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2013 Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves

  1. 1. Preliminary ProgramAdvance Registration Deadline: February 8, 2013
  2. 2. MEETING HIGHLIGHTS Join Us■■ Obtain up to 16.5 credits in Category 1 CME Join Us at the 2013 Annual Meeting credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). An additional 9 credits are available through optional programming. This March, hundreds of spine and peripheral nerve specialists from■■ Choice of seven Special Courses, including one across the globe will converge in Phoenix, Arizona, March 6-9, for Special Course for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners premium education, original science and technology and we invite you and Physician Extenders to join us. The 2013 Annual Meeting, Maximum Impact: Surgeons as Key■■ Five Luncheon Symposia Advocates in Patient Care offers lectures and courses on the latest surgical■■ Scientific Sessions and Special Courses and non-surgical approaches to spine and peripheral nerve disorders as presented by leading experts from both well as numerous opportunities to connect and share your knowledge and neurosurgery and orthopedic spinal and experience. peripheral nerve surgery subspecialties■■ Presentation of over 220 Oral Platform, Oral With more than 220 abstracts accepted this year – more than ever before Poster and Digital Poster Abstracts – you will find the highest-impact original science focusing on the critical issues facing spine and peripheral nerve specialists. Additionally, with■■ Honored Guest and Meritorious Award Recipient multiple David Cahill Memorial Controversy Sessions throughout the Charles L. Branch, Jr., MD week, you will have an opportunity to watch as experts debate hot-button issues that are affecting our specialty and weigh in with your perspective. You will also find numerous networking opportunities allowing you toDATES TO REMEMBER catch up with both your corporate contacts and colleagues at the Opening Reception, Reception in the Exhibit Hall and complimentary lunch in theFebruary 8, 2013 Exhibit Hall!ADVANCE REGISTRATION AND HOUSING DEADLINE This high-impact scientific program will be set against the backdrop ofFebruary 12, 2013 one of Phoenix’s most lavish resorts, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. The JW■■ Any changes to hotel reservations must be made Marriot Desert Ridge features a unique architectural design incorporating directly with the hotel from this date forward the elements of nature – fire, water, earth and sky – as well as deluxe guest rooms with a balcony or patio overlooking wildflower gardens, swimming pools, lakes and waterways plus golf course or mountain views.February 18, 2013CANCELLATION DEADLINE Make your arrangements to join us in Phoenix for this exciting program■■ $100 processing fee will be charged for written offering the latest tools and techniques in the field. cancellations received by this date, regardless of cause Register today at www.spinesection.org!■■ Special Course, Symposia and event tickets will be refunded in full until this date Sincerely,■■ Absolutely no refunds given after February 18, regardless of cause Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MS Marjorie C. Wang, MD, MPH John J. Knightly, MD Chairperson Annual Meeting Chairperson Scientific Program Chairperson2 REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.SPINESECTION.ORG!
  3. 3. ACCREDITATIONThis activity has been planned and implemented Program PRELIMINARY PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCEin accordance with the Essentials Areas andpolicies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013 FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013Medical Education through the joint sponsorshipof the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM 6:00 AM – 6:00 PMAANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Registration RegistrationPeripheral Nerves. The Congress of Neurological 1:30 – 5:30 PM 7:00 – 9:15 AMSurgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide ■■ Pediatric Craniocervical Scientific Session Vcontinuing medical education for physicians. Society Meeting ■■ Scientific Session V – Deformity, ■■ American College of Osteopathic Trauma, and Tumor BreakoutsAMA CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT Surgeons (ACOS) Neurosurgical ■■ Oral Platform Presentations IV V and VI ,US Physicians: The CNS designates this live Discipline Meeting ■■ Oral Poster Presentations III, IV and Vactivity for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category ■■ Special Courses I – VI1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM 6:30 – 8:00 PM Exhibit Hall Opencommensurate with the extent of their participation (see page 19 for full Exhibitor Listing) Opening Receptionin the activity. 9:15 – 10:00 AMCME CREDIT Beverage Break andThe same number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013 What’s New Session IVawarded will be applied toward the Continuing 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMEducation Award in Neurosurgery. Scientific Session VI Registration ■■ Mayfield Awards*A maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 7:00 – 9:45 AM ■■ Top Oral Postersmay be earned for Scientific Sessions only. Scientific Session I ■■ Keynote Address/Panel Discussion ■■ Scientific Session I – Advocacy ■■ Spine Section Executive CommitteeNurses/Allied Health Professionals/Physician ■■ Oral Platform Presentations I – ReportAssistants/Physician Extenders: Attendees will Socioeconomic ■■ Presidential Address and Meritorious 12:00 – 12:25 PMreceive credits for attendance at the general Annual Business Meeting Award PresentationScientific Program and for any optional eventsattended. Each nurse/allied health professional/ 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM 12:25 – 1:25 PMphysician assistant/physician extender should Exhibit Hall Open Lunch with Exhibitors andcontact his or her individual membership (see page 19 for full Exhibitor Listing) What’s New Session Vassociation and certification board to determine 9:45 – 10:30 AM 12:30 – 2:30 PMthe requirements for accepting credits. All attendees Luncheon Symposia I-V Beverage Break and What’s New Session Iwill receive a Certificate of Attendance. 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM 1:30 – 5:30 PMAdditional CME Credits can be earned by Scientific Session II Special Course VIIattending the following: ■■ Scientific Session II – CSRS ■■ David Cahill Memorial Controversies ■■ Oral Platform Presentations II – CSRSSPECIAL COURSES SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013Attendees will receive a maximum of four (4) AMA 12:30 – 1:25 PMPRA Category 1 Credits™ for each eligible half-day Lunch with Exhibitors and What’s New 6:00 AM – 12:30 PMSpecial Course. Physicians should only claim credit Session II Registrationcommensurate with the extent of their participationin the activity. 