Event Details

Section on Minimally Invasive Procedures: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Hands-on Course

Boston, MA

Starts: Tue 7:00AM CT (Sep 28, 2021) Ends: Tue 12:00PM CT (Sep 28, 2021) OnDemand

Faculty will provide a targeted focus on current minimally invasive spine techniques, including laser endoscopy (LESS), augmented reality, navigation enabled Exoscope and MIS surgeries from incision to closure. In addition, there will be opportunity for those who would like to advance their MIS techniques, including, correction of deformity with MIS systems. Materials providing a basic approach to MIS surgery, pros and cons, patient selection and information about the procedures demonstrated in the cadaver lab will sent to attendees prior to the course for review.


Nathaniel P. Brooks, MD

Karthik Madhavan, MD

Michael P. Steinmetz, MD


Christoph P. Hofstetter, MD, PD

Choll W. Kim, MD

Yi Lu, MD

Chetan K. Patel, MD

Khoi D. Than, MD

Ralf Wagner, MD

Jang W. Yoon, MD, MSc


Upon completion of this course, participants should gain strategies to:

Recognize the anatomy for MIS surgery;

Describe patient selection for each approach;

Integrate navigation/robotics into a minimally invasive practice setting;

Identify complications unique to MIS surgery and strategies to manage it;

Experience hands on techniques to start MIS practice;

Provide overview of augmented reality and LASER in spine.


This course is open to all members and nonmembers physicians.


NASS courses are created to enhance physician understanding of the complexity of performing these procedures only. The course is not designed to certify that attendees are proficient in the procedures taught in the course. NASS strongly advises participants to continue to have proctoring, mentoring and additional experience prior to treating patients.


The North American Spine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 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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 Price LevelRegistration Fees
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Registration: General Registration

 Member Doctor$995.00
 Non-Member Doctor$1,095.00


Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

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