Hosted immediately prior to the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
THE BENZEL SYMPOSIUM
State-of-the-art in Complex Spine Surgery
Course Date & Location
April 11-12, 2019
San Diego Convention Center
Ballroom 20A, Upper Level
Course DirectorsGregory R. Trost, MD, FAANS, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Michael P. Steinmetz, MD, FAANS, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Honored GuestEdward C. Benzel, MD, FAANS, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
The Benzel Symposium will honor the career of Dr. Edward C. Benzel, a true luminary of neurosurgery. This symposium features lectures and discussions led by internationally renowned orthopaedists and neurosurgeons specializing in surgery of the spine. The content of this once-in-a-lifetime event promises to be informative, lively and provocative. A cocktail reception will be held on Thursday, with a gala dinner and roast the following night. The Benzel Symposium Gala promises to be one of the premier events of the entire meeting.
- Session 1: Keynote Presentation
- Session 2: Deformity
- Session 3: Tumor
- Session 4: Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Session 5: Trauma/Degenerative Disease
- Session 6: Keynote Presentation
- Session 7: Cervical Spine and OC Junction
- Session 8: Leadership/Clinical Trials
Learning ObjectivesAfter completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the development, current practice and future trends in minimally invasive spinal surgery.
- Apply measured spinal parameters in the treatment of all spinal diseases.
- Identify the role of leadership and mentorship in spinal surgery.
- Utilize evidence-based medicine in the treatment of spinal disorders.
CMEEarn up to 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Exhibitor Badge (Additional)
Gala Dinner Roast at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
$200 per person
Cancellation/RefundsRequests for cancellation of meeting and/or guest registrations and all ticketed events must be received in writing at the AANS no later than March 18, 2019, in order to receive a full refund less $50 processing fee. Requests for cancellation received between March 19, 2019, and April 4, 2019, will be charged a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after April 5, 2019. Cancellation request may be faxed to 708.344.4444 or mailed to AANS Registration Department, c/o CompuSystems, 2651 Warrenville Rd., Suite 400, Downers Grove, IL 60515 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty (Speakers/Moderators) as of 1/15/19
|Todd Albert, MD||Christopher Pearson Ames, MD, FAANS|
|Lilyana Angelov, MD, FAANS||Nevan G. Baldwin, MD, FAANS|
|Perry A. Ball, MD, FAANS||Edward C. Benzel, MD, FAANS|
|Sigurd Berven, MD||Mark H. Bilsky, MD, FAANS|
|Nathaniel P. Brooks, MD, FAANS||John R. Caruso, MD, FAANS|
|Jens Chapman, MD||Timothy I. Cohen, MD, FAANS|
|Eldan B. Eichbaum, MD, FAANS||Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD, FAANS|
|Kevin T. Foley, MD, FAANS||Steven Garfin, MD|
|John W. German, MD, FAANS||Zoher Ghogawala, MD, FAANS|
|Atul Goel, MD, IFAANS||Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FAANS|
|Ghaith Habboub, MD||Regis W. Haid, Jr., MD, FAANS|
|James S. Harrop, MD, FAANS||Lee S. Hwang, MD|
|G. Alexander Jones, MD, FAANS||Iain H. Kalfas, MD, FAANS|
|William Joseph Kemp, MD||Matthew B. Kern, MD, FAANS|
|A. Jay Khanna, MD||John Joseph Knightly, MD, FAANS|
|Tyler Robert Koski, MD, FAANS||Ajit A. Krishnaney, MD, FAANS|
|Lawrence G. Lenke, MD||Thomas E. Mroz, MD|
|Jeffrey Paul Mullin, MD||Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, FAANS|
|Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD, IFAANS||R. Douglas Orr, MD, FRCSC|
|Balint Otvos, MD||Dominic Pelle, MD|
|Paulo Pereira, MD, PhD||David W. Polly Jr., MD|
|Sharad Rajpal, MD, FAANS||Daniel K. Resnick, MD, FAANS|
|Laurence D. Rhines, MD, FAANS||Abdelfatah Saoud, MD, PhD|
|Jason Savage, MD||Richard P. Schlenk, MD, FAANS|
|Daniel M. Sciubba, MD, FAANS||Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS|
|Salman Y. Sharif, MD, IFAANS||John H. Shin, MD, FAANS|
|Volker K. H. Sonntag, MD, FAANS(L)||Michael Patrick Steinmetz, MD, FAANS|
|Charles B. Stillerman, MD, FAANS||Suzanne Audrey Tharin, MD, FAANS|
|Vincent C. Traynelis, MD, FAANS||Gregory R. Trost, MD, FAANS|
|Eve C. Tsai, MD, PhD, FAANS||Juan Santiago Uribe, MD, FAANS|
|Andrew E. Wakefield, MD, FAANS||Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS|
|Eric J. Woodard, MD, FAANS||Mehmet Zileli, MD, IFAANS|