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3rd Annual Current Trends in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

  • Seattle Science Foundation 550 17th Avenue, Suite 600 Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

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

The trend in spine surgery for many procedures has been moving toward minimally invasive approaches. These include spine surgery for lumbar fusion, deformity surgery, cervical surgery and sacroiliac joint fusion. Despite numerous benefits of minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery, there is a difficult learning curve for surgeons when mastering MIS procedures. Increasing familiarity with MIS techniques creates more options for surgeons treating spine conditions with the potential to decrease surgical complications. The goal of this conference is to update neurological and orthopedic surgeons, as well as allied health professionals on the latest advances in MIS surgical techniques.




      M.D. or D.O.:  $270 (After July 10 - $300)
      Allied Health Professionals:  $170 (After July 10 - $200)
      Medical Student:  $50
      Resident/Fellow:  $50

      Attendee Type:      

      Register Online

      Needs Statement

      This course provides a targeted focus on the minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgical technique with the goal of improving surgical outcomes and patient quality of life.  In addition to educational didactics by recognized leaders in the field, the conference provides hands-on training focusing on the application of the technique and complication avoidance.


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

      ·       Discuss the indications for artificial disc replacement

      ·       Describe the anterior endoscopic discectomy method

      ·       Identify cases in which posterior cervical fusion cages are/are not appropriate

      ·       Describe the benefits and drawbacks of TLIF vs. lateral surgery

      ·       Review indications for interspinous stabilization technology devices

      ·       Describe the benefits of OLIF

      ·       Review the application of robotics in MIS

      ·       Display the basic concepts of AR/VR

      ·       Identify indications for SI joint fusion

      ·       Recognize the indications for MIS surgery

      Intended Audience:

      The Current Trends in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery conference is intended for neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neuroradiologists, and allied health professionals who participate in the care of a spine surgery patient in the Pacific Northwest.

      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 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 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: July 19
      Spine Conference
      Later Event: July 25
      Ortho Fellows