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Industry Workshops

IMAST registrants can view the following Industry Supported Hands-On Workshops online, July 6 through December 31, 2020.

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DePuy Synthes

Master Class in Pediatric Deformity: Surgical Correction of AIS
Faculty: Suken Shah, MD (Moderator); Robert Cho, MD; Robert Lark, MD; Joshua Pahys, MD 

This session is led by our distinguished faculty, join DePuy Synthes Spine in learning about step by step correction techniques, sagittal plane correction, leveling of the shoulders and sub-classification of Type 1 curves!

Cervical Classifications, Alignment and Case Based Review Session
Faculty: Christopher P. Ames, MD; Heiko Koller, MD

Please join DePuy Synthes Spine for this interactive exchange focusing on cervical spine classifications, alignment and complex case based reviews. We are led by our esteemed global faculty who will be providing their key tips and pearls around cervical procedures.

Tips and Pearls of Three Column Osteotomies
Faculty: Munish Gupta, MD; Khaled Kebaish, MD

This session is led by our distinguished faculty, join DePuy Synthes Spine in learning about tips and pearls of three column osteotomies, including an in depth overview of when to use each technique from a research and case based perspective and step by step approaches to the techniques.

Globus Medical, Inc.

Leveraging ExcelsiusGPS® for Spinal Deformity
Faculty: Themistocles S. Protopsaltis, MD

Advanced ExcelsiusGPS® clinical case sessions will cover spinal deformity, posterior cervical fixation, and the transition to more minimally invasive procedures, as well as specifically address the advantages of this platform.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Case reviews
  • Operational impact: Patient length of stay, OR time, increase in patient volume
  • Procedural steps and lessons learned
  • How and why to leverage ExcelsiusGPS® post-COVID-19 pandemic at your hospital


Construct Design Planning with Mazor X™ Align Software
Faculty: Martin Pham, MD

In this web-based workshop we’ll review the latest pre-op planning and robotics technologies being used in spinal surgery, highlighting how Mazor X™ Planning Software, Navigation, and Robotic Guidance can facilitate enhanced procedural workflow and construct tailoring.

Zimmer Biomet

Vertebral Body Tethering - Mapping out Your First Case
Faculty: Baron Lonner, MD; Firoz Miyanji, MD, FRCSC; Amer Samdani, MD; Michael Vitale, MD, MPH

This presentation will feature a panel of surgeons discussing Vertebral Body Tethering. The discussion will focus on adoption pathways and personal experiences.

The following topics will be reviewed:

  • The Tether™ Overview – Indications and ideal first patient selection
  • Mapping out Your First Case – Patient positioning, approach, selecting screw size, tensioning
  • Complication Avoidance & Post–op Management – Chest tube, bracing, and return to activities
  • Surgeon Testimonial – How I got started with VBT

Complex Adult Deformity Planning and Considerations
Faculty: Han Jo Kim, MD

This presentation will be focused on Complex Adult Deformity. Dr. Han Jo Kim will be presenting on step-by-step surgical planning and osteotomy selection for adult deformity procedures.

The following topics will be reviewed:

  • Step-by-Step Planning for Complex Adult Deformity
  • Osteotomy Selection
  • Coronal and Sagittal Balance Considerations
  • Case Discussions

AIS Deformity Correction - Technology & Techniques in 2020
Faculty: Amer Samdani, MD; David L. Skaggs, MD, MMM; Michael Vitale, MD, MPH

This presentation will focus on the evolving techniques in AIS deformity correction and the technology available to support successful outcomes.

Topics included but not be limited to:

  • AIS Techniques – Ten reasons we are better than ever in PSIF in 2020
    • Technological advancements
    • Level selection: now vs. then
  • Power – For me and my patient
    • Patient/Surgeon safety
    • Accuracy and reproducible outcomes
  • Derotation – Rationale and technique
    • Methods of derotation and deroduction
    • Selecting rod diameter/materials

MobiDISCourse – Risk Factors of Adjacent Segment Surgery
Faculty: Michael S. Hisey, MD; Armen Khachatryan, MD

Mobi-DISCourse is a web-based forum for surgeons who have been Mobi-C trained but are still looking for that perfect patient, or perhaps have questions regarding Mobi-C and would like them answered. Each program has a subject theme in order to initiate conversation that is presented by one of our experienced faculty, then the platform is opened up to answer specific questions you may have and enter during registration. This will be an open discussion designed to stimulate a positive “discourse” on arthroplasty.

Please note, CME credits are not available for Industry workshops

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