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THEATER SYMPOSIA

These symposia will be held in the theater in the exhibition hall.

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

10:00-10:50

Symposium: Technological Advancements in Spinal Cord Stimulation

Moderators:
Sunil Panchal, MD
Scott Kreiner, MD

 

Welcome and Introduction

Sunil Panchal, MD

10:00-10:10

Neurostimulation (SCS/PNS) Indications and Contraindications

Scott Kreiner, MD

10:10-10:20

Technical Considerations for Lead Placement (Translaminar-Perc and Paddle/Transforaminal/Peripheral)

David Fish, MD

10:20-10:30

Neurostimulation: Management of Complications

Joseph Solberg, MD

10:30-10:40

Neurostimulation Outcomes and Future Directions

Sunil Panchal, MD

10:40-10:50

Questions and answers

All Speakers

 

11:00-12:25

Symposium: Spine Royal Rumble: Open vs MIS vs Endoscopy in Spine Surgery

Moderators:
Jeffrey Wang, MD Christoph Hofstetter,
MD, PhD

11:00-11:05

Case: Lumbar posterolateral disc herniation

Jeffrey Wang, MD

 

Debate

 

11:05-11:15

Argument for endoscopic transforaminal approach

Ralf Wagner, MD

11:15-11:25

Argument for endoscopic interlaminar approach

Christoph Hofstetter, MD, PhD

11:25-11:35

Argument for MIS tubular approach

Jeff Wang, MD

11:35-11:40

Discussion and questions

All Speakers

11:40-11:45

Case: Lumbar degenerative grade I spondylolisthesis

Jeffrey Wang, MD

 

Debate

 

11:45-11:55

Argument for traditional open decompression and fusion

Hani Mhaidli, MD

11:55-12:05

Argument for MIS TLIF

Patrick Hsieh, MD

12:05-12:15

Argument for endoscopic fusion

Jin-Sung Kim, MD

12:15-12:25

Discussion and questions

All Speakers

 

15:00-15:40

Symposium: Augmented Reality Applications in Spine Surgery

Moderators:
Camilo Molina, MD and Sandeep Gidvani, MD

 

Welcome and Introduction

Sandeep Gidvani, MD

15:00-15:10

What is augmented reality and how is it different from virtual reality?

Sandeep Gidvani, MD

15:10-15:20

What are the current applications of augmented reality within spine surgery?

Camilo Molina, MD

15:20-15:30

How do we apply Machine Vision and Augmented Reality to Navigate with Minimal Radiation?

Victor Yang, MD

15:30-15:40

Questions and answers

All Speakers

 

Friday, May 17, 2019

10:00-10:50

Symposium: Beyond Medial Branch Rhizotomy: Emerging Radiofrequency Applications for Interventional Spine Care

Moderators:
Allen Chen, MD
David O’Brien, MD

 

Welcome and Introduction

Allen Chen, MD

10:00-10:10

Staying alive: Theory and evidence base for pulsed radiofrequency non-ablative therapy

Allen Chen, MD

10:10-10:20

Radiofrequency treatment for discogenic pain

David O’Brien, MD

10:20-10:30

To basivertebral or not to basivertebral RF, that is the question

Katherine Travnicek, MD

10:30-10:40

Technical and Anatomical Considerations For Sacroiliac Joint RFA

Joseph Solberg, MD

10:40-10:50

Questions and Answers

All Speakers

 

11:00-12:00

Symposium: Contemporary Solutions for Spinal Tumor Surgery: Novel Implants to Improve Patient Outcome

 

 

Welcome and Introduction

Jeffrey Wang, MD

11:00 - 11:20

Problems with spine tumor surgery using current implants

Dan Sciubba, MD

11:20-11:40

Current spinal instrumentation solutions for tumor surgery

Bernard Meyer, MD

11:40-12:00

Discussion and questions

All Speakers

 

15:30-16:40

Symposium: Virtual Reality Applications in Spine Surgery

Moderators:
Sandeep Gidvani, MD
Justin Bared, MD

 

Welcome and introduction

Sandeep Gidvani, MD

15:30-15:40

The evolution of simulation and potential impact of virtual reality

Danny Goel, MD, MSc, FRCSC

15:40-15:50

What are the benefits of VR to the resident/fellow training process?

Justin Bared, MD

15:50-16:00

Adult learning and how VR can have an impact in medical education

Danny Goel, MD, MSc, FRCSC

16:00-16:10

How will VR and Haptics evolve in spine training and simulation?

Richard Vincent

16:10-16:20

What are the prohibitive factors to widespread application of VR within medicine and surgery?

Richard Vincent

16:20-16:30

Surgical planning with virtual reality for spine surgery

Danny Goel, MD, MSc, FRCSC

 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

10:00-10:40

Symposium: Technology Trends and Concepts in Spine Surgery

Moderators:
JJ Abitbol
Ciaran Bolger

 

Welcome and introduction

JJ Abitbol, MD

10:00-10:10

Surface technology for spine devices: key trends and concepts

JJ Abitbol, MD

10:10-10:20

Avoiding catastrophic surgical outcomes; safety, navigation and monitoring

Ciaran Bolger, MD

10:20-10:30

MIS vs endoscopy vs open Surgical Techniques

Hani Mhaidli, MD

10:30-10:40

Questions and answers

All Speakers