FORE’s Spine CME Conferences Scheduled for 2020

Spine CME 2020

The Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing orthopaedic knowledge and practice. We hold educational meetings throughout the year, including 2 conferences focused on spine surgery.

Our spine CME conferences scheduled for 2020 include the long-running Selby Spine Conference and Castellvi Spine Symposium. These courses give spine surgeons and neurosurgeons the opportunity to network with their peers and learn about new surgical techniques from a distinguished faculty of leaders in this dynamic field.

Selby Spine Conference (January 29 – February 1 — Park City, Utah)

The Selby Spine Conference grew out of the Keystone Meeting that Dr. David Selby started in Keystone, Colorado, in 1986. The spine CME course planned for 2020 features a series of didactic lectures, case presentations, group discussions, and debates designed to help attendees expand their knowledge of new methods for managing spinal deformities, injuries, and degenerative disorders.

This conference covers a range of topics pertinent to spine surgeons and neurosurgeons, including:

  • Pathophysiology of degenerative spinal disorders
  • Pelvic fixation strategies
  • Hospital perspectives on new technologies
  • Indications for open versus minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Stem cell transplantation for acute spinal cord injuries
  • Preoperative optimization protocols
  • Complications in multilevel spine surgery

The conference also features an industry panel discussion on the difficulties of developing new technologies, as well as an overview of topics such as the future of value-based care in spine surgery.

Castellvi Spine Symposium (April 29 – May 2 — Key Largo, Florida)

Our second spine CME course scheduled for 2020, the Castellvi Spine Symposium, will analyze many key areas of concern and controversy related to spine surgery, giving attendees a deeper understanding of recent advances. Participants will receive up-to-date information on how emerging techniques compare with traditional treatment options, as well as learn indications for choosing one technique over another.

Specific topics of discussion will include:

  • Spine biometrics
  • Pediatric deformity
  • Minimally invasive techniques
  • Spine surgery in bariatric patients
  • Indications for choosing between implants
  • Cervical spine fractures and other trauma cases

Because there are often multiple valid perspectives on the most difficult questions that spine surgeons and neurosurgeons face, this spine CME conference scheduled for 2020 also features a session dedicated to exploring the pros and cons of hotly debated topics. For instance, one faculty member will provide a presentation that makes the case for performing lumbar fusion, while another will argue in favor of total disc replacement.

At FORE, we believe that by providing our attendees with a clear understanding of all perspectives on these topics, we help them proceed with greater confidence in deciding what methods they want to incorporate into their own practice.

Register Today

Interested in attending one of FORE’s spine CME conferences scheduled for 2020? Visit the webpage for the Selby Spine Symposium or Castellvi Spine Conference to complete your registration online in minutes. For additional information, please contact FORE by phone at (813) 877-8096 or by email at