Back to All Events

Second Annual Advanced Lateral Approaches to the Spine

Click to view brochure (PDF).

Click to view brochure (PDF).

February 27, 2016

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

This year’s Second Annual Advanced Lateral Approaches to the Spine will provide a targeted focus on the lateral lumbar surgical approach, covering the history, anatomy, appropriateness, application, and future of the technique.  In addition to educational didactics with national experts in the field, attendees will have an opportunity for guided practice in the hands-on cadaver lab. 

Quick Links

Registration Information

M.D. or D.O.:  $350 (After Feb. 15 - $380)
Allied Health Professionals:  $250 (After Feb. 15 - $250)
Medical Student:  $50
Resident/Fellow:  $50

Register Online

Needs Statement

With the rapid innovative advancements in the spinal surgical field, education and training must continually advance in order for surgeons to stay current.  Particularly as the lateral approach becomes a preferred technique for multiple spinal conditions, there is tremendous demand for education regarding the approach.  To address this ever changing need, the surgeons of Swedish Neuroscience Institute have designed a course focusing on the understanding of the application as well as the hands-on implementation of the lateral approach.  By educating physicians regarding the lateral surgical method, this course will optimize the training of neurological and orthopaedic spine surgeons nationally, and in turn improve patient care


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

  • Describe the benefits of the lateral approach.
  • Avoid complications through anatomic considerations.
  • Recognize common complications of the lateral approach.
  • Discuss correctional opportunities in deformity surgery when using the lateral approach.
  • Apply the principles and techniques acquired directly into their patient care of complex spinal disorders.

Intended Audience

The sessions are targeted to orthopaedic and neurosurgeons that practice spine surgery.

CME Information

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 8.5 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.

For Further Information

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

Earlier Event: February 24
Bioskills Lab
Later Event: February 29
Rib Fracture Lab