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S3P Safety in Spine Surgery Month - April 2021

1st Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Month

CHAIR: Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH | CO-CHAIRS: John Flynn, MD; Roger Härtl, MD; Larry Lenke, MD; Rajiv K. Sethi, MD

Introduction

Statistics showing high numbers of medical and surgical errors have recently been highlighted by US government agencies, medical societies, patient groups, and throughout the media. These errors cause unnecessary human suffering, damage the reputation of the medical community, and dramatically increase costs.

It is the belief of the program directors that all major healthcare stakeholders are obligated to invest their expertise and funds to dramatically enhance patient safety. The 1st Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Month will be part of the solution.

Founded and directed by the Safety in Spine Surgery Project (S3P), and chaired by Michael Vitale, MD, the goal of this project is to improve safety in spine surgery by sharing guidelines, techniques, and protocols that make care better, and to share lessons learned from participants who developed specific, successful safety protocols.

This will be accomplished by the partnership of S3P with surgeons, medical professionals, medical device companies, and hospitals.

Safety in Spine Surgery Month
Call for Abstracts

Best New Methodologies and Techniques to Enhance Safety in Spine Surgery

DEADLINE: February 19, 2021

AWARD: 10 best papers receive $1,000 and are invited to present during a live webinar in April 2021

Share Your Spine Surgery Safety Efforts that Have Made a Difference! These do not need to be formal papers but rather any project that made a difference in spine surgery quality, safety, or value.

Submit your abstract for consideration for the best new methodologies and techniques to enhance safety in spine surgery. Submission welcome in any area of spine surgery safety, including neuro safety, infection, AVBT, enabling technology, host optimization, systems, culture, etc.)

Call for Abstracts Is Now Closed


SAFETY IN SPINE SURGERY: FIRST DO NO HARM—A CME-ACCREDITED WEBINAR SERIES

Safety in Spine Surgery: Predictive Analytics, Enabling Technology, & Innovative Techniques That Make Your Spine OR Safer

Chairman: Michael Vitale, MD
Co-Chairmen: John Flynn, MD; Roger Härtl, MD; Larry Lenke, MD; Rajiv Sethi, MD

April 15, 2021 | 7:00-9:00 pm EST


Safety in Spine Surgery: Checklists, Guidelines, and Tricks to Avoid Complications and Improve Neurological Safety

Chairman: Michael Vitale, MD
Co-Chairmen: John Flynn, MD; Roger Härtl, MD; Larry Lenke, MD; Rajiv Sethi, MD

April 29, 2021 | 7:00–9:00 pm EST

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KASS_2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

15th Annual Virtual Meeting of the Korean American Spine Society (KASS)

Join us live on July 2–3 for two CME-accredited webinars, co-hosted by the Seattle Science Foundation! These free webinars are open to members and non-members.

Register for July 2 

Register for July 3

Program & Faculty

(subject to change)

Thursday, July 2

The Effects of COVID and Cervical

6:50 am PDT Welcome and Supporter Acknowledgment
7:00 Non-CME Tech Update: Novel Injectable Parathyroid Hormone-based Bone Graft for Interbody Fusion
Supported by: Kuros Biosciences
John H. Chi, MD, MPH
CME SESSION 1: The Effects of COVID-19
7:08 The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Speakers: Youjeong Kim; Esther Kim; Henry Ahn; & Jin-Su Song, MD, MPH

  • Private Practice
  • Academic Practice
  • The US Perspective
  • The South Korean Perspective
7:36 Live COVID Q&A with Panel
7:51 Non-CME Tech Update: SI Joint Treatment in My Practice Including Optimized Spinopelvic Fixation
Supported by: SI-Bone
Stephen Ryu, MD
8:09 Break—Visit Exhibitor Showcase on KASS Website
CME SESSION 2: Cervical Spine
8:19 Revision Cervical Fusion Howard An, MD
8:34 Live Treatment Debate: Multi-level Disease

  • Anterior Hybrid ACDF-CDR —Hyun Bae, MD
  • Posterior Laminoplasty —Brian Su, MD
  • Discussion
8:54 Live Cervical Q&A with Panel
9:10 Adjourn

