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3rd Safety In Spine Summit

Friday, April 20, 2018
The Heart Conference Center / New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 173 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032

Chair: Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH


  • John M. Flynn, MD
  • Lawrence G. Lenke, MD
  • Paul C. McCormick, MD
  • Rajiv K. Sethi, MD

Registration for the 3rd Spine Safety Summit is now live!

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An ESSENTIAL program for:

  • Spine surgeons
  • Surgical spine team members
  • Hospital execs responsible for patient safety

The program sessions will be framed by two questions: When and How Will the Next Patient Be Harmed? What are You Willing to Do to Avoid This?


Part I: “Towards New Rules of Engagement for an Increasingly Complex Spine World”

  • Session 1 Optimizing Self for Patient Safety:
  • Session 2: Optimizing (or Firing) Your “Host” Before Surgery
  • Session 3: Judgement and Planning: Measure Twice, Cut Once
  • Session 4: Optimizing Execution through Evidence and Standardization

Part II: How the Wisdom of the Crowd, Dedicated Teams, and Standard Work Make Care Better

  • Session 5: Importance of (and Challenges Developing) Teams
  • Session 6: Free Papers/Abstracts
  • Session 7: Building Culture
  • Session 8: Key Note Speaker: Stanley McChrystal

Part III: The Macroeconomic Picture:

  • Session 9: The Value of Spine Study Groups and Registries
  • Session 10: Value in Spine Care
  • Session 11: Panel on Value

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