ONE Spine Masters Course 2014 - Controversies in Spine Surgery


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ONE Spine Masters Course: 2014 Controversies in Spine Surgery
Friday, June 25, 2014
Seattle Science Foundation
550 17th Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, Washington 98122

Course Description

This advanced course is for attending orthopedic and neurosurgeons. Nationally recognized speakers will focus on provocative topics and in-depth debates. They will also provide hands-on workshops in state-of-the-art lab facilities. The design is to focus on the surgical treatment of current issues in the field, as well as provide opportunities to practice new surgical advances and techniques in the hands-on cadaver lab.

Needs Statement

Orthopedic and neurological surgeons are committed to the best outcomes for spine patients. Yet differences and divisions remain between the two specialties. The surgeons of ONE Spine are focused on building consensus and cooperation between orthopedic and neurological spine surgeons. Given the rapid innovative advancements in the field, there is a tremendous need for continued education. By educating physicians of the new surgical methods, equipment and procedures, the ONE Spine Master’s Course will optimize and unify education and research among neurological and orthopedic spine surgeons to improve patient care.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Describe the principle spinal and pelvic alignment parameters and detail the relationship between alignment parameters and preoperative symptoms and postoperative results
  • Discuss indications for salvage surgery for adult deformity surgyer, address complication avoidance of adult derformity surgery, and review intraoperative rod maneuvering techiniques
  • Analyze the classification criteria of the SRS-Schwab Adult Deformity Classification system and how to improve outcomes of adult deformity surgery
  • Review indications for osteotomies deformity surgery, address how to manage complications  of adult deformity surgery, discuss sacropelvic and sagittal restoration parameters with deformity surgery
  • Discuss classification of thoracolumbar spinal injuries, review indications for fusion and address complications associated with surgery
  • Describe how to avoid complications in lateral approaches to the spine, review the lumbar plexus and anatomy, discuss managing and avoiding vascular complications as well as how to avoid bowel injury.
  • Review deformity correction and principles and address nerve injury in lateral approaches 
  • Discuss the presentation and evaluation fo spinal deformities, describe the location and patho-anatomy of rigid deformities, provide various treatment options for those patients requiring surgical intervention for kyphosis, describe the outcome of the treatments provided to the patient population. 
  • Iterate the importance of pre-operative planning for spine surgery, discuss the benefits and limitations of robotics for spinal surgery, develop an appreciation for the surgical work flow when using robotics during spine surgery.


Paul Anderson M.D., M.S.
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
University of Wisconsin


D. Kojo Hamilton M.D.
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Oregon Health & Science University

Patrick Johnson M.D.
Director, Neurosurgery Spine 
Fellowship Program

  John Kostuik M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Isador H. Lieberman M.D.
Medical Director of the Scoliosis & Spine Tumor
Texas Back Institute
Rod J. Oskouian Jr., M.D. 

Director, Neurosurgery Fellowship Program
Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Paul Santiago M.D. 
Associate Professor
Neurosurgery & Orthopedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine


William R. Taylor M.D.
Vice Chairman, Director Spine Surgery
University of California San Diego, Division of Neurosurgery

Theodore A. Wagner M.D.
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Univeristy of Washington 


Featured Speaker

Meet John P. Kostuik, M.D.

Dr. John P. Kostuik wsa the Chief of Spine Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Universty School of Medicine.  He also served as President of the Scoliosis Research Society and the North American Spine Society in which he was an original member/organizer.  Dr. Kostuik is recognized as one of the world's leading teachers and authorities on spine surgery.  He has authored numerous papers ranging from the basci sciences of spinal pathologies to analysis and comparison of advanced spinal technologies and patient treatments.  Dr. Kostuik has been the keynote spaker at almost every major spine society in the world and has trained over 150 international spine fellows of which an estimated 145 are in active practice.

Planning Committee

Rod J. Oskouian Jr., M.D., Course Chair, D. Kojo Hamilton, M.D., Isador Lieberman, M.D., Caye Boosalis, Linda Sahlin, Alexis Takasumi

Accreditation with Commendation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Swedish Medical Center and Seattle Science Foundation.  Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Intended Audience

The sessions are targeted to orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons that practice spine surgery in the United States.


Course Agenda & Faculty
Course Brochure


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Seattle, WA 98122
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