Hands-on Surgical Techniques Course

July 20 – 22, 2023

Resident & Fellow Course

Indiana Spine Group, Medical Academic Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Primary Audience: Senior level orthopedic and neurosurgery residents and fellows.

CSRS will fund 32 senior level, US based, residents and fellows to attend this course. Applications are now closed.


Applications Open: Now-March 15
Notification of acceptance: April 5
Deadline to confirm participation: April 14

Course Information:

More information coming soon!


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