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1st Annual Complex Spinal Disorders and Techniques Hands-On Workshop: Innovations in Procedural Training - POSTPONED

Jacksonville, FL US
July 16, 2020 to July 18, 2020

This course has been postponed. We will be updating the website information as the new dates become available. For more courses, visit the Neurology and Neurological Surgery Specialty page.

Course Directors: Kinglsey Abode-Iyamah, M.D., Eric W. Nottmeier, M.D., Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, M.D., William E. Clifton, III, M.D. and Aaron C. Damon

July 16 - 18, 2020 - Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville, Florida

This two-and-one-half-days Mayo Clinic course is designed to update participants on a range of surgical approaches in the treatment of spinal disorders. The course will introduce anatomic approaches to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as well as surgical indications, principles, techniques, and skills. Panel discussions, lectures and case presentations will provide the background for extensive hands-on cadaver sessions where participants will have the opportunity to practice these techniques with expert faculty. In addition to cadaveric models, attendees will be able to utilize Mayo Clinic's innovative biomimetic 3D printed spinal axis simulators for additional practice of techniques learned during the didactic and hands-on course sessions.

Course Highlights:

  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Landmarks for spinal instrumentation
  • Surgical approaches to the lumbar spine
  • Management of complications in complex spine surgery
  • 3D printed biomimetic simulation for spinal instrumentation instruction and practice


Registration Fees

Physicians and Scientists

APRNs, PAs, Residents, Fellows, Allied Health and Retirees $900

Target Audience

This course is designed for neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery medical providers at various stages of their careers including residents, fellows, attendings, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the posterior bony element anatomy of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacropelvic spine as it relates to pedicle screw placement
  • Demonstrate the surgical technique of freehand thoracic, lumbar, and sacropelvic instrumentation
  • Comprehend the principles of occipital, atlantoaxial, and sub-axial cervical fixation techniques
  • Describe the presentation, diagnosis, and surgical management of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas
  • Describe the basic principles of spinal cord mapping during intramedullary tumor resection 
  • Review the basic principles of CT-guided navigation for posterior spine instrumentation
  • Demonstrate the approaches to oblique, anterior, and lateral interbody techniques
  • Recognize the vital anatomical structures during lateral and anterolateral interbody techniques

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
07/16/2020 - 4:00pm
Event ends: 
07/18/2020 - 5:00pm

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Mayo Clinic Simulation Center
4500 San Pablo Rd S.
Stabile North 8th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32224
United States

The J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus is located in the Stabile North Building on the 8th floor. Parking is available in multiple lots near the Stabile North Building on W.M. Davis Parkway at no charge. Additional parking is available in the Mayo patient/visitor ramp adjacent to the Davis Building on Mayo Boulevard at $3 per day. The cost for parking is not included in the registration fee.

Mayo Clinic Campus Map 

For those seeking off-campus oceanfront accommodations:

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd.
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
Located six miles from the Mayo Clinic Campus

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 PGA Tour Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach FL, 32082
Located 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic Campus

For those seeking on-campus accommodations:

Mayo Clinic Courtyard by Marriott
14390 Mayo Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32224


Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is located 45 minutes from Mayo Clinic. Taxis and rental cars are readily available at the airport. Travel and lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant. Transportation is highly recommended, as the campus is not within walking distance to dining locations. 

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course Directors:

Kingsley Abode-Iyamah, M.D.
William (Bill) E. Clifton, III M.D.
Eric W. Nottmeier, M.D.
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, M.D.


Selby G. Chen, M.D.
H. Gordon Deen, M.D.
Sam Farres, M.D.
Jeremy L. Fogelson, M.D.
Chris Fox, MD
Jamal McClendon, Jr. M.D.
Mark A. Pichelmann, M.D.
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, M.D.
Kourosh Tavanaiepour, D.O.
Rabih G. Tawk, M.D.
Aaron Damon
Jose Solis-Padilla


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Available Credit

  • 14.50 Attendance

This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with healthcare providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Florida Exhibits


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Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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