12th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders
Start: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Las Vegas , NV 89109
Course Description and Statement of Need
The 12th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders will focus on currenttreatment methodology, new and emerging technologies and controversies in spine caremanagement. The faculty will be comprised of internationally recognized experts who willpresent lectures focused on healthcare reform, innovations in spine surgeries, biologics and stemcells, minimally invasive surgeries, motion preservation, complications and controversies, anddeformities and pain management. Participants will have several opportunities for discussion andare encouraged to join faculty for discussions and debates regarding all topics.
This educational activity is intended for orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, pain management, fellows, residents, and other physicians and spine professionals interested in the treatment of spinal disorders.
Define new pain management techniques and imaging technologies.
- Identify key aspects of current federal health care policy.
- Describe how quality metrics will be analyzed by the government to evaluateperformance and outcomes.
- List the biologic technologies that may be used in spinal surgery, identify their benefits ofuse and appropriately apply them in practice to improve patient outcomes.
- Identify new technologies and describe patients who would benefit from them.
- Define the parameters of minimally invasive surgical techniques and identify patientswho would benefit from these procedures.
- Analyze the risks and benefits associated with artificial disc replacement, and apply newtechniques in practice to enhanced patient outcomes.
- Implement current advances in real time imaging to improve surgical and clinicaloutcomes.
- Describe pertinent options for correction of spinal deformities to prevent significantfunctional and neurological impairment in the adult patient.
- Describe the numerous pain management methods employed by spinal surgeons,including interventional management and evidence-based procedural approaches.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing MedicalEducation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRACategory 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent oftheir participation in the activity.
The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the ACCME forcategory 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal.
American Academy of Physician Assistants Credit
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 16.5hours of AAPA Category I CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number ofapproved credits yet to be determined.