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The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
ISASS September Course

September 22-23, 2017 • Long Beach, CA, US

ISASS September Course: MIS Endoscopic and Percutaneous New Technologies and Techniques, Navigation and Robotics Course

Dear Colleagues,

Registration is open for the MIS Endoscopic and Percutaneous New Technologies and Techniques, Navigation and Robotics Course being held September 22-23, 2017 in Long Beach, CA, US.

Course Description

This is is a two-day hands-on course for surgeons. This course is presented in morning lectures and afternoon cadaver workshops. It includes exposure on the basics (step-by-step approach) through the state of the art in endoscopic spine surgery. The course emphasizes an interactive discussion format in the morning lectures and actual “hands-on” cadaver training in addition to expert demonstration.

CME Credits

Currently earn up to 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this course.

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Course Information


Co-Chairs: Al Telfeian, MD and Christopher Yeung, MD

Location: Science Care, Long Beach, CA

Date: September 22-23, 2017

Course Agenda

Friday, September 22, 2017

7:00 am to 8:00 am
Registration and Badge pickup

7:00 am to 7:45 am
Continental Breakfast

7:45 am to 8:00 am
Welcome - Al Telfeian and Christopher Yeung

8:00 am to 8:20 am
Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine

8:20 am to 8:35 am
Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy: Step by Step

8:35 am - 8:45 am
MIS Techniques for Achieving Sagittal Balance

8:45 am to 9:05 am
Interlaminar Endoscopic Discectomy

9:05 am to 9:15 am
Interlaminar Endoscopic Foraminotomy

9:15 am to 9:25 am
Combining Robotics and MIS Spine Surgery

9:25 am to 9:35 am 
Lumbar Dorsal Rhizotomy

9:35 am to 9:45 am
Endoscopic Lumbar Laminectomy for Central and Lateral Recess Stenosis

9:45 am to 10:15 am

10:15 am to 10:35 am
Endoscopic Spondylolisthesis Treatment

10:35 am to 10:55 am
Endoscopic treatment of the instrumented lumbar spine (failed lateral recess stenosis, adjacent segment disease, TDR complications, Xlif complications, and more).

10:55 am to 11:10 am
Expandable Cage Applications in MIS to Reduce Complications

11:10 am to 12:00 pm
Questions and Discussion

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Cadaver Lab Station Rotations

Saturday, September 10, 2016

7:00 am to 8:00 am

8:00 am to 8:10 am
Endoscopic Lumbar Fusion

8:10 am to 8:20 am
Expandable Cage Applications for MIS Deformity Correction

8:20 am to 8:40 am
Endoscopic Cervical Discectomy

8:40 am to 9:00 am
Endoscopic Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy

9:00 am to 9:20 am
How to Achieve a Successful Fusion with MIS Techniques

9:20 am to 9:40 am
Endoscopic Thoracic Discectomy

9:40 am to 10:10 am

10:10 am to 10:30 am
Avoidance and Management of Complications

10:30 am to 10:50 am
Coflex (Dynamic Spine Stabilization)

10:50 am to 11:45 am
Questions and Discussion

11:45 am to 12:45 pm

12:45 pm to 5:45 pm
Cadaver Lab Station Rotations

Thank You to our Sponsors

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Questions? Please contact Heather Howard at heather@isass.org for more information.
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