The Think Interventional Spine master class includes a Friday dinner and didactic presentation followed by a hands-on training session on Saturday. The hands-on training includes two options for physicians to select from based on the experience level of the physician—Principles in Vertebral Augmentation or Advanced Concepts in Vertebral Augmentation and Targeted RF Ablation.
Welcome Reception & Dinner Lecture: Closing the Performance Gaps in OVCF Management
The Think Interventional Spine program begins with a dinner and lecture series which will focus on the pre, intra and postoperative aspect of caring for the VCF patient.
Principles in Vertebral Augmentation
This course is specifically tailored to the new Vertebral Augmentation user who is currently or recently graduated in neuro residency or an interventional or surgical spine fellowship. This course will cover vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation principles, clinical outcomes and procedural technique. Additionally, attendees will participate in an advanced hands-on cadaveric lab that focuses on:
- Fluoroscopic imaging
- Pedicle navigation
- Deployment of navigable channel, cavity creating devices and PMMA options
Advanced Concepts in Vertebral Augmentation and Targeted RF Ablation
This course is specifically tailored to the experienced vertebral augmentation and RF ablation user. Round table symposium format with open discussion of clinical outcomes, best practices and advanced case presentations. Additionally, attendees will participate in an advanced hands-on cadaveric lab that focuses on:
- Upper thoracic, extra and parapedicular approaches
- Targeted RF ablation
- Articulating and navigable channel and cavity creating devices