Meeting Highlights from the 31st Annual Meeting of the Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves—Spine Summit 2015

The 31st Annual Meeting of the Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves (CNS) Spine Summit held March 4-7, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ was appropriately named, One Spine, One World. Six prestigious international spine societies were represented during the Spine Summit 2015 program.
Globe of the World

  • AOSpine
  • Association for Collaborative Spine Research
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

International representation included the Brazilian Neurosurgery Society and Mexican Society of Neurological Surgery.

During Spine Summit, notable surgeons received awards.

  • Bernard Schacter, MD: Meritorious Member Award
  • Edward C. Benzel, MD: Meritorious Award—Neurosurgery
  • Steven D. Glassman, MD: Meritorious Award—Orthopaedic Surgery

Meeting Highlights

6 Spine Societies Highlighted during Spine Summit 2015: AOSpine, ACSR, CSRS, ISASS, SRS, SMISS
Prestigious leaders in the spine field summarized the histories of the six international spine societies represented at One Spine, One World.

Predictor of Return to Work after Lumbar Discectomy
Koi Duc Than, MD presented, How to Predict Return to Work after Lumbar Discectomy: Answers from the NeuroPoint-SD Registry.

Risks Associated with Opioids after Spine Surgery
David W. Polly, Jr., MD presented Opioid-related Adverse Events with Lumbar Spine Surgery: Is the Risk Real?

7 Year Outcome Comparing Cervical Disc Arthroplasty vs ACDF
Mark Edwin Shaffrey, MD presented, Cervical Disc Arthroplasty vs Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Seven-year Outcomes from a Prospective, Multicenter Investigational Device Exemption Study.

Minimally Invasive Posterior or Transarticular Approach to Sacroiliac Joint Fusion?
Hector E. Soriano-Baron, MD presented, Sacro-Iliac Joint Fusion with Two Different Minimally Invasive Techniques: Posterior vs. Trans-Articular, Biomechanical Analysis.

Spinal Metastasis Surgery and Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Wound Healing and Complications
Vijay Yanamadala, MD presented, Morbidity of Repeat Surgery for Recurrent Spinal Metastases Following Combined Separation Surgery and Stereotactic Radiosurgery.

Traditional Open versus Mini-open Transpedicular Corpectomy in Thoracic Spinal Metastases
Darryl Lau, MD, Posterior Thoracic Corpectomies with Cage Reconstruction for Metastatic Spinal Tumors: Comparing the Mini-Open Approach to the Open Approach.

Updated on: 04/13/17
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