The North American Spine Society 27th Annual Meeting


Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

The North American Spine Society 27th Annual Meeting

  1. 1. Preliminary ProgramThe North American Spine Society 27thAnnual MeetingOctober 24-27, 2012 * Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas NASS, 7075 Veterans Blvd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527
  2. 2. Innovative Instrumentation Customized ® Universal Spine Screw Extraction Systems Universal Spine Screw Extraction System Cervical Set Universal Spine Screw Extraction System Lumbar Set Polycarbonate Logo Inserts and Custom Screen Printing Universal Spine Screw Extraction System Universal Spine Screw Extraction System Universal Spine Screw Extraction System Cervical Set Cervical Set Cervical Set Universal Spine Screw Universal Spine Screw Universal Spine Screw Extraction System Extraction System Extraction System Lumbar Set Lumbar Set Lumbar Set Match Any Pantone with Anodizing and Over molded Silicone Our Dr. Toolz® Universal Spine Screw Extraction Systems will provide you with all of the instrumentation that you will need for your next product launch, including: * BMI over molded silicone handles for comfort and performance. * Internal adapter technology on instrumentation. * Non-Ratcheting and Ratcheting capabilities. * Space for additional bits. * Full color and branding customization. * In-house design assistance for custom branding and imprinting needs. In addition, all sets have passed sterilization and cleaning validation testing. CALL TOLL FREE: 877.201.7661© 2012 Bradshaw Medical10325 58th PlaceKenosha, WI 53144Phone: (262) 925-1374 RULE #1: IF WE DON’T TAKE CARE OF OUR VISIT THE BRADSHAW ISO 13485:2003 Certified CUSTOMERS, SOMEONE ELSE WILL. BOOTH AT NASS 2012
  3. 3. Join Your Colleagues in Dallas!Dear Spine Care Professionals,Head to Dallas for the 27th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society! This year’s program includes expandedconcurrent sessions providing you the opportunity to focus your education based upon your needs and interests. Theschedule enables you to make the most effective use of your time at the meeting and minimizes time away from the office.The following is a brief overview of the program highlights:• Hands-on cadaver training courses: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Cervical Spine Surgery• 2012 Coding Update course• Instructional courses• Deformity technique workshop• Allied Health sessions• Technical Exhibition opens at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 24 offering three hours of dedicated time to view the latest products in spine. With more than 310 exhibiting companies, you will need this unopposed time to see the latest products and services.This compelling meeting includes specially-designed content for surgical and interventional spine professionals. Thenumber of concurrent sessions has been increased. Following are some of the topics:• Current Controversies in Spine Care and Surgery• The Use of Biologics in Spine: Hype or Science?• What is the Current State of rhBMP-2• The Psychology of Spine Surgery• Medical Professionalism and Conflict of Interest• Directional Preference and Pain Centralization: Medical, Surgical and Research Implications• Predicting Clinical Success Based on Biomechanical Metrics/Understanding and Treating the Disc at Risk• How to Best Stabilize the Spine and Pelvis• State-of-the-Art World Spine Care: A Review of Practices From Different Regions of the World In addition to symposia, there are best paper sessions, best poster presentations, special interest group discussions, and allied health and concurrent sessions—truly something for everyone. Dallas delivers the ideal combination of a sophisticated, modern city with western tradition and heritage. It is home to some of the best dining, shopping, art and nightlife in the country, along with a wealth of activities and attractions. Online registration opens April 24 for members and May 8 for all. Information will continually be updated at See you in Dallas! Michael H. Heggeness, MD, PhD President Jeffrey C. Wang, MD Heidi Prather, DO Joseph S. Cheng, MD Thomas E. Dreisinger, PhD, FACSM 2012 Annual Meeting Program 3
  4. 4. General InformationNew for 2012 Credit InformationHands-on cadaver training courses on Tuesday afternoon The North American Spine Society designates this liveand Wednesday morning. activity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the creditThe Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Medicine commensurate with the extent of their participation ininstructional course will start Wednesday morning and the activity. Additional information for other forms of creditcontinue on Wednesday evening complete with dinner is available on page 23.and refreshments.Afternoon symposia are now concurrent with more topic- Who Should Attend?specific sessions allowing you to follow your interests. Join the leading authorities in spine care, representing a multidisciplinary community that includes:Global Spine Forum programming is expanded to a full orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists,day including internationally-focused symposia and invited radiologists, physiatrists, pain management specialists,organizations’ programming. anesthesiologists, psychologists, chiropractors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, rehabilitationSaturday sessions begin at 7:55 a.m. and conclude at professionals, researchers, administrators and all other12:00 p.m. health care professionals with an abiding interest in spine.Saturday morning will feature discussions on thefollowing topics: Learning Objectives• Defining MIS Upon completion of this meeting, participants will gain• HRQ Key Questions strategies to:• Developing Measurements and Problem Solving • Promote discussion of new scientific developments andThe discussions will conclude with a collective strategic best practices in spine care.response agreed upon by all participants. • Demonstrate the application of current techniques, procedures and research. • Practice evidence-based medicine relative to spine care.Important DatesApril 24: Registration open for members. Questions?May 8: Registration open for all. Please visit for more information. Contact the following departments via emailAugust 14: Early registration deadline. Save $200 with the with any questions:early registration discount. • Educational programming: • Registration: registration@spine.orgSeptember 11: Housing deadline. Ensure that you will have • Housing: meetingservices@spine.orgaccommodations at an official NASS hotel. • Exhibits: • Membership: membership@spine.orgSeptember 26: Online and onsite registration fees increaseby $100. Table of Contents Program Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Technical Exhibition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Dallas, Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit . . . . . 23 Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Disclosure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 NASS Resource Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 NASS 27th Annual Meeting