1:25 – 3:30 PM 7:00 – 10:15 AM Scientific Session III Scientific Session VII ■■ Scientific Session III – AO ■■ Oral Poster Presentations VILUNCHEON SYMPOSIA ■■ David Cahill Memorial Controversies ■■ David Cahill Memorial ControversiesAttendees will receive a maximum of two (2) ■■ Oral Platform Presentations IIIAMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each eligible 10:15 – 10:45 AMLuncheon Symposium. Physicians should only 3:30 – 4:15 PM Beverage Breakclaim credit commensurate with the extent of their Beverage Break andparticipation in the activity. What’s New Session III 10:45 AM – 12:30 PM Scientific Session VIII 4:15 – 5:30 PM ■■ Fellowship AwardsPOSTERS Scientific Session IV – Oral Poster ■■ Oral Poster Presentations VIIPhysicians may claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Presentations I and IIdirectly from the AMA for preparing a posterpresentation, which also includes the published 5:30 – 6:30 PMabstracts. Physicians may claim them on their AMA Reception in the Exhibit HallPRA certificate application or apply directly to theAMA for an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ certificate.Physicians may claim AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™for viewing scientific posters. Physicians should *Faculty hours and schedule is subjectself-claim credit on their AMA PRA certificate to changeapplication form. REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.SPINESECTION.ORG! 3
  4. 4. MEETING AGENDA Meeting Agenda WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013 ■■ Integrate the latest in research into 1:30 – 5:30 PM clinical practice $200 includes lunch ■■ Understand the various updates as they Special Course I – Neurosurgical1:30 – 5:30 PM relate to cutting edge research Spine: Business and$200 includes lunch ■■ Appreciate how the new ACGME CompensationPediatric Craniocervical Society guidelines may have significant impact Course Director: Domagoj Coric,Course Director: Douglas L. Brockmeyer on AOBS neurosurgical practices John K. RatliffFaculty: Richard C. Anderson, Faculty: Edward C. Benzel,Daniel Edward Couture 1:30 – 2:00 PM Gary M. Bloomgarden, Dean G. Karahalios,Course Description: This course will DO Lateral Appraoch in Spine Surgery Matthew McGirt, Michael P. Steinmetzserve as a symposium for those with Steven D. Vanni Course Description: This course willan interest in pediatric craniocervical provide up-to-date information onabnormalities and disease. It seeks to 2:00 – 2:30 PM current issues in compensation andexamine issues related to management of Spinal Cord Fiber Optic Monitoring practice management for neurosurgicalpediatric craniocervical disease including Robert Galler spine surgeons. Coding scenarios will besurgical and non-surgical treatment, reviewed for the correct coding of routinecomplication management, and disease 2:30 – 3:00 PM as well as complex spinal procedures.pathophysiology. Biomechanical Evaluation of Constructs The impact of quality measures onLearning Objectives: Upon completion of Used to Prevent Proximal Junctional neurosurgical reimbursement will bethis course, participants should be able to: Kyphosis in Sagittal Deformity Patients discussed. Insights on management of a■■ Apply appropriate management Nicholas A. Qandah neurosurgical practice will be reviewed. of complex pediatric craniospinal Learning Objectives: Upon completion of disorders 3:30 – 4:00 PM this course, participants should be able to:■■ Utilize appropriate research strategies The State of the Union of the ACGME and ■■ Integrate the newest changes in CPT to further the care of patients with the AOA: A Neurosurgical Perspective coding for spine craniospinal disorders Larry Gene Armstrong ■■ Understand the potential financial■■ Apply the mechanism involved in the impact of transition to a hospital-based pathophysiology and progression of 4:00 – 4:15 PM practice pediatric craniocervical disease Sagittal and Coronal Correction Using the ■■ Appreciate how outcomes collection Lateral Approach and quality measures may have1:30 – 3:30 PM Yoav Ritter significant impact on spine practicesRoundtable Discussion and Presentations 4:15 – 4:30 PM 1:30 – 1:45 PM3:30 – 3:45 PM Predictive Nature of Focal Kyphosis in IntroductionBreak Traumatic Unilateral Facet Fractures Domagoj Coric, John K. Ratliff Eric Marvin3:45 – 5:30 PM 1:45 – 2:15 PMRoundtable Discussion and Presentations 4:30 – 4:45 PM 2012 CPT Coding Update A Multi-Institutional Review of a John K. Ratliff1:30 – 5:30 PM Protocol for the Management of Lumbar$200 includes lunch Radiculopathy 2:15 – 2:45 PMAmerican College of Osteopathic Kamran Parsa Revenue Generation: Ancillary Income andSurgeons (ACOS) Neurosurgical Operational EfficiencyDiscipline Meeting 4:45 – 5:00 PM Domagoj CoricCourse Directors: Robert M. Galler, Effects of Body Mass Index on AdverseSteven D. Vanni Perioperative Events in Patients 2:45 – 3:15 PMFaculty: Larry Gene Armstrong, Undergoing Elective Lumbar Fusion Outcomes Data Collection in the ChangingKristophe Jemel Karami, Eric Marvin, Mark Rivkin Healthcare Environment: Defining theKamran Parsa, Nicholas A. Qandah, Quality and Value of your Care ThroughYoav Ritter, Mark Rivkin 5:15 – 5:30 PM Practice Data CollectionCourse Description: This course will Epidemiology and Survival Analysis of Matthew McGirtprovide an update for progress in Patients with Multiple Myeloma andresearch by resident, fellow and attending Plasmacytoma of the Spine: Results from 3:15 – 3:30 PMneurosurgical spine surgeons. Clinical the Largest Consecutive Surgical Series at Breakand laboratory research will be presented a Single Academic Center from 2002-2012and discussed in a forum intended to Kristophe Jemel Karami 3:30 – 4:00 PMpromote an active exchange of ideas. The Evolution of an Integrated ApproachInsights on the identity of AOBS certified to Patient Care: The Cleveland Clinicneurosurgeons in the United States will Approachbe reviewed. Edward C. BenzelLearning Objectives: Upon completion ofthis course, participants should be able to:4 REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.SPINESECTION.ORG!
  5. 5. MEETING AGENDA Meeting Agenda4:00 – 4:30 PM 2:30 – 2:40 PM and operative management of adultPatient Satisfaction: What Really Drives Patient and Technique Selection for spinal deformity surgeryPatient Perception Lumbar Fusion ■■ Review spinopelvic anatomy andMichael P. Steinmetz Robert F. Heary biomechanical parameters related to spinal deformity4:30 – 5:00 PM 2:40 – 2:50 PM ■■ Review the surgical techniques to re-Transition to Hospital Employment: Pearls of the Lateral Retroperitoneal establish sagittal balance and discussA Surgeon’s Perspective Lateral Approach complication avoidance/managementDean Karahalios Juan S. Uribe 1:30 – 1:45 PM5:00 – 5:30 PM 2:50 – 3:00 PM Sacropelvic Parameters and How TheyHospital Accounting 101: What You Must Questions and Answers Influence the Treatment of LumbarKnow to Negotiate with Hospitals SpondylosisGary M. Bloomgarden 3:00 – 3:25 PM Charles Kuntz, IV Spinopelvic Balance: Why it Matters1:30 – 5:30 PM Charles Kuntz, IV 1:45 – 2:00 PM$200 includes lunch Cervical DeformitySpecial Course II – Cases and 3:25 – 3:35 PM Frank LaMarcaComplications with the Masters Questions and AnswersCourse Directors: Richard G. Fessler, 2:00 – 2:15 PMRegis W. Haid, Jr. 3:35 – 3:40 PM QuestionsFaculty: Charles L. Branch, Jr., MIS Options in Lumbar FusionMichael