Conference Details


Jointly sponsored by the AANS

8/26/10 – 8/28/10
Hotel Terra Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Learning Objectives:

Complications in Spine Surgery: An M&M Conference is committed to the honest and open sharing of complications and poor outcomes related to spine procedures and techniques. Its unique multispecialty collaborative approach seeks to improve and advance spinal therapy by promoting the exchange of information among respected experts and trusted colleagues. The peer review approach fosters the presentation of experiences and insights from different disciplines to help prevent the occurrence of and improve the management of complications associated with spine interventions.

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Develop insight into factors that lead to complications and poor outcomes when treating spine and peripheral nerve diseases
  • Recognize complications specific to spine disease relating to judgment issues, technical challenges and device failures.
  • Identify significant comorbidity, its impact on spine intervention, and the management of complications induced by comorbidity
  • Develop treatment plans that may aid in reducing the incidence of therapeutic complications and thereby reduce the overall rate of morbidity and mortality
  • Recognize device failure mechanisms and how to remedy them


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the AANS and Strategic Medical Seminars, LLC. The AANS is accredited by the ACCME to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The AANS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement:

AANS and Strategic Medical Seminars, LLC control the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to assure the presentation of balanced, objective information. In accordance with the Standards established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, speakers and paper presenters are asked to disclose any relationships they have with commercial companies, which may be related to the content of their lecture.

Intended Audience:

This conference is designed for neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, scientists, and all practitioners involved in spinal procedures.

Conference Directors:

L. Nelson Hopkins, MD
Michael Rosner, MD LTC
Tanvir Choudhri, MD
Nicholas Theodore, MD
David Polly, Jr. MD