  5. 5. Early Innovation... ? are you on the leading edge? Minimally Invasive, Facet Sparing, Precision Decompression and then life got much better. Get Trained Today Call 512.423.1834 or email training@baxano.comBAXANO.COMFor complete information regarding precautions and methods of use, please refer to individual device Instructions for Use.Baxano ® and iO-Flex® are registered trademarks and service marks of Baxano, Inc. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Program InformationEducation Formats Allied Health Tracks NASS offers specialty educational tracks for allied healthConcurrent Sessions professionals, including physician assistants, nurseConcurrent sessions are topic-specific abstract practitioners, nurses, chiropractors and rehabilitationpresentations highlighting detailed research, with professionals. These sessions occur each afternoon duringdiscussion following. the meeting and on Wednesday morning before theBasic Science Seminar, Current Concepts in general session.Lumbopelvic Pain Seminar and Current Concepts in Young Spine Surgeons Education TrackBiopyschosocial Seminar The transition from training to practice is a difficult time.These newly developed sessions include lectures prior to With the best interest of young surgeons in mind, NASSpaper presentations and are topic-specific. has developed a symposium to assist surgeons duringSpecial Interest Group (SIG) Discussions their early transition to practice. Experts in the communityJoin your peers in an open, casual forum that encourages a and a distinguished group of spine surgeons that recentlymutual exchange of ideas and discussion. Topics are based transitioned into both academic and private clinicalon current trends and issues in spine care. These one-hour practices will review topics, including, Finding a Job anddiscussion groups convene at the end of each day. Early Career Decision Making, Contract Negotiations and Establishing a Practice.Saturday WorkshopsThese workshops will encourage discussion on a particular Solution Showcasequestion that NASS would like to address. Specific Participate in a Solution Showcase Theater presentationobjectives will include developing a strategic response to the on the exhibit floor during your networking break or lunchtopic that can be elevated to committees for further action. time to learn more about specific products and solutions to help you provide your professional care. The theaterePoster Stations presentation schedule will be posted atePosters can be viewed in the NASS Resource Center in the in June.Technical Exhibition. Additionally, the authors of the top-graded posters in each category will present their postersand facilitate discussion during the networking breaks. Session Recordings On-Demand: CME Credit Available Visit to order the conference session recordings and get 24/7 access to scientific presentations. This recording includes abstract presentations, symposia and electronic posters. These web-based, fully synchronized audio, video and slide presentations are available anywhere you can access the internet. Don’t miss your chance to view the archived online compilations of what you missed!6 NASS 27th Annual Meeting
  7. 7. Tuesday, October 23 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Complimentary Box Lunch (Attendees Only) Coding Update 2012: Essentials and Controversies of 12:00–1:00 p.m. Spine Care Coding Solution Showcase Chairs: R. Dale Blasier, MD; William J. Sullivan, MD 1:00–1:10 p.m.9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Welcome Remarks Annual Meeting Registration 1:10–2:10 p.m.1:00–5:00 p.m. Hands-on Course: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery General Session: Best Papers—Outcomes/Cost-Utility Chairs: Choll W. Kim, MD, PhD; Michael Y. Wang, MD 2:10–2:40 p.m.Wednesday, October 24 Introduction and Presidential Address Charles A. Mick, MD and Michael H. Heggeness, MD, PhD6:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Annual Meeting Registration 2:40–3:30 p.m. Introduction and Presidential Guest Speaker7:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Michael H. Heggeness, MD, PhD and Matt Taibbi Instructional Course: Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Medicine Part I: Asking Answerable Questions, Searching 3:30–4:00 p.m. the Literature and Rating the Evidence Networking Break Chair: Daniel K. Resnick, MD, MS Best Poster Presentations7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 4:00–4:05 p.m. Coding Update 2012 (Continued) NASS Working for You8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 4:05–5:35 p.m. Hands-on Course: Cervical Spine Surgery Concurrent Symposia: Chair: TBD ·· ACO/Healthcare Policy Combo Technique Workshop: Deformity Chairs: Christopher J. Standaert, MD; John G. Finkenberg, MD Chair: TBD ·· The Psychology of Spine Surgery Instructional Courses: Chairs: Andrew R. Block, PhD; Jerome Schofferman, MD ·· Section on Rehabilitation Interventional Medical Spine 5:40–6:40 p.m. Chairs: Jerome Schofferman, MD; Gerard A. Malanga, MD Concurrent Sessions: ·· Section on Motion Technology ·· Complications/Metabolic Chair: Avinash G. Patwardhan, MD ·· Lumbar Fusion ·· Section on Biologics and Basic Science: BMPs: Yesterday, ·· Socioeconomics Today and Tomorrow ·· Tumor/Infection Chairs: Vikas V. Patel, MD; Nitin N. Bhatia, MD Basic Science Seminar and Original Research: ·· Leadership Development and Training Breaking Developments in Bone Biologics and Fusion Chairs: Mitchel Harris, MD, FACS; F. Todd Wetzel, MD ·· Fundamentals of Image-Guided Spinal Surgery Special Interest Groups: Chair: Eric W. Nottmeier, MD ·· Best Practice Update: Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Spine Surgery Allied Health Track Sessions: Moderators: William O. Shaffer, MD; Scott Kreiner, MD ·· Secrets of the Successful Spine Team: How to Integrate ·· MRI of the Spine: Essentials for the Spine Specialist PAs and NPs Better and More Effectively Moderator: A. Jay Khanna, MD Chairs: Alpesh A. Patel, MD, FACS; Jim A. Youssef, MD ·· Biomechanics ·· Medical and Surgical Management of Myeloradiculopathy Moderator: Boyle C. Cheng, MD Chair: Rick Placide, MD, PT 7:00–9:45 p.m.10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Instructional Course: Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Technical Exhibition Open Medicine Part II: Critically Appraising the Literature ePosters Open for Viewing Chair: Daniel K. Resnick, MD, 7
  8. 8. Thursday, October 25 1:50–3:20 p.m.6:30–8:00 a.m. Concurrent Symposia: ·· What is the Current State of rhBMP-2? Continental Breakfast Chairs: Alpesh A. Patel, MD, FACS; Peter Whang, MD6:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ·· NASS Registry Pilot Update: Collecting Data to Annual Meeting Registration Inform Spine7:20–7:25 a.m. Chairs: Daniel K. Resnick, MD, MS; Zoher Ghogawala, MD Announcements 1:50–4:55 p.m. Allied Health Track Sessions:7:25–8:25 a.m. ·· Nursing General Session: Best Papers—Trauma ·· PA/NP ·· Rehabilitation8:25–8:30 a.m. NASS Working for You 3:20–3:25 p.m. Special Presentation8:30–10:00 a.m. Symposium: Current Controversies in Spine Care 3:25–3:55 p.m. and Surgery Networking Break Chair: Jean-Jacques Abitbol, MD Members’ Business Meeting9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Best Poster Presentations Technical Exhibition Open 3:55–4:55 p.m. ePosters Open for Viewing Concurrent Sessions:10:00–10:05 a.m. ·· Minimally Invasive Surgery ·· Cervical Special Presentation ·· Trauma10:05–10:30 a.m. ·· Socioeconomics Networking Break Basic Science Seminar and Original Research: Best Poster Presentations Breaking Developments in Surgical Biology10:30–11:00 a.m. Special Interest Groups: ·· TSJ Editors’ Choice Award TSJ Outstanding Paper Awards and Editors’ Choice Moderator: Eugene J. Carragee, MD Award Presentations ·· Best Practice Update: Diagnosis and Treatment of11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Lumbar Disc Herniation with Radiculopathy Concurrent Sessions: Moderators: Scott Kreiner, MD; William O. Shaffer, MD ·· Novel Technology ·· Evidence-based Nonoperative (Medical) Treatment of SI ·· Deformity Joint Dysfunction ·· Imaging Moderator: TBD Current Concepts in Biopsychosocial Seminar Basic Science Seminar and Original Research: Breaking Developments in Disc Biology12:00–1:00 p.m. Complimentary Box Lunch (Attendees Only) Go mobile with the 2012 Annual Meeting app! Solution Showcase1:00–1:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker Charles C. Mann A mobile app is being1:45–1:50 p.m. developed; go to NASS Working for You for more information or scan the code at left.8 NASS 27th Annual Meeting