G. Fehlings, Robert F. Heary, Charles L. Branch, Jr. 2:15 – 2:30 PMCharles Kuntz, IV, Christopher I. Shaffrey, Trauma and DeformityVolker K. H. Sonntag, Michael P. Steinmetz, 3:40 – 3:50 PM James S. HarropJuan S. Uribe Questions and AnswersCourse Description: This course will 2:30 – 2:45 PMdiscuss the evolution in diagnosis and 3:50 – 4:20 PM PSO and SPO – When and Howtreatment of spinal disorders, as well Lessons Learned in Lumbar Degenerative Praveen V. Mummanenias management of complications of Diseasetreatment, from the perspective of Christopher I. Shaffrey 2:45 – 3:00 PMthose who have extensively contributed Questionsto that evolution. Attendees will gain 4:20 – 4:30 PMwisdom from historical knowledge and Questions and Answers 3:00 – 3:15 PMexperiential narration. When to Extend Fixation to Sacrum andLearning Objectives: Upon completion of 4:30 – 5:30 PM Pelvisthis course, participants should be able to: Case Presentations Tyler R. Koski■■ Understand and appreciate the gravity Course Directors and Faculty of decisions that lead to complications 3:15 – 3:30 PM■■ Understand and appreciate the 1:30 – 5:30 PM MIS Deformity – When and How underlying principles that might be $200 includes lunch Adam S. Kanter used to minimize complications Special Course III – Spinal■■ Develop strategies that can be used to Deformity: What the Surgeon 3:30 – 3:45 PM deal with surgical complications Needs to Know Questions Course Directors: Christopher I. Shaffrey,1:30 – 1:35 PM Praveen V. Mummaneni 3:45 – 4:15 PMWelcome Faculty: Christopher P. Ames, Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Above aRichard G. Fessler, Regis W. Haid, Jr. James S. Harrop, Adam S. Kanter, Thoracolumbar Construct – Prevention and Tyler R. Koski, Charles Kuntz, IV, Management1:35 – 1:45 PM Frank LaMarca Christopher P. AmesSurgical Approach to Far Lateral Foramen Course Description: This course willMagnum Tumors discuss the evolution in diagnosis and 4:15 – 5:30 PM treatment of spinal disorders, as well Cases with Complications – Avoidance and1:45 – 2:05 PM as management of complications of ManagementLessons Learned the Hard Way: Pearls and treatment, from the perspective of Praveen V. Mummaneni,Pitfalls those who have extensively contributed Christopher I. ShaffreyVolker K.H. Sonntag to that evolution. Attendees will gain wisdom from historical knowledge and2:05 – 2:30 PM experiential narration.Optimal Treatment of Cervical Myelopathy Learning Objectives: Upon completion ofMichael G. Fehlings this course, participants should be able to: ■■ Review indications for non-operative REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.SPINESECTION.ORG! 5
  6. 6. MEETING AGENDA Meeting Agenda1:30 – 5:30 PM 4:15 – 4:45 PM 1:45 – 2:00 PM$200 includes lunch The Integration of Computer Image Guided Classification of O-C Dislocation, JeffersonSpecial Course IV – Advanced Surgery and MIS Fracture, Hangman’s Fracture andMIS Techniques/Managing MIS Jean Pierre Mosbasser Odontoid FracturesComplications Daniel J. HohCourse Directors: Langston T. Holly, 4:45 – 5:15 PMMichael Y. Wang Spine Surgery in High Performance 2:00 – 2:15 PMFaculty: Richard D. Fessler, II, Athletes - The Impact of MIS Classification of Subaxial Spine FracturesKevin T. Foley, Jean Pierre Mobasser, Richard D. Fessler, II and T/L Junction FracturesPraveen V. Mummaneni, Gregory R. TrostMichael P. Steinmetz, Juan S. Uribe 5:15 – 5:30 PMCourse Description: This course Discussion 2:15 – 2:30 PMwill discuss contemporary data and Treatment of O-C Dislocation, Jeffersonexperience through MIS case-based, 1:30 – 5:30 PM Fracture, and Hangman’s Fractureinteractive, didactic presentations. $110 includes lunch Sharad RajpalFaculty will discuss their evaluation and Special Course V – NP/PAtreatment algorithms regarding minimally Course – Management of Spinal 2:30 – 2:45 PMinvasive vs. open surgical options to Trauma in the Elderly Treatment of Odontoid Fractures: OP/nonOPmaximize complication avoidance. Course Directors: Michael P. Steinmetz,Topics include the management of far Andrea L. Strayer, MSN, CNRN, ACNP 2:45 – 3:00 PMlateral disc herniations, management of Faculty: Nathaniel P. Brooks, Denise Brost, Ankylosing SpondylitisTLIF complications, advanced fusion Marc Eichler, David J. Hart, Daniel J. Hoh, Andrea L. Strayer, MSN, CNRN, ACNPtechniques for deformity surgery, the Jeffrey R. Holtz, PAC, Ajit A. Krishnany,integration of MIS and computer image Shaarad Rajpal, Shelly Schmoller, PAC, 3:00 – 3:15 PMguidance, and minimally invasive spine John H. Shin, Carl W. Stopper, NP, Breaksurgery in high performance athletes. Gregory R. TrostLearning Objectives: Upon completion of Course Description: This course will 3:15 – 3:35 PMthis course, participants should be able to: provide practical, current didactic Medical/Pharmacologic Management of■■ Relate and implement the indications information on perioperative pain Osteoporosis for minimally invasive spinal surgery management issues with particular Shelly Schmoller, PAC■■ Distinguish and apply novel techniques emphasis on up-to-date practical available for minimally invasive surgery bedside and outpatient management 3:35 – 3:55 PM■■ Develop strategies for complication strategies. Interactive case presentations Treatment of Thoracolumbar Dislocation, avoidance will illustrate treatment and care Burst and Compression Fractures considerations. Expert advanced Nathaniel P. Brooks1:30 – 1:45 PM practice nurse, physician assistant, andIntroduction neurosurgeon faculty will explore the 3:55 – 4:10 PMLangston T. Holly, Michael Y. Wang challenges of caring for this complex Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty patient population. Carl W. Stopper, NP1:45 – 2:20 PM Learning Objectives: Upon completion ofTubular Approach to Far Lateral Disc this course, participants should be able to: 4:10 – 4:30 PMHerniations ■■ Analyze common fractures in the Minimally Invasive Treatment of T/LKevin T. Foley elderly including accurate identification Fractures and classification David J. Hart2:20 – 2:55 PM ■■ Analyze treatment options in commonTLIF Complications fractures in the elderly 4:30 – 4:45 PMMichael P. Steinmetz ■■ Discuss medical management of Orthoses: What Brace for What Level? frequently encountered issues in the Is a Brace Needed? Special Elderly2:55 – 3:30 PM elderly after spinal trauma ConsiderationsAdvanced Lateral Techniques for Deformity ■■ Discuss determination of fracture Marc EichlerCorrection healing endpoint in the elderly patientJuan S. Uribe This continuing nursing education activity 4:45 – 5:00 PM was approved by the American Association Troubleshooting: Patient Calls after3:30 – 3:45 PM of Neuroscience Nurses, an accredited Discharge, When to Worry, IncludingBreak provider by the American Nurses Halo Problem Solving, Change Functional Credentialing Center’s COA. Status, Brace Issues3:45 – 4:15 PM Denise BrostMIS Fusions to the Sacrum and Pelvis 1:30 – 1:45 PMPraveen V. Mummaneni Diagnosis of O-C Dislocation, Jefferson 5:00 – 5:15 PM Fracture, Hangman’s Fracture and Opioid Effect on Bowel and Bladder Odontoid Fractures Jeffrey R. Holtz, PAC John H. Shin6 REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.SPINESECTION.ORG!
