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Castellvi Spine

May 10 - May 13

Course Description

Castellvi Spine is designed for surgeons and non-operative clinicians with specific interest in disorders of the spine. Distinguished faculty will present the latest advances in the field including complex reconstruction, artificial disc replacement, use of biologics, spine biomechanics, management of complications, treatment modalities for osteoporosis, and emerging technologies. There will be ample time for question and answer sessions, as well as special cadaveric labs.

Target Audience

Orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgical and neurosurgical assistants including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, orthopaedic nurses and neurosurgical nurses, and medical professionals whose scope of practice includes spine.

James B. Billys, MD

Course Director

James B. Billys, MD
Tampa, FL


  • Assess and Critique emerging techniques in comparison to current treatment options
  • Discuss adult deformity and complications
  • Understand the use of lumbar techniques in spine surgery
  • Employ useful surgical techniques in total disc replacement surgery
  • Apply decision making strategies to complex cervical and lumbar degenerative disc disease procedures




Supported By

A special thank you to this years’ supporting companies! For information about supporting this course, download the Exhibitor Prospectus here.


Hawks Cay Resort

Hawks Cay Resort
Hawks Cay Resort
61 Hawks Cay Boulevard
Duck Key, FL 33050
Reservations: 888-313-5749
Phone: 305-743-7000

Hotel Reservations

Duck Key is a composite of five islands where sparkling grand canals are traversed by ornate Venetian bridges, hinting of its European/West Indies heritage. Relax in a beautifully-furnished Caribbean style guest room or suite, or weave home-cooked memories in the charming villas. From encounters with dolphins to snorkeling the deep aqua waters, nowhere else in Florida can you find so much to do at one destination. Dare yourself with championship fishing, diving, parasailing and a panorama of watersports fun. Please mention “Castellvi Spine” when booking your room to receive the special group rate of $234-$304 for regular guest rooms and $334-$427 for Villas (plus the current tax rate and applicable resort fees). The room block cut-off date is April 17, 2017.

Accommodations for Disabilities

Please notify the Continuing Medical Education Office, 13020 Telecom Pkwy N, Tampa, FL 33637 or call 813-877-8096 a minimum of ten working days in advance of the event if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed.

Events, activities and facilities of Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education are available without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age or veteran status as provided by the law and in accordance with FORE’s respect for personal dignity.


The picturesque island of Duck Key rests 90 miles south of Miami between Islamorada and Marathon in the heart of the Florida Keys. Direct service between the Miami International Airport and Hawk’s Cay is available through the “Keys Shuttle” which departs every two hours from the Miami airport. Reservations are required. Call 305-289-9997 or 888-765-9997 to make reservations.

Key West International Airport (EYW) to Hawks Cay: 1 hour 22 mins, 60 miles.
From Key West International Airport:
Take US 1 North to Mile Market 61
Right lane exit over bridge onto Duck Key
Resort entrance on the left hand side of Hawk’s Cay Blvd.

Key West International Airport
3491 South Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, FL 33040

Miami International Airport to Hawks Cay: 1 hour 56 mins, 100 miles.
From Miami International Airport:
Stay in right lane of LeJeune Rd. as you drive out of Miami Airport
About a 1/2 mile down LeJeune, you should see the “836 West” exit
The turnpike will turn into US 1 South
Take US 1 South until Mile Marker 61- Duck Key, home of Hawk’s Cay
Make a left onto Duck Key and continue until you see Hawk’s Cay entrance on the left
Proceed up the driveway to the resort

Miami International Airport
5727 NW 7th Street
Miami, FL 33126

Marathon Jet Center to Hawks Cay: 21 mins, 11 miles.

Marathon Jet Center
8800 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050


May 10
May 13


James B. Billys


Hawks Cay Resort
61 Hawks Cay Boulevard
Duck Key, FL 33050 United States
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