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Spinal Deformity for Residents

This is an advanced hands-on cadaver course for senior-level (PGY4+) neurosurgical residents interested in learning additional techniques for treating deformities of the spine.

Topics to be covered include: indications for performing spinal deformity surgeries; techniques used for correcting spinal deformities and the biomechanics as it relates to the correction of spinal deformities.

Emphasis on sacropelvic parameters in surgical decision making.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the indications for spinal deformity surgery
  • Apply techniques for correction of spinal deformity
  • Discuss spinal biomechanics as it relates to correction of spinal deformity

Course co-directors

Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD, FAANS
Daniel M. Sciubba, MD, FAANS

2018 Faculty Members

  • Dean Chou, MD, FAANS
  • Jeremy Fogelson, MD, FAANS
  • Regis W. Haid, Jr., MD, FAANS
  • Paul Park, MD, FAANS
  • Amer Samdani, MD, FAANS
  • Christopher Shaffrey, MD, FAANS
  • Vincent Traynelis, MD, FAANS
  • Jay D. Turner, MD, PhD
  • Juan Uribe, MD, FAANS

Barrow Neurological Institute (Phoenix, AZ)

Feb. 22-24, 2019

Industry Partners

The NREF gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their support of the 2018 Spinal Deformity for Residents course:

  • DePuy Synthes
  • Globus
  • K2M
  • Medtronic
  • Zimmer Biomet

NOTE: Agenda and Faculty Members subject to change.

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