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ISASS13 Conference Schedule


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This is the general conference program for ISASS13 and is subject to change before the conference.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

5:00 - 7:00Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

9:00 - 10:15 Advocacy of MIS
Moderators: Choll Kim, MD and Frank Phillips, MD
10:30 - 11:00Break on Exhibit Floor
11:00 - 12:00Lumbar Therapies Motion Preservation
Moderator: Antonio Castellvi, MD
12:00 - 1:30Industry Workshops
1:30 - 2:30Symposium: Value in Spine Care: How Do We Show How Good We Are?
Moderators: Frank Phillips, MD
2:30 - 3:30Best Papers Session
Moderators: Jean-Charles Le Huec, MD, PhD and Rudolf Bertagnoli, MD
3:30 - 4:00Break on Exhibit Floor
4:00 - 5:00Cervical Motion Preservation
Moderators: Rick Sasso, MD and Paul Anderson, MD
5:00 - 6:00Cervical - Oral Posters
Moderators: R. Todd Allen, MD and Zvi Lidar, MD
5:00 - 6:00MIS - Oral Posters
Moderators: John O'Toole, MD and Christopher Yeung, MD
5:00 - 6:00Deformity - Oral Posters
Moderators: Isador Lieberman, MD, MBA, FRCSC and Gilad Regev, MD
5:00 - 6:00Lumbar - Oral Posters
Moderators: Rolando Garcia, MD and Peter Whang, MD
5:00 - 6:00Cervical Arthroplasty - Oral Posters
Moderator: Neel Anand, MD and Jeffrey Goldstein, MD
5:00 - 6:00Quality of Spine Care - Oral Posters
Moderators: Scott Blumenthal, MD and Yu-Po Lee, MD
6:00 - 8:00Faculty Reception

Thursday, April 4, 2013

8:00 - 8:30Quality of Spine Care
Moderator: Hansen Yuan, MD
8:30 - 10:10Presidential Address, followed by
Nanotechnology: Special Presidential Symposium

Open and Welcome
- Steven Garfin, MD

World of Nanotechnology - Samuel Stupp, PhD - Presidential Guest Speaker

Nanotechnology - Ortho and Spine Surgery - Bradley Weiner, MD
10:10 - 10:40Break on Exhibit Floor
10:40 - 12:00Best Papers Session
Moderators: Karin Buettner-Janz, MD, PhD and Tom Errico, MD
12:00 - 1:30Industry Workshops
1:30 - 2:30Symposium: The Yeti of the Spine: The Missing Link between Basic Science and Clinical Medicine
Moderator: Donna Ohnmeiss, DrMed
2:30 - 3:00Cervical - Clinical Outcomes
Moderators: Michael Ogon, MD and James Yue, MD
3:00 - 3:30Transfer of Presidency & Awards Ceremony
3:30 - 4:00Break on Exhibit Floor
4:00 - 5:00Lumbar - Cost Effectiveness Clinical Outcomes
Moderators: Gilad Regev, MD and Yu-Po Lee, MD
5:00 - 6:00Case Studies World Café

C5-6 Disc Herniation - Moderator: Rick Sasso, MD

L4-5 Stenosis-Spondylolisthesis - Moderator: Antonio Castellvi, MD

Friday, April 5, 2013

8:00 - 9:00Infections/Tumor
Moderators: Chun-Kun Park, MD, PhD and James Yue, MD
9:00 - 10:00Symposium: Industry Sponsored Research: Business as Usual or Time for a New Paradigm?
Symposia Chairs: Steven Garfin, MD and Christopher Bono, MD
10:00 - 10:30Break on Exhibit Floor
10:30 - 12:00Cutting Edge Technology - Imaging Guidance
Moderators: Rudolf Bertagnoli, MD and Stephen Hochschuler, MD
12:00 - 1:00Lunch
1:00 - 2:15What's New in Biologics and Biomechanics
Moderators: Donna Ohnmeiss, DrMed and William Sears, MD
2:15 - 3:30Lateral Interbody Fusion
Moderator: Robert Isaacs, MD
3:30Close of ISASS13 - Luis Pimenta, MD, PhD
 ISASS13 Concludes
3:30 - 5:30Cadaver Lab Lecture (Mandatory)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

7:00 am - 1:00Cadaver Lab

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