Spine Conferences Provided by FORE — The Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education

Spine Conferences

The Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) — a top provider of orthopaedic CME — organizes 2 spine conferences each year. Physicians, spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, and other orthopaedic healthcare professionals with a specific interest in diagnosing and treating spinal disorders are invited to attend FORE’s spine conferences. Each course has a unique agenda and faculty, not to mention one-of-a-kind sessions such as surgical demonstrations.

Continuing Education That Can Enhance Your Day-to-Day Practice

Fast-paced and highly engaging, FORE’s spine conferences give participants unique insight into:

  • Surgical and non-surgical treatment options for degenerative conditions and spinal deformities
  • Patient selection strategies for minimally invasive and open neck/back procedures
  • Biological therapies and their appropriate indications for clinical use
  • Techniques for complex reconstruction, artificial disc replacement, and other spine-specific procedures
  • Complicated reduction strategies
  • Current legislation pertaining to the healthcare industry

Castellvi Spine Symposium (Key Largo, Florida)

This 4-day conference provides an overview of current techniques, technologies, and decision-making strategies used in spine surgery. Topics of discussion include:

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

Selby Spine Conference (Park City, Utah)

Having grown out of the Keystone Meeting that Dr. David Selby started in 1986, the Selby Spine Conference has long been a mainstay for surgeons and neurosurgeons wanting to stay current on the latest developments in their ever-evolving field.

The course features didactic lectures, open discussions, debates, and case presentations on topics ranging from the pathophysiology of degenerative spinal disorders to new technologies used in spine surgery. Other subjects of discussion have included:

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

Intended Audience

FORE’s spine conferences are open to not only orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and non-operative physicians, but also to physical therapists, orthopaedic and neurosurgical nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Typical conferences welcome 100 to 200 attendees, allowing for meaningful networking and peer-to-peer collaboration. And because FORE’s conferences are designed by orthopaedic specialists for orthopaedic specialists, they are strategically formatted to fit a variety of educational opportunities into a compact time frame.

Register Today

Visit the webpages of FORE’s 2 spine conferences (see our course schedule) to review the agendas and secure your place at an upcoming meeting. We also recommend joining our mailing list to stay informed of any updated course information.

Have questions about the conferences in our schedule? Contact FORE by phone at (813) 877-8096 or by email at info@foreonline.org.