2018 Spine Symposium - September 21, 2018

2018 Spine Symposium - September 21, 2018

Clinicians from across the United States will discuss best current practices and future treatment and rehabilitation directions for patients with neurological diseases. Hosted by the University of Louisville Department of Neurological Surgery for neurosurgeons, physiatrists, primary care physicians and all other health-care professionals interested in learning the latest treatments and care options for neurological spinal diseases.
When Sep 21, 2018
from 07:00 AM to 12:45 PM
Where Churchill Downs Trophy Room, 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-588-2578
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Target Audience

Neurosurgeons, Physiatrists, Primary Care Physicians, and all other community healthcare professionals interested in learning the latest treatments and care options for neurological spinal diseases.

Friday, September 21, 2018
7:00 - 7:45am
Registration and Breakfast

7:45 - 8:00am
Welcome and Introduction

8:00 - 8:45am
“Novel Insights into the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy”
Dr. Langston Holly

8:45 - 9:30am
“Non-surgical Management of Low Back Pain – Diagnosing Pain Generator and Decision Making”
Dr. Erica Bial

9:30 - 10:15am
“Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Disorders: The SPORT Trials, Decision-making and Outcomes, State of the Art”
Dr. Jon Lurie

10:15 - 10:30am

10:30 - 11:15am
“Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – Is it Better than Open?”
Dr. Michael Wang

11:15 - 11:45am
“Minimally Invasive Surgery for Spinal Deformity – State of the Art Decision Making”
Dr. Praveen Mummaneni

11:45 - 12:15pm
“Future of Spine Practice, Improving Value and Patient Satisfaction – What are We Getting Wrong? Right?”
Dr. Regis Haid

12:15 - 12:45pm
Adjournment and Lunch

Course Director
Maxwell Boakye, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS
Department of Neurological Surgery
Ole A., Mabel Wise & Wilma Wise Nelson Endowed Research Chair
Chief of Spinal Neurosurgery
University of Louisville

Participating Faculty
Erica Bial, MD, MS    
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Tufts University SOM
Boston, MA

Regis Haid, MD
Atlanta Brain and Spine Care
Atlanta, GA

Langston Holly, MD
Professor and Co-vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Jon Lurie, MD, MS    
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Orthopaedics
Professor of the Dartmouth Institute
Hanover, NH

Praveen Mummaneni, MD
Joan O'Reilly Professor in Spinal Surgery
Vice Chair of Neurological Surgery
UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Michael Wang, MD, FACS
Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery
University of Miami Hosital
Miami, FL

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, the participants should be able to:

1. Identify the best care and treatment options for patients with neurological spinal diseases to increase quality of life.
2. Recognize surgical and postoperative care techniques for complex spinal neurosurgery cases.
3. Define treatment of spinal disorders and rehabilitative medicine for adult spinal diseases.

Continuing Education Credit
Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 4.8 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-18-1060. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.

The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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Registration Fees:

There is no fee to attend this course. Advance registration is required to allow for event planning.

Online registration for this symposium is now closed. You may still attend by registering as a walk-in at the program welcome desk.

Map and Venue Directions
To view a map to Churchill Downs Trophy Room, 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208 and receive directions CLICK HERE


We thank our supporting and exhibiting companies for their participation in the conference! A final listing of supporters and exhibitors will be available at the meeting.