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First Annual Spinal Deformity Course

July 29, 2016

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

The 1st Annual Spinal Deformity Symposium is an advanced training course held for orthopaedic and neurosurgeons who treat adult patients with spinal deformities.  Nationally recognized speakers will focus on provocative topics and in-depth debates.  They will also provide hands-on workshops in state-of-the-art lab facilities.  The design is to focus on the surgical treatment of adult spinal deformity addressing guidelines and controversies in the field, as well as provide opportunities to practice new surgical advances and techniques in the hands-on cadaver lab. 



M.D. or D.O.:  $325 (After July 18 - $355)
Allied Health Professionals:  $225 (After July 18 - $255)
Medical Student:  $50
Resident/Fellow:  $50

Register Online


Spinal deformity is a challenging condition that can affect children, adolescents, and adults.  In the adult population, it can lead to debilitating pain, decreased quality of life, and in severe cases, can cause organ compromise.  Controversy still exist regarding appropriate surgical intervention in this patient population, and when and when not to operate is a highly disputed topic.  Due to the vast changes and surgical advances emerging in recent years for the treatment of adult spinal deformity, there remains a tremendous need for continued education in the training for current and future spinal surgeons.  By educating providers in the field, the 1st Annual Spinal Deformity Symposium 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, for adult spinal deformity patients.


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

  • Predict and prevent complications associated with adult deformity surgery.
  • Perform various osteotomy and spinal fixation techniques for the surgical correction of the deformed spine in an adult.
  • Practice the most current evidence based techniques and guidelines with regards to timing and extent of surgical correction in adult spinal deformity surgery.


Shay Bess, M.D.
Chief of Adult Spinal Deformity
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York

Jens Chapman, M.D., Course Co-Chair
Complex Spine Surgeon
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Seattle, Washington

Michael Daubs, M.D.
Professor, Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada

David Hanscom, M.D.
Complex Spine Surgeon
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Seattle, Washington

Robert Hart, M.D. , Course Co-Chair
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Oregon Health & Sciences University
Portland, Oregon

Khaled M. Kebaish, M.B.B.Ch., M.D., M.S.
Director, Spine Fellowship
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Rod Oskouian, Jr., M.D.
Chief of Spine  
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Seattle, Washington

David W. Polly, Jr., M.D.
Professor, Chief of Spine Surgery
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Rajiv Sethi, M.D.
Departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

Shane Tubbs, Ph.D., PA-C
Chief Scientific Officer
Seattle Science Foundation
Seattle, Washington


The 1st Annual Spinal Deformity Symposium is intended for neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and allied healthcare professionals who treat spinal deformity


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 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 9.25 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 28
Bioskills Lab - Shay Bess, M.D.
Later Event: August 1
LabCorp Meeting