13th Annual UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Program

13th Annual UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Program
November 8 - 9, 2024

Course# MOR25004
Vdara Hotel
Las Vegas, NV



The 2024 UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Course is a three-day course emphasizing pioneering trends in spinal surgery. This course is designed to be interactive with didactic lectures given by leaders in the spine community as well as a hands-on bioskills lab portion.  Participants will review and practice surgical principles and techniques in the treatment of spinal deformities and tumors.  Interwoven into the course is the 4 University ("4Us") Symposium, which will allow engagement with international spine surgeons from South Korea, China, and Japan. As a result of hands-on sessions and case conferences with national and international leaders in spine surgery, residents, fellows, and surgeons with less than an advanced level of experience will have improved skills in cases dealing with complex spinal deformities.

Target Audience
Orthopaedic and neurosurgeons as well as their clinical support team and surgeons in training in the specialty of spine surgery.



An attendee completing this course will increase skills and strategies to:

  • Identify the indications, applications and surgical techniques for posterior column osteotomies, interbody fusion techniques, and transpedicular osteotomy and corpectomy techniques for spinal reconstruction;
  • Evaluate and treat pain related to spinal disorders in a cost-effective and reliable manner based on recently published guidelines;
  • Evaluate and treat lumbar degenerative disease and deformity in a cost-effective manner based on an evidence based approach, and avoid case-to-morbidity risk;
  • Identify risk factors that may predispose individuals to perioperative.


In support of improving patient care, the University of California, San Francisco is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.