80046144 - Eighth Annual Johns Hopkins Spine Workshop

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Date & Location
Friday, September 7, 2018 7:00 AM - Saturday, September 8, 2018 6:00 PM   Vista Labs, Baltimore, MD

Target Audience
Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Medicine, Physician Assistant

With safety as an utmost priority in spinal surgery, it is imperative that surgical trainees receive continual anatomical education. This is accomplished in the operating room while trainees learn on live patients. However, the safest way to learn is via cadaveric instruction. With the cost of health care increasing, the decrease in industry sponsored cadaveric courses due to political pressures against industry-sponsored medical education, and decreased working hours for physicians, such education is now at a premium. A spine cadaveric workshop is not only demanded but required in the current medical education so that surgeons can continue to be trained in safe and effective surgical techniques on the spine.


After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  1. State indications and options for patients with spinal disorders.
  2. Describe technical instructions in decompressing and stabilizing the spinal column using minimally invasive techniques as well as standard and new techniques.
  3. Practice and improve spinal techniques before performing on a patient.
  4. Discuss the pros and cons of demonstrated procedures, better informing an action plan.
  5. Assess the presenting abnormalities in the spine, including occipital, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and pelvic regions.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.