Baptist Health Spine Update

The Baptist Health Spine On-Demand Symposium will present state-of-the-art, evidence-based spine care, utilizing clinical trial data from the last 18 months.

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, family medicine physicians, neurologists, pain specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, integrative medicine physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, respiratory therapists (direct delivery) and all other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of common spinal disorders. 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize red flags that guide expert evaluation and medical management for patients with spine complaints.
  • Review evidence-based, peer-reviewed publications from the last 18 months regarding the diagnosis and medical management of common spinal conditions.
  • Examine the role of surgery and conservative management in the treatment of common degenerative pathology of the spine.
  • Describe the complex socioeconomic implications and behavioral expectations for patients and their caregivers 
  • Explain clinical options for improving neurological outcomes in the treatment of spinal pathology.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Kweh, B., Lee, H., Tan, T., O’Donohoe, T., Mathew, J., Fitzgerald, M., ... & Tee, J. (2021). Spinal surgery in patients aged 80 years and older: risk stratification using the modified frailty index. Global Spine Journal, 11(4), 525-532.
  • Cashin, A. G., Folly, T., Bagg, M. K., Wewege, M. A., Jones, M. D., Ferraro, M. C., ... & McAuley, J. H. (2021). Efficacy, acceptability, and safety of muscle relaxants for adults with non-specific low back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis. bmj, 374.
  • Dillingham, T., Chen, S., Andary, M., Buschbacher, R., Del Toro, D., Smith, B., ... & So, Y. (2016). Establishing high‐quality reference values for nerve conduction studies: a report from the normative data task force of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Muscle & nerve, 54(3), 366-370.
  • Tabatabai, S., Do, Q., Min, J., Tang, C. J., Pleasants, D., Sands, L. P., ... & Leung, J. M. (2021). Obesity and perioperative outcomes in older surgical patients undergoing elective spine and major arthroplasty surgery. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 75, 110475.
  • Nachemson, A. L. F. (1975). Towards a better understanding of low-back pain: a review of the mechanics of the lumbar disc. Rheumatology, 14(3), 129-143.
  • Sim, J. H., Park, H., Kim, Y., Shin, J. W., Leem, J. G., Cho, H. S., & Choi, S. S. (2021). Comparative Effectiveness of Parasagittal Interlaminar and Transforaminal Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection in Patients with Cervical Radicular Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Pain Physician, 24(2), 117-125.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
03/01/2022
Course expires: 
03/31/2024

Michael E. Gomez, M.D., FAANS 
Director, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Miami Neuroscience Institute Spine Center
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist, Doctors and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Michael Gomez, M.D., speaker and planner for this educational activity, disclosed that he is a consultant to Depuy, and that his presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

Melissa M. Guanche, M.D.
Director, Interventional Spine
Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Miami Neuroscience Institute Spine Center
Baptist Health Surgery Center at Kendall and South Miami
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Melissa Guanche, M.D., speaker and co-conference director for this educational activity, indicated that she has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose, and that her presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

Jose Andres Restrepo, M.D., FAAPMR
Medical Director, Outpatient Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician, Miami Neuroscience Institute Spine Center
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Jose Andres Restrepo, M.D., speaker for this educational activity, indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships  with ineligible companies to disclose, and that his presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

Robert J. Rothrock, M.D. 
Spinal Neurosurgeon
Director, Spinal Oncology
Miami Neuroscience Institute Spine Center
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
Miami, Florida

Robert Rothrock, M.D., speaker and co-conference director for this educational activity, indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose, and that his presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

Vitaly Siomin, M.D.
Neurosurgeon and Medical Director 
Brain Tumor Program 
Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Skull Base Surgery
Miami Neuroscience Institute Spine Center
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, Florida 

Vitaly Siomin, M.D., speaker and planner for this educational activity, indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose, and that his presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

Ronald B. Tolchin, D.O. 
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Director, Miami Neuroscience Institute Spine Center
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, Florida

Ronald Tolchin, D.O., speaker and planner for this educational activity, indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose, and that his presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

Christine M. Villoch, M.D., FAAPMR
Vice Chair, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Management
Miami Neuroscience Institute Spine Center
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist Health Surgery Center at Kendall and South Miami
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Christine Villoch, M.D., speaker and planner for this educational activity, indicated that she has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose, and that her presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

*Ineligible Companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

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