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Course Presentations

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Day 1 – Thursday, Jan 14

Session I: Future of Healthcare
Update on Legislative Changes to ObamacareRichard Fessler, MD, PhD
Surgeons in the Crosshairs: How Current and Near Future Data Allows Payers and Patients to Evaluate YouJeff Dunkel
Recent Changes at NASSEric Muehlbauer, MD
Reality of Insurance Status for Those Changed From Private Insurance to ObamacareJill Serbousek
Session II: Cervical Spine
Radiologic Assessment of Spine FusionThomas Gilbert, MD
Zero Profile Cases Have Replaced Plating for ACDFPeter Ullrich, MD
Advancing Patient Outcomes – The Evolution of Same Day Surgery Centers in Spine SurgeryTim Adamson, MD
Prosthetic Discs Should Replace Fusion in Most CasesFaheem Sandhu, MD
RebuttalFaheem Sandhu, MD
Cervical Balance Should be Considered in All Cervical SurgerySigurd Berven, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
Cervical Balance is Irrelevant in Most Cervical SurgeryPierce Nunley, MD

Day 2 – Friday, Jan 15

Session III: Emerging Technologies
Techniques of Dural RepairRobert Henderson,  MD, FACS, FACSS
Hemostatic TechnologiesPierce Nunley, MD
Surfacing TechnologiesPaul Slosar, MD
Porous Peek TechnologiesKen Gall, PhD
Is There Value in Surgery For Adult Spinal Deformity?Marc Weinstein
MIS Techniques for Sagittal Plane Correction in Adult Degenerative DeformityNeel Anand, MD
Session IV: Deformity
Grade II/III spondylolisthesis is a DEFORMITY Case and Should Be Treated as OneJohn Small, MD
No It Isn’tNeel Anand, MD
Sagittal BalanceSigurd Berven, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
MIS Will Replace Most Open SurgerySigurd Berven, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
MIS Is a Passing Fad and Its Limitation Will Kill ItSigurd Berven, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
Is PSO Necessary or Too Morbid?Sigurd Berven, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS

Day 3 – Saturday, Jan 16

Session V: Best Paper Review/ My Worst Complications
Factors associated with career satisfaction and burnout among US neurosurgeons: results of a nationwide surveyJohn Small, MD
Percutaneous Injection of Autologous Bone Marrow Concentrate Cells Significantly Reduces Lumbar Discogenic Pain Through 12 MonthsFarhan Siddiqi, MD
Long-term Outcomes of the US FDA IDE Prospective, Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Comparing PCM Cervical Disc Arthroplasty With Anterior Cervical Discectomy and FusionFaheem Sandhu, MD
The Top 100 Classic Papers in Lumbar Spine SurgeryNeel Anand, MD
Oral Steroids for Acute Radiculopathy Due to a Herniated Lumbar DiscRobert Henderson,  MD, FACS, FACSS
Does a Zero-Profile Anchored Cage Offer Additional Stabilization as Anterior Cervical Plate?Thomas Freeman, MD
Reoperation Rates for Symptomatic Non-unions in Anterior Cervical Fusions from a National Spine RegistryPierce Nunley, MD