#AANS2020 Pre-Meeting Symposium
Sonntag Symposium

April 25, 2020 | Boston

Course Directors

John Joseph Knightly, MD, FAANS ~ Atlantic Neurosurgical Specialists, Morristown, N.J.

Regis W. Haid, Jr., MD, FAANS ~ Atlanta Brain and Spine Care, Atlanta

Honored Guest

Volker K. H. Sonntag, MD, FAANS(L) ~ Barrow Neurosurgical Association, Phoenix

Course Overview

The Sonntag Symposium presents international experts in the realm of spine surgery, both neurosurgical and orthopaedic. The faculty represents senior authorities, who will discuss mentorship, leadership, technical pearls, complication management and lessons learned spanning four decades of patient care. Younger, highly experienced surgeons also share innovative technologies, including minimally invasive, navigation and robotic.


Registration opens Nov. 2019.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this CME activity, learners should be able to:

  • Understand principles of spine alignment, parameters and surgical methods to achieve results.
  • Review complications of spine surgery, including management and prevention.
  • Discuss current adolescent, adult and degenerative scoliosis issues.
  • Illustrate navigation techniques and how to implement them into practice.
  • Examine the current and future applications of robotics in spine surgery.
  • Present management and leadership concepts required for optimal health care delivery.

CME Accreditation

The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians. The AANS designates this course for 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.