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3rd Annual Advanced Lateral Approaches to the Spine

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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

The 3rd Annual Advanced Lateral Approaches to the Spine is targeted towards healthcare providers who treat surgical spinal conditions utilizing the lateral approach.  Leading experts in the field will come together to discuss spinal surgery management and the implemen-tation of the lateral approach. The design is to focus on the future of spine surgery and pros and cons of lateral surgery with the goal of improving patient care and outcomes.


Registration Information

M.D. or D.O.:  $265 (After February 17th - $295)
Allied Health Professionals:  $195 (After February 17th - $225)
Medical Student:  $50
Resident/Fellow:  $50

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Needs Statement

Spine surgery has dramatically changed over the last decades, with profound advances in technique, application, and use. However, with these rapid changes, a significant gap in knowledge exists for many providers with regards to surgical treatment of spinal conditions. Surgeons need to be updated and trained in new surgical interventions, including the lateral approach, in order to develop competency with the goal of improving patient care and outcomes.


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

    •    Discuss basic lateral anatomy when approaching the lumbar spine
    •    Recognize the risks and complications associated with the lateral approach
    •    Describe benefits of the lateral approach
    •    Discuss new applications of the lateral techniques 

Intended Audience

The 3rd Annual Advanced Lateral Approaches to the Spine conference is intended for neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons, both current and in training, who participates in the surgical care of patients with spinal conditions in the United States.

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


This symposium is supported in part by educational grants in accordance with ACCME Standards. At the time of this printing, a complete listing of financial supporters was not available. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the symposium.


The Seattle Science Foundation is located at 500 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: February 24
Later Event: February 27