UCSF CME: Pediatric and Adult Spine Course - *Live Stream*

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Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Course Number: MOR20009
Activity Start Date: September 18, 2020
Activity End Date: September 18, 2020

$250 Physicians
$200 Allied Health Professionals
$200 Residents/Fellows

Additional details on Zoom access will be emailed after your registration has been completed. This link will be sent a few days prior to the course. LIVE STREAM MEETING This course will be offered as a live interactive virtual conference.  Login instructions along with the digital syllabus will be shared with attendees a week before the meeting.  Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand (available within a week after the conference) for any sessions that you miss, available for up to 30 days post-course.



The UCSF Pediatric and Adult Spine Surgery Course is a one-day virtual 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. Participants will review and practice surgical principles and techniques in the treatment of complex spinal disorders. Expert lecturers will describe the state-of-the-art treatment for a variety of Pediatric and Adult Spinal 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 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:

  1. Interpret and apply current, best available evidence to assess sagittal alignment in the adult and pediatric deformity patient;
  2. Evaluate and treat pain related to spinal disorders in a cost-effective and reliable manner based on recently published guidelines;
  3. Evaluate and treat lumbar degenerative disease and deformity in a cost-effective manner based on an evidence based approach and avoid case-to-morbidity risk;
  4. Avoid perioperative complications by identifying risk factors that may predispose individuals to perioperative morbidity;
  5. Determine modifiable risk factors and strategies for effective optimization;
  6. Diagnose spinal instability related to spinal tumors and formulate surgical treatment plans to address neurological deficits, pain, and instability in spine oncology patients based on published guidelines;
  7. Correlate radiographic findings to surgical anatomy as they pertain to the approach and techniques for minimizing complications;
  8. Refine and optimize treatment planning for adult and pediatric patients.

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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 9.75 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.

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.

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Course Outline:

Friday, September 18, 2020
Live Content
6:30 AM Registration 
7:00 Welcome and Introduction Lionel Metz, MD
Lee Tan, MD
Kyle Mitsunaga, MD
Cervical Disc Replacement Moderator: Bobby Tay, MD
7:05 ·       Background and Relevant 
7:20 ·       Edited Surgical Demo Video 
7:35 ·       Case Discussion/Q&A
Posterior 3 Column Osteotomy Moderator: Vedat Deviren, MD
7:45 ·       Background and Relevant 
8:00 ·       Edited Surgical Demo Video 
8:15 ·       Case Discussion/Q&A
Correction of Neuromuscular Scoliosis Moderator: Tenner Guillaume, MD
8:30 ·       Background and Relevant 
8:45 ·       Edited Surgical Demo Video 
9:00 ·       Case Discussion/Q&A
9:15 Break
Correction of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Moderator: David Skaggs, MD
9:35 ·       Background and Relevant 
9:50 ·       Edited Surgical Demo Video 
10:05 ·       Case Discussion/Q&A
Interbody Reconstruction of the Lumbar Spine Moderator: Munish Gupta, MD
10:20 ·       Background and Relevant 
10:35 ·       Edited Surgical Demo Video 
10:50 ·       Case Discussion/Q&A
Cervical Foraminotomy Anterior and Posterior Moderator: Lee Tan, MD
11:05 ·       Background and Relevant 
11:20 ·       Edited Surgical Demo Video 
11:35 ·       Case Discussion/Q&A
11:50 Lunch
1:00 PM Introduction of Honored Speaker
1:05 3-Column Osteotomies in Pediatric Deformity Munish Gupta, MD
1:35 Proximal Junctional Kyphosis and Prevention Strategies Vedat Deviren, MD
2:05 Q&A
2:25 Break
2:45 Use of Power in Spine Deformity Surgery to Protect the Patient and Preserve the Surgeon  David Skaggs, MD
3:15 Q&A
3:45 PM Adjourn
Recorded Content
1 Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Stephen George, MD
2 Congenital Pelvic Obliquity William Burkhalter, MD
3 Practical Experience, Tips, Tricks, Pitfalls in the Management of EOS Tenner Guillaume, MD
4 The Role of Reduction in Dysplastic Spondylolisthesis- Adult Sequelae of Pediatric Deformity   Sigurd Berven, MD
5 Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Spinal Surgery Christopher Ames, MD
6 Opiate Use in Spine Surgery, Strategies to Prevent Opioid Dependence Sina Pourtaheri, MD
7 Implant Density in AIS Fusion Constructs Matthew Cage, MD
8 Tuberculosis of the Spine - Still a Problem Everywhere: Towards a Consensus on Surgical Solutions  Paul Moroz, MD
9 Craniocervical Instability in the Pediatric Population  Peter Sun, MD
10 Proximal Junctional Kyphosis: Current Concepts and Prevention  Emmanuel Menga, MD
11 Treatment Principles for Neuromuscular Scoliosis  Ozgur Dede, MD
12 Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis  Stephen George, MD


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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

Lee Tan, MD
Assistant Professor in Residence
UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery
San Francisco, CA  

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

Christopher P. Ames, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery and of Orthopedic Surgery Director Spinal Deformity and Spine Tumor Surgery; Co-director, Spinal Surgery and UCSF Spine Center Director, California Deformity Institute Director, Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory

Sigurd H. Berven, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Chief of Spine Service

William Burkhalter, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hawaii Pacific Health, Honolulu, HI

Vedat Deviren, MD
Professor, Clinical Orthopaedic University of California, 
San Francisco; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Tenner Guillaume, MD
Chief of Staff
Spine Surgeon
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
St. Paul, MN

Munish Gupta, MD
Mildred B. Simon Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Professor of
Neurological Surgery Co-director of Pediatric and Adult Spinal Deformity Service Washington University 
St. Louis, MO

Sina Pourtaheri, MD
Spine Surgeons 
Gulf Coast Orthopaedics
Houma, Louisiana

David L. Skaggs, MD, MMM
Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery Director of Spine Surgery Endowed Chair of Pediatric Spinal Disorders
Attending Physician
Professor of Surgery 
Keck School of Medicine of USC Los Angeles, CA

Bobby Tay, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Quality Assurance, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Travel & Lodging:


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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before March 11, 2020 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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