Baptist Health Spine Symposium

January 15, 2022
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Live Virtual Symposium - January 15, 2022

The Baptist Health Spine Symposium will present state-of-the-art, evidence-based spine care, utilizing clinical trial data from the last 18 months. Symposium attendees will participate in 15-minute, goal-directed lectures from experts across multiple subspecialties with the opportunity for direct feedback. We encourage all interested healthcare professionals who treat patients with common spinal disorders to join us for a full morning of interactive lectures and lively panel discussions.

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Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this symposium, participants should be better able to:

  • 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.

Who Should Attend

Primary care physicians, family medicine physicians, neurologists, pain specialists, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, rehabilitation/physical therapists, respiratory therapists, integrative medicine physicians, clinical pharmacists and all other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of common spinal disorders.

Registration and Fees

This live virtual symposium is offered free of charge.

Event date: Saturday, January 15, 2022

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 3.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 3.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 3.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
11/01/2021
Course expires: 
01/15/2022
Event starts: 
01/15/2022 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
01/15/2022 - 12:30pm

Agenda

7:55 - 8:00 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
Robert J. Rothrock, M.D.
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.First Time with Back Pain
Melissa M. Guanche, M.D.
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.Ultrasound-Guided Pain Procedures
Justin M. Thottam, D.O.
8:30 - 8:45 a.m.Epidural Steroid Injections: Do They Work?
Christine M. Villoch, M.D.
8:45 - 9:00 a.m.EMG and Nerve Conduction: When to Order?
Jose Andres Restrepo, M.D.
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.Suspected Lumbar Radiculopathy: Pearls from the Clinical Examination
Ronald B. Tolchin, D.O.
9:15 - 9:30 a.m.Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation in the Treatment of Intractable Neuropathic Pain
Moises Lustgarten, M.D.
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.Break and Visit Virtual Exhibits
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.Expectations with Spine Surgery Outcomes
Robert J. Rothrock, M.D.
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.Surgery in the Elderly
Michael E. Gomez, M.D.
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Cervical Spine Deformity Surgery
Raul A. Vasquez, M.D.
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers
Moderator: Jobyna Whiting, M.D.
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.Cervical Spine Arthroplasty: Literature Review
Jobyna Whiting, M.D.
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.Structural Spine Augmentation: Kyphoplasty
Justin M. Sporrer, M.D.
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.Intradural Tumors Amenable to Surgical Excision
Vitaly Siomin, M.D.
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers
Moderator: Michael E. Gomez, M.D.
12:00 p.m.Adjourn

NOTE: Schedule subject to change.

Symposium Directors

Robert RothrockRobert J. Rothrock, M.D.
Spinal Neurosurgeon
Director, Spinal Oncology
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Melissa GuancheMelissa M. Guanche, M.D.
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

Planning Group

Michael McDermottMichael W. McDermott, M.D., FAANS
Chair, Division of Neurosurgery
Chief Medical Executive
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Miami, Florida
Michael GomezMichael E. Gomez, M.D., FAANS
Neurological Surgery
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist, Doctors and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Vitaly SiominVitaly Siomin, M.D.
Neurosurgeon and Medical Director
Brain Tumor Program
Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Skull Base Surgery
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, Florida
Justin SporrerJustin M. Sporrer, M.D.
Neurological and Spine Surgery
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist, Doctors and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Ronald TolchinRonald B. Tolchin, D.O.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Miami Neuroscience Institute Spine Center
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist Hospital
Miami, Florida
Raul Vasquez-CastellanosRaul A. Vasquez-Castellanos, M.D.
Director, Complex Spine Neurosurgery
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist, Doctors and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Christine VillochChristine M. Villoch, M.D.
Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Miami Neuroscience Institute Spine Center
Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist Health Surgery Center at Kendall and South Miami
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Jobyna WhitingJobyna Whiting, M.D.
Director, Degenerative Spine Surgery
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist, Doctors and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Presenters

Michael GomezMichael E. Gomez, M.D., FAANS
Neurological Surgery
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist, Doctors and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Melissa GuancheMelissa M. Guanche, M.D.
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
Moises LustgartenMoises Lustgarten, M.D.
Medical Director, Pain Management
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist Health Surgery Center at Kendall
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, Florida
Jose Andres RestrepoJose Andres Restrepo, M.D.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Miami Neuroscience Institute Spine Center
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Robert RothrockRobert J. Rothrock, M.D.
Spinal Neurosurgeon
Director, Spinal Oncology
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Vitaly SiominVitaly Siomin, M.D.
Neurosurgeon and Medical Director
Brain Tumor Program
Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Skull Base Surgery
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, Florida
Justin SporrerJustin M. Sporrer, M.D.
Neurological and Spine Surgery
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist, Doctors and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Justin ThottamJustin M. Thottam, D.O.
Baptist Health Surgery Center at Kendall and South Miami
Baptist Hospital and Baptist Outpatient Services
South Miami Hospital
Miami, Florida
Ronald TolchinRonald B. Tolchin, D.O.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Miami Neuroscience Institute Spine Center
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist Hospital
Miami, Florida
Raul Vasquez-CastellanosRaul A. Vasquez-Castellanos, M.D.
Director, Complex Spine Neurosurgery
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist, Doctors and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Christine VillochChristine M. Villoch, M.D.
Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Miami Neuroscience Institute Spine Center
Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist Health Surgery Center at Kendall and South Miami
Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida
Jobyna WhitingJobyna Whiting, M.D.
Director, Degenerative Spine Surgery
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Quality Network
Baptist, Doctors and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Disclosures And Resolution Of Conflict Of Interest

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Accreditation

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 3.5 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-859501, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for  3.5 credits for Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmacy Techs and, Respiratory Therapists. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts CEs accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida presents this CME activity for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Opinions, perspectives and information presented by the faculty represent their ideas and views, and participants should carefully consider all available scientific data before acting on knowledge gained through this activity. Additionally, participants should consult the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approved uses prior to prescribing medications or utilizing medical devices discussed in this activity.

While Baptist Health makes reasonable efforts to ensure that accurate information is presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. Participants should rely on their own clinical judgment, knowledge and experience before applying information acquired to their professional use. ​​

Available Credit

  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 3.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 3.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 3.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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The Baptist Health Spine Symposium will be a fully virtual symposium, allowing learners to access high-quality content and engage remotely from around the world in a platform that has been designed explicitly for this meeting.

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