  7. 7. MEETING AGENDA Meeting Agenda5:15 – 5:30 PM 1:50 – 2:05 PM 4:55 – 5:15 PMHealing Endpoint Decision-Making: Surgical vs. Non- Response: The Role of Surgery inAjit Krishnany Operative Management of Odontoid Elderly Patients Fractures Christopher I. Shaffrey1:30 – 5:30 PM Joseph S. Cheng$200 includes lunch 5:15 – 5:30 PMSpecial Course VI – 2:05 – 2:20 PM Questions/DiscussionAO: Aging Spine The AOSpine Multicenter GOF StudyCourse Directors: Darrel S. Brodke, Alpesh A. PatelRoger Hartl OPENINGFaculty: Jens R. Chapman, Joseph S. Cheng, 2:20 – 2:35 PM RECEPTIONTheodore J. Choma, Richard A. Deyo, Cervical Myelopathy: Clinical Trials and 6:30 – 8:30 PMMichael G. Fehlings, Alpesh A. Patel, Evidence-based Management Feast on a lavish array of food andChristopher I. Shaffrey Michael G. Fehlings beverages while you take in theCourse Description: This course spectacular mountain views andwill discuss contemporary data and 2:35 – 2:50 PM connect with colleagues at the 2013experience in treatment of the aging Case Resolution/Questions/Discussion Opening Reception.spine. Faculty will discuss decision-making and treatment options for THE OSTEOPOROTIC SPINEodontoid fractures, cervical myelopathy, 2:50 – 2:55 PMdegenerative scoliosis, osteoporosis, Case Presentationminimally invasive approaches in the Darrel S. Brodkeaging spine, and surgery trends andhealthcare costs in the elderly. 2:55 – 3:10 PMLearning Objectives: Upon completion of Biomechanics of Fixation in thethis course, participants should be able to: Osteoporotic Spine■■ Understand the different types of Theodore J. Choma odontoid fractures and the treatment options with predicted fusion rates 3:10 – 3:25 PM based on recent clinical trials Management of Complications in the■■ Understand the rationale for surgical Osteoporotic Spine THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013 treatment of cervical spinal stenosis Jens R. Chapman and myelopathy with pros and cons of 6:55 – 7:00 AM anterior vs. posterior and combined 3:25 – 3:40 PM Introductory Remarks/Announcements approaches Case Resolution/Questions/Discussion John J. Knightly■■ Understand the special risks of surgical treatment of spinal disorders in the 3:40 – 3:50 PM 7:00 – 7:05 AM elderly population and their avoidance Break Meritorious Member Award and management Herbert S. Bell, Allen D. Levi■■ Understand the treatment options for THORACOLUMBAR degenerative lumbar scoliosis in elderly DEGENERATION/DEFORMITY 7:05 – 8:20 AM patients with pros and cons 3:50 – 4:05 PM Scientific Session I: Advocacy■■ Understand current trends in the Management of Thoracolumbar Deformity Moderators: John J. Knightly, surgical treatment of spinal disorders in the Elderly Matthew McGirt, Marjorie C. Wang in the elderly population and be able Darrel S. Brodke Course Description: This Scientific to discuss underlying reasons and Session will explore the definition of implications 4:05 – 4:20 PM patient advocacy undergoing spine and Minimally Invasive Approaches in the peripheral nerve surgery, and the ways in1:30 – 1:35 PM Aging Spine: Pros and Cons which spine surgeons can help advocateIntroduction Roger Hartl for their patients and profession. TheDarrel S. Brodke, Roger Hartl discussion will also include currently used 4:20 – 4:35 PM measures of how patient perception is1:35 – 1:45 PM Questions/Discussion measured and how different stakeholdersWhat is AOSpine view spine surgeons and their patients.Jens R. Chapman SURGERY TRENDS AND HEALTH CARE Speakers will discuss how these advocacy COSTS IN THE ELDERLY: A DEBATE issues also impact both patient andGERIATRIC CERVICAL SPINE 4:35 – 4:55 PM surgeons from a socioeconomic standpoint.1:45 – 1:50 PM Increasing Complexity of Surgeries in the Learning Objectives: Upon completion ofCase Presentation Elderly: Are We Operating Too Much? this session, participants should be able to:Roger Hartl Richard A. Deyo ■■ Appraise advocacy issues related to patient care and within the field of spine care and in healthcare overall REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.SPINESECTION.ORG! 7
  8. 8. MEETING AGENDA Meeting Agenda■■ Relate the evolution of patient advocacy 11:00 – 11:10 AM 9:05 – 9:20 AM issues and the perceptions of different Presidential Address Cell-Based Approaches to SCI stakeholders on patient care Joseph S. Cheng James D. Guest■■ Recognize the challenges in defining and achieving patient advocacy in spine 11:10 – 11:20 AM 9:20 – 9:30 AM and nerve surgery C5 Radiculopathy Introduction of Meritorious Service Award Allan J. Belzberg Recipient7:05 – 7:15 AM Joseph T. AlexanderSpinal Surgery: The Good, The Bad & 11:20 – 11:50 AMThe Ugly David Cahill MemorialNicholas Theodore 9:30 – 9:45 AM Controversies I – Meritorious Service Award Presentation What to do After Removing a Dumb-bell7:15 – 7:25 AM Charles L. Branch, Jr. NST in the Cervical Spine: Fuse/No Fuse?Practicing Spine Surgery in a Socialized (CSRS Session)System – Irish/European ExperienceDavid O’Brien 9:45 – 10:30 AM 11:20 – 11:35 AM Beverage Break with Exhibitors No Fusion Necessary7:25 – 7:35 AM What’s New Session I Volker K.H. SonntagPayers Perspective of Spine Care Moderator: Francis Farhadi 11:35 – 11:50 AM7:35 – 7:45 AM 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM FuseProviding Excellence in Spine Surgery: Scientific Session II: CSRS Ziya L. GokaslanGovernment Perspective Moderators: Michael G. Fehlings, James S. Harrop, Cheerag D. Upadhyaya 11:50 – 12:30 PM7:45 – 7:55 AM Course Description: This Scientific Oral Platform Presentations II –Spine Surgeons Advocating for Spine Session will explore the current CSRSSurgeons management of spinal cord injury. The Moderators: Michael G. Fehlings,Daniel K. Resnick discussion will also include an up-to- James S. Harrop, Cheerag D. Upadhyaya date review of the epidemiology of these7:55 – 8:05 AM injuries and various different treatment 12:30 – 1:25 PMOrganized Neurosurgery’s Role in strategies available for treatment. Speakers will discuss what pharmacologic Lunch with ExhibitorsAdvocacy for Spine Surgery What’s New Session IIJohn Allen Wilson interventions are appropriate, when to Moderator: Daniel J. Hoh operate on these injuries and future cell-8:05 – 8:15 AM based approaches to treat these injuries. Injuries and treatment options for C5 root 1:25 – 3:30 PMBundled Payment Plans: Potential Impact Scientific Session III: AOon Access to Care? dysfunction will also be reviewed. Moderators: Paul M. Arnold,Zoher Ghogawala Learning Objectives: Upon completion of Srinivas K. Prasad this session, participants should be able to: ■■ Appraise the current management Course Description: This Scientific8:15 – 8:20 AM Session will explore the impact ofRoundtable Discussion: Who Are the True options for managing spinal cord adjacent segment disease (ASD) on spinalGuardians of Our Patients? injuries ■■ Relate the current research regarding surgery. The discussion will address the natural history following fusion surgery8:20 AM – 9:00 AM spinal cord injury into clinical practice ■■ Recognize the challenges in spinal cord and identify any risk factors for theOral Platform Presentations I – development of ASD. A cogent approachSocioeconomic injury management and best practices to the management of ASD will beModerators: John J. Knightly, available discussed as well.Matthew McGirt, Marjorie C. Wang Learning Objectives: Upon completion of 10:30 – 10:40 AM this session, participants should be able to:9:00 – 9:02 AM Epidemiology of SCI ■■ Identify the natural history followingLarson Memorial: In Memoriam Maxwell Boakye spinal fusion surgeryChristopher E. Wolfa ■■ Recognize risk factors for the 10:40 – 10:50 AM development of ASD9:02 – 9:05 AM Update on Pharmacology Interventions ■■ Understand the approaches toIntroduction of Section Chairman in SCI managing ASD in both the cervical andMichael Y. Wang Michael G. Fehlings lumbar spine 10:50 – 11:00 AM 1:25 – 1:30 PM Timing of Surgery in SCI James S. Harrop Meeting Announcements John J. Knightly8 REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.SPINESECTION.ORG!
