Spine Complications


Event Date: 

Monday, January 26, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, January 28, 2015 (All day)

About the Event: 

Course Director:
Praveen V. Mummaneni, Daniel K. Resnick, Michael P. Steinmetz

Edward C. Benzel, Sigurd Berven, Frank La Marca, Thomas E. Mroz, Gregory R. Trost, Michael Y. Wang

Course Description:
This course provides a peer review forum for the discussion of complications related to spinal surgery. Management, technical, and equipment related issues will be discussed in order to pass along lessons learned, point out safety concerns, and improve the surgical management of patients with spine disorders.

Participants will be asked to present a complication for which they were the responsible surgeon and will receive feedback from peers and expert faculty.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize factors that lead to complications and poor outcomes when treating spine disorders.
  • Discuss new and different strategies for how to best resolve spine surgery complications should they arise.
  • Discuss current research and developments in diagnostic techniques, methods of therapy and treatment alternatives for the management of spine diseases.

Accreditation and AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The CNS designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.75* AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*This includes 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for optional sessions.


Advance Registration Deadline: Monday, January 5, 2015


Registration Type Rate
CNS Members $995
Cervical Spine Research Society Member $995
Non-members $1,495
Fellows $695




The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, California

Individual room reservations must be made directly with The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/CNSSpine. You will receive a discounted group rate of $279.00 per night. A deposit of two (2) nights’ room and tax will be taken at time of reservation. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-877-266-6024 and indicating that you will be attending the CNS Spine Complications Course.

Reservations must be made prior to Monday, January 5, 2015. The Hotel will continue to accept reservations after January 5, 2015 on a space available basis, at the group rate or the hotel's published rates, as determined by the hotel's reservation department.

Cancellation: For cancellation received less than seven (7) days prior to arrival, deposit is fully non-refundable. For reservations secured by credit car d, a cancellation fee equal to two nights ’ room and tax will be charged to the credit card on file.

Housing Deadline: Monday, January 5, 2015