Lumbar Spine Research Society


Enhancement of Spinal Fusion

presented by Lumbar Spine Research Society

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Jason Savage

Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health, Cleveland, OH


Ira Goldstein

Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ


Daniel Yanni

CEO, Disc Comfort, Inc., Newport Beach, CA

Titanium, Porous/3D printed metals, and ceramics

Boyle Cheng

Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Considerations for the bone implant interface

Harvey Smith

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Allograft, PEEK, and PEEK with surfacing

Join us in our co-sponsored webinar with the Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS) and 5 top spine specialists discussing the Enhancements in Spinal Fusion.


  • Jason Savage

    Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health, Cleveland, OH

  • Ira Goldstein

    Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

  • Daniel Yanni

    CEO, Disc Comfort, Inc., Newport Beach, CA

  • Boyle Cheng

    Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Harvey Smith

    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Release: 01/16/2019

Expiration: 01/23/2019

Location: Online

Requirements for successful completion: In order to receive credit, participants must view all audio-visual presentations and complete both the pre-test, post-test and evaluation form. Participants must score at least 100% on the activity post-test in order to receive credit. There are no pre-requisites for this activity. Course attendance verification forms are provided upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form. No partial credit will be given.

A planning committee made up of medical professionals and VuMedi, Inc. teamed up to create in-person and online trainings utilizing experts, peer-reviewed literature, and research to help educate physicians on the ever-changing therapeutic landscape in medicine. By clicking on the video link, you may view the 4-5 presentations in this video series. After viewing the videos, you may access the Evaluation link to earn CME Credit and receive your certificate.

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and VuMedi, Inc. Viewers should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this educational activity. Healthcare professionals should use their clinical judgements in weighing possible risks and benefits before employing any treatment discussed in this activity.

Target Audience: This activity was developed for MD and Allied Health Professionals in the following Specialties: Neurosurgery or Orthopaedics.

Course Description: In this live webinar, expert Spine, Business, Business, Cerebrovascular, Functional, Peripheral Nerves, Neuro-Trauma, Tumors, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Neurosurgery will present optimal operable techniques and treatment options to address Enhancement of Spinal Fusion. The webinar features time for interactive audience discussion and surgical case based scenarios.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to discuss:

  1. To learn about implants for thoracolumbar interbody fusion.
  2. To discuss the different implant materials for fusion including the following: titanium, porous/3D printed metals and ceramics.
  3. To discuss the enhancements of nano surfacing, nano tubules and future directions.

Credits: This lecture qualifies for 2 CME credit hours.

Cost: $0.0

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and VuMedi, Inc. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosures: The Directors, Speakers, Moderators, Planners, and Coordinators of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose, except:

Dr. Irwin Goldstein - Marius, AbbVie, Plethora, Tissue Genesis, Endoceutics: Grants/Research Support; Strategic Science & Technologies, Ipsen: Grants/Research Support, Advisor or Review Panel Member; AMAG Pharmaceuticals: Speakers Bureau, Grants/Research Support, Advisor or Review Panel Member; Coloplast: Honorarium Recipient
Dr. Jason Savage – Stryker Spine, Wright Medical: Consultant
Dr. Daniel Yanni – Zimmer Biomet: Consultant

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Executive Director
Office of Continuing Medical Education
UC Irvine Health School of Medicine
Irvine, California

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