  9. 9. MEETING AGENDA Meeting Agenda1:30 – 1:42 PM 7:20 – 7:30 AMRisk Factors and Natural History of ASD RECEPTION IN THE How Does the Increasing SophisticationDarrel S. Brodke EXHIBIT HALL of Radiographic Assessments Impact the 5:30 – 6:30 PM Management of Adult Spinal Deformity?1:42 – 1:54 PM Interact with colleagues and corporate John R. DimarIndications for Treatment of ASD contacts while enjoying pre-dinnerJeffrey C. Wang cocktails and hors d’oeuvres during 7:30 – 7:40 AM this exciting networking event in the Common Problems in Adult Spinal1:54 – 2:06 PM Exhibit Hall. Business casual attire Deformity Surgery: Incidence andTreatment of ASD in the Lumbar Spine is recommended. Management ApproachesDaryl R. Fourney Christopher I. Shaffrey2:06 – 2:18 PM 7:40 – 7:50 AMTreatment of ASD in the Cervical Spine Roundtable SessionDean Chou FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013 7:50 – 8:30 AM2:23 – 2:50 PM 7:00 – 9:15 AM Oral Platform Presentations IV –David Cahill Memorial Scientific Session V: Deformity (Concurrent Session)Controversies II – Specialty Breakout Sessions – Moderators: Steven D. Glassman,Treatment Options for Symptomatic Deformity, Trauma and Tumor Robert F. Heary, Justin S. SmithLumbar Recurrent Disc Herniation Deformity Breakout Moderators: Steven D. Glassman, 8:30 – 9:15 AM2:23 – 2:32 PM Robert F. Heary, Justin S. Smith Oral Poster Presentations III –Stimulator Course Description: This Scientific DeformityRichard B. North Session will explore the impact of the Moderators: Steven D. Glassman, increasing utilization of health-related Robert F. Heary, Justin S. Smith2:32 – 2:41 PM quality of life measures on spinalFusion deformity surgery. The discussion will 7:00 – 9:15 AMMichael W. Groff also include current approaches to Trauma Breakout spinal deformity including minimally Moderators: Sanjay S. Dhall,2:41 – 2:50 PM invasive approaches as well as discuss the Marcel Dvorak, David O. OkonkwoDiscectomy impact of common problems that arise. Course Description: This ScientificChristopher E. Wolfla Also the impact of various radiographic Session will discuss the current surgical assessments on the surgical management management of spinal trauma. The2:50 – 3:30 PM of spinal deformity will be discussed. management of cervical, thoracic, andOral Platform Presentations III Learning Objectives: Upon completion of lumbar spinal trauma will be reviewed.Moderators: Jens Chapman, this session, participants should be able to: Approaches to spinal regeneration willPaul M. Arnold, Praveen Prasad ■■ Appraise the radiographic assessments also be discussed. of spinal deformity and their impact on Learning Objectives: Upon completion of3:30 – 4:15 PM management this session, participants should be able to: ■■ Relate the management of a dislocatedBeverage Break with Exhibitors ■■ Understand the potential utility andWhat’s New Session III limitations of minimally invasive cervical facet ■■ Understand the potential role ofModerator: Daniel M. Sciubba approaches to deformity surgery ■■ Relate approaches to the commonly minimally invasive techniques for4:15 – 5:30 PM presenting problems in the spinal reconstruction ■■ Recognize the appropriate decisionScientific Session IV: management of adult spinal deformityOral Poster Presentations I making process to return to play(Concurrent Session) 7:00 – 7:10 AM following neuropraxiaModerators: Luis Tumialan, How Will Increasing the Emphasis onMichael Y. Wang Health-Related Quality of Life Measures 7:00 – 7:10 AM and Economics Impact the Future of Spine Management of Dislocated Cervical FacetOral Poster Presentations II Surgery? in the Neurologically Intact and Impaired(Concurrent Session) Steven D. Glassman PatientModerators: Sanjay S. Dhall, Marcel DvorakMichael W. Groff 7:10 – 7:20 AM Minimally Invasive Approaches to Adult 7:10 – 7:20 AM Spinal Deformity Minimally Invasive Anterior Column Praveen V. Mummaneni Reconstruction for Trauma Juan S. Uribe REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.SPINESECTION.ORG! 9
  10. 10. MEETING AGENDA Meeting Agenda7:20 – 7:30 AM 7:40 – 7:50 AM 10:27 –10:39 AMAutologous Schwann Cell Transplantation Roundtable Discussion Traumafor Spinal Cord Injury Daniel C. Lu Comparative Effectiveness and Cost-Allan D. Levi Benefit Analysis of Topical Vancomycin 7:50 – 8:30 AM Powder in Posterior Spinal Fusion for Spine7:30 – 7:40 AM Oral Platform Presentations VI – Trauma and Degenerative Spine DiseaseReturn to Plan after Neuropraxia TumorAndrew T. Dailey (Concurrent Session) 10:39 – 10:51 AM Moderators: Daniel M. Sciubba, Peripheral Nerve7:40 – 7:50 AM Charles Fisher, Daryl R. Fourney The Effect of Surgery on Health RelatedRoundtable Discussion Quality of Life and Functional Outcome in 8:30 – 9:15 AM Patients with Metastatic Epidural Spinal7:50 – 8:30 AM Oral Poster Presentations V – Cord Compression – the AOSpine NorthOral Platform Presentations V – Tumor American Prospective Multicenter StudyTrauma (Concurrent Session)(Concurrent Session) Moderators: Daniel M. Sciubba, 10:51 – 11:03 AMModerators: Marcel Dvorak, Charles Fisher, Daryl R. Fourney TumorDavid O. Okonkwo Analysis of Lumbar Plexopathies and 9:15 – 10:00 AM Nerve Injury after Lateral Retroperitoneal8:30 – 9:15 AM Beverage Break with Exhibitors Transpsoas Approach: DiagnosticOral Poster Presentations IV – What’s New Session IV Standardization and ReviewTrauma Moderator: Daniel J. Hoh(Concurrent Session) 11:03 – 11:10 AMModerators: Marcel Dvorak, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Discussion – Quality and Advocacy inDavid O. Okonkwo Scientific Session VI: Top Papers Spine Surgery and Medicine and Socioeconomic Session7:00 – 9:15 AM Moderator: Charles L. Branch, SocioeconomicTumor Breakout Joseph S. Cheng Moderators: Joseph S. Cheng,Moderators: Daniel M. Sciubba, Course Description: This Scientific Katie O. Orrico, Praveen V. MummaneniCharles Fisher, Daryl R. Fourney Session will explore the impact of theCourse Description: This Scientific increasing utilization of health-related 11:10 –11:15 AMSession will explore the approaches quality measures and how they influence Update On N2QODto tumors of spinal column including health care policy. The discussion will also Anthony L. Asherprimary tumors and metastatic tumors. include the potential impact of physicianThe role of minimally invasive surgery in manpower shortages and access to care in 11:15 – 11:18 AMthe treatment of spinal tumors will also be the future. Introduction of Keynote Speakerreviewed. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of John J. KnightlyLearning Objectives: Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:this session, participants should be able to: ■■ Appraise the current variety of quality 11:18 – 11:40 AM■■ elate the current management of R metrics and how they influence health Keynote Address: Over-Utilization and Poor primary spinal tumors care policy Quality in Spine Surgery and Medicine –■■ iscuss the role of minimally invasive D ■■ Understand the potential shortfall in Hype or Fantasy? spine surgery in the management of physicians in the coming future Richard “Buzz” Cooper spinal tumors ■■ Relate the long-term implications■■ nderstand current management U 11:40 – 11:49 AM of these health policy issues to how strategies for metastatic spinal disease physicians and spine surgeons will Keynote Address Responses practice as demographics and health Congress of Neurological Surgeons,7:00 – 7:10 AM care mandates evolve American Association of NeurologicalPrimary Tumor Management Surgeons, Washington CommitteeCharles Fisher 10:00 – 10:15 AM Mayfield Awards 11:49 AM – 12:00 PM7:10 – 7:20 AM Adam S. Kanter, John Chi Panel DiscussionSINSDaryl R. Fourney 10:15 – 11:15 AM 12:00 – 12:25 PM Top Oral Platform Papers – Spine Section Executive Committee7:20 – 7:30 AM Breakout Sessions Report and Business MeetingMISS Applications Joseph S. Cheng, Praveen V. MummaneniMike W. Chou 10:15 – 10:27 AM Deformity7:30 – 7:40 AM Clinical Outcomes and Cost Utility of AdultMetastatic Disease Spinal Deformity Surgery in Real-World CareDaniel M. Sciubba10 REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.SPINESECTION.ORG!
