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10th Annual SSF Spine Residents & Fellows Course

August 9 - 10, 2019

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

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The SSF Spine Residents & Fellows Course is specifically designed for orthopedic fellows and senior neurosurgical residents who are going to practice spinal surgery. The course will cover the latest advances in complex spinal disorders such as minimally invasive techniques, trauma, deformity, tumors, infection and imaging, as well as radiosurgery. The main objectives of the course are to bring orthopedic and neurological surgeons in training together to advance the art and science of modern spinal care.

The course covers the pathophysiology of subaxial cervical spine trauma; management of spinal cord injury; occipital cervical spine anatomy and pathophysiology; subaxial cervical spine anatomy; spinal cord monitoring advances; thoracic stabilization techniques and anatomy; cervicothoracic anatomy; management of thoracolumbar spine trauma; understanding the biological processes of arthrodesis; lateral approaches to the spine; posterior deformity correction; sacral and pelvic fixation; management of spinal tumors; understanding neuromonitoring changes; lumbar stabilization techniques; and anterior correction techniques and biomechanics of spine stabilization.

Since the transition into any fellowship can often be challenging for both trainee and mentor, we hope this course provides a useful starting point for this important phase of training.


The registration fee is waived as this workshop is being supported by educational grants from industry.  For out-of-town attendees, three nights shared accommodation only will be covered at the Hyatt Regency Seattle (room & tax) for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. We will take care of booking the rooms. Air and ground transportation are not covered as well as meals outside of course functions, uninvited guests, and other miscellaneous expenses.

Up to three residents/fellows from one program are allowed to attend.

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Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course includes orthopedic and neurosurgical residents and fellows who are either in their last year of training or in a spine fellowship program.


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: August 8
Neurology Grand Rounds Series 2019
Later Event: August 14
Cranial Case Conference Series 2019