Fundamentals of Spine Surgery for Residents and Fellows

Burr Ridge, IL
Starts: 8:00AM Fri Oct 11, 2019 Ends: 3:00PM Sat Oct 12, 2019

This two day course will introduce anatomic approaches to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as well as surgical indications, principles, techniques, and skills.

Panel discussions, lectures and case presentations will provide the background for extensive hands-on cadaver sessions where participants will have the opportunity to practice these techniques with faculty who are considered experts in their fields.

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to learn about surgical approaches in the treatment of spinal disorders. The focus of this educational experience will be to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary in order to benefit the most from spinal fellowship training.

Upon completion, your registration fee will be fully refunded.


Srinivas Prasad, MD

Donna Lahey, RNFA

What you will learn:

  • Cervical Surgical Approaches and Stabilization Techniques: Anterior & Posterior
  • Occipitocervical and Atlanto-Axial Approaches and Stabilization
  • Complication Avoidance and Management in Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Surgical Approaches to the Lumbar Spine: Posterior, Lateral & Anterior
  • Biologics
  • Complication Avoidance and Management in Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Adult Scoliosis: Brief Overview of Radiologic Evaluation and Sagittal Imbalance/Classification Systems
  • Adult Scoliosis: Osteotomies, Correction and Fusion Techniques
  • Spinal Navigation
  • Sacroiliac Pathology: Decision Making and Surgical Intervention


This course is restricted to current spine fellows and to residents participating in match programs in the following fields, to ensure an optimal learning environment for all attendees: Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery.


 Registration NamePrice LevelRegistration Fees

 General Registration

 General RegistrationMember In-Training$100.00
 General RegistrationNon-Member In-Training$100.00


Specialty Education & Research Center (near Chicago)
7075 Veterans Blvd.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Hotel & Travel

SpringHill Suites Chicago Southwest at Burr Ridge/Hinsdale
15W90 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Reservation Number: (630) 323-7530
Refer to group name: Fundamentals of Spine Surgery
Rate: $132 S/D
Cut-off Date: September 11, 2019

Our Policy

Cancellations must be emailedno later than August 30, 2019 to receive a full refund. No refunds after August 30, 2019. Registrations are not transferable and there are no substitutions.

Nonmember Resident/Fellow - Please have your program director email us your program status on letterhead. If this is your first NASS purchase, please create an account first.


The North American Spine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The North American Spine Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US, that participate in this CME activity, are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ .

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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.