FUNDAMENTALS OF SPINE SURGERY &
INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT
Friday, October 28–Saturday, October 29, 2016 | Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
This course will introduce anatomic
approaches to the cervical, thoracic and
lumbar spine as well as surgical and interventional injection indications, principles,
techniques and skills. Panel discussion,
lectures and case presentations will provide the background for extensive hands-on cadaver sessions where participants
will have the opportunity to practice these
techniques with faculty who are considered experts in their fields.
Attendees will have the unique opportunity to learn, about both nonsurgical
(interventional injections) and operative
(surgical) approaches in the treatment of
spinal disorders. The focus of this educational experience will be to provide the
fundamental knowledge and skills necessary in order to benefit the most from
spinal fellowship training.
Upon completion of this course, participants should gain strategies to:
• Identify the indications for interventional and surgical procedures, as well as
outcome parameters including potential
• Demonstrate fundamental knowledge
of spine anatomical structures and their
relationship to each another.
• Describe the key anatomic landmarks in
the spine necessary to perform safe inter-
ventional and surgical procedures.
• Incorporate knowledge learned and
skills acquired in fellowship training and
This course is restricted to current spine
fellows and to residents participating in
match programs in the following fields, to
ensure an optimal learning environment
for all attendees: Orthopedic Surgery,
Neurosurgery, Radiology, Anesthesiology,
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and
The North American Spine Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians
and takes responsibility for the content,
quality and scientific integrity of this CME
The North American Spine Society
designates this live activity for a maximum
of 13. 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.
Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.
Edward J. Dohring, MD
Donna M. Lahey, RNFA
Sigurd H. Berven, MD
Alan S. Hilibrand, MD
Serena Hu, MD