UCSF CME: 13th Annual UCSF Spine Symposium 2018


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Department: Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery
Course Number: MOR18003
Activity Start Date: June 1, 2018
Activity End Date: June 2, 2018
Location: Parc 55 San Francisco- Hilton
San Francisco CA
Fees: Early Bird Ends 2/28/18
Physicians $395.00
Allied Health Professionals $300.00
Residents/Fellows $300.00

Regular Fee Begins 3/1/18
Physicians $475.00
Allied Health Professionals $375.00
Residents/Fellows $375.00

On Site Fee
Physicians $525.00
Allied Health Professionals $425.00
Residents/Fellows $425.00


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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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:

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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 12.75 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.

Pain Management and End-of-Life Care
The approved credits shown above include a maximum of 8.25 credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 487, Pain Management and End-of-Life Care.

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

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Course Outline:

FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018

7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:55 Welcome and Greeting
Shane Burch, MD and Praveen Mummaneni, MD

8:00 P Explaining Pain
Stephen Baxter, MD

8:15 P An Updated Lecture on Cervical Facet Joint Pain
Robert Gamburd, MD

8:30 P Can We Find the Painful Disc?
Jeffrey C. Lotz, MD

8:45 P Role of the Endplates in Back Pain
Aaron Fields, PhD

9:00 P Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II-Causalgia
John W. Engstrom, MD

9:15 P Do We Know Everything About Lower Back Pain?
Literature Update
Sibel Deviren, MD

9:30 Guest Lecture Introduction
Praveen Mummaneni, MD

9:35 P The Ecosystem of Back Pain
Ashwini D. Sharan, MD

10:05 Question and Answer Session
Praveen Mummaneni, MD

10:20 Coffee Break

10:40 Diffusion Imaging of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
Cynthia T. Chin, MD

10:55 P Imaging Biomarkers of Facetogenic Pain
Vinil Shah, MD

11:10 Guest Lecture Introduction
Shane Burch, MD

11:15 Spine and the Machine: How Will Big Data Help to Make Us Better Doctors
Zoher Ghogawala, MD

11:45 Question and Answer Session

12:00 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall (included in registration fee)

1:00 P Treatment of Spinal Pain: Role of Shared Decision-Making
Conor O’Neill, MD

1:15 P Do Opioids Have a Role In Chronic Pain
Robert Hines, MD

1:30 P Pain Management Options During the Opioid Epidemic
Melanie Henry, MD

1:45 P Medical Cannabis and Spine Pain
Michael Moskowitz, MD

2:00 P Perioperative Analgesic Management of Patients with Severe Chronic Pain
Jeremy Lieberman, MD

2:15 P Revision Neuromodulation Surgery for Pain
Rishi Wadhwa, MD

2:30 P Virtual Reality Technology in the Management of Back Pain
Scott Berta, MD

2:45 P Intra-Articular Steroid Injections for Facet Joint Mediated Pain: a Review of Current Evidence
Patricia Zheng, MD

3:00 P Interventional Pain Management Complications
David J. Lee, MD

3:15 P Guest Lecture Introduction
Shane Burch, MD

3:20 Biologic Treatments for Disc Pain: Fact or Fiction?
Marko Bodor, MD

3:50 P Case Presentations
Neil Bhamb, MD
Catherine Miller, MD
Paramjit Singh, MD

4:30 pm Adjourn

4:30-5:30 pm Wine Tasting Reception in Exhibit Hall



7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 Interbody Lumbar Fusions: Which “LIF” to Use and Why
Dean Chou, MD

8:15 MIS Deformity Algorithm to Help Treatment Planning
Praveen Mummaneni, MD

8:30 Vertebral Column Resection in the Treatment of Spinal Malignant and Infectious Etiologies
Aaron Clark, MD

8:45 Question and Answer Session

9:00 P Management of Painful Pathologic Fractures of the Thoracolumbar Spine
Murat Pekmezci, MD

9:15 Controversies in Spinal Trauma
Sanjay Dhall, MD

9:30 P Pain After Adult Reconstruction Surgery
Lionel Metz, MD

9:45 P Frailty and Spine Pain
Shane Burch, MD

10:00 Question and Answer Session

10:15 Coffee Break

10:35 Case Presentations

11:20 Guest Lecture Introduction
Praveen Mummaneni, MD

11:25 Radiographs in Spine Surgery: Exposure Risks and Long Term Consequences to Patients and Physicians
John R. Dimar, MD

