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Selby Spine

January 31, 2019 - February 2, 2019

Course Description

The Selby Spine Conference is designed for surgeons with a special interest in the treatment of spinal disorders. The latest advances and controversies in the field will be presented through didactic lectures, open discussions, debates and case presentations. Selby Spine grew out of the Keystone Meeting that Dr. David Selby began in Keystone, Colorado in 1986.

Target Audience

Neuro and orthopaedic spine surgeons and other healthcare professionals whose scope of practice includes spine surgery.


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

Evaluate and discuss treatment options for complex and challenging deformity cases

Assess the current trends in imaging and emerging technologies

Compare evidence of cervical spine care options

Assess the general healthcare marketplace and legal landscape as it relates to spine surgery




Sigurd Berven, MD, PhD,

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

Juan Uribe, MD
Chief, Spinal Disorders
Sonntag Chair, Spine Research
Vice Chair, Neurosurgery
Barrow Neurological Institute
Phoenix, AZ


Jean-Jacques Abitbol, MD, FRCSC
Medical Director
California Spine Group
San Diego, CA

Pierce Nunley, MD
Medical Director
Spine Institute of Louisiana
Shreveport, LA

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

John Small, MD
Spine Surgeon
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Tampa, FL

Invited Faculty

Neel Anand, MD
Director, Spine Trauma
Director, Spine Fellowship
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Sheyan Armaghani, MD
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Tampa, FL

Ivan Cheng, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center
Redwood City, CA

Wellington Hsu, MD
Clifford C. Raisbeck Distinguished Professor of
Orthopaedic Surgery
Northwestern Memorial Hospital at
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Jean Charles LeHuec, MD, PhD
Chairman, OrthoSpine Dept.
Director Surgery Research Lab
Bordeaux University Hospital Center
Bordeaux, France

Hani Mhaidli, MD, PhD
SRS Board of directors
President-elect of SILACO
Past President of the Spanish Spine Society
Head of Spine Service
University Hospital of Gran Canaria
Las Palmas, Spain

Rick Sasso, MD
Founding Member and President
Indiana Spine Group
St. Vincent Spine Center
Carmel, IN

Farhan Siddiqi, MD
Trinity Spine Center
Odessa, FL

Paul Slosar, MD
Spine Care Medical Group
Spine Care Institute of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Harvey Smith, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and
the Veteran’s Administration
Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

Clifford Tribus, MD
Professor, Dept. of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Jay Turner, MD, PhD
Barrow Neurological Institute
Phoenix, AZ

Andrew Utter, MD, FAANS
Spine Institute of Louisiana
Shreveport, LA

Christopher Van De Water
Managing Partner
The Van De Water Law Firm
New York, NY

Kushagra Verma, MD, M.S.
Spine Surgeon
Beach Orthopaedic Specialty Institute
Los Alamitos, CA

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

Marc A. Weinstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine and
Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Florida
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Tampa, FL


PHYSICIANS: FORE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
FORE designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Young Surgeon Scholarships

FORE will be providing scholarships for Young Surgeons – Fellows, Residents and those with 5 years or less in practice-   to attend the Selby Spine Conference. Candidates will have their registration fees refunded, and will receive a stipend check to offset their travel and lodging costs. To qualify for a sponsorship, you must meet the following criteria.

1. You must be a spine Fellow, Resident, or practicing spine surgeon with 5 years or less in practice

2. Submit an abstract. Please see below on submission guidelines.

3. Attend ALL sessions of the Selby Spine Conference, both CME and Non-CME

At the close of the meeting, if you have met these precedents, we will then issue you a stipend check for $2000.00 US. For more information, please email Heather Howard.


Supported By

A special thank you to our supporting companies! Click here to download the Exhibit Prospectus for Sponsorship Opportunities. For more information about supporting this course, please contact Heather Howard

Globus Medical
OrthoRebirth, USA
Titan Spine
Alevio, LLC
Astura Medical
Biedermann Motech
Biologica Technologies
Clariance Spine
EOS Imaging
K2M Inc
Organogenesis Surgical & Sports Medicine
RTI Surgical
Stryker / Crosslink
Trinity Orthopedics, LLC

Course Location & Accommodations

Westgate Park City

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3000 Canyons Resort Dr
Park City, UT 84098
(435) 940-9444
Group Code: 62-811 FORE Selby Spine

Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Westgate Park City at a special rate starting at $349.00 per night plus taxes and hotel fees. To receive the group rate, please follow these instructions:

1. All rooms for the team must be reserved before 1/14/2019. There will be no guarantee Westgate Park City will have additional rooms available if you are booking after 1/14/2019

2. All reservation will be made by calling 1-877-502-7058 and using code 62-811 FORE Selby Spine. If you do not provide this information to the reservation agent, your reservation will not be booked properly, resulting in paying the full BAR rate for your dates.

3. A one night  deposit will be due upon booking. In addition to the room rate there is a $30.00 nightly resort fee +tax that will be applied to each reservation

4. Remaining lodging balance will be due upon check in. If you would like to make incremental payments from now until you arrive please email Andy Dew at judy_uribe@wgresorts.com

5. Cancellations need to be made at least 72 hours before check in. Any cancellations made after 72 hours before check in forfeit the deposit as a penalty

6. Reservation adjustments or changes, please email judy_uribe@wgresorts.com . There is no penalty to make small adjustments to your reservation after it is booked.

7. Check in begins at 4pm. Check out is at 10am.


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.

Ski Information

For information on Ski Rentals and Lift Tickets, please visit: www.parkcitymountain.com


January 31, 2019
February 2, 2019


Westgate Park City
3000 Canyons Resort Dr
Park City, UT 84098 United States
(435) 940-9444


Jean-Jacques Abitbol, MD, FRCSC
Pierce Nunley, MD
John Small, MD
Richard Fessler, MD
CME Updates