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Castellvi Spine

April 24 - April 27

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.


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


James B. Billys, MD
Melbourne, FL

Alejandro Castellvi, MD
Pittsburgh, PA

Boyle Cheng, PhD
Pittsburgh, PA

Richard Guyer, MD
Plano, TX

Ira Fedder, MD
Towson, MD

John Small, MD
Tampa, FL

William Welch, MD, FACS
Philadelphia, PA

Invited Faculty

Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD
Director, Center for Pre-Clinical Tissue Engineering
Deputy Director
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Sigurd Berven, MD, PhD
Associate Professor in Residence
Department of Orthopaedics
Director, Fellowship and Resident Education
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Devin K. Datta, MD
Spine Surgeon
The BACK Center
Melbourne, FL

Reginald Davis, MD, FACS
Director of Clinical Research
Laser Spine Institute
Tampa, FL

Lisa Ferrara, PhD
President, Orthokinetic Technologies LLC
& Orthokinetic Testing Technologies
Southport, NC

Richard Fessler, MD
Professor, Neurosurgery
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Rolando Garcia, MD
Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Medical Director, Scoliosis Screening Program
Dade County Schools
Miami, FL

Stephen Hochschuler, MD
Spine Surgeon
Texas Back Institute
Plano, TX

Jonathan Hyde, MD
Spine Surgeon
Miami Spine Specialists
Miami, FL

Richard Hynes, MD
President & Spine Surgeon
The BACK Center
Melbourne, FL

Robert Isaacs, MD
Duke University
Durham, NC

Jacob Januszewski, DO
The BACK Center
Melbourne, FL

Isador Lieberman, MD, MBA
Spine Surgeon
Texas Back Institute
Plano, TX

Frank Middleton, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept of Neuroscience & Physiology
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

Michael Riddle, MD
Director of Innovation
Celling Biosciences
The Riddle Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Houston, TX

Jim Ryaby, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Dallas, TX

Theodore Sand, PhD
Vice President Research and Regulatory Affairs
Greyledge Technologies
Vail, CO

Harry Shufflebarger, MD
Director, Division of Pediatric Spinal Surgery
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Vail, CO

Farhan Siddiqi, MD
Co-Founder, Trinity Spine Center
Assistant Professor
University of South Florida
Odessa, FL

Alexander Vacarro, MD, PhD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Chip Wade, PhD
Chief Science Officer
Ortho Kinematics
Austin, TX

Scott A. Webb, DO
Surgical Director
Florida Spine Institute
Clearwater, FL

Marc Weinstein, MD
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Assistant Professor
Sports Medicine and Orthopedics
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Gregory Williams, PhD
Senior Manager, R&D Biologics
San Diego, CA

Robin Young, CFA
President and CEO RRY
Publications & Pearl Diver Technologies
Philadelphia, PA

Joseph Zavatsky, MD
Spine Surgeon
Spine & Scoliosis Specialists
Tampa, FL

Jack Zigler, MD
Spine Surgeon
Texas Back Institute
Plano, TX

Severine Zygmont, MD
OPM Biomedical
South Windsor, CT
Kristopher Barberio

Jonathan Limbert

Nick Theodore, MD
Globus Medical


The Foundation for Orthopaedic Research & Education (FORE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

FORE designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Supported By

A special thank you to this year’s supporting companies! Exhibit Space is SOLD OUT for the Castellvi Spine Symposium. For information on additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact Heather Howard

DePuy Synthes
Globus Medical, Inc
Neo Medical
Vivex Biomedical
DiFusion, Inc
Providence Medical Technology
Biedermann Motech
Camber Spine
Centinel Spine
Cerapedics, Inc
Horizon Pharma
RTI Surgical
Spinal Simplicity, LLC
Alevio Spine
Accurate Neuromonitoring
Baxter Healthcare
K2M Inc, Now a Part of Stryker
Spineology, Inc
Tobra Medical
Zimmer Biomet

Fellow & Resident Scholarships

FORE is proud to offer scholarships to the Castellvi Spine Symposium to orthopaedic fellows and residents, specializing in spine or neurosurgery. These scholarships will cover 3 hotel nights, 1 coach roundtrip airfare, and course registration fees for accepted applicants.

Application Submission Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019.

Qualifying Criteria

Travel Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be enrolled and in good standing in a Spine or Neurosurgery fellowship/Residency program
  • Submit all information requested before the deadline
  • Agree to attend all educational sessions during the meeting
  • Must provide payment information in case of cancellation/no-show fees.

How to Apply

Submit the following in PDF format to Heather Howard at hhoward@foreonline.org

Course Location & Accommodations

Casa Marina Key West

1500 Reynolds Street
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 305-296-3535

Hotel Reservations

Rooms at the Casa Marina are SOLD OUT. For accommodations, the Reach Key West is within walking distance and has availability. Please call (305) 296-5000 or visit http://www.reachresort.com/ to reserve your stay. There are no discounted rates available at the Reach Key West, all rooms & pricing are based on availability.

Accommodations for Disabilities

Please notify the Continuing Medical Education Office, 4115 W Spruce St, Tampa FL 33607 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.


April 24
April 27


James B. Billys


Casa Marina Key West
1500 Reynolds Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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