1st Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Month | Online CME

S3P Spine Safety Month

April 2021

Chairman: Michael Vitale, MD

Co-Chairmen: John Flynn, MD; Roger Härtl, MD; Larry Lenke, MD; Rajiv Sethi, MD

Introduction

Statistics showing high numbers of medical and surgical errors have recently been highlighted by US government agencies, medical societies, patient groups, and throughout the media. These errors cause unnecessary human suffering, damage the reputation of the medical community, and dramatically increase costs.

It is the belief of the program directors that all major healthcare stakeholders are obligated to invest their expertise and funds to dramatically enhance patient safety. The 1st Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Month will be part of the solution.

Founded and directed by the Safety in Spine Surgery Project (S3P), and chaired by Michael Vitale, MD, the goal of this project is to improve safety in spine surgery by sharing guidelines, techniques, and protocols that make care better, and to share lessons learned from participants who developed specific, successful safety protocols.

This will be accomplished by the partnership of S3P with surgeons, medical professionals, medical device companies, and hospitals.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Best New Methodologies and Techniques to Enhance Safety in Spine Surgery

DEADLINE: February 19, 2021

AWARD: 10 best papers receive $1,000 and are invited to present during a live webinar in April 2021

Share Your Spine Surgery Safety Efforts that Have Made a Difference! These do not need to be formal papers but rather any project that made a difference in spine surgery quality, safety, or value.

Submit your abstract for consideration for the best new methodologies and techniques to enhance safety in spine surgery. Submission welcome in any area of spine surgery safety, including neuro safety, infection, AVBT, enabling technology, host optimization, systems, culture, etc.) Download the abstract submission form here. Email completed submission to Kate Laney at klaney@broad-water.com no later than February 19, 2021.

Safety in Spine Surgery: First Do No Harm—A CME-accredited webinar series

Chairman: Michael Vitale, MD

Co-Chairmen: John Flynn, MD; Roger Härtl, MD; Larry Lenke, MD; Rajiv Sethi, MD

April 15, 2021 | 7:00-9:00 pm EST

Safety in Spine Surgery: Predictive Analytics, Enabling Technology, & Innovative Techniques That Make Your Spine OR Safer


April 29, 2021 | 7:00-9:00 pm EST

Safety in Spine Surgery: Checklists, Guidelines, and Tricks to Avoid Complications and Improve Neurological Safety


Agenda

To be confirmed but will include lectures on basic themes in spine surgery safety, best practice guidelines for high-risk spinal surgery, and the presentation of best papers on new methodologies and techniques to enhance safety in spine surgery.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss best practices for safety during the pre, intra, and post-surgical stages of spine surgery.
  2. Describe & implement the Checklist for Response to Intraoperative Monitoring Change in 'High Risk' Spinal Surgery.

Accreditation Statement

This activity will be planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER) and BroadWater, LLC. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.