  9. 9. Friday, October 26 1:00–1:05 p.m.6:30–8:00 a.m. NASS Working for You Continental Breakfast 1:00–2:30 p.m.7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Global Spine Forum Symposium: State-of-the-Art World Spine Care: A Review of Practices From Different Regions Annual Meeting Registration of the World7:20–7:25 a.m. Chair: Raj D. Rao, MD Announcements 1:05–2:35 p.m.7:25–8:25 a.m. Concurrent Symposia: General Session: Best Papers—Clinical ·· Directional Preference and Pain Centralization: Medical, Surgical and Research Implications8:25–8:30 a.m. Chair: Ronald G. Donelson, MD, MS NASS Working for You ·· Predicting Clinical Success Based on Biomechanical8:30–10:00 a.m. Metrics/Understanding and Treating the Disc at Risk Chairs: Boyle C. Cheng, MD; Alok D. Sharan, MD Concurrent Symposia: ·· Medical Professionalism and Conflict of Interest 2:30–4:30 p.m. Chair: Jerome Schofferman, MD Global Spine Forum: Presentations from Invited Societies ·· How to Best Stabilize the Spine and Pelvis Chairs: Thomas E. Dreisinger, PhD, FACSM; Heidi Prather, DO; 2:35–3:00 p.m. Maurits van Tulder, PhD; Andry Vleeming, PhD; Networking Break Paul Hodges, MD, PhD Best Poster Presentations9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 2:35–4:40 p.m. Global Spine Forum: Presentations from Invited Societies Allied Health Track Breakout Sessions:9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. ·· Nursing ·· PA/NP Technical Exhibition Open ·· Rehabilitation ePosters Open for Viewing 3:00–3:05 p.m.10:00–10:05 a.m. Spine Safety Update Spine Safety Update 3:05–3:35 p.m.10:05–10:30 a.m. Value Abstract Awards Presentations Networking Break 3:40–4:40 p.m. Best Poster Presentations Concurrent Sessions:10:30–10:55 a.m. ·· Surgical Complications Research Award Presentations ·· Cervical Arthroplasty ·· Deformity10:55–11:00 a.m. ·· Socioeconomics NASS Recognition Awards Basic Science Seminar and Original Research:11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Breaking Developments in Spinal Cord Injury Concurrent Sessions: Special Interest Groups: ·· Cervical ·· An Update on Spine Ratings and Rating of Spinal Nerve ·· Biomechanics/Imaging Impairment, According to AMA Guides 6th Edition Current Concepts in Lumbopelvic Pain Seminar: Moderator: TBD Breaking Developments in Evaluation and Treatment of ·· Spine Research: Spanning the Spectrum from Data Pelvic Girdle Disorders and How They Relate to Spine Pain Collection at Your Clinic to the Impact on Healthcare Policy Basic Science Seminar and Original Research: Moderator: Donna D. Ohnmeiss, PhD Breaking Developments in Disc Regeneration ·· Allied Health Practitioners12:00–1:00 p.m. Moderator: Michael L. Reed, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC Complimentary Box Lunch (Attendees Only) Solution 9
  10. 10. Saturday, October 27 9:35–10:00 a.m. 6:30–8:00 a.m. Networking Break Continental Breakfast 10:00–11:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions: ·· BMP Annual Meeting Registration ·· Surgical Complications 7:55–8:00 a.m. ·· Cervical Arthroplasty Announcements 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 8:00–8:05 a.m. Concurrent Workshops: NASS Working for You ·· Defining MIS ·· HRQ Key Questions 8:05–9:35 a.m. ·· Developing Measurements and Problem Solving Symposium: The Deconditioned Spine: Pre- and Postoperative 12:00 p.m. Chairs: Michael L. Reed, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC; Heidi Prather, DO Meeting AdjournsPresidential Guest Speaker Keynote SpeakerMatt Taibbi, Wednesday, October 24, 2:40-3:30 p.m. Charles C. Mann, Thursday, October 25, 1:00-1:45 p.m. Matt Taibbi is a Rolling Stone contributing Charles C. Mann’s most recent book, editor and the author of Griftopia, one of 1491, won the U.S. National Academy of the most entertainingly quotable, scathing, Sciences’ Keck award for the best book and illuminating histories of the current of the year. A correspondent for The economic crisis. A landmark book, Griftopia Atlantic Monthly, Science, and Wired, he tells the story of the most audacious power has covered the intersection of science, grab in American history, and it establishes technology, and commerce for many Taibbi as an original voice who “writes in a newspapers and magazines here andno-holds-barred, often profane, but always informative and abroad, including BioScience, The Bostonstimulating style that gets under the skin of the powerful.” Globe, Fortune, Geo (Germany), The(Bill Moyers) New York Times (magazine, op-ed, book review), Panorama (Italy), Paris-Match (France), QuarkMatt Taibbi has covered everything from politics to sports (Japan), Smithsonian, Der Stern (Germany), Technologyto business—all with the wit, humor and gonzo spirit of Review, Vanity Fair and The Washington Post (magazine,a Hunter S. Thompson. In 2008, he won the National op-ed, book review). In addition to 1491, he has co-Magazine Award for his columns in Rolling Stone. As an written four other books: The Second Creation: Makersauthor, Taibbi has written several books, including The Great of the Revolution in 20th-Century Physics (1986; rev. ed.,Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics and 1995); The Aspirin Wars: Money, Medicine, and 100 YearsReligion and, most recently, the critically hailed Griftopia. of Rampant Competition (1991), Noah’s Choice: The Future of Endangered Species (1995), and @ Large: The StrangeIn Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Case of the Internet’s Biggest Invasion (1998). He has alsoCon That Is Breaking America, Taibbi eviscerates Wall Street written for CD-ROMs, HBO, and the television show Lawfor frauds perpetrated on the American people over the last and Order, and was the text editorial coordinator for theten years, and makes clear sense of the financial history, internationally best-selling photographic projects Materiallingo, and outright lies that led to our current economic World (1994), Women in the Material World (1996), andcrisis. Blame for the bubbles and collapses is placed on Hungry Planet (2005). A three-time National Magazinea relatively small number of bankers and traders who, in Award finalist, he has received writing awards from theTaibbi’s wickedly engaging opinion, act without fear of American Bar Association, the American Institute ofreciprocity from a government no longer representative Physics, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Margaretof its people. Speaking with passion and fervor, Taibbi Sanger Foundation and the Lannan Foundation (a 2006sheds light on the backroom dealings in Washington and Literary Fellowship). He is now working on a companionNew York, and points a way out of this mess we’ve let our volume to 1491; an early excerpt appeared in Nationalleaders get us into. Geographic in May 2007.10 NASS 27th Annual Meeting