11:55 Question and Answer Session

12:10 pm Course Luncheon (included in registration fee)

1:25 P Predictive Modelling in Complex Spine Surgery: Evaluation of Pain, Function, and Appropriateness of Surgery
Sigurd Berven, MD

1:40 P Predictive Analytics and Risk/Benefit Calculation in Patients with Spinal Pain
Christopher P. Ames, MD

1:55 Cortical Screw Fixation for Lumbar Fusion
Ronnie I. Mimran, MD

2:10 P The Painful SI Joint: Should We Fuse the Joint? – Review SI Pathology and Treatment
Alan Dang, MD

2:25 P The Pain of Adventure: a Review of Cases from Yosemite Valley
Gregory M. Helbig, MD

2:40 P Treatment of Low Back Pain from the Perspective of a Community Neurosurgeon
Jeffrey S. Mimbs, MD

2:55 Question and Answer Session

3:10 Case Presentations

4:00 pm Adjourn

P • Pain Credit

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Course Directors:

Shane Burch, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD
Joan O'Reilly Endowed Professor
Vice Chair, Department of
Neurosurgery; Director, Cervical Spine
Surgery; Director, Minimally
Invasive Spine Surgery;
Co-director, UCSF Spine Center;
University of California, San Francisco

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

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(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

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

Tarun Arora, MD, MSPT
Assistant Professor Department of Neurological Surgery

Stephen Baxter, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Physical Therapist

Scott Berta, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery

Sigurd Berven MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Neil Bhamb, MD
Spine Fellow

Cynthia T. Chin, MD
Professor of Radiology and of Neurosurgery

Dean Chou, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery

Aaron Clark, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Alan Dang, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sibel Deviren, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sanjay Dhall, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

Paul Eichenseer, MD
Spine Fellow

John W. Engstrom, MD
Betty Anker Fife Distinguished
Professor of Neurology

Aaron Fields, PhD
Assistant Researcher
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Robert Gamburd, MD
SOAR Physiatry Medical Group
Redwood City, CA

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

Melanie Henry, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

Robert Hines, MD
Co-Director, Bay Area Pain Medical
Associates, Mill Valley, 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
Catherine Miller, MD
Spine Fellow

Jeffrey S. Mimbs, DO
Neurosurgeon, Northstate
Neurosurgical Associates, Chico, CA

Ronnie I. Mimran, MD
Neurological Surgeon, Pacific Brain &
Spine Medical Group, Inc, Danville, CA

Michael Moskowitz, MD, MPH
Professor of Pain Medicine,
Department of Anesthesiology,
UC Davis; Bay Area Pain Medical Associates

Valli Mummaneni, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
and Perioperative Care
Conor O’Neill
Pain Management Specialist
Sutter Health

Murat Pekmezci, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Patrick Reid, MD
Spine Fellow

Vinil Shah, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Paramjit Singh, MD
Spine Fellow

Rishi Wadhwa, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Patricia Zheng, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Marko Bodor, MD
Bodor Clinic Regenerative Spine
and Sports Medicine, Napa, CA
Assistant Adjunct Professor,
Departments of Neurological Surgery
and of Physical Medicine
University of California San Francisco

John R. Dimar, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Louisville
Norton Leatherman Spine Center
Louisville, KY

Zoher Ghogawala, MD, FACS
Charles A. Fager Professor and Chair
Department of Neurosurgery
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Ashwini D. Sharan, MD, FACS
Professor of Neurosurgery and
Neurology; Director, Functional
Neurosurgery and Neuroimplantation
Center; Residency Program Director,
Neurosurgery; Thomas Jefferson
University, Philadelphia, PA
President, Congress of Neurological

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Travel & Lodging:

Parc 55 San Francisco- Hilton
55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Phone: (415) 392-8000
Rates: $229/night
Cutoff Date: May 10, 2018 or once room block is filled

ONLINE reservations, please visit this link
Reservations: 415-771-1400
Code: SPI

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 May 31, 2018 will be refunded, less a $100 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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