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1st Annual Spinal Navigation, Emerging Technologies & Systems Integration

December 3, 2016

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

The 1st Annual Spinal Navigation, Emerging Technologies and Systems Integration Course is an advanced training course held for neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons who treat spinal conditions.  Nationally recognized speakers will focus on provocative topics and in-depth debates regarding spinal navigation and robotics application in spine surgery.  They will also provide hands-on workshops in state-of-the-art lab facilities.  The design is to gain knowledge and experience of the new modalities in spine surgery, addressing both the guidelines and controversies of the field, as well as attaining hands-on exposure and training in the cadaver lab.  

This event is endorsed by ISCAS

This event is endorsed by ISCAS

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M.D. or D.O.: $280 (After November 21 - $310)
Allied Allied Health Professionals:  $180 (After August 26 - $210)
Medical Student:  $0
Resident/Fellow:  $0

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As spine surgery and associated technology continues to rapidly advance, methods of improving patient outcomes through surgical interventions and peri-operative imaging modalities remain controversial.  Due to the vast new technologies available, there remains a tremendous need for continued education in the training of current and future spinal surgeons regarding knowledge and surgical application in the field.   By educating providers in the field, the 1st Annual Spinal Navigation, Emerging Technologies and Systems Integration Course will provide didactic lectures and hands-on surgical training led by national experts, with the focus on improvement in patient care, as well as surgical outcomes, with the use of spinal navigation and robotics.


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

  • Indicate the benefits and pitfalls of navigation.
  • Utilize alternative techniques for identify anatomy/location when navigation is not indicated.
  • Review what navigation modalities are most effective for surgery in the cervical spine.
  • Indicate the benefits of navigation in MIS surgery.
  • Practice using navigation in the clinical setting on a spinal deformity procedure.
  • Visualize anatomic considerations in the trauma setting that make navigation use beneficial and/or not helpful.
  • Illustrate tumor location challenges (i.e., thoracic spine) and review why imaging can be time saving and risk reducing.
  • Illustrate the appropriateness and application of the various robotic systems.
  • Demonstrate the negatives of system integration in spine surgery.
  • Illustrate possible challenges with emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrate use of spinal imaging guidance systems.


The 1st Annual Spinal Navigation, Emerging Technologies and Systems Integration Course is intended for neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and allied healthcare professionals who treat surgical spinal conditions


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 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Earlier Event: December 1
SNI Cranial and Spine M&M Teleconference
Later Event: December 7
Spine Conference