SCHAUMBURG, Ill, February 11, 2015 —The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) announces its first-ever Spine Summit, held in collaboration with six spine societies. The 31st Annual Meeting of the CNS/AANS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves—Spine Summit 2015, is held March 4-7, 2015, Phoenix, Arizona, at the JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort.
Spine Summit 2015 kicks-off on at 11 am on Wednesday, March 4, with the theme, “One Spine, One World,” which reflects the CNS’s commitment to strengthening the specialty around the world. Partner societies include the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), the AOSPINE Foundation, the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), the Association for Collaborative Spine Research (ACSR), and the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS).
The four-day meeting offers lectures and courses on the latest surgical and non-surgical approaches to spine and peripheral nerve disorders with daily scientific sessions, case presentations, and the most current original science on display. Daily industry lunches are sponsored by DePuy Synthes, Globus, Medtronic, and NuVasive. The event includes six unique pre-meeting courses, the popular David Cahill Memorial Controversy Sessions with neurosurgical experts debating hot-button topics, three luncheon symposia, a special dinner seminar on the Ethical and Medical-Legal World of Neurosurgery, and a young neurosurgeon’s dinner.
To enhance the meeting experience, an optional, hands-on Cadaver Course is held at the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Cadaver Course Directors are Luis Tumialan, MD, a neurosurgeon practicing at Barrow, and Daniel Hoh, MD, a neurosurgeon practicing in Gainesville, Florida.
Spine Summit 2015 wraps up on Saturday, March 7, at noon. Immediately following, the CNS opens its 2015 SANS MOC Board Review Course, taking place March 7-8, at the same location. CNS members who attend both courses receive a $250 discount.
To view the preliminary program, visit cns.org/spine. To register for Spine Summit 2015 or to add the SANS MOC Board Review Course to Spine Summit 2015, visit cns.org/spine or call (800) 931-9543. To learn more about the SANS MOC Review course visit cns.org/sansmoc.