13th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders

Las Vegas, Nevada
Thursday, January 30, 2014


13th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
United States

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Course Description and Statement of Need

The 13th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders will focus on current treatment methodology, new and emerging technologies and controversies in spine care management.  The faculty will be comprised of internationally recognized experts who will present lectures focused on healthcare reform, innovations in spine surgeries, biologics and stem cells, minimally invasive surgeries, motion preservation, complications and controversies, and deformities and pain management. Participants will have several opportunities for discussion and are encouraged to join faculty for discussions and debates regarding all topics.

Target Audience
This educational activity is intended for orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, pain management physicians, fellows, residents, and other physicians and spine professionals interested in the treatment of spinal disorders.

Educational Objectives 

  • Describe how quality metrics will be analyzed by the government to evaluate performance and outcomes and understand when a specific treatment modality is indicated.
  • Appraise the value of evidence-based medical care to achieve best patient outcomes. Identify short term and long term changes that are needed in physician practices in response to the new healthcare reform.
  • Assess the principles behind treatment modalities for cell-based applications, growth factors, and targeting the basilovertebral nervous plexus as a source of back pain. 
  • Review and list the pros, cons, and specific evidence regarding today’s newest, cutting-edge biologic technologies that may be used in spinal surgery, and appropriately apply them in practice to improve patient outcomes. 
  • Identify future directions of treatment for spinal disorders such as degenerative disc disease, bony fusion and spinal cord injury.
  • Define the parameters of minimally invasive surgical techniques and identify patients who would benefit from these procedures.
  • Describe pertinent options for correction of spinal deformities to prevent significant functional and neurological impairment in the adult patient.
  • Review current statistics for revision spine surgeries and apply current concepts for the treatment of acute cervical spine injury.Implement current advances in real time imaging to improve surgical and clinical outcomes.
  • Analyze the risks and benefits associated with artificial disc replacement, and apply new techniques in practice to enhanced patient outcomes.
  • Identify current outcome programs that were recently developed and are currently being used to develop nonoperative treatment plans for patients with spinal issues. 
  • Describe the numerous pain management methods employed by spinal surgeons, including interventional management and evidence-based procedural approaches. 

Accreditation Statement
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the ACCME for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal.


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