Event Details

2023 Spine Surgeons Career Program: Contemporary Tools, Technologies and Techniques for the Successful Clinical Practice presented by NASSi and AO SNA

Santa Monica, CA

Starts: Fri 7:30AM PT (Jun 09, 2023) Ends: Sat 5:30PM PT (Jun 10, 2023) OnDemand

Registration and Housing opens on Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Spine Surgeons face many diverse challenges as they establish and grow their own clinical practice. In this novel program, experienced faculty from both NASSi and AO SNA will discuss and share their knowledge to assist spine surgeons in navigating common career hurdles, as well as provide essential information about adopting the right new technologies, expanding their arsenal of techniques, implementing successful marketing strategies, and overcoming financial obstacles. This comprehensive course provides attendees with valuable insight into the key steps and short-cuts to organizing and building a successful business model and personal brand for their practice, while saving valuable time, energy and eliminating frustrations.


Patrick C. Hsieh, MD, MS
Los Angeles, CA

Michael D. Daubs, MD
Los Vegas, NV


Richard J. Bransford, MD
Seattle, WA

Thomas E. Mroz, MD
Cleveland, OH

Charles A. Reitman, MD
Charlestown, SC

Jeffrey C. Wang, MD
Los Angeles, CA

What You Will Learn

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

Recognize and avoid common pitfalls experienced by many spine practitioners in their early careers;

Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of differing surgical options for common pathologies;

Discuss key steps to build your clinical practice and personal brand;

Contrast the opportunities and activities to introduce new technologies;

Organize and implement a sound financial plan;

Appraise the value and timing of transitioning to a multi-professional spine care practice.


This course is targeted to the clinical and business needs of orthopedic and neurosurgeons who have completed a spine surgery fellowship and are now establishing and growing their own clinical practice.

Registration Fees

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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Hotel & Travel

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Rate: $389
Cut-Off Date: May 9, 2023

Our Policy

Meeting Cancellation: NASSi 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. NASSi 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 May 19, 2023 to receive a full refund less cancellation processing fee of $175. Registrations are not transferable and there are no substitutions.

Health Guidelines: If health guidelines change in California, I will be required to adhere to all health guidelines accordingly. Guidelines may include, but not limited to, facial masks, social distancing, attestation to being fully vaccinated or will have a negative COVID-19 lab results within 72 hours of meeting arrival.

COVID-19 Assumption of Risk 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 NASSi meeting 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 NASSi 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 NASSi 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 NASSi meeting.

In addition to all other rules and regulations relating to the attendee’s attendance at the NASSi meeting, attendee agrees to comply with all COVID-related procedures that may be implemented related to the NASSi, 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 NASSi 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 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.