Adult Spinal Deformity: Using Research to Transform Your Practice and Improve Outcomes

Burr Ridge, IL
Starts: 7:00AM Fri Mar 22, 2019 Ends: 1:00PM Sat Mar 23, 2019

Identify and measure radiographic, demographic and frailty associated parameters most associated with disability and poor health related quality of life in adult spinal deformity.

This course is a combined International Spine Study Group (ISSG) and NASS deep-dive in a relaxed setting, sharing the current knowledge base and ongoing research efforts to improve outcomes for adult spinal deformity (ASD) patients. A combination of didactic and hands on cadaver-based components will be used to improve ASD practical knowledge for physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.


Christopher Ames, MD

Shay Bess, MD

What you will learn:

  • Surgical Indications Planning
  • Pelvic Fixation
  • Research Efforts for Thoracolumbar Alignment and Surgical Outcomes
  • Cervical Alignment and Malalignment
  • Cervical Corrective Surgery and Outcomes
  • Cervical Operative Techniques
  • Proximal Junctional Kyphosis
  • Complications Analysis for the ASD Patient


In accordance with guidelines recommended by the CME Committee and adopted by the Board of Directors, physicians in the following specialties only may enroll in this course: Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Neurosurgery.


 Registration NamePrice LevelRegistration Fees

 General Registration

 General RegistrationMember Doctor$995.00
 General RegistrationMember In-Training$995.00
 General RegistrationNon-Member Doctor$1195.00
 General RegistrationNon-Member In-Training$1195.00


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
Rate: $132 plus tax
Cut-off Date: February 28, 2019
Note: Hotel is walking distance to Specialty Education & Research Center

Our Policy

Cancellations should be emailed no later than March 1, 2019 to receive a full refund (less a fee of $175). Registrations are not transferable and there are no substitutions.


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 13.5 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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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.