Virtual Pre-Meeting Webinar Schedule
These webinars are annual meeting symposia proposals submitted for review by the Program Committee and selected to be intermittently dispersed prior to the meeting and included in the OnDemand annual meeting recording, which all general registrants receive at no cost. CME is available.
All webinars begin at 7 p.m. CST.
Members: Free; Nonmembers: $50
August 18, 2022
From Past to Present: Changes in Implant Technology and Clinical Outcomes
Presenters will highlight the historical approaches and technologies of spine implants and how that carried us to today’s standards. From basic science research to clinical application, presenters discuss and provide insight about the history of implant design with the use of biologics and surgical approaches emphasizing patient outcomes.
August 25, 2022
Best and Worst Cases in Spinal Deformity
Spinal deformity surgery is becoming significantly more prevalent due to an aging population as well as improved techniques and technologies that reduce risks and optimize outcomes. During this webinar, presenters will discuss some of the best teaching cases given by leaders in the field with the worst outcomes and how these cases changed the physicians’ practices accordingly.
September 1, 2022
NASS Fellowship: Everything Applicants Need to Know
Presenters will discuss application trends in the NASS fellowship programs, explain the fellowship process, and address best practices in optimizing participants’ fellowship candidacies.
September 8, 2022
Ankylosing Spondylitis: Nuances of Treatment
Participants will gain insight about how to Identify the operative vs. nonoperative treatment strategies in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), illustrate the nuances of percutaneous vs. open treatment strategies in AS and understand the expected complications and age-specific outcomes of treatment in AS.
September 15, 2022
Gut, the Final Frontier: Understanding the Link Between the Microbiome and the Spine
During this webinar, faculty will examine the current knowledge on gut microbiome analysis and address the evidence supporting the correlation between the gut biome and subclinical infection contributing to high pseudoarthrosis rates. In addition, participants will gain insight about the new changes to the standard of care and clinical procedures that will drastically reduce the rate of non-iatrogenic biofilm linked fusion failure.
September 22, 2022
Transitioning Your Practice to Outpatient Lumbar Fusion
Presenters will describe the infrastructure necessary to perform outpatient lumbar fusion, select the most appropriate surgical fusion technique for an outpatient lumbar fusion, define optimal multi-modal analgesia treatments for outpatient lumbar fusion, assess ambulatory surgery center ownership models, and apply appropriate management options for outpatient lumbar fusion complications.