UCSF CME: 10th Annual UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Program 2020
*Live Stream*

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

Department: Medicine
Course Number: MOR21004
Activity Start Date: November 6, 2020
Activity End Date: November 6, 2020
Location: Virtual - Live Stream

$250 Physicians
$200 Nurses / Physician Assistants
$200 Advanced Health Practitioners



The 2020 UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Course is a one-day virtual course emphasizing pioneering trends in spinal surgery. This course is designed to be interactive with didactic lectures given by leaders in the spine community. Participants will review surgical principles and techniques in the treatment of spinal deformities and tumors. As a result of virtual sessions and case conferences, residents, fellows, and surgeons with less than an advanced level of experience will have improved skills in cases dealing with complex spinal deformities.

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.

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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 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Course Outline:

Friday, November 6, 2020
7:30 AM Registration and Vendor Tour
8:00 AM Welcome
8:05 AM Live Surgery Case Review and Planning
8:20 AM OR FOUR (Pt and Procedure to be Pre schedule)
12:15 PM Questions and Answers  (25 minutes)
12:40 PM   Lunch Break  
1:30 PM   Honored Speaker Introduction Dr Vedat Deviren
1:35 PM Decision making in the management of congenital spine deformities: Whom, when and how? Dr Muharrem Yazici
2:05 PM Questions and Answers (25 Minutes)
2:30 PM   Honored Speaker Introduction Dr Christopher Ames
2:35 PM Three Column Osteotomies vs Interbody Sagittal Malalignment Dr Justin Smith
3:05 PM Questions and Answers (25 Minutes)
3:30 PM   Coffee Break (20 Minutes)  
3:50 PM   Honored Speaker Introduction Dr Vedat Deviren
3:55 PM Management of complex neuromuscular deformities: Can we apply general pediatric deformity principles? Dr Muharrem Yazici
4:25 PM Questions and Answers (25 Minutes)
4:50 PM   Honored Speaker Introduction Dr Christopher Ames
4:55 PM Risk Stratification and predictive Modeling in Adult Deformity Surgery Dr Justin Smith
5:25 PM Questions and Answers (25 Minutes)
5:50 PM Adjourn

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Christopher P. Ames, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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

Brandon Sessler, PA-C, MMS
Senior Physician Assistant, Spine Center
University of California, San Francisco

Muharren Yazici, MD
Justin Smith, MD

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

Muharrem Yazici, MD
Pediatric Orthopedics and Spine Center
President of SRS
Past President of EPOS
Ankara, Turkey

Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD
Vice Chair for Research
Chief of Spine Division
Harrison Distinguished Professor
Spine Fellowship Director
Co-Director, UVA Spine Center
University of Virginia, Department of Neurosurgery
Charlottesville, Virginia

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Travel & Lodging:


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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before November 2, 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 RegEmail@ucsf.edu

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