176 Novel Techniques and Strategies to Treat Spine Disease in the Aging Population

Supported by an educational grant from DePuy Synthes

Monday, April 15
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lionfish; Pendry Hotel

Fee: $195
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $195
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $195

Moderator(s): Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS

Panelist(s): Dean Chou, MD, FAANS; Paul Park, MD, FAANS; Michael S. Virk, MD, PhD; Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS

This symposium features a comprehensive series of didactic lectures with internationally-recognized faculty illustrating the state-of-the-art management of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disease in the elderly. This CME activity emphasizes treatment of traumatic disorders, degenerative disease, spinal tumors, and spinal deformity. The salient aspects of perioperative management, MIS and open surgical techniques, spinal navigation, and other technological advances that limit complications.

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

  • Identify the fundamentals of the surgical decision-making process involving disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine (including spinal tumor, trauma, degenerative, deformity).
  • Identify MIS and open options for anterior and posterior surgical approaches to the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine.
  • Discuss the potential complications for various decompression and fixation techniques and how to limit complications by using technology (MIS, navigation, robotics).

Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine

Located in the Pendry San Diego sits Lionfish, the dynamic, design-driven hotspot on 5th Avenue. Lionfish is as social as the bustling neighborhood that surrounds it. The restaurant offers modern coastal cuisine that features fresh-catch cooking and seasonal ingredients, all prepared with innovative twists. The menu, featuring both sustainable seafood and prime meats, is sure to please with its casual, yet complex offerings. The light, fresh appetizers are perfect for sharing. A lively, yet elegant environment within the two-level space, Lionfish is not only a culinary destination, but it’s also a home for hand-crafted cocktails, all of which are carefully prepared by high-end mixologists in the restaurant’s lively bar.