ISASS17 Info: Conference Schedule | Scientific Program | Program Committee | CME Information
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Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the CME-accredited portions of this program, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify and describe the results of new research in spinal arthroplasty/surgical approach and clinical results for the management of conditions requiring treatment.
  • Discuss practical clinical information aimed at improving diagnostic skills.
  • Identify key aspects of the latest devices available for preserving the motion of the spine.
  • Evaluate and determine a wider range of treatment and surgical options for patients with degenerative disc disease.
  • Describe, compare and contrast innovative methods in both assessment and treatment options in spinal arthroplasty.

Meeting Overview

This accredited conference will discuss and address the issues involved with all aspects of basic and clinical science of motion preservation, stabilization, innovative technologies, MIS procedures, biologics and other fundamental topics to restore and improve motion and function of the spine. This education will be provided in many forms:

  • Lectures
  • Symposia
  • Panel discussions to provide in-depth coverage of selected topics
  • Exhibits demonstrating the newest devices and technologies
  • Industry Workshops
  • Paper and Poster abstracts to provide the most current information regarding clinical and basic science advances in spine surgery

Target Audience

Spine surgeons and other allied health care professionals involved with all aspects of basic and clinical science of motion preservation, stabilization, innovative technologies, MIS procedures, biologics and other fundamental areas to restore and improve motion and function of the spine.

Learning Goal/Purpose

To provide spine surgeons and other allied health professionals with updated information on new techniques in spinal surgery.

Physician Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and ISASS. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation for ISASS17 Annual Conference

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participation in the Cadaver Lab allows the participant to claim an additional 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Accreditation for ISASS17 Annual Conference

Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12299, for 20 contact hours.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Disclaimer

The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources and/or the ISASS. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Medical Education Resources and/or the ISASS. MER’s ANCC accreditation status does not imply endorsement by MER or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

The ISASS disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individuals attending a session for all claim, which may arise out of the use of techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims be asserted by a physician or any other person.

No reproductions of any kind, including audiotape and videotape or photo may be made of the presentations at the ISASS17 Symposium. The ISASS reserves all of its rights to such material, and commercial reproduction is specifically prohibited.