Event Details

The Latest Minimally Invasive Techniques for the Treatment of Lumbar & Cervical Spine Disorders

St. Louis, MO

Starts: Fri 7:30AM (Nov 08, 2019) Ends: Sat 2:30PM (Nov 09, 2019)

Utilizing the latest technology, this hands-on surgical anatomy course explores minimally invasive techniques for the cervical and lumbar spine.

Co-sponsored with Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education (PASE) of Saint Louis University, through this hands-on experience with cadaveric specimens, you will learn indications, minimally invasive techniques, potential complications and rehabilitation protocols. Intensive skills labs provide ample time to practice lumbar spine techniques including MIS decompression, lateral interbody fusion, and MIS pedicle screw fixation, as well as cervical spine techniques including cervical foraminotomy and minimally invasive percutaneous PLIF/TLIF.

Overall Chairs

Jeffrey C. Wang, MD

Alan Hilibrand, MD

Course Chairs

John C. Liu, MD

Christopher A. Yeung, MD

What You'll Learn

Laminoplasty: MIS Techniques/Indications

Percutanous Pedicle Screw and TLIF: Pearls and Pitfalls

Lateral Interbody Fusion: When, Why and How?

Lumbar Transforaminal ESI/Selective Nerve Root Blocks

Image Guidance and Computer Navigation

Endoscopic Lumbar-Transforaminal Approach

Endoscopic Lumbar-Interlaminar Approach

Cervical Foraminotomy/Laminoplasty

Complications in MIS Surgery/Management


Only for Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Neurosurgery.

 Price LevelRegistration Fees
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Registration: General Registration

 Member Doctor$1,895.00
 Member In-Training$1,095.00
 Non-Member Doctor$1,895.00
 Non-Member In-Training$1,095.00
The meeting is full. If you proceed to register the Registrant will be placed on the Waitlist.


Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education (PASE)
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
3839 Lindell Blvd.,
St. Louis, MO 63108

Hotel & Travel

The Chase Park Royal Sonesta Hotel
212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Reservation Number: (314) 633-3014 or (800) 766-3782
Rate: $163 S/D
Cut-off Date: October 11, 2019
Transportation: Shuttle will be provided to and from the course.


Hotel Ignacio
3411 Olive Street.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Reservation Number: (314) 977-4411
Transportation: Shuttle will be provided to and from the course.

Our Policy

Cancellations should be emailed no later than October 17, 2019 to receive a full refund (less a fee of $175). Registrations are not transferable and there are no substitutions.

Nonmember Resident/Fellow - Please have your program director email us your program status on letterhead. If this is your first NASS purchase, please create a new user first.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The North American Spine Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. The North American Spine Society designates this live activity for a maximum


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Have A Question?

We want to make sure that your registration process is a pleasant one, so if you have any trouble or a question, please email or call us at (630) 230-3600.