  11. 11. Dallas, TexasOverview Flight InformationThe ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight frommetropolitan area in the nation, Dallas covers most North American destinations. DFW Internationalapproximately 343 square miles and has a population of Airport is the world’s third busiest airport, offering nearly1,299,543. The ultra-modern and sophisticated city attracts 1,750 flights per day and providing non-stop service to 144worldwide travelers, making the area the No. 1 visitor and domestic and 44 international destinations worldwideleisure destination in Texas. annually. DFW International Airport is American Airlines’ largest connecting hub with Fort Worth home to AMRYou can ride one of the fastest-growing light rail systems Corporation, American Airlines’ parent company. Inin the nation or the historic, free McKinney Avenue Trolley addition, Dallas Love Field Airport is conveniently locatedfrom the Dallas Arts District throughout the Uptown area 10 minutes from downtown.with its restaurants, pubs, boutique hotels and shops. DiningThroughout the city, you will enjoy the best shopping in Restaurants are more than the Texan favorites of steakthe southwest, four-and five-star restaurants, the largest houses, barbeque and Tex Mex. There are many freshurban arts district in the nation, 13 entertainment districts seafood, eclectic bistros and fantastic worldly cuisinesand much more. The area also is home to more than 200 ranging from Brazilian to Indian to European. Whethergolf courses. you’re looking for the best restaurants in Dallas or simply trying to find a downtown restaurant to grab a quick bite,In October, the average minimum temperature is 56 you’ll find a wide variety of cuisines to choose from indegrees Fahrenheit (13.3 degrees Celsius); average Dallas. Details are available at temperature is 78 degrees Fahrenheit (25.5degrees Celsius). Dallas has an average rainfall in Octoberof 4.11 inches (10.2 centimeters).Blend moderate weather, art and entertainment withpure Southern hospitality for a true “taste” of the Dallasdifference. Go to iTunes to download free Visit Dallas app. Clay Coleman Raul Santillan12 NASS 27th Annual Meeting
  12. 12. Dallas, TexasAttractions Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza Your trip to Dallas should include the city’s famous visitorPublic ArtWalk Dallas site, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The museumGet closer to the art and architecture of Dallas with the that spans the sixth and seventh floors of the Texas SchoolBusiness Council for the Arts’ 30-stop, 3.3-mile walking Book Depository Building examines the life, times, deathtour, Public ArtWalk Dallas. Maps are available at the and legacy of President John F. Kennedy with photographs,Public ArtWalk Dallas website and will be available at artifacts and displays.various locations, including the Dallas Museum of Art andthe Nasher Sculpture Center, which is the recommended Heritage Villagestarting point for the tour. Travel back to Civil War-era Dallas and take a tour through 13 acres of a living history museum. Beautifully preserved,Symphony Orchestra the Village portrays North Texas life from 1840 to 1910.Experience world-class entertainment at the DallasSymphony Orchestra. ‘Ol Blue Eyes is back when Marvin Tour 18 Golf CourseHamlisch pays tribute to Frank Sinatra, October 26-28, Ever play the 14th hole at Pebble Beach? How about Amenwith sensational vocalist Steve Lippia and the DSO! Relive Corner at Augusta National? Tour 18 provides 18 holes fromthe smooth vocals and classic swing that make Sinatra an 16 famous golf courses all in one. A trio of friends designedAmerican icon. Hear the unforgettable hits Strangers in the course holes to be near-exact replicas of the actualthe Night and My Way in performances that add luster to holes, including course length and scenery. Golf MagazineSinatra’s legendary career! named the course one of the 65 “Golfiest Places in America.”Holocaust Museum ArboretumFor a historical experience, visit the Dallas Holocaust Explore 66 acres of lush landscape, gardens, and grovesMuseum. The museum is dedicated to teaching the lessons that are sure to impress your whole family. Situated off theof the holocaust and memorializing its victims through shores of White Rock Lake, the serene scenery can calmits large collection of audiovisual materials, including any hectic day.videotapes, slides, microfiche and more than 2,500 books.Because of its content only children ages 10 and older are World Aquariumrecommended to visit. Though it has its share of marine life, the aquarium is much more, featuring a South American rainforest andMeadows Museum other exhibits.Art lovers should visit the Meadows Museum. Housing thelargest and most comprehensive selection of Spanish art Zoooutside of Spain, you are sure to appreciate some of the The Children’s petting zoo gives hands-on feedingSpanish Golden Age greats. experiences with tropical birds. The zoo‘s nature exchange lets kids discuss their nature finds with a scientist and barter them for upgrades. OpenWindow Photo 2005 Courtesy of Dallas 13
  13. 13. Dallas, TexasTrivia Green Initiative• The frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas. The Dallas Convention Center has become one of the• The integrated circuit computer chip (which became the greenest facilities in the nation due to a determined effort microchip) was invented in Dallas in 1958. to reduce energy consumption, use 40 percent renewable energy, install solar panels, practice water conservation• The 52-foot ‘Big Tex’ statue that greets visitors at the and gain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design annual State Fair of Texas is the tallest cowboy in Texas. (LEED) certification.• The largest permanent model train exhibit in the country is on display in the lobby of Dallas Children’s The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau also promotes Medical Center. the Convene Green Alliance, a grass-roots industry• The Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district initiative that seeks to affect positive environmental in the United States. practices through national, regional and local outreach and education.• The Trinity River Corridor Project, when completed, will be more than 10 times the size of New York’s Central Park.• Highland Park Village Shopping Center, developed in 1931 has the distinction of being the first planned shopping center in America.• The first convenience store, 7-Eleven, got its start in Dallas and the corporation is headquartered there today.• Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League and son of oil tycoon H.L. Hunt, was a noted Dallas resident when he coined the phrase ‘Super Bowl’.• The Dallas Public Library permanently displays one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, printed on July 4, 1776, and the First Folio of William Jamie Olson Shakespeare’s “Comedies, Histories & Tragedies.”14 NASS 27th Annual Meeting
  14. 14. XIA 3 PEDICLE CD 3 CORDLESSSCREW SYSTEM D R I V E R SYST E M WE THOUGHT IT WAS ABOUT TIME THESE TWO SHOULD MEET.Powered Pedicle Screw Insertion.Joining forces to connect you to what’s important.
