Course Program & Schedule


Friday, November 17, 2017

4 PM OMNI Austin Downtown Check-in

SYMPOSIUM BEGINS

5:15 PM Registration & Cocktail Reception
6 PM Welcome Message and Introduction

CASE PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION

6:05 PM Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis | Gurvinder Deol, MD; Panelists: Safdar Khan, MD; Michael Kelly, MD, MSc
6:20 PM Cervical Myelopathy | Steven Garfin, MD; Panelists: R. Todd Allen, MD, PhD; William Donaldson, MD
6:35 PM    Topic Discussion and Q&A

DEBATE: LUMBAR DDD | Moderator: R. Todd Allen, MD, PhD

6:40 PM No role for fusion for DDD: It only benefits your wallet | William Donaldson, MD
6:48 PM Fusion for DDD: Evidence-based! | Gregory Lopez, MD
6:56 PM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
7:05 PM Adjourn

Saturday, November 18, 2017

6:30 AM Breakfast
7:30 AM Welcome & Introduction | Frank Phillips, MD

PRINCIPLES OF TREATMENT | Moderator: Frank Phillips, MD

7:35 AM Spinal Alignment: What Parameters Are Essential in My Everyday Practice? | Michael Kelly, MD, MSc
7:50 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
7:55 AM Adult Scoliosis/Deformity: Surgical Treatment| Safdar Khan, MD
8:10 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
8:15 AM MIS TLIF: Technique Pearls and Outcomes | Neil Badlani, MD, MBA
8:30 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
8:35 AM Lateral Interbody Fusion: Technique Pearls and Outcomes | Steven Garfin, MD
8:50 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
8:55 AM Posterior Cervical Procedures and Instrumentation: Tips and Pearls | R. Todd Allen, MD, PhD
9:10 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
9:15 AM Outpatient Spine Surgery: Safely and Ethically Incorporating into My Practice | Neil Badlani, MD, MBA
9:30 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A

BREAKOUT SESSION I

9:35 AM Didactic Sessions with Industry

INTERMISSION

10:40 AM Coffee and Refreshment Break

CONTINUED - PRINCIPLES OF TREATMENT | Moderator: Stephen Ryu, MD

10:55 AM Strategies for Avoiding and Treating PJK | Michael Kelly, MD, MSc
11:10 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
11:15 AM Managing Common Complications | Gurvinder Deol, MD
11:30 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
11:35 AM Fusion Biologics: Alternatives? What, When and How? | Safdar Khan, MD
11:50 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
11:55 AM SI-joint Diagnosis and Treatment | Steven Garfin, MD
12:10 PM    Topic Discussion and Q&A

LUNCH

12:15 PM Lunch

BREAKOUT SESSION II

1:15 PM Didactic Sessions with Industry

DEBATE: CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY | Moderator: Steven Garfin, MD

2:30 PM Laminoforaminotomy is Least Invasive | Gregory Lopez, MD
2:38 PM ACDF is the Gold Standard | Gurvinder Deol, MD
2:46 PM Cervical TDR is the Evidence-based Approach | Frank Phillips, MD
2:54 PM    Topic Discussion and Q&A

DEBATE: DEGENERATIVE SPONDYLOLISTHESIS | Moderator: Gurvinder Deol, MD

3 PM Postero-Lateral Fusion is Adequate | William Donaldson, MD
3:08 PM Inter-Spinous-Laminar Devices Make Sense | Carl Lauryssen, MD
3:16 PM Interbody Fusion is Optimal | Stephen Ryu, MD
3:24 PM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
3:30-5 PM Adjourn & Cocktail Reception in Didactic Room

Sunday, November 19, 2017

6:30 AM Breakfast

TRANSITIONING FROM FELLOWSHIP INTO PRACTICE

7:30 AM Alumni Panel: What to Expect in Your First Year of Practice | Moderator: Frank Phillips, MD;
Panel: TBD
8 AM Dealings with Industry and Future Trends | Frank Phillips, MD
8:15 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
8:25 AM Finding the Right Practice: Academics v. Private Practice | Moderator: Frank Phillips, MD;
Presenters: R. Todd Allen, MD, PhD; Neil Badlani, MD, MBA; Carl Lauryssen, MD
8:45 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
8:55 AM Coding for Common Procedures | Stephen Ryu, MD
9:05 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
9:15 AM Getting Started: Dos and Don'ts in Your First Year of Practice | Gurvinder Deol, MD
9:30 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
9:40 AM Happiness After Training | Stephen Ryu, MD
10 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A

SYMPOSIUM ENDS

10:10 AM Closing Remarks | Glenn Abel & Andrew Wolpe
10:15 AM Adjourn