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Day 1 – Thursday, Jan 14

Session I: Future of Healthcare
Update on Legislative Changes to Obamacare Richard Fessler, MD, PhD
Surgeons in the Crosshairs: How Current and Near Future Data Allows Payers and Patients to Evaluate You Jeff Dunkel
Recent Changes at NASS Eric Muehlbauer, MD
Reality of Insurance Status for Those Changed From Private Insurance to Obamacare Jill Serbousek
Session II: Cervical Spine
Radiologic Assessment of Spine Fusion Thomas Gilbert, MD
Zero Profile Cases Have Replaced Plating for ACDF Peter Ullrich, MD
Advancing Patient Outcomes – The Evolution of Same Day Surgery Centers in Spine Surgery Tim Adamson, MD
Prosthetic Discs Should Replace Fusion in Most Cases Faheem Sandhu, MD
Rebuttal Faheem Sandhu, MD
Cervical Balance Should be Considered in All Cervical Surgery Sigurd Berven, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
Cervical Balance is Irrelevant in Most Cervical Surgery Pierce Nunley, MD

Day 2 – Friday, Jan 15

Session III: Emerging Technologies
Techniques of Dural Repair Robert Henderson,  MD, FACS, FACSS
Hemostatic Technologies Pierce Nunley, MD
Surfacing Technologies Paul Slosar, MD
Porous Peek Technologies Ken Gall, PhD
Is There Value in Surgery For Adult Spinal Deformity? Marc Weinstein
MIS Techniques for Sagittal Plane Correction in Adult Degenerative Deformity Neel Anand, MD
Session IV: Deformity
Grade II/III spondylolisthesis is a DEFORMITY Case and Should Be Treated as One John Small, MD
No It Isn’t Neel Anand, MD
Sagittal Balance Sigurd Berven, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
MIS Will Replace Most Open Surgery Sigurd Berven, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
MIS Is a Passing Fad and Its Limitation Will Kill It Sigurd 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 survey John Small, MD
Percutaneous Injection of Autologous Bone Marrow Concentrate Cells Significantly Reduces Lumbar Discogenic Pain Through 12 Months Farhan 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 Fusion Faheem Sandhu, MD
The Top 100 Classic Papers in Lumbar Spine Surgery Neel Anand, MD
Oral Steroids for Acute Radiculopathy Due to a Herniated Lumbar Disc Robert 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 Registry Pierce Nunley, MD