|[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
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
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