  11. 11. MEETING AGENDA Meeting Agenda12:25 – 1:25 PM 12:30 – 2:30 PM 12:30 – 2:30 PM Lunch with Exhibitors $200 includes lunch $200 includes lunchWhat’s New Session V Luncheon Symposium II – Luncheon Symposium III –Moderator: Michael Y. Wang Spine Tumors Update of Spine Guidelines Course Directors: Daryl R. Fourney, Course Directors: Michael G. Kaiser, Laurence D. Rhines Daniel K. Resnick12:30 – 2:30 PM Faculty: Ziya L. Gokaslan, Ilya Laufer, Faculty: Andrew T. Dailey, Sanjay S. Dhall,$200 includes lunch Meic H. Schmidt Zoher Ghogawala, Timothy C. RykenLuncheon Symposium I – Course Description: This course Course Description: This didactic courseRevision Spine Surgery will review the natural history and will provide an overview of the guidelinesCourse Directors: Iain H. Kalfas, management of primary and metastatic process as well as an introduction toMichael W. Groff spinal tumors. Radiographic imaging, several of the new clinical practiceFaculty: Robert F. Heary, Gregory R. Trost, intervention strategies and treatment guidelines developed by the section onFrancis Farhadi algorithms will be reviewed. Surgical the topics of cervical spine trauma andCourse Description: This course will treatment including approaches will be lumbar fusion.provide state-of-the-art information on discussed. Extensive interactive case Learning Objectives: Upon completion ofcomplication avoidance during revision presentations will illustrate treatment this course, participants should be able to:spine surgery. Faculty will review their and care considerations and explore the ■■ Discuss the updated guidelines,clinical experience and lessons learned challenges of caring for this complex indications, and expected outcomesvia interactive case discussions. patient population. for surgical treatment of lumbar spineLearning Objectives: Upon completion of Learning Objectives: Upon completion of degenerative conditionsthis course, participants should be able to: this course, participants should be able to: ■■ Describe the process used for the■■ Explain the management issues unique ■■ Understand the significance of tumor production of evidence based clinical to revision surgery biology in considering management guidelines and will be able to discuss■■ Appraise the common reasons for options the strengths and limitations of the spinal instrumentation failure ■■ Discuss the indications and techniques medical evidence with regards to the■■ Evaluate the management of recurrent for management of primary and most recent published guidelines on spinal conditions such as restenosis and metastatic spinal tumors cervical spine trauma and lumbar reherniation and apply to practice ■■ Discuss surgical approaches and fusion■■ Integrate strategies for the management techniques for tumor resection and of postoperative deformity and adjacent spinal reconstruction 12:30 – 12:50 PM segment failure Strengths and Limitations of Guidelines 12:30 – 12:35 PM Zoher Ghogawala12:30 – 12:54 PM Welcome and IntroductionsRevision Surgery for Thoracolumbar Daryl R. Fourney, Laurence D. Rhines 12:50 – 1:10 PMInstrumentation Failure Fusion for Axial Back PainGregory R. Trost 12:35 – 1:35 PM Michael G. Kaiser Case-based Discussion of Spine Tumor12:54 – 1:18 PM Investigation and Management 1:10 – 1:30 PMRevision Surgery for Latrogenic Cervical Ziya L. Gokaslan, Ilya Laufer, Fusion for SpondylolisthesisDeformity Meic H. Schmidt Daniel K. ResnickIain Kalfas 1:35 – 1:50 PM 1:30 – 1:50 PM1:18 – 1:42 PM Minimally Invasive Options Including ICU Management of SCIRole of MIS in Revision Cases Vertebral Augmentation Sanjay S. DhallFrancis Farhadi Meic H. Schmidt 1:50 – 2:10 PM1:42 – 2:06 PM 1:50 – 2:10 PM Steroids and SCIFlat Back after Fusion Evolving Role of Radiosurgery for Timothy C. RykenRobert F. Heary Metastatic and Primary Tumors Ilya Laufer 2:10 – 2:30 PM2:06 – 2:30 PM Intraoperatvie Monitoring for LumbarRevision Surgery for CSF Leak/ 2:10 – 2:30 PM Spine SurgeryPseudomeningocele Primary Tumors: En Bloc Surgery Andrew T. DaileyMicheal W. Groff Feasibility, Justification? Ziya L. Gokaslan REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.SPINESECTION.ORG! 11
  12. 12. MEETING AGENDA Meeting Agenda12:30 – 2:30 PM 2:05 – 2:20 PM 2:05 – 2:20 PM$200 includes lunch Advanced Indications: Corpectomy, CSF LeaksLuncheon Symposium IV – Deformity, Tumors, etc. Case PresentationsLateral Retroperitoneal William Douglas SmithInterbody Fusion: Technique 2:20 – 2:35 PMand Outcomes 2:20 – 2:30 PM Avoidance and Management StrategiesCourse Directors: Adam S. Kanter, Discussion/Questions Case PresentationsJuan S. UribeFaculty: Allan D. Levi, John C. Liu, 12:30 – 2:30 PM 1:30 – 5:30 PM Luiz Pimenta, William Douglas Smith, $200 includes lunch $200 includes lunch William R. Taylor Luncheon Symposium V – My Special Course VII – PeripheralCourse Description: This course will Worst Outcome: Complications Nerve Exposures and Nervefocus on the indications, outcomes Avoidance & Management Repair Techniquesand complications of the lateral Strategies (Complimentary to Residents)retroperitoneal transpsoas fusion Course Directors: Scott A. Meyer, Course Directors: Eric L. Zager,technique. Specific lectures will Michael K. Rosner, Volker K.H. Sonntag Linda Jun-San Yangconcentrate on anatomy and approach, Faculty: Domagoj Coric, Christopher Neal, Faculty: Allan J. Belzberg, Line Jacques,literature based outcomes, complication Michael K. Rosner Michel Kliot, Rajiv Midha, Robert J. Spinner,avoidance and management, and clinical Course Description: This course will Gregory R. Trostpearls. Biomechanics of stand-alone discuss a wide range of complications in Course Description: This course willversus supplemented techniques will the neurosurgical patient. The discussion demonstrate the common exposures tobe discussed. Interaction and discussion will focus on a case presentation peripheral nerves in the upper extremityamong participants will be encouraged. format and include decision-making and common techniques used forLearning Objectives: Upon completion of and management options for avoiding peripheral nerve reconstruction. It isthis course, participants should be able to: complications in all neurosurgical age targeted to practicing surgeons, senior■■ Review and discuss indications for groups. residents and fellows. lateral thoracolumbar interbody Learning Objectives: Upon completion of Learning Objectives: Upon completion of approaches and surgery this course, participants should be able to: this course, participants should be able to:■■ Discuss the complications and their ■■ Understand the different types ■■ Synthesize the pertinent and practical avoidance in these procedures of common complications in the surgical anatomy of the brachial plexus■■ Review the clinical and radiographic neurosurgical patient of all age groups and peripheral nerves in the upper limb results in lateral thoracolumbar ■■ Understand the rationale for various as related to common nerve injuries, interbody fusion procedures management options of common nerve entrapments, and other nerve neurosurgical complications disorders.12:30 – 12:50 PM ■■ Understand how to avoid common ■■ Distinguish common techniques utilizedIntroduction: Historical Overview and neurosurgical complications from