Event Details

Cervical Spine Surgery Hands-On Course

St. Louis, MO

Starts: Fri 7:30AM CT (Aug 06, 2021) Ends: Sat 3:30PM CT (Aug 07, 2021) OnDemand

This hands-on course emphasizes diagnosis and operative treatment of cervical spine disorders, including decompression and stabilization techniques for both anterior and posterior approaches. The course is a blend of didactic lectures, demonstrations, panel discussions and substantial dissection time. The faculty is made up of experienced academic spine surgeons from both orthopaedic and neurosurgical programs around the country, working with you in an interactive learning environment.


Jeffrey C. Wang, MD

Thomas S. Mroz, MD

What You'll Learn

Recognize various forms of cervical degenerative disease

Percutanous Pedicle Screw and TLIF: Pearls and Pitfalls

Determine the issues concerning patient selection for different surgical procedures

Develop skills in anterior and posterior operative techniques

Recognize major complications in cervical spine surgery and determine preventive treatment measures


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.


In accordance with guidelines recommended by the CME Committee and adopted by the Board of Directors, physicians in the following specialties only may enroll in this course: Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Neurosurgery.

Military Attendees: Please email registration your military identification to receive the $1,095 rate.

 Price LevelRegistration Fees
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Registration: General Registration

 Member Doctor$1,895.00
 Non-Member Doctor$1,895.00


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) 633-3000
Rate: $165 S/D
Cut-off Date: July 15, 2021

Our Policy

Meeting Cancellation: NASS reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or reformat (including to digital form) programs due to circumstances beyond its control or close registration when programs are oversubscribed. For these reasons, registrants are advised against purchasing non-refundable airline tickets. NASS is not responsible for penalties incurred as a result of cancelled transportation fares, hotel reservation policies or Visa rejection/refusals.

Attendee Cancellation: Cancellation must be submitted via email by July 16, 2021. July 16, 2021 to receive a full refund less cancellation processing fee of $175. Registrations are not transferable and there are no substitutions.

COVID-19 Assumption of Rick and Waiver: Attendee assumes all risks and accepts sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that attendee may experience or incur in connection with attending the NASS 2021 Cervical Spine Surgery Meeting. Attendee hereby releases, covenants not to sue, discharges and holds harmless the North American Spine Society its employees, agents, and representatives, from any such claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind arising or relating thereto.

Specifically relating to the global COVID-19 pandemic, attendee acknowledges the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assumes the risk of exposure or infection by attending the NASS 2021 Cervical Spine Surgery Meeting, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, disability, and/or death to attendee. Attendee understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the NASS 2021 Cervical Spine Surgery Meeting may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of others who may attend the event or their families, colleagues, or others with whom they may have contact. Accordingly, attendee understands and agrees that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the North American Spine Society, any of its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in at the NASS 2021 Lumbar Spinal Injections Meeting.

In addition to all other rules and regulations relating to the attendee’s attendance at the NASS Lumbar Spinal Injections Meeting, attendee agrees to comply with all COVID-related procedures that may be implemented related to the NASS 2021 Lumbar Spinal Injections, including but not limited to, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements and restrictions on certain activities that carry higher COVID-related risk, in order to protect as much as possible the health and safety of all NASS 2021 Lumbar Spinal Injections Meeting attendees.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)s

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.