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[January 22, 2013]

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Endorses AOSpine North America's Controversies in Complex Spine Surgery Course

PAOLI, Pa. --(Business Wire)--

AO North America and AOSpine North America recently announced the endorsement of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons for the upcoming Controversies in Complex Spine Surgery Course taking place February 1-3, 2013 at the Hyatt Escala, Park City, Utah.

Spine surgery is constantly evolving. From advances in molecular and cell biology and material sciences that can be applied to treatment of musculoskeletal disorders to minimally invasive surgery, these rapid changes can challenge the most experienced neurological and orthopaedic spine surgeon. This highly interactive course focuses on advances, complications, controversies, and outcomes in the treatment of complex spinal problems. Motion preservation, bone biology, and minimally invasive surgery will be covered in depth as well as diagnostic issues, treatment methods, patient selection, and indications for surgical techniques and approaches to these problems.

The course format will include brief lectures and panel discussions with expert faculty, case presentations, and small group discussions.

To assist with your MOC requirements, AO North America andAO Spine North America will offer concurrent Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery discussion sessions around the AAOS and CNS self assessment examination questions in preparation for Maintenance of Certification Part II.


This educational activity has been endorsed by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons as relevant to the practice of Neurological Surgery and meets the criteria for Category I Neurosurgical Credits as defined by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of AO North America and AOSpine North America. AO North America is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AO North America designates this Live educational activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants attending only the Course can only claim a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. By participating in the Optional MOC Sessions, participants can claim up to an additional 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

AO North America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of patient care in orthopaedic trauma, craniomaxillofacial and veterinary surgery by fostering and expanding a network of healthcare professionals in research, development, clinical investigation and education. To register or for additional information about continuing medical education courses, visit www.aona.org.

AOSpine North America, a clinical division of AO North America, is a community of spine surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, academics, researchers, and other spine care professionals dedicated to delivering knowledge, experience, and evidence to improve patient care and outcomes.


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