Friday, July 3

Deformity and MIS 

12:00 pm PDT Welcome and Supporter Acknowledgment
12:05 Non-CME Tech Update: Maximizing Lordosis with Posterior MIS Approaches
Supported by: Globus Medical
Choll Kim, MD
CME SESSION 3: Spinal Deformity
12:23 Cervical Deformity Update John Shin, MD
12:30 MIS in Adult Spinal Deformity Tom Cha, MD
12:37 How to Avoid Creating Deformity Ray Hah, MD
12:44 Which Comes First: Deformity Surgery or THA Surgery? Adam Sassoon, MD
12:51 Live Deformity Q&A with Panel
1:11 Non-CME Tech Update: StealthStation™ Navigation System:
How Image-Guidance Technology has Enhanced My Spine Practice
Supported by: Medtronic
Kee Kim, MD
1:29 Break—Visit Exhibitor Showcase on KASS Website
CME SESSION 4: MIS
1:39 Single Position Lumbar Fusion, Fad or Here to Stay? Sean Keem, MD
1:46 Is MIS TLIF Relevant or a Niche? Paul Kim, MD
1:53 Endoscopic Spine Surgery—Why Has it Not Taken Off in the US? Brian Kwon, MD
2:00 Endoscopic Lumbar Fusion Choll Kim, MD
2:07 Disc Herniation at L5-S1: OR Set-up & Managing Endo Instruments Dong Chan Lee, MD
2:14 Migrated Disc at L4-5: Transforaminal Endoscopy Hyeun Sung Kim, MD
2:21 Basic Steps and Management for Lumbar Endoscopic ULBD Jin-Sung Luke Kim, MD
2:28 Non-CME Tech Update: De-Mystifying Endoscopic Spine Surgery:
How I Got My Endo Spine Program Started
Supported by: elliquence
Choll Kim, MD & Brian Kwon, MD
2:46 Live MIS & Endoscopic Panel
3:06 Adjourn

Click here to view CME accreditation details.

Questions or Virtual Exhibit Info? Contact Val Broyles

 

Did You Know?

Presentations from the 2019 Annual Meeting of KASS are available on SSFTV.org. Click here to create a free account to view the lectures.

SNS 2020 Annual Meeting

71st Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting

President: Eric Sherburn, MD; Program Chairman: Dennis Rivet, MD

71st SNS Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona

We’ll stay at the incomparable Phoenician at the base of Camelback Mountain. The Phoenician is home to brand new fitness, golf, and spa facilities, 8 superb dining options, and spacious guestrooms with private balconies. With a unique mix of modern and historic attractions and opportunities for rejuvenation and recreation, 2020 in Scottsdale will be unforgettable!

Meeting Highlights:

  • 3 days of in-depth CME sessions
  • NEW! Cadaveric Lab for Resident & Fellows (non-CME)
  • Special lectures from acclaimed neurosurgeons
  • Best-selling author David Grann as the Downing Lecturer
  • Oral abstracts and e-posters with a focus on current and emerging techniques and technology
  • Welcome Reception, Family Night, Golf Tournament, and Final Banquet to connect with your colleagues and their guests

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Akron Resident Review Course

7th Annual Akron Pediatric Orthopaedic Resident Review Course

AKRON PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC RESIDENT REVIEW COURSE CHAIR: Todd Ritzman, MD

The goal of the POSNA-endorsed Akron Pediatric Orthopaedic Resident Review Course is to provide comprehensive didactic review of all the content within the subspecialty of pediatric orthopedic surgery and surgical simulation skills labs on both cadaveric and sawbone models. The program utilizes the POSNA Resident Curriculum and Orthopedic Surgery Milestone Project from ACGME & ABOS as a guideline. This is a concise, high-yield curriculum useful in preparation for the Orthopedic In-Training Examination and ABOS Part 1 Examination.

Further Information:

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Hotel Reservations:

HOTEL

Courtyard by Marriott Akron Downtown
41 Furnace Street
Akron, OH 44308

A block of rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate of $119/night + tax at the Courtyard by Marriott Akron Downtown. To reserve a room at the discounted rate, call 1-800-321-2211 and identify yourself as a member of the Akron Residents Meeting. Reservations at the group rate may not be available after Monday, September 16.