The ONE Spine 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.

Intended audience

The intended audience for this course includes orthopedic and neurosurgical fellows who are either in their last year of training or in a spine fellowship program. We will also consider surgeons in their first year of practice as well.

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