The Canyons Village in Park City, Utah, USA will once again host the annual Evidence & Technology Spine Summit, 22-25 February 2017. In its 13th year, this meeting provides participants with a diverse educational programme and ample opportunity for open collaboration. Attendees will be able to discuss the latest spinal technologies and treatments, participate in open forum dialogues with key opinion leaders on critical spinal practice issues, and enjoy the recreational activities offered by this beautiful location.
“You can hear the latest information about spine technologies and procedures during the lectures, and still have time to enjoy the outdoor activities Canyons Village has to offer,” states course director and faculty member, Jim A Youssef.
Participants will be able to gain insight into the key indications and limitations of the latest available spinal therapies at the summit’s medical sessions. The talks will focus on radiology for the spine specialist, prevention methods for the ageing lumbar spine, treatments for cervical spondylosis/ stenosis, therapeutic approaches to thoracic pain, the latest research into regenerative medicine and the practise of integrative medicine.
The meetings’ surgical sessions will invite attendees to evaluate how new spinal technologies can apply to commonly-seen cases of cervical myelopathy, lumbar degenerative disease, adult spinal deformity, adjacent segment disease and proximal junctional failure, as well as how they can aid in the treatment of complications, and minimally invasive approaches.
Joint-focused sessions will explore the evidence behind cutting-edge spinal technologies, and debate their place in the spinal arena. The joint sessions will consider new technologies in medical and surgical treatment, the pathology of the sacroiliac joint, cervical radiculopathy and issues surrounding paraplegia.
Commenting on the quality of the summit’s educational opportunities, course director and faculty member Alan S Hilibrand says, “There’s no better course or meeting to openly discuss and debate all of the contemporary challenges facing spine surgeons and spine care practitioners.”
As well as the meetings’ packed scientific programme, SpinePAC donors are invited to a private dinner event—the SpinePAC President’s Dinner on Friday 24 February. Donors can dine with Hilibrand and host John Finkenberg at the stunning Lookout Peak, a restaurant offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. A donation of US$500 will buy a five-course dinner with expertly-matched wines for the donor plus one guest.
Park City, which rests in the heart of the stunning Wasatch Mountains, is just a 35-minute drive to Salt Lake City International Airport. The Canyons Village hosts a number of ski-in, ski-out lodgings, giving guests easy access to the slopes.
John G DeVine, Michael C Geraci, Joshua E Heller, Alan S Hilibrand, Patrick C Hsieh, Brandon D Lawrence, Joshua D Rittenberg, Jeffrey C Wang, and Jim A Youssef serve as course directors of the Evidence and Technology Summit.