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Emerging Technologies in Spine Surgery
Course Overview
This course explores the new advances of emerging technologies in spine surgery. It explores the current state of technology for treating spinal pathology. Topics include intraoperative imaging, navigation, robotics, next generation microscopes and surgical instruments, combinatorial technologies, augmented reality and surgical simulators.
CME Accreditation
The AANS designates this activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Learning Objectives

After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the role of emerging technologies in improving the care of neurosurgical patients with spinal disorders.
  • Identify the indications to use and the expected outcomes of utilizing navigation and emerging technologies in the treatment of spinal disorders.
  • Develop a strategy to implement new technologies, providing beneficial spinal care for patients with spinal disorders.


Doniel Gabriel Drazin, MD

Assistant Director: 

Joseph S. Cheng, MD, MS, FAANS


Peter Grunert, MD

J. Patrick Johnson, MD, FAANS

Neil R. Malhotra, MD, FAANS

Avelino Parajon, MD (Spain)

Ehab Shiban, MD 

Nicholas Theodore, MD, FAANS

Claudius Thome, MD, IFAANS (Austria)

Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS

Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Member: $49.00
Non-Member: $79.00
Resident: $49.00
Credit Offered:
2 CME Credits
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