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The 8th Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit

Saturday, April 15, 2023
Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center (VEC), Columbia University, 104 Haven Ave, New York, 10032

We invite you to join us for the 8th Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit. We are returning to an in-person meeting this April in New York for a one-day CME-accredited course. Safety in Spine Surgery Month will also feature video content and promotion to raise awareness and highlight S3P work and resources.

Check back soon for registration, lodging, abstract submission, and more!

Program Highlights:

  • The Latest Best Practices for Safety in Spine Surgery
    • Intraoperative Neuro Monitoring
    • Optimization of the Pediatric Neuromuscular Patient
    • Optimization of the Adult Deformity Patient
  • Calling in Reinforcements to Manage “High Risk:” Surgeons and Staff
  • Risk Stratification and the Development of Predictive Calculators
  • Cognitive load in the operating room: how it can affect your performance
  • Expert Panel | Safety Challenges that Changed my Practice
  • Perspectives Across a Career Focused on Neurological Safety | Lawrence G. Lenke, MD
  • Keynote | Sharpening Your Scalpel: Optimizing Performance in and Out of the OR | Christopher Ahmad, MD

Invited Faculty:

  • Michael Vitale, MD MPH
  • Christopher Ahmad, MD
  • Todd J. Albert, MD
  • Brandon Carlson, MD, MPH
  • Dean Chou, MD
  • Roger Hartl, MD
  • Han Jo Kim, MD
  • Lawrence G. Lenke, MD
  • Firoz Miyanji, MD FRCSC
  • Frank J. Schwab, MD
  • Rajiv Sethi, MD
  • Eeric Truumees, MD

Faculty Subject to Change

Best Practice Guidelines & Videos
Introduction to Safety in Spine Surgery Month
Safety in Spine Surgery Month—Welcome and Introduction by Michael Vitale, MD NewYork-Presbyterian