Event Details

Cervical Spine Controversies: Getting the Weekend Warrior or Professional Athlete Back to Play


Starts: Thu 7:00PM CT (Aug 29, 2024) Ends: Thu 8:30PM CT (Aug 29, 2024) OnDemand

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This webinar, presented in collaboration with the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), addresses the complex challenges of managing cervical spine conditions in athletes. The webinar will provide comprehensive insights into common pathologies such as burners/stingers, cervical radiculopathy, and cervical myelopathy, with a special focus on the unique return-to-play considerations at both the amateur and professional levels.

Participants will explore the latest advancements in treatment, including cervical disc replacement, and evaluate its role and effectiveness in contact sports. The webinar will also cover critical counseling strategies for athletes with asymptomatic cervical stenosis, ensuring informed decisions about their return to sport. Gain the knowledge you need to navigate these controversies and support athletes in achieving safe and successful outcomes.

Unable to attend live webinar on August 29? Register and watch the webinar recording OnDemand at a time and place convenient to you. Available 5-10 business days after the live event concludes. In-person attendees will also have access to OnDemand recordings. For more details on registration, please see below.


Venu M. Nemani, MD, PhD


Andrew C. Hecht, MD

Wellington K. Hsu, MD

Philip Louie, MD

Alexander M. Satin, MD

Scott L. Zuckerman, MD, MPH

What You Will Learn

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

Assess and treat burners/stingers, cervical radiculopathy, and cervical myelopathy in the athlete;

Discuss return to play considerations after ACDF or cervical disc replacement for various cervical spine pathologies;

Counsel athletes with cervical myelopathy on return to play considerations for non-impact vs impact sports.


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.


All Members and Nonmembers in the medical field.

 Price LevelRegistration Fees
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Registration: Virtual

 Member In-Training$0.00
 Non-Member In-Training$50.00



Continuing Medical Education (CME)s

The North American Spine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The North American Spine Society designates this live activity for a maximum of


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.