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3rd Annual Spine Trauma Summit

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

Friday, May 19, 6pm - 9pm
Saturday, May 20, 7am - 5pm

The 3rd Annual Spine Trauma Summit will provide an update on the current evidence based practices in spine trauma care. The meeting will combine lecture format with interactive sessions to address open questions and arrive at a consensus on best practices for all key areas of the spinal column (cranio-cervical junction down to the lumbo-pelvic junction and all areas in between). The training 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. On a practical scale, participants will receive hands-on training using the most advanced technologies available to improve their cognitive as well as haptic skill sets.


Last year's highlights!


M.D. or D.O.:  $450 (After May 6 - $480)
Allied Health Professionals:  $350 (After May 6 - $380)
Medical Student:  $50
Resident/Fellow:  $50

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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.


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

  • Identify anatomic considerations for odontoid fractures and review surgical techniques
  • Identify when to pursue surgical versus non-surgical treatment in spine trauma
  • Review hangman's fractures and the reasoning for surgery as well as anatomic and stabilization considerations
  • Explain current exoskeletal technology and future advancements
  • Identify thoracolumbar fractures including anatomic considerations
  • Review bracing for thoracolumbar fractures including benefits and risks
  • Explain the nature of spinal cord injury anatomically and physiologically
  • Review current treatment methods and future treatment advances in spinal cord injuries
  • Explain anatomic considerations for the lateral surgical technique


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 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 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 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.

Earlier Event: May 19
UW Foream and Hand Course
Later Event: May 23
Ortho Fellows