3rd Annual ONE Spine Master's Course: 2015 Controversies in Spine Surgery


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Friday, June 26, 2015
7am - 5pm

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

Orthopaedic 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.


 MD/DO: $299

Allied Health Professional: $245


Resident/Fellow: $50

Course Fee Live Didactic Webinar: $99

(7:30am-1pm) Unaccredited

 Course Objectives

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

  • Describe the principles of spinal navigation and understand when to use navigation
  • Discuss the benefits and limitations of robotics for spinal surgery
  • List various treatment options for those patients requiring surgical internvetion for kyphosis
  • Discuss slavage options ofr pelvic fixation
  • Detail the methods of avoiding surgical site infections
  • Detail when surgery is indicated in degenerative adult scoliosis
  • Discuss the biomechanical overview and its importance with sacral and pelvic fixation 
  • Detail the relationship between alignment parameters of gthe systems 
  • Describe intra-operative techniques and consderations for thoracic versus lumbar osteotomies
  • Recognize the presentation and evaluation of spinal deformities


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


Jens R. Chapman, M.D.
Complex Spine Surgeon
Swedish Neuroscience Insitute

Jean Dubousset, M.D.
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Paris University

D. Kojo Hamilton M.D.
Visiting Associate Professor
Residency Program Coordinator
University of Pittsburgh

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

John Kostuik M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Lawrence G. Lenke, M.D.
Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Professor, Orthopaedic
Surgery and Professor of Neurological Surgery
Chief of Spinal Surgery 
Washington University School of Medicine

Isador H. Lieberman M.D.
Medical Director of the Scoliosis & Spine Tumor Center
Texas Back Institute
Rod J. Oskouian Jr., M.D.  
Spine Fellowship Director
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Charles Sansur, M.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Paul Santiago M.D. 
Associate Professor
Washington University School of Medicine

Planning Committee

Rod J. Oskouian Jr., M.D., Course Co-Chair, Jens R. Chapman, M.D., Course Co-Chair, D. Kojo Hamilton, M.D., Isador Lieberman, M.D., Jeni Page, ARNP, Laura Jacob, Linda Sahlin, Alexis Takasumi

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 Catergory 1 CreditsTM 

Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.75 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



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