AOSNA Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Navigation
Tampa, Florida, United States of America
13 May 2016 - 14 May 2016
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COURSE OVERVIEW

Traditional spinal surgery carries a risk for injury to back muscles and is associated with significant blood loss, long hospital stays and recovery times. Minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques and navigation for spinal surgery are rapidly evolving. Recent reports on less invasive spinal surgery indicate that minimally invasive spinal surgery reduces many downsides of traditional spinal surgery. Minimally invasive surgery and navigation include technically demanding techniques that require extensive updating of a surgeon’s skills through hands-on training and education.

Led by experienced faculty, the course provides a forum for exposure to the latest cutting edge techniques used in Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery. Significant time is dedicated to operative indication discussions. The problem-based decision making process is emphasized during these very interactive discussions.

BIOSKILLS LAB

Through intensive, hands-on sessions utilizing human anatomic specimens, participants will engage in surgical techniques and strategies for a range of procedures, including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar surgical techniques.

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS

“Small Group Discussions” will be held in the late afternoon. Small groups will be formed to allow a unique opportunity for both the participant and Faculty to present cases for interactive discussion. Participants are requested to submit HIPAA-compliant cases on CD or memory device for these discussions prior to the scheduled Small Group Discussions.

ONLINE ACTIVITIES BEFORE THE COURSE

During the month leading up to the course, participants will engage in the following online activities designed to prepare for and optimize the time available in the face-to-face event:

· Precourse assessment

· Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

o TLIF procedural videos

o Illustrated step-by-step guide for TLIF procedure

o Precourse reading of key chapters and sections from the most recent AOSpine MIS book

· Case forum discussion

o Cases presented by faculty members

 

Learning objectives
Identify the anatomy and radiology of spinal and paraspinal structures
Determine which types of pathology are amendable to minimally invasive spinal surgery
Describe the state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery used in these approaches
Identify the principles of stereotactic spinal navigation and its use for minimally invasive spinal procedures
Recognize the pros and cons of MIS approaches and their indications for selection of patients for MIS surgery
Outline the signature steps in the TLIF procedure and safe access to the lateral lumbar spine through a transpsoas approach
Contributors
Daniel Gelb MD  (Co-Chairperson)
Roger Härtl MD  (Co-Chairperson)
Eric Massicotte MD,FRCSC,MSc,MBA  (Educational Advisor)
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Details
ID TAMPA1605
Type AOSpine
Level Advanced
Region North America
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Peer reviewed
Format Course
Target audience Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Spine surgeon
Registration
Closing date13 May 2016
Statusclosed
Places100
Available places100
Cancellation policyUndefined
Contact(s)
Ms Jessica Kimball (Education Development Manager) MBA
AO North America
1700 Russell Road

19301 Paoli
Pennsylvania
United States of America
Phone6109935111
Emailkimball.jessica@aona.org
Ms Kelly McCormick (Program Administrator) MD
Testing
19087-1940 Wayne
Pennsylvania
United States of America
Phone+16109935131
Fax+16106952420
Mobile4846367035
Emailmccormick.kelly@aona.org
Venue
Hilton Tampa Downtown
Tampa, FL
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