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Saturday, April 28

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

014 Emerging Technologies in Spine Surgery

Supported by an educational grant from Globus Medical.

Physician Fee: $650
Non-member Fee: $455
Neurosurgical Team Member Fee: $65

Director(s): Doniel Gabriel Drazin, MD

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

Faculty: Jens Chapman, MD; Peter Grunert, MD; J. Patrick Johnson, MD, MS, FAANS; Terrence T. Kim, MD; Cristian Luciano, MD ; Neil R. Malhotra, MD, FAANS; Adetokunbo A. Oyelese, MD, PhD, FAANS; Nicholas Theodore, MD, FAANS; Claudius Thome, MD, IFAANS (Austria); Dominick Tuason, MD; Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS

This course will explore the new advances in the field of emerging technologies in spine surgery, with insight into the current, state-of-the-art technology for treating spinal pathology. Topics include but are not limited to intraoperative imaging, navigation, robotics, integrated software and surgical planning tools, next generation microscopes and surgical instruments, patient specific instrumentation, combinatorial technologies, augmented reality, human/systems integration, workflow and learning curves.

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