Mayo Clinic Advancements in Surgical & Medical Management of the Spine 2024 - Livestream (virtual)

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 - Internet Live Activity - 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
Event starts: 
02/25/2024 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
02/29/2024 - 12:30pm
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Internet Live Activity
Kohala Coast, HI 96743
United States
+1 (808) 885-2000



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): 

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.

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