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Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Spine Care Conference 2019

Amelia Island, FL US
November 22, 2019 to November 23, 2019

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

November 22 - 23, 2019 - The Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island, Florida

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 22 
October 22

Physicians and Scientists

ARNPs & PAs, Residents, Fellows,
Nurses, Allied Health and Retirees

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

Abstracts- Deadline Friday, August 30th, 2019

Abstract Submission Form 

Overview: As part of the 2019  Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Spine Care Conference course, an e-Poster session for presentation of original research and challenging cases dedicated to Spine-related topics will be held at this meeting. Suggested topics of interest include: case reports, quality improvement initiatives, research, spinal oncology, spinal cord injury, non-operative spine care, socio-economics, complications, etc.

Description of Submission Format: No more than 300 words are allowed for the text within the Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Suggested format is provided in the Abstract Submission Form.

Notification of Results: Accepted abstracts will be notified by email. All primary authors will be notified by email no later than  Monday, September 9th, 2019.  Notification of acceptance can also occur within 1-2 weeks of submission prior to this deadline and no later than 1 week after this deadline. 

Target Audience

Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, Orthopaedists, Primary Care Physicians, Sports Medicine, Pain Specialists, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 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

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.00 ANCC
  • 14.00 AOA Category 2-A
  • 14.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
11/22/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/23/2019 - 3:00pm

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The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Pkwy
Amelia Island, FL 32034
United States
+1 (888) 239-1217

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 31, 2019, 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 888-239-1217 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. Day valet parking is complimentary and overnight valet parking will be provided at a reduced rate of $18.00 per night.

When the hotel block at the Ritz Carlton fills/closes, please seek accommodations at an alternate hotel. Nearby accommodations in Amelia Island include:


Phone Number




Amelia Hotel at the Beach

904-206-5200 ‎

1997 S Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL

3.25 miles

Residence Inn by Marriott Amelia Island


2301 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach, FL

3.5 miles

Omni Amelia Island

904-261-6161 ‎

6800 First Coast Highway, Fernandina Beach, FL

3.75 miles

Elizabeth Point Lodge


98 South Fletcher Ave.

Fernandina Beach, FL

5.25 miles

Addison House of Fernandina


614 Ash St.

Fernandina Beach, FL

6.75 miles

Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast


804 Atlantic Av

Fernandina Beach, FL

6.75 miles

Hampton Inn & Suites

904- 491-4911

19 S. 2nd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL

7.0 miles

Florida House Inn

904- 491-3322

4 N 2nd St.

Fernandina Beach, FL

7.0 miles


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:

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 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 14.0 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 14.0 AOA Category 2-A credits.

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.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 14.00 ANCC
  • 14.00 AOA Category 2-A
  • 14.00 Attendance


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