The Art of the Spine: Surgery- The Only Option! What procedure is Best?

Miami, FL US
November 10, 2016

Back pain that just won’t go away is the most common type of chronic pain in the U.S. This course will help physicians identify indications for surgery and suggest surgical options and approaches to spine surgery according to given diagnosis. This topic may be of special interest to hospitalists, general internists, emergency medicine physicians, urgent care physicians and physical therapists.

Target Audience

Hospitalists, General Internists, Family Practitioners, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Urgent Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists and other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify indications for surgery and suggest surgical options and approaches to spine surgery according to given diagnosis. 
  • Compare and explain the differences between minimally invasive spine surgery and open approaches to spine surgery.
Additional information
Schedule: 

6:00 p.m. ♦ Lecture

7:00 p.m. ♦ Adjourn

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
08/31/2016
Course expires: 
12/02/2016
Event starts: 
11/10/2016 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
11/10/2016 - 7:00pm
Baptist Hospital of Miami
8900 N. Kendall Drive
Classroom 2
Miami, FL 33176
United States

Justin M. Sporrer, M.D.
Neurosurgeon
Baptist and Doctors Hospitals

Justin M. Sporrer, M.D. has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and that his discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/31/2016
Course expires: 
12/02/2016
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