Emerging Technologies in Spine Surgery

This course explores the new advances of emerging technologies in spine surgery. It explores the current state of technology for treating spinal pathology. Topics include intraoperative imaging, navigation, robotics, next generation microscopes and surgical instruments, combinatorial technologies, augmented reality and surgical simulators.

Registration Fee

AANS Members$49
Non-members$79

CME Accreditation

The AANS designates this activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Learning Objectives

After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the role of emerging technologies in improving the care of neurosurgical patients with spinal disorders.
  • Identify the indications to use and the expected outcomes of utilizing navigation and emerging technologies in the treatment of spinal disorders.
  • Develop a strategy to implement new technologies, providing beneficial spinal care for patients with spinal disorders.

Faculty

Director: 

Doniel Gabriel Drazin, MD

Assistant Director: 

Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MS, FAANS

Faculty: 

Peter Grunert, MD

J. Patrick Johnson, MD, FAANS

Neil R. Malhotra, MD, FAANS

Avelino Parajon, MD (Spain)

Ehab Shiban, MD 

Nicholas Theodore, MD, FAANS

Claudius Thome, MD, IFAANS (Austria)

Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS

 This educational activity was recorded at the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.


Disclosure Information

The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempts to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information. In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclose any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests, which may be related to the content of their lecture.

The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities. Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

Speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) who have disclosed a relationship with commercial interests whose products may be relevant to their presentation are listed below.

NameOrganizationRelationship
Avelino Parajon  AOSpine, AOFoundation, DePuySynthes, RTI,Globu, ZimmerBiomet,Spineart
Speaker's Bureau, Consultant Fees,Consultant Fees,Consultant Fees,Consultant Fees,Consultant Fees
Ehab Shiban  Icotec , nevro
Grants/Research SupportHonorarium
Nicholas Theodore  Synthes Depuy,Globus Medical, Codman & Shurtleff, Inc., Medtronic, GuidePoint Global Consulting, Penumbra, Stryker, MicroVention, W.L. Gore & Associates, Three Rivers Medical, Inc., Corindus, Inc., Amnis Therapeutics, Ltd., CereVasc, LLC, Pulsar Vascular, The Stroke Project, Inc., Cer , NREF
Consultant FeesOther Financial Support,Consultant FeesOther Financial SupportStock Shareholder ,Other Financial Support,Grants/Research Support
Claudius Thome  Depuy Synthes Inc.,Signus Medical Inc.,TETEC AG, Intrinsic Therapeutics Inc.,Icotec Inc., BrainLab Inc. Aesculap Inc.
Consultant FeesGrants/Research SupportHonorarium, Consultant FeesGrants/Research Support, Honorarium,Grants/Research Support,Consultant FeesGrants/Research Support,Grants/Research SupportHonorarium
Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANSDepuy Spine, Centers for Diagnostic Imaging Provider Led Entity, Variation Biotechnology Inc.,ISD,Neuro Consulting, LLC, Vallum,Medical Device Partners, Quality Medical Publishing,BrainLab Inc.Consultant FeesOther Financial Support, Consultant Fees, Stock Shareholder,Other Financial SupportStock Shareholder,Stock Shareholder, Other Financial Support,Honorarium

Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

Joseph S. Cheng  
Peter Grunert   
J. Patrick Johnson  
Neil R. Malhotra   
Doniel Gabriel Drazin 


Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients served.

Accreditation Designation

The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AANS designates this internet enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 04/6/2020 until 04/6/2023.

© 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons

 

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Introduction of Dr. Drazin
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Open to view video. Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MS, FAANS
Welcome and Introduction
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Open to view video. Doniel Gabriel Drazin, MD
Expanded indications for spinal navigation
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Open to view video. Claudius Thome, MD, IFAANS
Navigating the Cervical Spine
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Open to view video. Ehab Shiban, MD
Spinal Navigation: Evolution of a Spinal Oncology Practice at One Center
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Open to view video. Neil R. Malhotra, MD, FAANS
MIS Spinal Navigation: Key Concepts
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Open to view video. J. Patrick Johnson, MD, FAANS Terrence T. Kim MD
The Spine Practice- How Navigation has Changed My Practice and Failures of Navigation
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Open to view video. J. Patrick Johnson, MD, FAANS
Review of Exoscopes
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Open to view video. Peter Grunert, MD
Designing a Robot for Spinal Surgery
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Open to view video. Nicholas Theodore, MD, FAANS
Update on Robotics in Spine Surgery
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Open to view video. Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS
CME Evaluation
Quiz
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
Evaluation
8 Questions
Certificate
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available