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4th Principles and Techniques of Complex Spinal Reconstruction

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Notification icon Friday, March 22, 2019 3 PM - Saturday, March 23, 2019 5 PM EST

Location Icon Weill Greenberg Center, 1305 York Avenue (@ 70th Street), Second Floor, New York, NY 10065

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This two-day workshop — part didactic, part hands-on — reviews the most common complex spine techniques. The course will start with afternoon case presentations on Friday, March 22. The next day will be morning lectures in which internationally renowned faculty will present their experience with different techniques for complex spine pathologies. Following the lectures, the course participants will go to the Weill Cornell Medical College Anatomy Lab for the hands-on part of the course. At six different stations, each with at least one faculty member, participants will review the procedures and then perform them on the cadavers. Tips, suggestions, and surgical pearls will be discussed during their experience.


Day 1 – Friday, March 22, 2019
3:00pm-6:00pm Complications in Complex Cases: What Went Wrong? All Faculty

Day 2 – Saturday, March 23, 2019
7:00am- 7:10am Breakfast and Registration 
7:10 Welcoming Remarks Ali A. Baaj, M.D. and Han Jo Kim, M.D.
7:20 Craniovertebral Junction: Anatomy and Fixation Techniques Michael Virk, M.D., Ph.D.
7:40 Cervical Deformity Correction Techniques Todd J. Albert, M.D.
8:00 Subaxial Cervical Spinal Trauma James Harrop, M.D.
8:20 Thoracolumbar Traumatic Deformities Kai-Ming Fu, M.D., Ph.D.
8:40 Complex Pediatric Deformities Amer Samdani, M.D.
9:00 BREAK
9:20 Principles of Adult Degenerative Deformity Correction Michael Kelly, M.D., MSc
9:40 Osteotomies for Complex Deformity Cases Han Jo Kim, M.D.
10:00 High-Grade Lumbo-Sacral Spondylolisthesis Rajiv K. Sethi, M.D.
10:20 MIS Strategies in Adult Degenerative Deformity Daniel Sciubba, M.D.
10:40 Anterior Approaches to the Thoracolumbar Spine Eric Klineberg, M.D.
11:00 Complex Approaches for Spinal Tumor Resection Ali A. Baaj, M.D. 
11:20 Spinal Metastases - Standard of Care Treatment John H. Shin, M.D.
12:00pm-1:00pm Luncheon Lecture Griffis Faculty Club 
Quality and Safety in Complex Spine Surgery Eric Elowitz, M.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College Anatomy Lab All Faculty

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