Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Spine Care Conference 2018

Amelia Island, FL US
November 16, 2018 to November 17, 2018

Course Directors: Selby G. Chen, M.D.H. Gordon Deen, Jr., M.D.Mark A. Pichelmann, M.D., and Christina Collins, ARNP, DNP

This course is designed to enhance physician and midlevel comfort in the management of patients with diverse spinal disorders and conditions. This two-day course will focus on discussions concerning the management of spinal disorders, as well as technological advancements, controversial spine topics, complications and socio-economic issues. The course will provide a mixture of didactic, case-based and evidence based guideline review, along with an opportunity for panel discussion.

Registration Fees 

 On or before
October 16 
October 16

Physicians and Scientists

ARNPs & PAs, Residents, Fellows, Nurses, Allied Health and Retirees$350$425


Exhibit Opportunities

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

Target Audience

Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, Orthopaedists, Primary Care Physicians, Sports Medicine, Pain Specialists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Residents, Fellows, Postdocs, and Medical/Health Professional Students.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review and discuss the best medical practices for cervical, thoracic, and lumbar surgeries and techniques, minimally invasive surgeries, spinal tumors, spinal deformity, as well as avoiding preoperative and postoperative complications
  • Discuss new techniques and controversies and apply the information to future clinical decision-making processes
  • Identify various complications in spine surgery and their management
  • Utilize case studies to discuss current techniques and controversies
  • Define the role of stem cell therapy including transplantation
  • Examine quality and outcomes as well as future potential economic issues in spine surgery
  • Prepare the advanced practice provider with basic and advanced spinal neurosurgical principals and gain understanding of current best practice and postoperative management
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.75 ANCC
  • 13.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
11/16/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/17/2018 - 3:00pm
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The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Pkwy
Amelia Island, FL 32034
United States
+1 (866) 763-2960

Coastal view rooms are reserved for attendees and their guests at the group rate of $249 per night plus applicable taxes. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of October 24, 2018, whichever comes first. The resort has extended the group rate three days prior and three days after the course based on availability. Check-in time is after 4 p.m. and check-out time is before 11 a.m.. Call the Ritz-Carlton at 866-763-2960 and identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Spine Course. Guests receive complimentary in-room internet service. Rooms are limited so we do encourage early booking. All parking at the resort is provided by valet service. Overnight parking at the resort is $14 per night and day parking is complimentary.


Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is located 35 minutes from The Ritz-Carlton. Taxis and rental cars are readily available at the airport.  Travel and lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 


Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.75 ANCC
  • 13.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

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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