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6th Annual Multimodal Treatment of Spinal Tumors

Saturday, April 2, 2016

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

In the field of spine surgery, particularly related to spinal tumors, the rapid decline that can occur in the setting of metastatic and benign tumors demands prompt diagnosis and identification.  Unfortunately, due to the subspecialization in this field, there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding this topic, including identification, determining the severity of compression, as well as recommending the most appropriate treatment modality both surgical and nonsurgical.  Thus, the development of a conference with the primary focus of educating providers regarding spinal tumors treatment is crucial for assuring the best patient care and outcomes available are achieved.


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M.D. or D.O.:  $50
Allied Health Professionals:  $30

To Congratulate medical students placing in residency programs, we are offering Free Admission to this course.
Medical Student:  $0
Resident/Fellow:  $0

Attendee Type:
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Healthcare providers in the field of spine surgery require up-to-date didactic sessions focusing on non-surgical treatment modalities as well as knowledge of when surgery should be opted for in order to bridge the gap regarding treatment competence and knowledge.


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

  • Apply advancements in the treatment, both surgical and non-surgical, of spine tumors.
  • Identify the mechanism of tumor spread and spinal cord compression caused by metastasis.
  • Explain the methods of treatment available for spinal cord compression, including corticosteroids, conventional radiation therapy, surgery and radio surgery to patients.
  • Recognize clinical indications for stereotactic radiation in patients with metastatic tumors.
  • Applythe process of patient selection and evaluation of patients with spinal tumors.
  • Describe the long-term management and outcomes for spinal metastasis with patients.


The sessions are targeted to neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, medical oncologists, neurologists, neuroradiologists, radiation therapists, interventional radiologists, and allied health professionals who specialize in the treatment of patients with spinal tumors.


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

Nursing Contact Hours
Nursing contact hours will be provided by Swedish Medical Center Clinical Education and Practice, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval & Recognition Program (CEARP), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation


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