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Total Spine: Complex Cervical Spine

November 9-10, 2017

K. Daniel Riew, MD
Peter D. Angevine, MD, MPH, Michael G. Kaiser, MD, Ronald A. Lehman, MD, Christopher E. Mandigo, MD, Paul C. McCormick, MD, MPH
The Spine Hospital, 5141 Broadway, New York, NY 10034


  • Observe live spine surgeries with real-time Q  & A
    • Anterior cervical hemicorpectomy
    • Posterior laminoplasty
  • Expert case discussions and lectures
  • Extensive faculty/participant interaction

More Information:


Surgeons: $295
Fellows/Residents/Allied Health: $245


To register, go to:



The Spine Hospital (View on map)
5141 Broadway, New York, NY 10034


K. Daniel Riew, MD

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center
Co-Chief, Spine Division
Director, Cervical Spine Surgery
Co-Director, Adult and Pediatric Comprehensive Spine Fellowship
New York, NY


Peter D. Angevine, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

Michael G. Kaiser, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

Associate Director, The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute

New York, NY

Ronald A. Lehman, MD

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center

Director of Degenerative & Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

New York, NY

Christopher E. Mandigo, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

The Spine Hospital at The Neurological Institute of New York

New York, NY

Paul C. McCormick, MD, MPH

Herbert & Linda Gallen Professor of Neurological Surgery

Director, The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute

New York, NY

Program: Thursday, November 9

Session 1: Post-op patients with recurrent symptoms after anterior surgery

  • 4:00 pm    The post-op patient with recurrent symptoms after ACDF
  • 4:12          The post-op patient with recurrent symptoms after arthroplasty
  • 4:24          Discussion
  • 4:35          Case discussions:
    •               1. Recurrent symptoms after ACDF
    •               2. Recurrent symptoms after arthroplasty

Session 2: Post-op patients with recurrent symptoms after posterior surgery

  • 5:00          The post-op patient with recurrent symptoms after posterior foraminotomy
  • 5:12          The post-op patient with recurrent symptoms after laminectomy
  • 5:24          Discussion
  • 5:35          Case discussions:
    •               1. Recurrent symptoms after posterior foraminotomy
    •               2. Recurrent symptoms after laminectomy
  • 6:00          Reception

Program: Friday, November 10

  • 8:45 am    Welcome
  • 9:00
    •               Live surgery # 1: Anterior cervical hemicorpectomy – D. Riew, MD
    •               Live surgery # 2: Posterior laminoplasty – R. Lehman, MD
  • 12:00 pm  Lunch

Session 3: How to pick the symptomatic level in the cervical spine

  • 12:30        Review of morning cases
  • 12:50        Case Discussion Panel: all faculty
    •               Case # 1
      •              Shoulder vs neck
      •              Peripheral nerve vs cervical spine
      •              Headaches and neck pain
      •              Participant cases for faculty input
  • 2:30          Adjourn

Hotel Reservations

Columbia University Medical Center has negotiated discounted rates at three hotels on New York's Upper West Side. When making reservations request the Columbia University room rate.

  • Excelsior Hotel

Rates: $160-$265*

45 West 81st St New York, NY 10024


Phone: 212.362.9200

  • Hotel Belleclaire

Rates: $155-$270*

250 W. 77th Street New York, NY 10024


Phone: 877.468.3522 or 212.362.770

  • The Lucerne

Rates: $185-$290*

201 West 79th St. New York, NY 10024


Phone: 800.769.5760 or 212.875.1000

* Rates vary depending on time of year.



Participants are encouraged to take a cab from their hotel to The Spine Hospital (View on map).

Depending on traffic, cab rides will take 20-35 minutes.

CME & Terms

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the surgical techniques for anterior cervical hemicorpectomy, and for posterior laminoplasty
  • Discuss the treatment of post-op cervical patients with recurrent symptoms. Evaluate how to identify the symptomatic level in cervical spine cases.

Jointly Provided by:

Who Should Participate

  • Neurosurgical and orthopedic spine surgeons, fellows and residents
  • Allied health personnel who work in the spine surgery field


  • This activity is jointly provided by NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center, Medical Education Resources, Inc,  and BroadWater, LLC.

CME Information

Physician Accreditation:  The Live Surgery and Webinar activities have 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 Medical Education Resources (MER) and BroadWater.  MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

  • Credit Designation: Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of up to 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
  • Physicians must only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Disclosure Policy

Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.


Commercial Support

Various medical companies have been invited to provide support of these activities.  Full disclosure of financial and other types of support will be disclosed in the meeting syllabus materials.

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation or Non-Attendance

In the unlikely event of insufficient enrollment, we reserve the right to cancel the course 21 days prior.  Registrants will be notified by email and registration fees will be refunded.  Airline and other costs incurred by the registrant are the responsibility of the registrant and will not be refunded.  If registrant(s) are unable to attend the meeting due to weather delays, strikes or other reasons not directly controlled by the meeting organizers, registration fees, airline, hotel and other costs incurred by the registrants will not be refunded.



A full refund will be provided, less a $100 administrative fee, dependent upon written notice being received at least 30 days before the program date.  Refunds will not be made after this date. Substitutions are allowed at any time but must be submitted in writing.



The course chairmen reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone whose presence is considered to be incompatible with course objectives.

Provided by:

NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Center

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