Allegheny General Hospital presents:
Fourth Annual Pittsburgh Spine Summit
Thursday, September 12
Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, PA
"Case Review with the Spine Summit Faculty"
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
Friday, September 13
Allegheny Country Club Sewickley Heights, PA
Keynote Speaker: John Kostuik, MD - FRCSC, Professor orthopaedics/neurosurgery Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Chairman Orthopaedics 1998-2002 Johns Hopkins "The Foundational Research Supporting Motion Preservation Device Design"
Saturday September 14
George J. Magovern, MD, Conference Center Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, PA
Keynote Speaker: Hamilton Hall, MD - Medical Director of the Canadian Back Institute, Toronto, Ontario.
"Cost implications of Effective Spine Triage: Patterns of Pain"
The Spine Summit is sponsored by:
Department of Neurosurgery Allegheny General Hospital
The Pittsburgh Spine Summit is an annual meeting devoted to advancing the field of spine surgery through the exposition of surgical and technical complications. Every year a host of preeminent surgeons take the stage to discuss their most thought-provoking lessons gained from their surgical experience. Past keynote speakers have included Volker Sonntag, Hansen Yuan, Arthur Steffe and Edward Benzel.
The treatment of spine related issues is of great interest to a wide variety of healthcare practitioners. From the family practice doctor with physician assistants and nurse practitioners, to the orthopedic surgeon and neurosurgeons who need to keep up with innovative technology to treat complicated spine issues, spine care runs the gamut in healthcare today.
The Spine Summit is held in conjunction with an 18 hole golf scramble which benefits the Allegheny General Hospital Department of Neurosurgery Education Fund along with a contribution to the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS). This contribution will assist in open access journal publications. The education fund allows resident physicians and department staff the opportunity to be exposed to the newest technology and ideas that are presented at local and national meetings and symposiums.
Neurosurgery and orthopaedic spine surgeons, primary care, internal medicine, family practice
physicians, pediatricians, physical therapists, physician assistants, residents and others
interested in the treatment of spine-related issues will benefit from attending this summit.
At the conclusion of the symposium, participants should be able to:
- Discuss often seen complications related to spine surgical procedures
- Review credible scientific evidence of newer technologies and techniques for spine surgery
- Assess clinical outcomes between various treatment options