  15. 15. HousingHow to Reserve Your AccommodationsMeeting registration MUST be completed in order to secure Why You Should Stay inhousing for the Annual Meeting. Participants will not be NASS-contracted Housingpermitted hotel reservations until their meeting registration • Dedicated staff will assist with hotel selectionis complete. NASS will monitor the housing reservations list and city make sure that all individuals with reservations also are • Preferred rate guarantee: NASS meets theofficially registered for the Annual Meeting. NASS reserves prices of online hotel room providers. Go tothe right to cancel reservations that do not meet these criteria. for details.Attendees are required to make hotel reservations through theNASS Housing Bureau using any of the following options: • Convenient deposit policy: Secure your individual hotel reservation or block rooms• Online: (in conjunction with with a credit card guarantee with no automatic meeting registration) prepayments.• Phone: 800-545-1773 (US/Canada) or 312-527-7300 • Shuttles: Access shuttle bus transportation (International), 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. ET from most official NASS hotels.• Fax: 888-726-9290 (US/Canada) or 404-393-3172 • Overbooking protection: Booking through (International) the NASS official room block provides added protection from relocation to another property.Hotels will not and cannot accept reservations directly. Theonly hotel rooms that can be reserved are the hotels that are inthe NASS Housing Block list. The cutoff date for reservations isSeptember 11, 2012; discounted rates may not apply after thisdate. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basisand are subject to room availability. If the room blocks sell outprior to the cutoff date, NASS will secure another hotel forattendees. This is not a guarantee as it is based on rates andavailability within the city of Dallas over the meeting dates.Hotel Cancellation/Change PolicyChanges may be made to existing reservations online withthe confirmation number and password listed on yourconfirmation; by e-mail to; or by calling 800-545-1773 Monday through Friday,9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (ET). You must have the confirmationnumber of the reservation you wish to change in order to makeany changes. Changes can be submitted up to Wednesday,October 17, 2012. After October 17, 2012, changes need to becommunicated directly with the hotel. Cancellations to existingreservations must be made according to the individual hotel’scancellation policy, which is noted on your confirmation. Failureto cancel your reservation according to the hotel cancellationpolicy will result in a charge to your credit card.16 NASS 27th Annual Meeting
  16. 16. 17
  17. 17. RegistrationConference Registration FeesFees are designated in US currency. NASS accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Conference registration fees includeall education sessions beginning on the afternoon of Wed., Oct. 24 through Sat., Oct. 27; continental breakfasts (Thurs.-Sat.);and box lunches (Wed. through Fri.). Additional fees apply for Instructional Courses and Technique/Hands-on Workshops.For full instructions, policies and to register, visit Please call NASS at 866-960-6277 or 630-230-3600. Early Regular Late/OnsiteRegistration Categories and Fees (By 8/14) (8/15–9/25) (After 9/25)Member Physician $695 $895 $995Member Affiliate Health $395 $595 $695Member Emeritus $295 $495 $595Member Resident/Fellow $155 $255 $355Nonmember Physician $995 $1195 $1295Nonmember Affiliate HealthLimited to individuals directly employed by a hospital, healthcare network, university $545 $745 $845or freestanding facility administering care to patients (e.g. DC, PA, NP, RN, PT).Nonmember Resident/Fellow $225 $325 $425Must provide a letter on letterhead from your program director.Commercial Business $995 $1195 $1295Interest in spine field but does not treat patients.Guest (Limit One) $275 $375 $375Includes breakfast (Thurs. and Fri.) and lunch (Wed.–Fri.). Join the Leaders in Spine Care: Become a NASS Member The North American Spine Society is the premier multidisciplinary medical organization representing 7,000 members dedicated to fostering the highest quality, ethical, value- based and evidence-based spine care through education, research and advocacy. With members in 72 countries and 32 specialties, NASS is your link to health care professionals invested in advancing spine care. Learn about the value of membership and find out what NASS is doing for the spine care field by visiting; apply online at NASS 27th Annual Meeting
  18. 18. RegistrationCoding Update 2012: Essentials and Controversies of Spine Care CodingOct. 23 (7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.)–Oct. 24 (7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)Dallas Convention Center (DCC)Member Physician $700Nonmember Physician $800Member Affiliate Health $550Nonmember Affiliate Health $600Member Resident/Fellow $350Nonmember Resident/Fellow $400Must provide a letter on letterhead from your program director.Instructional Courses Member NonmemberAll courses Oct. 24, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. By 8/14 8/15-10/24 By 8/14 8/15-10/24Dallas Convention Center (DCC)Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Medicine, Parts I and II $150 $250 $250 $350Part I, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Part II, 6:45–9:30 p.m.Fundamentals of Image-Guided Spinal Surgery $150 $250 $250 $350Leadership Development and Training $150 $250 $250 $350Section on Spine Biologics and Basic Science $150 $250 $250 $350Section on Motion Technology $150 $250 $250 $350Section on Rehabilitation Interventional and Medical Spine Care $150 $250 $250 $350 Hands-on Courses and Technique Workshop All courses Oct. 24, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Member Nonmember Dallas Convention Center (DCC) By 8/14 8/15-10/24 By 8/14 8/15-10/24 Physicians only! Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery $750 $950 $850 $1050 Oct. 23, 1:00–5:00 p.m. Cervical Spine Surgery $750 $950 $850 $1050 Deformity Technique Workshop $475 $675 $675 $ 19