in the reconstruction of peripheralSurgical Indications developing nerves (direct repair, grafting, nerveJuan S. Uribe ■■ Understand the current literature transfers, and nerve conduits). trends to defend neurosurgical This course will prepare residents for12:50 – 1:05 PM complications once they occur written board examinations and youngAnatomic Considerations of the ■■ Understand current trends in the neurosurgeons for oral board examinations.Retroperitoneal Approach neurosurgical complications and be This course will be presented in anAllan D. Levi able to discuss underlying reasons and interactive, round-robin format to implications facilitate small group teaching of1:05 – 1:20 PM peripheral nerve anatomy and exposuresSurgical Technique and Clinical Pearls 1:30 – 1:35 PM as well as nerve repair techniques.Luiz Pimenta Introduction: Common Complications in Spinal Surgery Nerve Repair Techniques (Direct Repair,1:20 – 1:35 PM Grafting, Nerve Transfers, Conduits)Stand Alone Grafts vs. Supplemental 1:35 – 1:45 PM Robert J. SpinnerFixation: When, Why & How Neurologic InjuryWilliam R. Taylor Case Presentations Median and Ulnar Nerves Eric L. Zager1:35 – 1:50 PM 1:45 – 1:50 PMComplication Avoidance of the Lateral Vascular Injury Radial and Musculocutaneous NervesApproach Case Presentations Line JacquesAdam S. Kanter 1:50 – 2:05 PM Suprascapluar and Axillary Nerves1:50 – 2:05 PM Instrumentation Michel KliotEvidence Based Clinical Outcomes Case PresentationsFollowing Lateral Interbody FusionJohn Liu12 REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.SPINESECTION.ORG!
  13. 13. MEETING AGENDA Meeting AgendaExposures to Nerves in Hip and Thigh 8:20 – 8:44 AM 9:56 – 10:20 AM(e.g. Sciatic, Femoral, Lateral Femoral David Cahill Memorial David Cahill MemorialCutaneous) Controversies III – Controversies VII –Gregory R. Trost Cervical HNP with Radiculopathy Moderate Degenerative Scoliosis Moderators: Adam S. Kanter, Presenting as Primarily Radicular PainExposures to Nerve in Leg (Knee and Charles A. SansurBelow – e.g., Tibial Nerve Peroneal Nerve) 9:56 – 10:04 AMAllan J. Belzberg 8:20 – 8:28 AM Correct the Deformity ACDF Christopher I. ShaffreySupraclavicular Brachial Plexus and Spinal Domagoj CoricAccessory Nerve 10:04 – 10:12 AMLynda Jun-San Yang 8:28 – 8:36 AM Short Segment Correction Arthroplasty Steven D. GlassmanInfraclavicular Brachial Plexus Praveen Mummaneni 10:12 – 10:20 AMCommon Nerve Transfers 8:36 – 8:44 AM MIS Decompression/Short Segment AloneRajiv Midha MISS Decompression Richard G. Fessler R. Patrick Jacobs 10:20 – 10:45 AM SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013 8:44 – 9:08 AM Beverage Break David Cahill Memorial7:00 – 10:20 AM Controversies IV– 10:45 AM – 12:30 PMScientific Session VII – General Inter-Spinous Fusion Devices vs. Lami/ Scientific Session VIII –Session I and David Cahill Fusion with Pedicle Screws for Low Grade General Session IIMemorial Controversies Spondylolithesis? Moderators: Domagoj Coric, Patrick HsiehModerators: Daniel Refai, Cyrus WongSession Description: This Scientific 8:44 – 8:56 AM 10:45 – 11:00 AMSession will explore in debate Inter-Spinous Fellowship Awardsformat current controversies in the Michael P. Steinmetz John Chi, Michael P. Steinmetzmanagement of common disordersfacing spinal surgeons. Several topics 8:56 – 9:08 AM 11:00 AM – 12:30 PMincluding management of sacro-iliac Lami-Fusion Oral Poster Presentations VIIjoint pain with surgery and the use of Gerald E. Rodts, Jr. Moderators: Domagoj Coric, Patrick Hsiehinter-spinous fusion devices explorenewer technologies. Different surgical 9:08 – 9:32 AM 12:30 PMapproaches for moderate degenerative David Cahill Memorial Adjournscoliosis, degenerative spondylolithesis Controversies V –and herniated cervical disc will also be Treatment for Symptomatic Grade I L4-5debated. Degenerative SpondylolithesisLearning Objectives: Upon completion ofthis session, participants should be able to: 9:08 – 9:20 AM■■ Appraise the current management Posterior Approach options for SI joint dysfunction Charles L. Branch, Jr.■■ Relate current surgical techniques for cervical disc disease and degenerative 9:20 – 9:32 AM spondylolithesis Transpoas Approach■■ Recognize the different approaches Luiz Pimenta for addressing moderate scoliosis and posterior instrumentation of the lumbar 9:32 – 9:56 AM spine David Cahill Memorial Controversies VI–7:00 – 8:20 AM SI Joint Fusion for SI Joint Pain: To Fuse orOral Poster Presentations VI Not to Fuse?Moderators: Daniel Refai, Cyrus Wong 9:32 – 9:44 AM Fuse William Douglas Smith 9:44 – 9:56 AM No Fusion Curtis Dickman REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.SPINESECTION.ORG! 13
  14. 14. Social EventsSOCIAL EVENTS AND GENERAL INFORMATION OPENING RECEPTION a desert jeep tour and horseback riding the services of any childcare program; Wednesday, March 6 for the whole family. To obtain more however, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge 6:30 – 8:00 PM information or make reservations for does provide a list of in-room child care Take in spectacular views of the rugged Phoenix area attractions and tours, please providers. Please contact the resort mountains and watch the sunset while visit the city’s official website at www. concierge at (408) 293-5000 for additional enjoying a lavish array of food and visitphoenix.com or contact any member information and applicable fees. beverages as you network with old friends of the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Concierge and new colleagues at the Opening Team at (480) 293-5000. It is best to make EVALUATIONS Reception. Each medical attendee and arrangements in advance. The concierge The evaluation process is a key spouse/guest registered for the meeting team will be available to assist you on site component in providing cutting-edge will receive one complimentary ticket. as well. programming at the AANS/CNS Section Please note this event is held outdoors. on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Resort casual attire is recommended. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS AND Nerves Annual Meeting. Your feedback on CHILD CARE SERVICES the quality and diversity of the program Family Escape is the JW Marriott Desert RECEPTION IN THE EXHIBIT HALL Ridge’s exclusive area dedicated to helps to determine future Annual Meeting Thursday, March 7 programming. Your voice is important and families and children. Drop off your child your opinions are valued! 