Spine Case Conference

1st & 3rd Wednesday | 6:30 a.m.-8 a.m.
Seattle Science Foundation, James Tower, 6th Floor
Swedish Cherry Hill

Course Description

The Seattle Science Foundation Spine Conference Series is a reoccurring educational conference held for health care providers who treat spine disorders. Experts in the field will provide attendees with an opportunity to explore all the options available when treating their patients with spine disorders.  This allows the learner to be a part of the discussions regarding real-world experience decisions that incorporate evidence-based medicine.

Needs Statement

Evaluation and treatments of spinal conditions continues to drastically change as new technologies and therapies emerge. For this reason, there remains a tremendous need for continued education in the training of current and future health care providers regarding knowledge and interventions for spine disorders. 

Intended Audience 

This symposium is intended for neurosurgeons, physiatrists, neuroradiologists, advanced practice clinicians and other sub-specialists in the treatment of spinal diseases in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California and Alaska.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply treatment options for a variety of spine disorders which are commonly seen at the Swedish Spine Program.
  • Implement protocols related to new research in the management of spine patients.
  • Discuss treatment outcomes with patient.
  • Compare and contrast technological options.
  • Participate in developing guidelines for treating spine patients that will improve patient care.


6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Case Presentations
Moderated by Jens R. Chapman MD
Breakfast Served

7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. (Not Approved for CME)
Featured Presentation

8 a.m.

Case Submission Form

Please use the form below to submit your online case submission.  Cases must be reviewed two weeks prior to the conference.  One week prior to the conference, accepted cases presenters will be informed that their case has been selected for the upcoming conference.

Presenter Name *
Presenter Name

Recorded Presentations

Recorded presentations can be found online at www.ssfyoutube.org.


Please note that remote viewing is available for informational purposes only and is not accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(TM).

  • In Person
    All are welcome to attend the featured presentations at the Seattle Science Foundation. 
  • Live Case Discussion
    All Providence Health and Services affiliated providers are welcome to take part in the live case discussions, either as a viewer or as a case presenter.  To receive the live broadcast connection, please click here to request access.
  • Live on Facebook
    The featured presentations will be available as a live broadcast on Facebook.  Click here to view the live presentation.  
  • Recorded Presentation
    Click here to view all of our recorded Spine Conference presentations.

Please note, at times some presenters prefer not be have their presentation recorded or streamed live.  On those such occasions, we will not be able to provide a live broadcast or recording of the presentation.


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 24 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Each session is designated for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.