  19. 19. NASS Resource CenterThe NASS Resource Center showcases NASS’ strengths Advocacy/SpinePACin education, research and advocacy. Featuring exclusive Stop by the NASS Advocacy/SpinePAC booth in the NASSeducational opportunities, the Resource Center allows Resource Center to obtain information on the key issuesyou to view the ePosters and Exercise Demonstrations, shaping the health policy debate and learn how you canplus numerous other features listed below during three make a difference.hours of dedicated time on Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Membership InformationNASS Career Center Membership information, publications and NASS logo items also are available in the Resource Center.NASS’ online career service connects employers and Membership staff will answer questions about thecandidates with spine care opportunities across the nation. application process and member benefits. As a serviceSpine care professionals throughout the industry can to members, dues payments and updates to contactregister on the site for free and browse more than 1,000 information will be accepted on-site. Pending membersjobs! Site resources include targeted job search, daily may check the status of their membership application andjob alert emails, articles providing career and interview potential members can apply for membership. Referencetips, and more. Employers can post open positions for materials and periodicals are available for viewing anda nominal fee and can expect qualified responses from purchase, as well as NASS logo apparel, kids’ t-shirts,health care professionals. For information on searching for coffee mugs, ties and golf accessories.opportunities or posting an ad, stop by the ResourceCenter or visit Dallas InformationInternet Stations For information on local attractions, city tours, and activities in and around Dallas, visit the Dallas InformationComputers with internet access will be available so you Desk in the Resource Center. Before your visit, make surecan keep in touch with your home or office while at to check out for up to the minutethe conference. information on what to see and do while you are in Dallas.20 NASS 27th Annual Meeting
  20. 20. Stimulation Hardware Biologics Strategic Focus To develop and deliver innovative repair and regenerative solutions to the spine markets. 1.800.535.4492SI-1211 © Orthofix Holdings Inc. 4/2012
  21. 21. Technical ExhibitionTake advantage of the Technical Exhibition to experience MD Logic EMRthe industry’s largest display of spine care products and Medical Concepts, With more than 300 companies expected to Meridian Surgical Partnersexhibit, you have a great opportunity to see and touch what MTS Systems available. Norman Noble, Inc. NovaBone Products, LLCExhibiting Companies as of March 27, 2012: Nutech Medical, Inc.Accel Spine Orchid Orthopedic SolutionsAccutek Testing Laboratory Orthofix, Inc.Advanced Biologics Orthopedics TodayAutocam Medical Ossur AmericasAutomated Healthcare Solutions Paragon MedicalAvalign Technologies PeriOptix, Inc.Bacterin International, Inc. Piper Plastics Inc.Baxano, Inc. Precision Medical Technologies, Inc.Berkeley Advanced Biomaterials, Inc. Prescott’s Inc.Biomech - Paonan Biotech Co., Ltd. Primal Pictures Ltd.Biomet Spine & Bone Healing Technologies RS MedicalBlue Star Radiology Sawbones/Pacific Research LabsBOSS Instruments Ltd. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.Brainlab Simpirica Spine, Inc.Buxton BioMedical Inc. Solvay Specialty PolymersCerapedics, Inc. Spinal Elements, Inc.CFI Medical Solutions Spinal KineticsCustom Spine, Inc. Spine View Inc.Cutting Edge Laser Technologies Spine WaveElliquence LLC SpineGuard, Inc.Elsevier, Inc. St. Jude MedicalEnova Illumination The Bremer Group CompanyEnsinger, Inc. Thieme PublishersEsaote North America, Inc. Thompson Surgical Instruments IncEvonik Degussa Corporation Titan SpineFzioMed, Inc. TranS1 Inc.Gauthier Biomedical, Inc. Weigao Orthopaedic Device Co., Ltd.gSource LLC Zimmer SpineHans Biomed USA Inc.IMEDICOM Co., Ltd. Want to exhibit or know a company that shouldInnomed, Inc. be exhibiting? Download a copy of the ExhibitorInnovasis, Inc. Prospectus from Biomaterial SolutionsInVivoLinkJewel PrecisionJoimax, Inc.K2MKirwan Surgical Products Inc.LDR SpineLeica MicrosystemsLifeNet HealthLilly USA, LLCLowell, Inc.Mazur Marketing22 NASS 27th Annual Meeting
  22. 22. Continuing Medical Education (CME) CreditThis activity has been planned and implemented in Continuing Education (CE) Credit for Alliedaccordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Health ProfessionalsAccreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education NASS is proud to offer continuing education units(ACCME). The North American Spine Society is accredited and credit to accommodate non-physician attendees’by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for certification requirements. The following indicates thephysicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality status of CE accreditation for non-physician attendees:and scientific integrity of this CME activity. Professional Coders—Coding Update 2012: EssentialsThe North American Spine Society designates this live and Controversies of Spine Care Coding has prior approvalactivity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category of the American Academy of Professional Coders for 121 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit continuing education units. Granting of this approval incommensurate with the extent of their participation in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy of thethe activity. program, content or the program sponsor.The American Medical Association has determined Nurses—This activity has been submitted to thethat physicians not licensed in the U.S. to participate Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category for approval to award contact hours. The Association1 Credits™. of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by theThe American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commissionaccepts Category 1 credit from AOACCME, prescribed on from the American Academy of Family Physicians(AAFP) and AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) for the Activities that are approved by AORN are recognized forPhysician’s Recognition Award from organizations, such as registered nurses. This recognition does not imply thatNASS, accredited by the ACCME. AORN or the ANCS Commission on Accreditation approves or endorses any product included in the presentation.Each state has different requirements for nonphysicianproviders; please contact your credit granting organization Chiropractors—Application is pending for continuingfor their requirements. education by the National University of Health Sciences. Please look for information on www.nassannualmeeting.CME/CE Certificates org and in the Final Program distributed on-site.Meeting evaluations are submitted electronicallyand CME certificates can be printed for the sessions Nurse Practitioners—Application is pending for continuingyou have attended once you have completed the education credentialing through the American Academyevaluation. Additional information will be available in the of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Please look for informationFinal Program. on and in the Final Program distributed 23
