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Spine Education Series Module 3: Degenerative Disorders of the Thoracolumbar Spine


Starts: Thu 8:00AM CT (Sep 01, 2022) Ends: Thu 11:59PM CT (Sep 01, 2022) OnDemand

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This Module covers the degenerative disorders of the thoraco-lumbar spine. It comprehensively addresses the main pathologies like disc herniation of the lumbar as well as the thoracic spine, spinal stenosis, spondylosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis in terms of epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical as well as imaging assessment, surgical and non-surgical treatment.

Non-specific low back pain is dealt with extensively. The continuum from degenerative conditions to new onset deformity is looked at specifically and its significance in the context of an ageing society is emphasized.

Module Structure:
This Module consists of 21 online lectures.

Mode of Examination:
Each lecture has an online pre-learning quiz and concludes with a final lecture assessment. The final assessment of every lecture in a given module must be passed, before the learner can earn their NASS Certificate of Completion.

All online quizzes and assessments use a standard multiple choice question format.


Chair: Pedro Berjano, MD, PhD

Claudio Lamartina, MD; Lorenzo Arribas, MD; Jose Antonio Baeyens, MD; Pedro Berjano, MD, PhD; Roberto Brunati, PT; Davide Caldo, MD, PhD; Jose G. Consciencia, MD, PhD; Maximo-Alberto Diez Ulloa, MD; Robert Gunzburg, MD, PhD; Hanno S. Meyer, MD, PhD; Irene Monicelli, PhD; Marco Monticone, MD, PhD; John O’Dowd, FRCS; Cristina Ruiz-Cabello, MD; Constantin Schizas, FRCS; Enrico Tessitore, MD, PhD; Gustavo Zanoli, MD, PhD; Alberto Zerbi, MD

What You Will Learn

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

Acquire the knowledge to assess, evaluate and diagnose degenerative disorders of the thoracolumbar spine;

Learn the decision making to select different treatment modalities;

Know the evidence for the different treatment modalities;

Understand the surgical principles of, and the indications for the treatment of degenerative disorders of the thoracolumbar spine.


All members and nonmembers in the medical field.

 Price LevelRegistration Fees
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Registration: General Registration

 Member Affiliated Healthcare$799.00
 Member Doctor$949.00
 Member Emeritus$799.00
 Member In-Training$799.00
 Non-Member Affiliated Healthcare$949.00
 Non-Member Doctor$1,199.00
 Non-Member In-Training$949.00



Our Policy

NASS will not issue any refunds or exchanges. Purchase of a module allows access for up to one year. Each module is approximated to take about 4 months to complete, however, this may be more or less dependent on the learners’ own self-directed pace.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)s

This module has

CME Credits available.

All modules are accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Credits can be converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

To start the conversion process, email the completed EACCME Credit Conversion Application to pra@ama-assn.org.

To see the full list of Spine Education Series Module’s please CLICK HERE

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.