Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Symposium: Endoscopic Techniques - April 5-6, 2024

Houston, TX US
April 5, 2024 to April 6, 2024

Program Overview

Rooted in our commitment to the highest standards of patient care, professional education, and innovative techniques, our mission is to promote an advanced training course held for orthopedic and neurosurgeons specializing in spinal conditions. Distinguished speakers of international acclaim will delve into precise and specialized topics within endoscopic and minimally invasive spine surgery. While several minimally invasive approaches to the spine are used widely among spine surgeons in academic institutions and the community, the endoscopic approach is an emerging technique which is yet to be widely adopted. The approach itself carries several technical nuances which require in depth teaching on anatomy and endoscope ergonomics. We hope to educate and discuss indications and techniques for advancing the spine surgeon’s current understanding of the approach.

In-Person and Virtual attendance options are available. 

FEES

    IN-PERSONFEE
Physician (Private physician located inside the Greater Houston Area)* $125
Physician (Private physician located outside the Greater Houston Area)$75
Physicians (Houston Methodist) (HM PCG, SPG, MPAQ and ACO PCPs) Complimentary
Residents / Fellows / Students Complimentary

    VIRTUAL - includes ONLY the following didactics:
    Friday, April 5:       5pm - 6:30pm

    Saturday, April 6:   8am - 10:30am

Virtual does not include hands-on workshops or Friday evening dinner lectures.

FEE
Physician (Private physician located inside the Greater Houston Area)* $125
Physician (Private physician located outside the Greater Houston Area)$75
Physicians (Houston Methodist) (HM PCG, SPG, MPAQ and ACO PCPs) Complimentary
Residents / Fellows / Students Complimentary
*In compliance with HM’s policy on Physician Non-Monetary Compensation regarding “Stark Law,” private physicians who reside and/or practice medicine within the Greater Houston Area are required to pay the full Fair Market Value registration fee.

Target Audience

Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellows and Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the various approaches to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine using the endoscope.
  • Identify pathologies that would be best treated with the endoscope and identify the right approach for the most optimal outcome.
  • Explain common potential pitfalls and complications in endoscopic spine surgery.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Houston Methodist designates this Live activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 3.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/30/2024
Course expires: 
05/11/2024
Event starts: 
04/05/2024 - 5:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/06/2024 - 4:00pm CDT
Cost:
$125.00
Friday, April 5, 2024   
TimeSpeakerTopicLocationVirtual Attendance Available?
5:00 PMPaul Holman, MD &
Meng Huang, MD
Welcome and Course OutlineHM Research InstituteYes
5:10 PMChristoph Hofstetter, MDCurrent State of Endoscopic Spine Surgery; Where we are, Where are we headedHM Research InstituteYes
5:30 PMJohn Ogunlade, MDLumbar Stenosis: Approach Considerations and Patient SelectionHM Research InstituteYes
5:50 PMJohn Asghar, MDBiportal Endoscopy: Indications, Complication AvoidanceHM Research InstituteYes
6:10 PMPaul Houle, MDEndoscopic Uniportal Fusion: Indications, Complication AvoidanceHM Research InstituteYes
6:30 PM Break for Dinner, Exhibits No
7:30 PM Dinner with LecturesIII by Wolfgang PuckNo
 Greg Basil, MD &
John Asghar, MD
Endoscopic Decompression: Uniportal Vs Biportal DecompressionIII by Wolfgang PuckNo
 Paul Houle, MD &
John Asghar, MD
Endoscopic Fusion: Uniportal Vs BiportalIII by Wolfgang PuckNo
     
Saturday, April 6, 2024   
TimeSpeakerTopicLocationVirtual Attendance Available?
7:00 AM Registration and BreakfastHM Research InstituteYes
7:45 AMPaul Holman, MD &
Meng Huang, MD
Welcome and Course OutlineHM Research InstituteYes
8:00 AMOsama Kashlan, MDLumbar Interlaminar Approach: Patient Selection, PitfallsHM Research InstituteYes
8:20 AMChristoph Hofstetter, MDLumbar Transforaminal Approach: Patient Selection, PitfallsHM Research InstituteYes
8:40 AMJon Yoon, MDScope Ergonomics/Handling both Transforaminal and Interlaminar HM Research InstituteYes
9:00 AMPaul Holman, MDIntraoperative Challenges and Complication Management HM Research InstituteYes
9:20 AM Break/ExhibitsHM Research InstituteYes
9:30 AMSaqib Hasan, MDCervical Endoscopic ForaminotomyHM Research InstituteYes
9:50 AMSanjay Konakondla, MDThoracic Enoscopic DiscectomyHM Research InstituteYes
10:00 AM Break for Lab No
10:00:00 AM -
 12:00:00 PM
 LabMITIENo
12:00 PM Lunch - Paul Houle - Awake TechniqueMITIENo
1:00 PM LabMITIENo
4:00 PM Adjourn  

 

In-Person and virtual attendance options are available.
6670 Bertner Avenue
John F. Bookout Auditorium, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

In-person attendance will be held in the Houston Methodist Research Institute, 6670 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030). 

Virtual information will be provided to registered learners. 

Available Credit

  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Houston Methodist designates this Live activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 3.50 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$125.00
Please login or register to take this course.

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

FEES

    IN-PERSONFEE
Physician (Private physician located inside the Greater Houston Area)* $125
Physician (Private physician located outside the Greater Houston Area)$75
Physicians (Houston Methodist) (HM PCG, SPG, MPAQ and ACO PCPs) Complimentary
Residents / Fellows / Students Complimentary

    VIRTUAL - includes ONLY the following didactics:
    Friday, April 5:       5pm - 6:30pm

    Saturday, April 6:   8am - 10:30am

Virtual does not include hands-on workshops or Friday evening dinner lectures.

FEE
Physician (Private physician located inside the Greater Houston Area)* $125
Physician (Private physician located outside the Greater Houston Area)$75
Physicians (Houston Methodist) (HM PCG, SPG, MPAQ and ACO PCPs) Complimentary
Residents / Fellows / Students Complimentary
*In compliance with HM’s policy on Physician Non-Monetary Compensation regarding “Stark Law,” private physicians who reside and/or practice medicine within the Greater Houston Area are required to pay the full Fair Market Value registration fee.