UCSF Pediatric and Adult Spine Course 2019


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Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Course Number: MOR19009
Activity Start Date: February 27, 2019
Activity End Date: March 1, 2019
Location: Royal Hawaiian
Honolulu HI

Early Bird Ends- 1/31/2019
Physicians $775
Allied Health Professionals $675
Residents/Fellows $675

Regular Fee Begin- 02/01/2019
Physicians $825
Allied Health Professionals $725
Residents/Fellows $725

Onsite Fee
Physicians $875
Allied Health Professionals $775
Residents/Fellows $775



The UCSF Pediatric and Adult Spine Course is a two and a half day event emphasizing pioneering trends in pediatric and adult 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. Participants will review and practice surgical principles and techniques in the treatment of complex spinal disorders. Expert lecturers will describe the recent advances in treatment for a variety of disorders. Interactive case presentations will allow learners to apply knowledge to improve decision making for complex spine pathology.

Residents, fellows, and surgeons wanting to broaden their hands-on experience will have the opportunity to improve skills in evaluating, case planning, and performing techniques to address various pediatric and adult spine pathologies.

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An attendee completing this course should improve skills and strategies to:

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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.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 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.

Nurses: 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 AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Pharmacy: 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:


7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Metz and Dr. Mitsunaga

8:05 Neuromonitoring Modalities in Spine Surgery
Dr. Sina Pourtaheri

8:25 Proximal Junctional Kyphosis: Current Concepts and Prevention
Dr. Emmanuel Menga

8:45 Update on Biological Adjuvants
Dr. Kyle Mitsunaga

9:05 Honored Speaker Introduction
Dr. Lionel Metz

9:10 Appropriate Use Criteria and Spine Surgery
Dr. Sigurd Berven

9:40 Questions and Answers

10:00 Coffee Break


10:15 Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Dr. Stephen George

10:35 Modern Approaches to Fixation Anchors for Early Onset Scoliosis
Dr. Paul Moroz

10:55 Growth Modulation of Early Onset Scoliosis
Dr. Mohammed Diab

11:25 Honored Speaker Introduction

11:30 Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis: Update 2019
Dr. Behrooz Akbarnia

12:00 pm Questions and Answers

12:25 Lunch

1:25 Case Presentations and Panel Discussions

2:25 pm Adjourn



7:30 am Continental Breakfast at the Royal Hawaiian, Depart at 8am for cadaver lab

9:00 Cadaver Lab

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 Cadaver Lab

4:00 pm Course Adjourns

Cadaver Stations to include:
• Anterior Exposure and LIF/Lateral and Oblique Interbody Fusion
• Anterior and Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
• TL PSO VCR/Thoracolumbar PSO/VCR
• Thoracolumbar Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy/Vertebral Column Resection
• Pelvic Fixation/Transforminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion For Deformity
• Free-Hand Posterior Pedicle Screw Fixation/Posterior Column Osteotomy
• Anterior Spinal Instrumentation/Tethering


7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 Sagittal Balance in AIS
Dr. JaIme Gomez

8:20 Addressing Spinal Deformity in the Young Adult
Dr. Lionel Metz

8:40 Surgical Techniques and Complication Avoidance for Spinal Deformity Surgery
Dr. Tan Lee

9:00 Honored Speaker Introduction
Dr. Lionel Metz

9:05 Longitudinal Perspective on Pediatric and Adult Deformity Surgery
Dr. Sigurd Berven

9:35 Case Presentations

10:10 Coffee Break


10:30 Choosing Fusion Levels in AIS and Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Dr. J. Matthew Cage

10:50 Pain After Adult Deformity Surgery
Dr. Aaron Buckland

11:10 Honored Speaker Introduction
Dr. Kyle Mitsunaga

11:15 History and Evolution of Spinal Deformity Care
Dr. Behrooz Akbarnia

11:45 Questions and Answers

12:10 pm Adjourn

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Lionel N. Metz, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

Kyle A. Mitsunaga, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Hawaii Medical Director, Spine Surgery,
Queens Medical Center Honolulu, HI

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(University of California, San Francisco, unless otherwise noted)

Aaron Buckland, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
New York University
New York, NY

J. Matthew Cage, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, HI

Mohammad Diab, MD
Professor and Chief of Pediatric
Orthopaedic Surgery

Stephen George, MD
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Coral Terrace, Florida

Jaime Gomez, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY

Emmanuel Menga, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, MN

Paul Moroz, MD
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Shriner's Hospital Honolulu
Honolulu, HI

Sina Pourtaheri, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA

Lee Tan, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery


Behrooz Akbarnia, MD
President and Founder,
San Diego Spine Foundation
San Diego, CA

Sigurd Berven, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Chief of Spine Service University of California,
San Francisco, CA

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Travel & Lodging:

Royal Hawaiian
2259 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu HI 96815
Hotel Phone: (808) 923-7311
Reservations: 800-782-9488
72 hour cancellation policy

Rates: $289/night plus $15 resort fee

Cutoff Date: January 23, 2019 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

You can also reserve by calling Hertz at 800-654-3131 and referencing CV Code: 03BW0138



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 ZFM5163540 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before 10 am on February 25, 2019 will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received on or after that date.

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

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