  23. 23. Acknowledgements2011-2012 Board of Directors 2012 Scientific Program CommitteeNASS thanks the following Board members for their NASS thanks the following members for their valued time,leadership and guidance throughout the year: effort and dedication in planning the educational content for this year’s Annual Meeting:Michael H. Heggeness, MD, PhD, President President:Charles A. Mick, MD, First Vice President Michael H. Heggeness, MD, PhDWilliam C. Watters III, MD, Second Vice President 2012 Program Co-chairs:Heidi Prather, DO, Secretary Jeffrey C. Wang, MD Heidi Prather, DOChristopher M. Bono, MD, Treasurer Joseph S. Cheng, MD Thomas E. Dreisinger, PhD, FACSMGregory J. Przybylski, MD, Past President 2011 Program Co-chairs:Jeffrey C. Wang, MD, Education Council Director Christopher P. Kauffman, MD William J. Sullivan, MDRaj D. Rao, MD, Continuing Medical Education Chair 2013 Program Co-chairs:David R. O’Brien, Jr., MD, Education Publishing Chair Michael L. Reed, PT, DPT, OCS, MTCDaniel K. Resnick, MD, MS, Research Council Director Matthew W. Smuck, MD Eeric Truumees, MDCharles A. Reitman, MD, Evidence Compilation andAnalysis Chair Continuing Medical Education Chair: Raj D. Rao, MDZoher Ghogawala, MD, Clinical ResearchDevelopment ChairF. Todd Wetzel, MD, Administration & DevelopmentCouncil DirectorJerome Schofferman, MD, Ethics Committee ChairEeric Truumees, MD, Section Development ChairMitchel Harris, MD, Governance Committee ChairWilliam Mitchell, MD, Health Policy Co-council DirectorChristopher J. Standaert, MD, Health PolicyCo-council DirectorChristopher P. Kauffman, MD, Professional, Economic& Regulatory ChairJohn G. Finkenberg, MD, Advocacy ChairDavid Rothman, PhD, EthicistEric J. Muehlbauer, MJ, CAE, Executive Director24 NASS 27th Annual Meeting
  24. 24. DisclosureNASS Financial Conflict of Interest the presentation with regard to exposition or conclusion;Disclosure Policy nor does the Society view the existence of these interests or commitments as necessarily implying bias or decreasingNASS recognizes that professional relationships with the value of the presentation.industry are essential for development of new spinetechnologies and medical advancement. According to theNASS Ethics Committee, which authored the disclosure FDA Disclosurepolicy, “the goal is to create an environment of scientific If a device or drug requiring FDA approval is identified asvalidity, in which learners can accurately judge whether an important component of a presentation, the authorthe information they receive is objective and unbiased, and must indicate the FDA status of those devices or drugs asto be sure that our members are current and forthright in Approved, Investigational or Not Approved for distributiontheir dealings with one another and with their colleagues within the United States. The Final Program and The Spineand patients.“ The establishment of uniform disclosure Journal Proceedings supplement will include all FDA statusrequirements frees individuals from having to decide which information. Certain medical devices and drugs identifiedrelationships might influence his or her decision-making at the 27th Annual Meeting may have FDA clearance forand which are irrelevant; transparent disclosure allows use for specific purposes only, or in restricted researchthe audience to participate in the interpretation of the settings. The FDA has stated it is the responsibility of thesignificance. All authors and faculty speaking at the Annual physician to determine the FDA status of each drug orMeeting have been required to provide complete disclosure device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice and toof all conflicts of interest. use these products in compliance with applicable law.Commercial Support DisclosureAs a sponsor accredited by the ACCME, the North AmericanSpine Society must ensure balance, independence, Disclaimerobjectivity and scientific rigor in all its sponsored activities. The material presented at the 27th Annual Meeting is made available by the North American SpineAll individuals participating in a sponsored activity Society for educational purposes only. The materialare expected to disclose to the activity audience any is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarilysignificant financial interest or other relationship (1) with the best, method or procedure appropriate for thethe manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/ medical situations discussed; rather, it is intended toor provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an present an approach, view, statement or opinion ofeducational presentation and (2) with any commercial the faculty which may be helpful to others who facesupporters of the activity. Significant financial interest similar situations.or other relationships may include: grants or researchsupport, employee, consultant, major stockholder, member NASS disclaims any and all liability for injury or otherof the speaker’s bureau, etc. Disclosure information will be damages to any individual attending the meeting andmade available visually on a PowerPoint® slide before each for all claims which may arise out of the use of thepresentation, in the Final Program, orally by the moderator techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals,and in The Spine Journal Proceedings supplement. whether these claims shall be asserted by physicians or any other person.Program Committee Statement on Resolutionof Conflict of Interest in Presentations On occasion, changes in program content or faculty may occur after the Preliminary Program has beenThe intent of this disclosure is to ensure that all conflicts of distributed. The Final Program will contain confirmedinterest, if any, have been identified and have been resolved program content, faculty and presenters. Any furtherprior to the speaker’s presentation. By doing so, the North changes from the published Final Program will beAmerican Spine Society has determined that the speaker’s announced at the beginning of the session.or author’s interests or relationships have not 25
  25. 25. Conflict of Interest Disclosure Index Przybylski, Gregory J.: Private Investments: South Jersey CK Leasing (.2%); Consulting: Indiana Attorney General (None); Speaking and/All participants provided estimated dollar amounts per the or teaching arrangements: NASS Coding Courses (B), Decision HealthNASS Disclosure Policy through the NASS online disclosure (B), Eli Research (B); Trips/Travel: Relative-Value Update Committee of AMA (B); Scientific Advisory Board: United Health Group (A); Othermodule. NASS staff then translated that information into Office: Eli Research Advisory Editor (B), Medicare APC Committeedollar ranges for purposes of this index. (Travel expenses), Warren Township Board of Education (President).These ranges are as follows: Rao, Raj D.: Board of Directors: North American Spine Society (Travel expenses); Scientific Advisory Board: US Food and Drug AdministrationNone: Existing relationship but no remuneration in prior Scientific Advisory Panel on Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devicescalendar year (B); Other Office: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (TravelLevel A. $100 to $1,000 expenses); Grants: United States Department of Defense - Navy (G, Paid directly to institution/employer), United Stated Department ofLevel B. $1,001 to $10,000 Defense – Army Medical Research Acquisition (F, Paid directly toLevel C. $10,001 to $25,000 institution/employer), National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationLevel D. $25,001 to $50,000 (F, Paid directly to institution/employer), U.S. Department of Education,Level E. $50,001 to $100,000 National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (G, Paid directly to institution/employer); Other: