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2nd Annual Current Trends in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Seattle Science Foundation
550 17th Avenue, James Tower, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98122

The trend in spine surgery for many procedures has been moving toward minimially invasive approaches. These include spine surgery for lumbar fusion, deformity surgery, cervical surgery and sacroiliac joint fusion. The benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) include decreased pain, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery. However, there is a difficult learning curve for surgeons when mastering MIS procedures. Increasing familiarity with MIS techniques creates more options for surgeons treating spine conditions with the potential to decrease surgical complications. The goal of this conference is to update neurological and orthopedic surgeons, as well as allied health professionals on the latest advances in MIS surgical techniques.


Registration Information

M.D. or D.O.: $320 (After July 10 - $350)
Allied Health Professional: $220 (After July 10 - $250)
Medical Student: $50
Resident or Fellow: $50

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Needs Statement

This course provides a targeted focus on the minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgical technique with the goal of improving surgical outcomes and patient quality of life.  In addition, to educational didactics with recognized leaders in the field, the conference provides hands-on training focusing on the application of the technique and complication avoidance.


By attending this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Apply minimally invasive spine techniques and current evidenced based methods in the field of surgical spine management. 
  • Demonstrate current MIS techniques as well as methods of complication avoidance.
  • Discuss appropriateness of MIS vs. open techniques in varying patient populations with the goal of improving patient outcomes. 

Intended Audience

The Current Trends in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery conference is intended for neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists and allied health professionals who participates in the care of a spine surgery patient in the Pacific Northwest.


Accreditation with Commendation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Swedish Medical Center and the Seattle Science Foundation. Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This symposium is financially supported in part by educational grants in accordance with ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support.  At the time of this printing, a complete listing of commercial supporters was not available.  Appropriate acknowledgment will be given to all supporters at the time of the symposium.


The Seattle Science Foundation is located at 550 17th Avenue, James Tower, Suite 600 in Seattle, Washington. Parking is available in the garage on 16th Avenue between Cherry and Jefferson at a maximum fee of $16.50.  From I-5 (northbound and southbound), take the James Street exit.  Travel east on James Street.  James will become Cherry Street.  Turn right (south) on 16th Avenue.  Turn right into the main garage entrance.


Phone:      (206) 732-6500
Fax:           (206) 732-6599

Earlier Event: July 22
Later Event: July 25