UCSF CME: 14th Annual UCSF Spine Symposium 2019


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Chairs Faculty Travel & Lodging Cancellation Policy

Department: Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery
Course Number: MOR19003
Activity Start Date: May 31, 2019
Activity End Date: June 1, 2019
Location: Parc 55 San Francisco- Hilton
San Francisco CA
  Early Bird Regular Fee On Site Fee
  Ends 2/28/19 Begins 3/1/19  
Physicians $395.00 $475.00 $525.00
Allied Health Professionals $300.00 $375.00 $425.00
Residents/Fellows $300.00 $375.00 $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, and 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 13.00 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.

Pain Management and End-of-Life Care
the approved credits shown above include a maximum of 4.75 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:

To view full program, please download the brochure (.pdf)

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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)

Sigurd Berven MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dean Chou, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery

Aaron Clark, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Alan Dang, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Patrick Dermarkarian, MD
Spine Fellow

Sibel Deviren, MD
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sanjay Dhall, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological

Line Jacques, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery,
Director of Peripheral Nerve and Pain

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

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

Ratnesh Mehra, MD
Spine Fellow

Conor O’Neill, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Leslie C. Robinson, MD
Spine Fellow

Vinil Shah, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Lee Tan, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Kevin Taliaferro, MD
Spine Fellow

Alekos Theologis, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Roman Trimba, MD
Spine Fellow

Patricia Zheng, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Domagoj Coric, MD
Chief of Neurosurgery, Carolinas
Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
President, Southern Neurosurgical Society

Brian D. Justice, DC
Medical Director, Excellus BlueCross
BlueShield, Rochester, NY

Ronald A. Lehman, Jr., MD
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery,
Columbia University Medical
Center, New York, NY
Director of Degenerative &
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Co-Director, Adult and Pediatric
Comprehensive Spine Fellowship
Director, Clinical Spine Research
Co-Director, Clinical Research

Avinash Patwardhan, PhD
Professor of Orthopaedic
Surgery, Loyola University
Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Director, Student Musculoskeletal Research

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FACS
Chief, Spine Division, Duke University
School of Medicine, Durham, NC

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Travel & Lodging:

Parc 55 San Francisco- Hilton
55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Phone: (415) 392-8000
Reservations: 415-771-1400
Code: UCS

Rates: $239/night
Cutoff Date: May 9, 2019 or once room block is filled

ONLINE reservations

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 May 30, 2019 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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