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SKULL TO SACRUM October 10-11, 2019
New York City, NY

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Overview

Skull to Sacrum is a Medical Education course focusing on the latest technology and techniques for treating complex spinal pathologies. You will connect with world-renowned thought leaders that will be at the center of the program teaching through case presentations, panel discussions, and group breakouts.

The program will highlight evidence-based topics such as preoperative planning while discussing the future of the optimization process with predictive analytics and how to incorporate the use of big data into your practice. You will leave inspired to adopt the latest technological advancements, drive better patient outcomes, and shape the future of spine surgery.

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Chairpersons

Program Advisors

Lawrence Lenke represents New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital as Chairperson of the Medtronic Scull to Sacrum event in New York City on September 13-15, 2018.

Lawrence Lenke, M.D.

New York-Presbyterian
Allen Hospital

Ronald Lehman represents New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital as Co-Chair of the Medtronic Scull to Sacrum event in New York City on September 13-15, 2018.

Ronald Lehman, M.D.

New York-Presbyterian
Allen Hospital

Jeffrey Gum represents Norton healthcare in Louisville, KY as Program Advisor for the Medtronic Scull to Sacrum event in New York City on September 13-15, 2018.

Jeffrey Gum, M.D.

Norton Healthcare
Louisville, KY

Patrick Sugrue, M.D. Advocate Medical Group, Chicago, IL

Patrick Sugrue, M.D.

Advocate Medical Group
Chicago, IL

AGENDA

Thursday, October 10
Location: Sheraton New York Times Square

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Registration

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Welcome Dinner and Educational Sessions

  • Keynote: Managing the Imbalance: My Personal Journey as a Spine Surgeon, Husband, Father (Lawrence Lenke, M.D.)
  • Looking Forward: Where is Technology taking us Spine Surgery?
  • New Technology Stations: Navigation, Robotics, NAV OLIF SPS360

Friday, October 11
Location: Sheraton New York Times Square

7:00 - 7:30 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, and Welcome

7:30 - 7:15 p.m.

  • Keynote: Real World Application of Data: Why it Matters from a Policy Perspective (Steve Ondra, M.D.)
  • Patient Selection and Medical Optimization in Adult Spinal Deformity
  • Standardizing Spine Care to Drive Optimization
  • Surgical Planning for Optimal Outcomes
  • Predictive Analytics and Economics in Adult Spinal Deformity
  • When Does Degen Become Deformity?
  • Bone Health and Biologics
  • Optimizing Screw Purchase and MRC Configuration in TL Deformity Correction
  • Evolution of Alignment Targets in Deformity Correction
  • 3CO or not to 3CO
  • The Evolution of MIS Deformity Surgery
  • PJK: Introduction, Lit, Causation and Case Discussions
  • Techniques to Avoid PJK in Fusions Extending to the Sacrum/Pelvis

7:15 - 9:30 p.m.
Faulty Led Small Group Dinners 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Rooms are reserved at:

Sheraton New York Times Square
811 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10019

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.

TRAVEL PROTOCOL

If you indicated a need for air travel or train transportation, American Express Travel will help with travel reservations — connecting you with the shortest duration, most convenient, and non-refundable coach flight option available.

Contact Amex travel directly at 866-412-0336 and provide Group Number 1-15D23XT for this program.

Attendees should plan to arrive by 4:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, October 10. The program will conclude at 9:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 11.

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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 U.S. 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.