Intraoperative Navigation, Robotics & Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery - Morning

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Starts: 7:30AM Wed May 15, 2019 Ends: 1:30PM Wed May 15, 2019

This one-day intensive program demonstrates the recent evolution in spinal navigation with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery and a detailed review of the present and future of robotics in spinal surgery.

The emphasis of the course is to maximize efficiency and accuracy in using navigation and to discuss novel application for image guidance. This program will cover essential topics, including optimal workflow for integration of intra-operative image acquisition, positioning, frame replacement, and instrumentation use. It will also review strategies for complex cases and complication avoidance.

Corporate sponsors:


Jeffrey Wang, MD

Patrick Hsieh, MD

John Liu, MD

JJ Abitbol, MD

John Finkenberg, MD

What you will learn:

  • Understand current evidence supporting the use of spinal navigation in minimally invasive surgery
  • Learn and understand the role of robotics in spinal surgery
  • Describe navigation techniques for minimally invasive surgery, including applications in trauma, tumor, and spinal deformity surgery


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University of Toronto Surgical Skills Centre
600 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5

Hotel & Travel

InterContinental Toronto Centre (200m walking distance)
225 Front St W,
Toronto, ON M5V 2X3

Our Policy

Disclaimer - NASS courses are created to enhance physician understanding of the complexity of performing these procedures only. The course is not designed to certify that attendees are proficient in the procedures taught in the course. NASS strongly advises participants to continue to have proctoring, mentoring and additional experience prior to treating patients.


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 TBD 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.