New Online AO Spine North America Case Consult 2020
AO Spine North America (NA) recently started a new online consultancy as a service for surgeons. If you have a spine case coming up and wish you had access to expert input in the planning process, have recently completed a case that you would like to receive feedback on from the experts, or are interested in observing and learning from others’ experiences, these sessions are for you.
AO Spine North America’s Case Consult series is held on the first and the third Monday of each month at 9:00 PM EST. The private, confidential forum allows surgeons to present cases, receive input on their treatment plans, and get feedback on completed cases in a secure environment. The series is moderated by Dr. John France and panelists rotate each session.
The Case Consult platform is aimed primarily at attending orthopedic spine and neurosurgeons, recent spine fellow graduates, and current spine fellows. The discussions are relevant to orthopedic spine and neurosurgical practices and will help diagnose, treat, and manage spinal disorders and deformities. Expert advice will help address challenges to obtaining optimal patient outcomes related to the cases presented and discussions will provide valuable opportunities for building collaboration skills with peers and experts when determining best surgical approaches, be it for surgical or non-surgical treatment options.
Dr. France wants to keep the concept as easy-going and simple as possible as the concept evolves. He encourages participants to share documents, images, pictures, slides, and to bring along as many cases as possible so the sessions may develop into online mentoring events.