Disclosures

The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempts to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), all faculty, planners of educational content and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclose any relationship they have with commercial interests which may be related to the content of their lecture. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.

Faculty, planners of educational content and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) who have disclosed a relationship* with commercial interests whose products may have a relevance to their presentation are listed below.

Planners, faculty and any other individuals in control of content not listed have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose for this activity.

*Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

Todd Albert, MD
Zimmer Biomet (Royalties from IP)Consultant Fees, Other Financial Support
DePuy Synthes (Royalties from IP)Consultant Fees, Other Financial Support
NuvasiveConsultant Fees
Facet LinkConsultant Fees
JP Medical Publishers (Royalties), Thieme Medical Publishers (Royalties), and Elsevier Inc (Royalties)Other Financial Support
Gentis (also on Medical Advisory Board), Vital 5, Bonovo Orthopedics Inc., Biomerix, InVivo Therapeutics, Spinicity, Crosstrees Medical, Paradigm Spine LLC, Invuity, ASIP, PMIG, and Pioneer (stock/ investment value for each company falls within dollar range)Other Financial Support, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
Scoliosis Research Society (President)Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position specifically with a neurosurgical or medical-related associated, non-profit or similar entity
United Health CareConsultant Fees
PCORIGrants/Research Support


Nevan G. Baldwin, MD, FAANS, FACS
NuvasiveConsultant Fees


Mark H. Bilsky, MD, FAANS
globusConsultant Fees, Honorarium
Depuy SpineConsultant Fees
BrainlabHonorarium


Kevin T. Foley, MD, FAANS
MedtronicBoard, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position specifically with a neurosurgical or medical-related associated, non-profit or similar entity, Consultant Fees, Other Financial Support, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
NuVasiveConsultant Fees, Other Financial Support, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
DiscgenicsStock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
SpineWaveBoard, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
TrueVisionStock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
DuraTapBoard, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
Semmes-Murphey ClinicBoard, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
Medical Education & Research InstituteBoard, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position specifically with a neurosurgical or medical-related associated, non-profit or similar entity
N/ABoard, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position specifically with a neurosurgical or medical-related associated, non-profit or similar entity


Zoher Ghogawala, MD, FAANS
North American Spine SocietyBoard, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances
Cervical Spine Research SocietyBoard, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances
NidusBoard, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
AANS-CNS Spine SectionBoard, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances


Regis W. Haid, Jr., MD, FAANS
NuVasiveConsultant Fees
Globus MedicalOther Financial Support
Medtronic Sofamor DanekOther Financial Support
Elsevier, Inc.Other Financial Support
NuVasiveStock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
Spine WaveStock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
Vertical HealthStock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
AANSBoard, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position specifically with a neurosurgical or medical-related associated, non-profit or similar entity, Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances
NREFBoard, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position specifically with a neurosurgical or medical-related associated, non-profit or similar entity, Board, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances


G. Alexander Jones, MD, FAANS
MedtronicGrants/Research Support
Chicago ReviewSpeaker's Bureau
In Vivo TherapeuticsStock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)


Tyler Robert Koski, MD, FAANS
MedtronicConsultant Fees, Other Financial Support
NuvasiveConsultant Fees, Other Financial Support, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
spinewaveConsultant Fees, Other Financial Support, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)


Lawrence G. Lenke, MD
MedtronicConsultant Fees, Grants/Research Support, Other Financial Support


Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS
Depuy spineConsultant Fees, Other Financial Support
UCSFEmployee (any industry)
globusConsultant Fees
Thieme publishersOther Financial Support
Springer publishingOther Financial Support
Taylor and francis publshingOther Financial Support
Spinicity/ISDStock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
AO SpineHonorarium
StrykerConsultant Fees


R. Douglas Orr, MD, FRCSC
Styker SpineHonorarium
Tyber MedicalStock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
Agada MediaclStock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)


Sharad Rajpal, MD, FAANS
MedtronicConsultant Fees
SI-BoneConsultant Fees


Laurence D. Rhines, MD, FAANS
StrykerConsultant Fees
MedtronicConsultant Fees


Daniel M. Sciubba, MD, FAANS
Depuy-SynthesHonorarium
GlobusConsultant Fees, Honorarium
StrykerConsultant Fees, Honorarium
MedtronicConsultant Fees, Honorarium
OrthofixConsultant Fees


John H. Shin, MD, FAANS
StrykerConsultant Fees
MedtronicConsultant Fees


Michael Patrick Steinmetz, MD, FAANS
Zimmer Biomet SpineConsultant Fees
IntellirodConsultant Fees
GlobusHonorarium
Stryker SpineGrants/Research Support
GlobusConsultant Fees
Globus SpineHonorarium
ElsevierHonorarium
GlobusOther Financial Support
NAConsultant Fees


Eve C. Tsai, MD, PhD, FAANS
VertexGrants/Research Support
Rick HansenGrants/Research Support


Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS
Depuy SpineConsultant Fees, Other Financial Support
K2MConsultant Fees
ISDStock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
Neuro Consulting, LLCOther Financial Support, Stock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
VallumBoard, Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances
Medical Device PartnersStock Shareholder (purchased direct, i.e. not through Mutual Fund, retirement package, etc.)
Quality Medical PublishingOther Financial Support
SpineologyConsultant Fees
StrykerConsultant Fees