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Total Spine: Complex Spinal Deformity

October 5-6, 2017

Lawrence G. Lenke, MD
Peter D. Angevine, MD, Jay Kim, MD, Ronald A. Lehman, MD, Mark Weidenbaum, MD
The Spine Hospital, 5141 Broadway, New York, NY 10034


  • Observe live spine surgeries with real-time Q & A
    • PSF T2- Sacrum with PCO’s and TLIF’s for adult structural deformity
    • Adult lumbar degen scoliosis with robotics and MIS techniques
  • Expert case discussions and lectures
  • Extensive faculty/participant interaction

More Information:


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


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


Lawrence G. Lenke, MD

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center

Surgeon-in-Chief, The Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen

Chief, Spine Division


Peter D. Angevine, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

Yongjung (Jay) Kim, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center

Associate Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Chief, Spinal Deformity Surgery

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

Mark Weidenbaum, MD 

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center

Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

New York, NY

Program: Thursday, October 5

  • 4:00 pm    On-Site Registration
  • 4:30          Welcome   —L. Lenke, MD
  • 4:35          How to select the optimal osteotomy in spinal deformity surgery   —L. Lenke, MD
  • 4:55          Discussion
  • 5:05          How robotics have changed my approach to sacro-pelvic fixation: The good and the bad—R. Lehman, MD
  • 5:25          Discussion
  • 5:30          Case Discussions with Dinner  —Mod: L. Lenke, MD
                     Panel: Drs. Angevine, Kim, Lehman, Weidenbaum
  • 6:30          Important factors utilized to minimize postoperative wound infections in spinal reconstructive surgery.  —L. Lenke, MD
  • 6:50          Discussion
  • 7:00          Case Discussions  —Mod: L. Lenke, MD
                     Panel: Drs. Angevine, Kim, Lenke, Weidenbaum
  • 8:00          Adjourn

Program: Friday, October 6

  • 7:45 am    Continental breakfast
  • 8:00          Welcome  —M. Weidenbaum, MD
  • 8:05          Introduction of the day’s surgical cases

    •          P. Angevine, MD —Moderator of Dr. Lenke’s case
    •          M. Weidenbaum —Moderate Dr. Lehman’s case
    •          J. Kim, MD
  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm   Live Surgical Cases with Q & A
    •          PSF T2- Sacrum with PCO’s and TLIF’s for Adult Structural Deformity —Surgeon: Dr. Lenke
    •          Adult Lumbar Degen Scoliosis with Robotics and MIS Techniques —Surgeon: Dr. Lehman
  • 5:00 pm    Adjourn


Lectures & Video Presentations

During “quieter” phases in the live surgeries, additional lectures and videos will be presented, including technique videos on:

  • Minimizing blood loss during complex spinal deformity  —L. Lenke, MD
  • Tips for patient positioning during complex spinal deformity surgery  —L. Lenke, MD
  • The kickstand technique for the correction of coronal imbalance  —L. Lenke, MD
  • The use of 3D printed models in comlex spinal deformity —L. Lenke, MD
  • How to achieve lordosis using the TLIF —R. Lehman, MD


Post-op summaries and Q & A

Upon completion of the cases, the surgeons will join the participants for
a review and discussion of the day’s cases.

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 St., 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 treating adult structural deformity and adult lumbar degenerative scoliosis
  • Discuss techniques and tips for minimizing blood loss, correcting coronal imbalance, and using 3D printed models
  • Evaluate how to select the optimal osteotomy and how to approach sacro-pelvic fixation in spinal deformity surgery

Jointly Provided by

Who Should Participate

  • Spine surgeons, fellows, and residents who include adult deformity surgery in their practice
  • 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 12.0 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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