2019 Spine Surgery Conference

San Mateo, CA US
October 18, 2019

Register at:



San Mateo Marriott Hotel
1770 S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: (650) 653-6000


Friday, October 18, 2019
7:30AM-8:00AM Registration & Continental Breakfast (Provided)
8:00AM-5:00PM Conference Sessions (Lunch Provided)


Target Audience:

Kaiser Permanente team members including TPMG orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, PM&R physicians, and chronic pain physicians doing spine interventions, as well as nurse practitioners, neuromonitoring techs and physician assistants who work in the spine clinics


Planning Committee:
Drs. Ravi Bains, Nate Swain, Calvin Kuo, Kamran Majid, Josh Rittenberg as well as
 Jane Prather, Debora Craddick, & Mary Choi.


Education Objectives:
As a result of attending this program, participants will be better able to:

Refer patients seeking scoliosis surgery appropriately and provide accurate expectations.
Choose the best surgical approach for lytic spondy patients, based on patient outcomes and latest evidence.
Identify barriers to performing lumbar interbody fusion anteriorly.
 Choose the best surgical approach for cervical surgery based on the case presentation and outcomes associated.
Identify and treat cervical deformity patients, incorporating cervical sagittal parameters.
Identify patients who would benefit from endoscopic spine surgery and refer appropriately.
 Identify and treat patients with degenerative changes of the spine using appropriate percutaneous fluoroscopic guided procedures.
Use signs, symptoms, physical exam, and radiologic findings to optimize the success of spine interventions and order the appropriate work up prior to the intervention.
Diagnose and treat patients with back/buttock pain, incorporating knowledge of the innervation of the lumbosacral spine and SI joint.


Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 2.75 Pain/EOL
  • 4.25 Radiologic Technology
    x-ray use or diagnosis
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/18/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/18/2019 - 5:00pm
San Mateo Marriott
1770 S. Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402
United States

Phone: (650) 653-6000

To Receive CME credit: : 

CME credit will be granted to physicians who attend the live activity and complete the on-line evaluation survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/spine2) within 10 days of receipt. 

Credit Information:
TPMG Physician Education and Development is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. TPMG Physician Education and Development designates this live activity for 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  

This program also meets the requirements for 2.75 hours of Pain Management and/or End-of-Life care credit and 4.25 hours of Radiologic Technology credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Statement of Disclosure: 
No CME credit is offered for Dr. Sigurd Berven’s presentation. TPMG Physician Education and Development has determined through peer review that all other speakers, planning committee members and any consultants for this activity do not have affiliations with any corporate organizations that may constitute a conflict of interest with the content of this activity. 

Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand-name products.


Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 2.75 Pain/EOL
  • 4.25 Radiologic Technology
    x-ray use or diagnosis
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