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4th Annual Advanced Lateral Approaches to the Spine

February 24, 2018

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

The 4th 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.

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    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


    NEEDS STATEMENT

    As the lateral approach becomes a preferred technique for multiple spinal conditions, healthcare providers are not keeping current with understanding this.  To address this need, this course was created with a specialized focus on the application and hands-on implementation of the lateral approach.  By educating healthcare providers on the lateral surgical method, the physician will apply this updated knowledge and be better able to perform this technique and provide better patient care and outcomes.


    OBJECTIVES

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

    • Recognize the risks and complications associated with the lateral approach
    • Discuss methods for avoiding complications in anterolateral approaches
    • Discuss methods for avoiding complications in the thoracolumbar spine
    • Identify how to avoid complications with the lateral approach
    • Discuss patient selection and appropriateness of the lateral approach

    INTENDED AUDIENCE

    The 4th Annual Advanced Lateral Approaches to the Spine is targeted towards healthcare providers who treat surgical spinal conditions utilizing the lateral approach.  As the lateral approach becomes a preferred technique for multiple spinal conditions, this course was created with a specialized focus on the application and hands-on implementation 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.


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


    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

    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.


    LOCATION

    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.


    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

    Phone:      (206) 732-6500
    Fax:           (206) 732-6599
    E-mail:      info@seattlesciencefoundation.org

    Earlier Event: February 22
    Neuroradiology Conference
    Later Event: March 22
    Neuroradiology Conference