UCSF CME: 15th Annual UCSF Spine Symposium 2020 - Virtual

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Overview Objectives Accreditation Course Outline
Chairs Faculty Travel & Lodging Cancellation Policy

Department: Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery
Course Number: MOR20003
Activity Start Date: June 5, 2020
Activity End Date: June 5, 2020
Location: ONLINE

Physicians $240
Allied Health Professionals $140
Residents/Fellows $140



We have updated the course schedule to provide a 6 hour live virtual session on Friday, June 5, 2020 plus an additional complimentary 8.75 credits of recorded CME for a total of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credits and 7.25 credits of Pain Management and End of Life Care. Contact sean.kirklen@ucsf.edu for any questions.

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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.

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Course Outline:

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2020

I. Management of Spinal Pain

8:30-8:35 AM Guest Lecture Introduction
Conor O’Neill, MD

8:30-9:15 AM P Spine Care Within the Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic
Scott M. Fishman, MD

9:15-9:30 AM P Panel Discussion
Conor O’Neill, MD

II. Updates and Controversies in the Management of Common Spinal Pathologies

9:30-9:35 AM Guest Lecture Introduction
Praveen Mummaneni, MD

9:35- 10:20 AM P Dissecting Patient Experience After Lumbar and Cervical Spine Surgery
Michael P. Steinmetz, MD

10:20-10:35 AM Discussion

III. Healthcare Reform- Economics of Managing Spinal Disorders

10:35-10:40 AM Guest Lecture Introduction
Sigurd H. Berven, MD

10:40-11:25 AM Reimbursement for the Management of Spinal Disorders-Challenges and Reform: Procedures/New Technologies
Jeffrey C. Wang, MD

11:25-11:40 AM Discussion

IV. Alternative Payment Models

11:40-11:45 AM Guest Lecture Introduction Sigurd H. Berven, MD

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM ACO’s and the Kaiser Experience
Ravinder-Raj S Bains, MD

12:30-12:45 PM Panel Discussion on APM and Healthcare Reform

12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Break

V. Case Presentations

1:30-4:30 PM Case Discussion
Sigurd H. Berven, MD
Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD

4:30 PM Adjourn

P = Pain Credit

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

Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD
Joan O’Reilly Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Neurological Surgery;
Co-Director, UCSF Spine Center
University of California, San Francisco

Conor O’Neill, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Non-Operative Spine Service
University of California, San Francisco

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Travel & Lodging:


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Cancellation Policy:

Please email your requests to RegEmail@ucsf.edu.

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