Hands-on Surgical Techniques Course

Key Dates | Course Information

Hands-on Surgical Techniques Course 
July 18 – 20, 2024

Indiana Spine Group, Medical Academic Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Primary Audience: Senior level orthopedic (PGY4 and up) and neurosurgery (PGY5 and up) residents and fellows.

Program

Accepted scholarship recipients will receive complimentary course registration, hotel and airfare. CSRS will fund 32 US-based, senior-level residents and fellows to attend this course.         

Applications are now closed.


Key Dates

Application open: March 1, 2024
Application closes: March 25, 2024
Acceptance decisions: Mid-April to mid-May 2024
Hands-on Surgical Techniques Course begins: July 18-20, 2024 


Course Information

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