problems. In particular they were the
originators and masters of many cervical spine techniques for which they are
going to be speaking about.
JS: International participation is one
of the highlights of the summer spine
meeting. I am always fascinated to see
how different regions of the world treat
various spine pathologies, and there is
always a lot of interaction/discussion
with the international participants.
What sessions are you most excited
CD: I believe the Biologics Course will
be extremely informative as course
director Wellington Hsu has put together an extremely clinically relevant
JS: I am most excited for the Case Debate sessions that have been built into
each symposium, as they create great
interaction and discussion between the
faculty and participants.
In what sessions will you be participating?
CS: The Biologics Course, Surgeon's
Perspective to Mimicking Pathology and
JS: I am moderating the Adult Spinal
Deformity symposium and abstract session. I will also be giving a talk on “Adult
Spinal Deformity: What Every Spine Surgeon Needs to Know.”
Have you been to San Diego before? Do
you have any recommendations for po-
tential attendees on things they should
do? Restaurants, sights, etc?
CD: Hotel Del Coronado brunch and a
walk on the beach is a must. The San
Diego Zoo is world class.
JS: I have been to San Diego a few times.
I absolutely love the city and the nearby
beaches. The Gaslamp District and
Little Italy are my favorite two areas to
walk around and grab food. I also like
the craft breweries that are in San Diego
(Ballast Point is my favorite).
SEE THE CHAIRS
The Summer Spine co-chairs can
be seen in the following sessions
during the biologics course and
WEDNESDAY, JULY 26
Biologic Interventions for Spinal
Pathologies: Stem Cells, Growth
Factors and Novel Therapies
7: 30 AM - 3: 45 PM
THURSDAY, JULY 27
Workup of Mimicking Pathology
11:00 AM-12: 30 PM
FRIDAY, JULY 28
I am most excited for the Case Debate sessions
that have been built into each symposium, as they
create great interaction and discussion between
the faculty and participants.
Jason Savage, MD