Mayo Clinic Advancements in Surgical & Medical Management of the Spine 2024 - Live (in-person)

Kohala Coast, HI US
February 25, 2024 to February 29, 2024

Course Directors: Brett A. Freedman, M.D., Arjun S. Sebastian, M.D., Randy Shelerud, M.D.

February 25 - 29, 2024 - Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast, Hawaii

This five-day course addresses the spectrum of spine diseases via didactics, case studies, and panel discussions, whether it is secondary to trauma, deformity, or common degenerative conditions. A unique split curriculum covers strategies for both surgical spine management and nonoperative approaches, including epidemiology, clinical anatomy, biomechanics, clinical assessment, and spine imaging review. Spinal injection strategies for various common spinal conditions, safety, and efficacy are examined, as well as, post traumatic surgical management, adjacent segment disease issues, and comparison between various surgical techniques such as motion preserving and fusion. An emphasis on differential diagnosis and the global burden of spine disease is discussed and debated. One session is devoted to methods of pain control in patients with spinal disorders, satisfying state requirements for prescriber opioid education.

Target Audience

This course is designed for orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, primary care physicians, sports medicine specialists, pain specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, fellows, postdocs, and medical/health professional students.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

• Assess how to prioritize the operative and non-operative treatment of spine trauma.
• Recognize the impact of osteoporosis care for surgical and non-surgical patient outcomes.
• Review how to minimize common and rare complications associated with spine surgery.
• Describe the evidence for conservative management of the low back pain patient including the use of spinal injections, opioids, rehabilitation, and complementary medicine options.
• Associate the new science of spinal muscular control and its effect on the low back pain patient.
• Describe an evidence-based approach to cervical radiculopathy and stenosis including pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic and surgical treatment options.

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: 
  • 26.50 ABOS
  • 26.50 ABS
  • 26.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Event starts: 
02/25/2024 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
02/29/2024 - 12:30pm
Fairmont Orchid
1 North Kaniku Drive
Kohala Coast, HI 96743
United States
+1 (808) 885-2000

Fairmont Orchid - 1 North Kaniku Drivem Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743-9796

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at the Fairmont Orchid. See below for the various rates being offered. In order to receive the special rates, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of February 3, 2024, whichever comes first. After February 03, 2024, reservations will be taken based on space and rate availability. Each attendee is allowed one guest room at the special course room rate.

Fairmont Garden View - $459.00
Partial Ocean View - $499.00
Ocean View - $569.00 *based on hotel availability

There is no charge for children younger than eighteen (18) years of age sharing the same room with their parents and utilizing existing bedding. There will be an additional charge of $75.00 per night, plus tax beginning with the third adult (18 years or older) in a room. The maximum number of persons per room is four (4) adults or two (2) adults and two (2) children.

Additional adults sharing a room will incur a charge of $150 per person, per night (plus tax).

Resort Experience Fee
Please note that there is an additional charge of $30.00 per room per night plus tax that is not included in the above room rates. The following amenities are bundled into this charge:

  • Overnight self-parking for one vehicle per room (Fairmont Gold guests receive valet parking for one vehicle per room)
  • Unlimited basic WiFi access in guest rooms and public areas (ALL members receive an upgrade to premium speed internet access and ALL Platinum members receive $20 credit towards spa services)
  • Wellness classes (please see our weekly complimentary wellness offerings at the Spa Without Walls)
  • Complimentary shuttle bus service within the Mauna Lani Resort area
  • Two Fairmont Orchid reusable water bottles per room, per stay, to be filled at purified water stations located throughout the resort. It’s part of our Planet 21 sustainability pledge to reduce single-use plastics and minimize our carbon footprint.
  • Hawaiian Cultural Classes & Resort Activities (please see our weekly activity schedule at the Concierge)
  • Lei greeting upon arrival
  • Complimentary snorkel equipment rental for one hour (available to each guest, per day—resort use only). Guests who purchase Fun & Sun passes may sign out snorkel equipment multiple times per day.
  • 45-minute photo session with Pacific Dream Photography (reservations required, photos available for purchase)
  • Unlimited North America Long Distance Calls (Canada & America)

Experiences exclusive to our guests include the following:

  • Stargazing sessions courtesy of Star Gaze Hawai‘i, which offer guests a personal guided tour of the constellation (weekly)
  • Storytelling sessions which share the legends and lore unique to the Island of Hawai‘i (weekly)
  • Hui Holokai Beach Club Activities (subject to change based on the time and day) including hula lessons, petroglyph hikes, turtle talk session, ti leaf lei making, ‘ukulele lessons, introduction to Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Paddling and coconut palm frond weaving
  • Snorkel equipment rental (based on two sets per room, per day—resort use only)
  • Special seasonal activities and resort programming (please see seasonal activity guide and resort guide)

Additional Travel Information

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant. Mayo Clinic School of CPD is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant. All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.




Direction to the Fairmont Orchid

  • Turn left at the stoplight exiting the Kona International Airport onto Queen Kaahumanu Highway #19. 
  • Remain on Highway #19 for 19.5 miles. 
  • The entrance to Mauna Lani Resort is located on your left of the highway. 
  • Enter the resort on Mauna Lani Drive and proceed for about a mile to the round-about. 
  • Take the first right turn / cut-off which is North Kaniku Drive. 
  • Stay on North Kaniku Drive until you reach the main entrance to Fairmont Orchid at the end of the drive.
  • Hotel Space Map 

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 this live activity for a maximum of 26.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirement of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Maintenance of Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABOS credit.

American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirement of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

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

Available Credit

  • 26.50 ABOS
  • 26.50 ABS
  • 26.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


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