FORE’s Spine CME Conferences Scheduled for This Year

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 annual spine CME conferences include the long-running Selby Spine Conference and the 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 (Park City, Utah)

The Selby Spine Conference grew out of the Keystone Meeting that Dr. David Selby started in Keystone, Colorado, in 1986. This spine CME course features lectures, case-based 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 typically covers a range of topics pertinent to spine surgeons and neurosurgeons, such as:

  • 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

Castellvi Spine Symposium (Duck Key, Florida)

Our other CME spine course is the Castellvi Spine Symposium, during which the expert faculty analyzes key areas of concern and controversy related to spine surgery, giving attendees a deeper understanding of recent advances. Participants 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.

Topics of discussion typically 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 also features sessions dedicated to exploring the pros and cons of hotly debated topics, such as lumbar fusion versus 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 which treatments they want to incorporate into their own practice.

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