013 Emerging Technologies in Spine Surgery

Supported by an educational grant from DePuy Synthes and Globus Medical

Saturday, April 13
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 20D; SDCC

Fee: $650
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $455
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65

Director(s): Doniel Gabriel Drazin, MD

Assistant Director(s): Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MS, FAANS

Faculty: Peter Grunert, MD; J. Patrick Johnson, MD, FAANS; Neil R. Malhotra, MD, FAANS; Avelino Parajon, MD (Spain); Ehab Shiban, MD ; Nicholas Theodore, MD, FAANS; Claudius Thome, MD, IFAANS (Austria); Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS

This course will explore the new advances in the field of emerging technologies in spine surgery. We are hoping the course would provide the participant with the current state of the art in the use of technology for treating spinal pathology. Topics include and are not limited to intraoperative imaging, navigation, robotics, next generation microscopes and surgical instruments, combinatorial technologies, augmented reality and surgical simulators.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the role of emerging technologies in improving the care of neurosurgical patients with spinal disorders.
  • Identify the indications to use and the expected outcomes of utilizing navigation and emerging technologies in the treatment of spinal disorders.
  • Develop a strategy to implement new technologies providing beneficial spinal care for patients with spinal disorders.