The Spine Journal (None),Level F. $100,001 to $500,000 Seminars in Spine Surgery (A).Level G. $500,001 to $1M Reed, Michael L.: Nothing to Disclose.Level H. $1,000,001 to $2.5M Reitman, Charles A.: Nothing to Disclose. Resnick, Daniel K.: Board of Directors: Congress of Neurological SurgeonsLevel I. Greater than $2.5M (None); Scientific Advisory Board: Neurosurgical Research Foundation (None); Grants: AANS Spine Section (D, Paid directly to institution/Board of Directors and Program Committee Disclosures (As of 3/28/12) employer).Bono, Christopher M.: Royalties: Wolters Kluwer (B), Informa Healthcare Rothman, David J.: Other: State of Texas (D); Relationships Outside the (B); Consulting: Harvard Clinical Research Institute (Amount not One Year Requirement: State of Texas (Expert witness, D). disclosed); Other Office: Barricaid (None), JAAOS (B, Deputy Editor), Schofferman, Jerome: Nothing to Disclose. The Spine Journal (Deputy Editor). Smuck, Matthew W.: Consulting: Arthrocare, Inc. (A), EMKinetics (A);Cheng, Joseph S.: Nothing to Disclose. Other Office: The Spine Journal (Deputy Editor); Research SupportDreisinger, Thomas E.: Nothing to Disclose. (Investigator Salary): Cytonics Corporation (C, Paid directly toFinkenberg, John G.: Royalties: Biomet Spine (E); Stock Ownership: K2M institution/employer); Research Support (Staff/Materials): Cytonics Spine (1%, relationship dissolved); Consulting: Biomet Spine (D); Board Corporation (D, Paid directly to institution/employer); Grants: of Directors: Satori World Medical (Shares and travel expenses). International Spine Interventions Society (C, Paid directly to institution/Ghogawala, Zoher: Research Support (Staff/Materials): Wallace employer). Foundation (F, Paid directly to institution/employer); Grants: National Standaert, Christopher J.: Consulting: Washington State Health Care Institute of Health (C, Paid directly to institution/employer). Authority Health Technology Clinical Committee (C), Blue Cross BlueHarris, Mitchel B.: Stock Ownership: Orthopaedic Implant Company Shield Association (A). (100,000 shares); Consulting: Harvard Clinical Research Institute Sullivan, William J.: Trips/Travel: Emerging Technologies Education (Amount not disclosed, Paid directly to institution/employer), Summit (B), Maadi Military Hospital, Egypt (B); Other Office: AAPM&R Fellowship Support: OREF (E, Paid directly to institution/employer). (B), NASS RUC Advisor & Coding Committee Co-Chair (B), NASSHeggeness, Michael H.: Royalties: Relievant Medsystems (C, Paid directly Registry Committee (None), NASS SpineLine Editorial Committee to institution/employer), K2M (C, Paid directly to institution/employer); (None). Stock Ownership: Relievant Medsystems (1.6%); Research Support Truumees, Eeric: Royalties: Stryker Spine (C); Stock Ownership: Doctor’s (Investigator Salary): Department of Defense (E, Paid directly to Research Group (Unknown) institution/employer); Grants: Department of Defense (I, Paid directly Wang, Jeffrey C.: Royalties: Medtronic (C), Stryker (C), SeaSpine (E), to institution/employer). Osprey (C), Aesculap (B), Biomet (F), Amedica (D), Zimmer (E),Kauffman, Christopher P.: Speaking and/or teaching arrangements: Synthes (F); Stock Ownership: Fziomed (<1%); Private Investments: NASS (Financial, Course Director/Instructor NASS Coding Course, Promethean Spine (<1%), Paradigm Spine (<1%), Benvenue (<1%), Travel/lodging reimbursed);Other: Nashville Intraoperative Monitoring NexGen (<1%), K2Medical (<1%), Pioneer (<1%), Amedica (<1%), (Financial, Had 5% ownership of NIOM. Ended Sept 30, 2009 Currently Vertiflex (<1%), ElectroCore (<1%), Surgitech (<1%), Axiomed (<1%); no ownership). Board of Directors: North American Spine Society (Travel expenses),Mick, Charles A.: Nothing to Disclose; Relationships Outside the One Cervical Spine Research Society (Travel expenses), AO Spine/AO Year Requirement: Synthes (Relationship dissolved 6/2007, Trips/ Foundation (D), Collaborative Spine Research Foundation (Travel Travel, A). expenses); Scientific Advisory Board: VG Innovations (Shares, <1%),Mitchell, William: Speaking and/or teaching arrangements: NASS (B); CoreSpine (Shares, <1%), Expanding Orthopaedics (Shares, <1%), Trips/Travel: NASS (B); Board of Directors: NASS (B, Health Policy Syndicom (Shares, <1%), Osprey (Shares, <1%), Amedica (Shares, Council Director). <1%), Bone Biologics (Shares, <1%), Curative Biosciences (Shares,Muehlbauer, Eric J.: Other Office: World Spine Care (Advisor); Other: <1%), PearlDiver (Shares, <1%), Pioneer (Shares, <1%), SeaSpine NASS (Salary; daughter works for NASS handling logistics for the Spine (Shares, <1%). Education and Research Center; son occasionally works as data entry). Watters III, William C.: Royalties: Stryker Corporation (B); Board ofO’Brien Jr., David R.: Speaking and/or teaching arrangements: NASS (B); Directors: North American Spine Society (None), World Spine Care Trips/Travel: International Spinal Intervention Society (B), AAPMR (B), (None), American College of Spine Surgeons (None); Scientific Medicare-AAPMR (Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee). Advisory Board: Intrinsic Therapeutics (Stock Options), PalladianPrather, Heidi: Other Office: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Health (B); Other: The Spine Journal (Assistant Editor), Spine Rehabilitation (B, Paid directly to institution/employer); Research Support Arthoplasty Journal (Assistant Editor), Spine (Reviewer), Kirby Glenn (Staff/Materials): Scott Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Surgical Center (Minority interest ownership). Award (C, Paid directly to institution/employer); Grants: ICTS Just In Wetzel, F. Todd: Stock Options: Relevant Medsystems; Board of Directors: Time Core Usage Funding (B, Paid directly to institution/employer). McKenzie Institute International (None)26 NASS 27th Annual Meeting
  26. 26. Ratcheting Rod Cutter Set with Interchangeable Cartridges Custom Screen Printing and Custom Colors to Match Corporate Branding The Ratcheting Rod Cutter Set includes: TM * Rod Cuter with BMI over molded Comfort Grip silicone handles for comfort and performance. * Front and rear table mounts. * (2) Retaining pins. * Storage for up to (6) standard or custom cartridges. Features and Benefits: * Low operating effort. * Cartridges can be easily changed. * Case can be expanded to accommodate additional cartridges. * Telescoping handles with drainage holes to remove condensation after autoclaving. * Custom colors and screen printing to complete corporate branding. Patent US 8,127,454 B1 CALL TOLL FREE: 877.201.7661© 2012 Bradshaw Medical10325 58th PlaceKenosha, WI 53144Phone: (262) 925-1374 RULE #1: IF WE DON’T TAKE CARE OF OUR VISIT ISO 13485:2003 Certified CUSTOMERS, SOMEONE ELSE WILL. AT NASS 2012
  27. 27. COMPROMISE NOTHING Spinal & Orthopedic Instrument Specialists Everything is Bigger in CALL TOLL FREE: 877.201.7661© 2012 Bradshaw Medical10325 58th PlaceKenosha, WI 53144Phone: (262) 925-1374 RULE #1: IF WE DON’T TAKE CARE OF OUR VISIT THE BRADSHAW ISO 13485:2003 Certified CUSTOMERS, SOMEONE ELSE WILL. BOOTH AT NASS 2012