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Spine Education Series Module 4: Deformity in Adults and Spondylolisthesis


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

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This Module covers extensively the different aspects of deformities in spinal disorders. Introductory lectures concerning the epidemiology, natural history, classification as well as clinical and outcome assessment and radiology are preparing the field.  Adult idiopathic scoliosis and degenerative scoliosis are addressed at length in terms of clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, surgical and non-surgical treatment as well as expected outcomes.

Different surgical techniques like minimally invasive deformity surgery, the role of XLIF, ALIF, TLIF and OLIF techniques and the different types of spinal osteotomies with their specific indications are discussed in depth. Scheuermann disease and ankylosing spondylitis as a deformity equally are discussed in detail.

A whole section is dedicated to the epidemiology, etiology classification, imaging and treatment of non-degenerative spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis.

Module Structure:
This Module consists of 22 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.


Chairs: Daniel Chopin, MD; Frank J. Schwab, MD

Richard Assaker, MD PHD; Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD; Yong Qiu, MD; Jean Marc Vital, MD; Khoi Dua Than, MD; Emmanuelle Ferrero, MD; Henry Halm, MD, PhD; Max Aebi, MD, DHC, FRCSC; Cedric Barrey, MD, PhD; Pierre Guigui, MD; Azmi Hamzaoglu, MD; Ian Harding, MD; Daniel Haschtmann, MD; Rune Hedlund, MD; Hubert Labelle, MD; Jean-Charles Le Huec, MD; Nasir Quraishi, MD, LLM, FRCS; Pierre Roussouly, MD; Alberto Zerbi, MD

What You Will Learn

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

Understand the etiopathogenesis and natural history of adult spinal deformities of any origin;

Be aware of and understand the different classification systems in adult deformities;

Be updated on adult spinal deformity in terms of new understanding of the natural history and new treatment options;

Become familiar with the different imaging modalities which are used to make treatment-oriented decisions;

Understand in particular the biomechanics of the instrumented fixation of complex adult deformity correction and stabilization;

Recognize the paramount importance of balance in the adult spine and in particular, sagittal balance;

Learn to define precisely, surgical indications based on objective evaluation and diagnostic algorithms;

Recognize the limitations of conservative treatment modalities.


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

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