UCSF CME: 10th Annual UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Program 2021

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

Department: Medicine
Course Number: MOR22004
Activity Start Date: November 5, 2021
Activity End Date: November 6, 2021
Location: Vdara Hotel
Las Vegas NV
Fees: Early Bird Ends - 10/15/21
Physicians $825
Allied Health Professionals $775
Residents/Fellows $675
Industry $1,000

Regular Fee Begin - 10/15/21
Physicians $925
Allied Health Professionals $875
Residents/Fellows $775
Industry $1,000


The 2021 UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Course is a two-day course emphasizing pioneering trends in spinal surgery. This course is designed to be interactive with didactic lectures given by leaders in the spine community as well as a hands-on bioskills lab portion. Participants will review and practice surgical principles and techniques in the treatment of spinal deformities and tumors. As a result of hands-on 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.

Orthopaedic and neurosurgeons as well as their clinical support team and surgeons in training in the specialty of spine surgery.

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An attendee completing this course will increase skills and strategies to:

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The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine 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 TBA 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.

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  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

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Course Outline:

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Christopher P. Ames, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery
UCSF Spine Center

Vedat Deviren, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
UCSF Spine Center

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Travel & Lodging:

Vdara Hotel
2600 W. Harmon Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89158
Hotel Phone: 702-590-2111
Reservations: 866-745-7767
$185/night- Thursday 11/4 and Friday 11/16
$215/night- Saturday 11/7

Plus $35/night resort fee

Cutoff Date: October 7, 2019

Reservations Information:
Website: www.vdara.com

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before November 2, 2021 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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