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4th Annual Spine Trauma Summit

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May 18-19, 2018

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

The 4th Annual Spine Trauma Summit provides an update on the current evidence-based practices in spine trauma care. The meeting combines lectures with interactive sessions to address questions and develop a consensus on best practices for all key areas of the spine. This course will enhance recognition of key injury variables and provide important updates on spinal cord injury management, management of the elderly and latest techniques in minimally invasive spine fracture treatment. Participants will receive hands-on training using the most advanced technologies available to improve their cognitive as well as haptic skill sets.


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(please note we have reached the maximum participants with discount code SMILE)

Needs Statement

Spine trauma is a common malady afflicting patients of all age groups in many forms of severity due to traumatic injury, as well as increasingly related to our aging population demographics. In its severest form, spine trauma results in spinal cord injury and death. There remains a multitude of uncertainty among many, if not most, neurological and orthopedic surgeons regarding relevant issues concerning management and treatment in spine trauma


At the conclusion of this program, the attendee will provide better patient care through an increased abilitiy to:

  • Assess the changes in treatment of spine trauma and spinal cord injury
  • Appraise the current geriatric fracture crisis
  • Analyze the different interventions for spinal cord injuries
  • Distinguish the indications for early vs. late surgery
  • Evaluate emerging therapies for spinal cord injuries
  • Demonstrate surgical procedures in the setting of spine trauma

Intended Audience

This course is mainly targeted to neurosurgeons, orthopaedic spine surgeons, and allied healthcare professionals who treat spine trauma, surgical and nonsurgical, in Washington, Alaska, Montana, Oregon, and Idaho.

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 11 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 for Commercial Support.  A complete listing of financial supporters is not available at this time. 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.

For Further Information

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

Earlier Event: May 16
Spine Conference
Later Event: May 23
Cranial Conference