday, November 3, 2018

8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

Session Group A
9:00 Cadaver Lab

Session Group B
9:00 Lecture and Case Presentations

12:00 pm Lunch

Session Group A
1:00 Lecture and Case Presentations

Session Group B
1:00 Cadaver Lab

4:00 PM Course Adjourns


Moderators: Sigurd Berven, MD, Shane Burch, MD, Lionel Metz, MD
Cadaver Stations to include:
• Anterior Exposure and LIF/ Lateral and Oblique Interbody Fusion
• C1-C2 Screw Placement/Cervical Osteotomy
• TL PSO VCR/ Thoracolumbar PSO/VCR
• Pelvic Fixation/En Bloc Resection Techniques
• Posterior Pedicle Screw Fixation/Post Osteotomy/Screws

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Christopher P. Ames, MD
Professor of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery
UCSF Spine Center

Vedat Deviren, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic
Surgery and Neurosurgery
UCSF Spine Center

Aaron Clark, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
UCSF Spine Center

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(all UCSF unless otherwise noted)

Sigurd Berven MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Shane Burch, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dean Chou, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Associate Director
UCSF Spine Center

Charles Eichler, MD
Professor of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Scott Hansen, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Plastic,
Reconstructive & Orthopedic
Surgery; Chief, Hand &
Microvascular Surgery; Chief,
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Zuckerberg San Francisco
General Hospital

Han Jo Kim, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic
Surgery Spine Fellowship
Co-Director, Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

Eric Klineberg, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic
Surgery; Assistant Residency
Director, Spine Fellowship Program
Director; University of California,
Davis, School of Medicine
Sacramento, CA

Jean-Christophe A. Leveque, MD
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center
Department of Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
Seattle, WA

Lionel Metz, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Gregory M. Mundis, Jr., MD
Medical Director, San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders
Co-Director San Diego Spine Fellowship, Pediatric and Adult Deformity Surgery
San Diego, CA

Fred Nicholls, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Rajiv Sethi, MD
Associate Professor; Chair of the Neuroscience Institute,
Departments of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, Virginia Mason
Medical Center Department of Health Services Program in Health
Economics and Outcomes Methodology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Justin Smith, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery;
Director, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery;
Co-director, Neurosurgery Spine Division, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Juan Uribe, MD
Associate Professor, Director Spine Section, Department of
Neurosurgery University of South Florida Department of
Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Michael Weber, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery McGill University, Montreal,
Quebec Canada

Corinna Zygourakis, MD
Instructor of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD


Ibrahim Obeid, MD
Spine Surgery
Spine Unit 1, Orthopedic
Surgery Department, Bordeaux
University Hospital,
Bruges-Bordeaux, France

Dominique A. Rothenfluh, MD, PhD
Consultant Spinal Surgeon
Oxford University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics,
Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

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Travel & Lodging:

Vdara Hotel

Website: www.vdara.com
2600 W. Harmon Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89158
Hotel Phone: 702-590-2111
Reservations: 866-745-7767
Rates: $162/night- Thursday 11/1 $219/night- Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3 Plus $35/night resort fee
ONLINE Reservations - click here

Cutoff Date: October 1, 2018 or once room block is filled


Hertz is pleased to offer discounts for our course attendees. Please click on the link below to make a reservation:
Hertz Convention Code Discount Link

Hertz www.hertz.com
CV Code: 03BW0137
You can also reserve by calling Hertz at 800-654-3131 and referencing Convention Code: 03BW0137

UCSF has negotiated special fares with United Airlines for our course attendees.
You may use the following offer code to book on your own:
You may book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZZ26868008 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before October 30, 2018 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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