IMAST gathers leading spine surgeons, innovative research, and the most advanced spine technologies for all areas of spine (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar), most spinal conditions (degenerative, trauma, deformity, tumor), and a variety of treatment techniques. The IMAST program will include didactic presentations, panel discussions, papers, and posters on current research, roundtable case discussions, and Instructional Course Lectures all led by an international and multidisciplinary faculty. IMAST is jointly-sponsored by USF Health and Scoliosis Research Society (SRS).
Upon completion of IMAST, participants should be able to:
- Assess the most recent advances in surgical techniques for the treatment of spinal disorders and when to use them, in the interest of providing optimal patient care.
- Analyze the indications and potential complications for various spine fixation systems including spinal arthroplasty.
- Recognize emerging technology that has the potential to improve patient outcomes for specific indications and populations.
Spine surgeons (orthopaedic and neurological surgeons), residents, fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, engineers and company personnel.
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 USF Health and SRS. USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
It is the policy of USF Health and SRS to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of their educational activities. In accordance with this policy, USF Health and SRS identify conflicts of interest with instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by USF Health and SRS 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. Complete faculty disclosures will be included in the final program.
For questions about the IMAST program, please contact
Scoliosis Research Society