Spine Essentials for Residents 2021

Learn AO fracture management principles for spine injuries and disorders April 22 and 23
  • Description

    AO Spine North America Principles courses are intended to address the additional training needs and practice gaps of orthopedic and neurological spine residents. 

    Expert teaching faculty from both surgical fields will instruct participants in the AO Principles of fracture management as applied to spine injuries and some basic spinal disorders.

    Participants will access live Zoom™ sessions and self-study materials through Totara, our one-stop-shopping online portal.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to
    Perform a complete neurological assessment, including imaging, to identify potentially unstable spinal injuries
    Classify the injury according to fracture morphology, instability, and neurological status
    Apply principles of bone and soft tissue healing when treating spinal injuries
    Assess evidence-based operative and non-operative treatment options
    Identify the anatomic and biomechanical issues in a spinal fixation
    Discuss rehabilitation

  • Prerequisites

    Enrollment is limited to orthopedic and neurological surgery residents.

  • Who should attend

    Enrollment is limited to orthopedic and neurological surgery residents.

  • Location, time, and tuition


    • Online

    Date and time

    • Day 1 - 22 April 2021, 4:00-8:00 PM ET
    • Day 2 - 23 April  2021, 4:00-8:00 PM ET


    • USD $50

Course Chairs

John France, MD

John France, MD

West Virginia University

Iain Kalfas, MD, FACS

Iain Kalfas, MD, FACS

Cleveland Clinic

Registration for Spine Essentials for Residents 2021 is closed

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