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FUTURE SPINE LEADERS PREMIER MEETING

MAY 20–21, 2020
MIAMI, FL
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EVENT OVERVIEW

This premier event is specifically designed for residents, fellows, and early career surgeons who are transitioning from training into their clinical practices. The program, presented by spine surgery leaders, is a blend of science, technology, and business-related topics that will give residents and fellows the knowledge they’ll need during this exciting time in their careers.

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CHAIRPERSONS

Mitch Campbell, M.D.

Mitch Campbell, M.D.

Norton Leatherman Spine Center
Louisville, Kentucky

Allan Levi, M.D.

Allan Levi, M.D.

University of Miami
Miami, Florida

Russ Nockels, M.D.

Russ Nockels, M.D.

Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois

PROGRAM ADVISOR

Daniel Refai, M.D.

Daniel Refai, M.D.

Emory University
Atlanta, GA

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

THURSDAY, MAY 20 

5:30–8:00 p.m. – Registration, Dinner Reception and Technology Expo

  • Registration and Opening Reception
  • Dinner, Welcome and Faculty Introductions
  • Networking Reception and Technology Expo

FRIDAY, MAY 21

7:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast

7:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. – General Sessions I

  • The Making of a Master Spine Surgeon
  • Knowing Your Options: Academic, Private, or Both?
  • Finding a Job and Negotiating Your First Contract
  • Why You Need an Access Surgeon
  • What to Look Out for in Your First Few Years of Practice

10:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m. – Breakout Sessions I

  • How to Market Yourself as a Spine Surgeon
  • Depositions for Dummies
  • How to Interpret the Literature

12:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m. – General Sessions II

  • Accessing the Value of Spine Care: Coding and Reimbursement
  • Integrating New Technology Now to Differentiate Yourself Later
  • My LIF Is Better Than Yours

2:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. – Breakout Sessions II

  • When Does Degen Become Deformity?
  • Complication Management
  • Biologics and Material Science: The Importance of Knowing Your Options

4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. – General Sessions III

  • How Do I Get Measured as a Spine Surgeon?
  • My Worst Case Last Year

5:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. – Reception and Dinner

ACCOMODATIONS

Rooms are reserved at:
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza 
Miami, FL 33131

Medtronic will provide lodging for two nights, coach airfare, and meals during the program for all attendees. Because of our commitment to comply with the AdvaMed Code of Ethics, Medtronic is not able to provide or pay for the meals or travel expenses of spouses or other guests of attendees. 

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This program is sponsored by Medtronic as training and education on Medtronic products pursuant to Section II of the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals and Standard #7 of Medtronic’s US Business Conduct Standards.

Faculty members may be paid to provide training and education services on behalf of Medtronic Spinal and/or may receive compensation from Medtronic Spinal for reasonable travel expenses. In addition, some faculty may be paid royalties for intellectual property contributions to Medtronic products.

This course is not CME accredited.

The provider reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone whose presence is considered to be incompatible with course objectives. The provider reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the program.

Healthcare Practitioner acknowledges that participation in this program (Technical Training Event) will enable informed medical decisions about the use or recommendation for use of Medtronic products with patients. By participating in this Technical Training Event, the Healthcare Practitioner further acknowledges that Medtronic will be disclosed in accordance with applicable U.S. Federal and State Laws, including the Sunshine Act. If the Healthcare Practitioner prefers to opt out of these transfers of value, please notify your Medtronic event contact.

 

All faculty members are paid to provide training and education services on behalf of Medtronic Spinal. Some faculty may be paid royalties for intellectual property contributions to Medtronic products. This program is sponsored by Medtronic as training and education on Medtronic products pursuant to Section II of the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals and Standard #7 of Medtronic’s U.S. Business Conduct Standards.