Hands-on Surgical Techiques Course

July 21 – 23, 2022

Indiana Spine Group, Medical Academic Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Learn from experienced, world renowned, Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) members a the 2022 Hands-on Surgical Techniques Course! This course is intended for residents and fellows, first year surgeons may also apply. 


Course Information

Cost: $1,595
Full course scholarships, including travel, are available for US based senior residents and fellows.


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This course will fill up quickly, so apply today!

US based resident & fellow application 
Non-US residents & fellows and practicing surgeon application


The course will cover the latest advances and techniques of the cervical spine including:

  • Understanding the intricate anatomy of the uncinate process, nerve roots, the vertebral artery, foramen and identify their relationship to each other
  • Discuss surgical indications and complication management for cervical spine procedures
  • Review and perform the following cervical spine procedures on cadaveric tissue:
    • ‚ÄčAnterior and posterior surgical approaches including: laminotomy, foraminotomy, laminoplasty, laminectomy, and facetectomy
    • Fusion techniques including: occipital-cervical constructs, C1-2 fixation, subaxial screw and rod constructs
    • Anterior decompression techniques including: disectomy, foraminotomy, corpectomy 
    • Anterior fusion techniques including: interbody and corpectomy grafting, as well as subaxial plate, odontoid fixation and cages
    • Transoral approach to dens resection

Key Dates

January 11, 2022 Application opens
February 11, 2022 Application closes
March 1, 2022 Application decisions are sent to applicants
July 21, 2022 Hands-on Surgical Techniques Course begins
July 23, 2022 Hands-on Surgical Techniques Course concludes