Saturday, April 28

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

003 You Are Never Too Old for Surgery: Spine Management in an Aging Population

Fee: $600
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $420
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $130

Director(s): Nathaniel P. Brooks, MD, FAANS

Faculty: Daniel Jin Hoh, MD, FAANS; Darnell Twain Josiah, MD; Ajit A. Krishnaney, MD, FAANS; Vincent J. Miele, MD, FAANS; Laura Prado, NP; Daniel K. Resnick, MD, FAANS; Shelly Schmoller, PA-C; John H. Shin, MD, FAANS; Michael Patrick Steinmetz, MD, FAANS; Suzanne Audrey Tharin, MD, FAANS; Eve C. Tsai, MD, PhD, FAANS (Canada); Eric J. Woodard, MD, FAANS

The population of adults age 65 and older in the U.S. is expected to grow to 19 percent of the total population by 2030. Special considerations are warranted when treating older adults with spine disorders. An understanding of osteoporosis and perioperative needs of the older adult with spinal challenges is imperative. Treatment decision-making regarding common fractures and degenerative spine disorders is presented for the advanced practice provider (APP) so they may gain practical knowledge to apply to their practice for the care of this burgeoning patient population.

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