5:30 – 6:30 PM (ages 4-12) between 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Interact with your Attendees will have the to give the children some independence opportunity to interact with exhibiting while parents enjoy their time with peace SPEAKER READY ROOM companies while enjoying pre-dinner The Speaker Ready Room will be of mind knowing the kids are in a safe cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with available Wednesday, March 6 through and fun environment. In the afternoon, colleagues. Each medical attendee and Saturday, March 9. All speakers and the JW Marriott Desert Ridge opens up spouse/guest* registered for the meeting abstract presenters should visit the the program to the entire family to escape will receive one complimentary ticket. Speaker Ready Room at least one hour the heat and enjoy each other’s company. Business casual attire is recommended. prior to their presentations. Have fun playing one of the many board *Please note: Due to liability and security, games, relax watching a movie, or get children under 18 years of age are not NO SMOKING POLICY competitive with a game of Ladder Ball. permitted on the exhibit floor at any time. Smoking is not permitted at any official Contact the resort concierge at (480) 293-5000 for additional information and AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the WHO SHOULD ATTEND applicable fees. Spine and Peripheral Nerve Annual Educational sessions are geared toward Meeting event. Smoking is also prohibited neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, The AANS/CNS Section on Disorders inside and on the grounds of the spine care specialists, fellows, residents, of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves is JW Marriott Desert Ridge. physician assistants/physician extenders, not affiliated with nor is it endorsing and nurse clinicians, and are applicable to the practice of spine and peripheral nerve surgery. MEETING PURPOSE The purpose of the 2013 AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting is to provide continuing medical education to neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, spine care specialists, fellows, residents, physician extenders and nurse clinicians involved in the practice of spine and peripheral nerve surgery. Education is provided in the form of didactic lectures, special courses demonstrating neurosurgical techniques, exhibits presenting the newest instruments and information, and digital posters providing the latest information regarding clinical advances in neurological surgery. AREA ATTRACTIONS AND TOUR INFORMATION Phoenix offers a host of opportunities for adventure and relaxation. Enjoy a romantic hot air balloon ride for two, or 14 REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.SPINESECTION.ORG!
  15. 15. Housing & TravelHOUSING & TRAVEL INFORMATION HOUSING DEADLINE – FEBRUARY 8, 2013HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS Reservations can be made online HOTEL CANCELLATION POLICYThe JW Marriott Desert Ridge offers or via fax, phone or mail. Visit Deposits are refundable only if hotelluxury accommodations and amenities www.spinesection.org to make receives notification of cancellation atyour whole family is sure to enjoy, your reservation today! least 7 days prior to your scheduledfrom fine dining to a host of recreation arrival date.activities. This resort in the SonoranDesert features a unique architectural HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION Support the AANS/CNS Section ondesign incorporating the four elements AND DEADLINES Disorders of the Spine and Peripheralof nature: fire, water, earth and sky. This Hotel reservations are only available Nerves by booking your hotel room forhotel has a smoke-free policy. to registered AANS/CNS Section on the Annual Meeting by using one of the Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral methods listed on the housing form. InResort Amenities: Nerves attendees. You must first register order to obtain the necessary meeting■■ Complimentary in-room internet access for the Annual Meeting before making and exhibit space at the hotel, the AANS/■■ Deluxe guest rooms with patios or your hotel arrangements. Rooms are CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine balconies overlooking wildflower subject to availability. Reserve your room and Peripheral Nerves must commit gardens, swimming pools, lakes and by February 8, 2013. to a minimum number of guest rooms. waterways plus golf course or mountain If that commitment is not fulfilled, the views DEPOSIT Section will incur significant financial■■ Four acres of turquoise pools and A deposit equal to one night’s room penalties and have difficulty obtaining shimmering waterways and tax is required to hold each guest’s sufficient meeting space in the future.■■ Wildfire Golf Club featuring two on-site reservation. This payment must be Unfortunately, this can have a major 18-hole golf courses submitted with your registration fees. impact on the member services and■■ Stunning, two-story spa oasis, featuring Credit cards will be charged in mid- programs that the Section is able to signature treatments that combine February. Please make checks payable offer in the future. We appreciate your ancient rituals with cutting-edge to the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, 5350 commitment to the Section by staying at techniques East Marriott Drive, Phoenix, Arizona the JW Marriott Desert Ridge.■■ Eight-court tennis center 85054. All rooms are subject to applicable■■ Desert botanical garden state and local taxes. Hotel reservations TRANSPORTATION TO THE RESORT■■ Four fine-dining restaurants, two cafes, received without deposit will not be Shuttle a lounge and a spa bistro accepted. Super Shuttle provides service between Phoenix Sky Harbor International AirportHOTEL ROOM RATES HOTEL CONFIRMATIONS, and the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. CollectStandard Guest Room CANCELLATIONS OR CHANGES your luggage and go to the “Blue Diamond$429.29 Single/Double* Through February 8 Area” located outside of baggage claim.$451.95 Triple* ■■ All changes and cancellations must Call Super Shuttle at (602) 244-9000 five$474.60 Quad* be made through the AANS/CNS hours in advance of your departure for Section on Disorders of the Spine and return reservations, or simply stop by the* Above rates include applicable state and Peripheral Nerves Registration and resort concierge and ask them to make alocal taxes. A portion of the room rate will Housing Center. Super Shuttle reservation for you. Farebe utilized to cover the cost of registration ■■ Rooms are not transferable. is $25.00 per person. Please visitand housing services. ■■ Refunds for deposits will be issued by www.supershuttle.com for more details. the AANS/CNS Section on DisordersThese special rates are only available of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Car Serviceuntil the February 8, 2013 cut-off date. Registration and Housing Center if Transtyle sedans are readily availableThe AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of registration is cancelled. to take you between the Phoenix Skythe Spine and Peripheral Nerves cannot Harbor International Airport and the JWguarantee the availability of this rate Beginning February 12 Marriott Desert Ridge. Rate information isafter the cut-off date. Rates are effective ■■ All changes and cancellations must be available at www.transtyle.com. Although3 days prior to and 3 days after the made directly with the hotel. recommended, advance reservationsofficial meeting dates of March 6-9, 2013. ■■ If cancellation notice is not received are not necessary. Call (480) 948-6131Confirmation for dates other than official according to the hotel policy, the deposit for further information and to makemeeting dates, made prior to the cut-off may be forfeited. reservations.date, will be based on availability. ■■ Check your hotel confirmation and contact the hotel directly for information. REGISTER TODAY AT WWW.SPINESECTION.ORG! 15