Thank you for a successful 24th Instructional Course!

November 20, 2019
The Marriott Marquis
New York, NY

CME and Certificate of Attendance – A link to claim CME and Certificate of Attendance has been sent via email survey to all meeting delegates. If you missed the email, you can claim CME for either the Annual Meeting or Instructional Course by following this link.

  • President: Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA President Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA
  • Instructional Course Program Chair: Michael D. Daubs, MD Instructional Course Program Chair Michael D. Daubs, MD

Program Committee:

Paul M. Arnold, MD
John C. France, MD
Douglas G. Orndorff, MD
Neill M. Wright, MD

Wayne K. Cheng, MD
Michael C. Gerling, MD
Kristen E. Radcliff, MD

Clinton J. Devin, MD
Steven S. Hughes, MD
Gregory D. Schroeder, MD

Program Objectives:

  • Review appropriate anatomy of the cervical spine.
  • Compare the methods for diagnosis of neck disorders.
  • Evaluate operative and non-operative treatment options for cervical spine disorders.
  • Recognize and respond to complications of surgical treatment.
  • Exchange information on cervical spine research, diagnosis and treatment with both US and international surgeons.

Who Should Attend:

The 2019 Instructional Course is intended for practicing physicians, residents and fellows, both orthopaedic and neurosurgeons who have an interest in cervical spine disorders.

Registration Information:

Online Registration is now closed. Registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting and Instructional Course will open Summer 2020. Only on-site registrations will be accepted.

Cancellation Policy

A $50 processing fee will be assessed on cancellations made in writing before 10/25/2019. Sorry, NO REFUNDS after 10/25/2019.

Instructional Course, November 20, 2019
Included continental breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, and CME credit.

Price thru 10/15
Price after 10/15

Active, Senior, Candidate, Corresponding or European Members


Resident/Fellow, Allied Health*
*Letter from Chief of Service or copy of ID required to obtain discounted fee.

To expedite the on-site registration process, you may fill in your registration form in advance. Turn it in at the Instructional Course Meeting Registration Desk at the Marriott Marquis.

CME Credits:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Cervical Spine Research Society. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A link to claim CME and Certificate of Attendance will be sent via email survey to all meeting delegates 2 weeks after the Annual Meeting. Due to the large number of on-site registrations, on-site CME may be delayed an additional week. You will need either your ID number or your username and password to claim CME. Your ID number will be included in the email you receive.