Course Program & Schedule


Friday, November 16, 2018

4 PM Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco 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 | Frank Phillips, 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 17, 2018

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 Deformity Case | Michael Kelly, MD, MSc
8:25 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
8:30 AM MIS TLIF: Technique Pearls and Outcomes | Stephen Ryu, MD
8:45 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
8:50 AM Lateral Interbody Fusion: Technique Pearls and Outcomes | R. Todd Allen, MD
9:05 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
9:10 AM Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Case | Stephen Ryu, MD
9:20 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
9:25 AM ASC's: Increasing Roles in the Management of Healthcare Cost Reduction | Dan Murrey, MD
9:35 AM How Do I Safely Perform ASC Surgery? | Neil Badlani, MD, MBA
9:45 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A

BREAKOUT SESSION I

9:50 AM Didactic Sessions with Industry

INTERMISSION

11:00 AM Coffee and Refreshment Break

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

11:10 AM Strategies for Avoiding and Treating PJK | Michael Kelly, MD, MSc
11:25 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
11:30 AM Navigation and Robotics in Practice | Neil Badlani, MD, MBA
11:45 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
11:50 AM Implant Material Science (porous metal, porous PEEK, 3D printed, lumbar interbody fusion, etc.) | Gurvinder Deol, MD
12:05 PM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
12:10 PM SI-joint Diagnosis and Treatment | Gregory Lopez, MD
12:25 PM    Topic Discussion and Q&A

LUNCH

12:30 PM Lunch

BREAKOUT SESSION II

1:30 PM Didactic Sessions with Industry

DEBATE: CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY | Moderator: Stephen Ryu, MD

2:44 PM Laminoforaminotomy is Least Invasive | Gregory Lopez, MD
2:52 PM Cervical TDR is the Evidence-Based Approach | Frank Phillips, MD
3:00 PM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
3:05 PM Future of S Practice | Dan Murrey, MD
3:25 PM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
3:30 PM Spinal Diagnostics Alpha-2-Macroglobulin | Guy Scuderi, MD
3:40 PM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
3:45 PM Fusion Biologics: Alternatives? What, When & How? | Safdar Kahn, MD
3:55 PM    Topic Discussion and Q&A

DIDACTIC SESSION III

4:00-5:15 PM Didactic Session with Industry
5:10 PM Adjourn

Sunday, November 18, 2018

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: Ilyas Aleem, MD and Jason Adler, MD
8:10 AM Dealings with Industry and Future Trends | Frank Phillips, MD
8:25 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
8:30 AM Finding the Right Practice: Academics v. Private Practice | Moderator: William Donaldson, MD;
Presenters: R. Todd Allen, MD, PhD; Neil Badlani, MD, MBA;
9:00 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
9:05 AM Getting Started: Dos and Don'ts in Your First Year of Practice | Gurvinder Deol, MD
9:25 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A
9:30 AM Happiness After Training | Stephen Ryu, MD
9:50 AM    Topic Discussion and Q&A

SYMPOSIUM ENDS

9:55 AM Closing Remarks | Glenn Abel & Andrew Wolpe
10:00 AM Adjourn