TARGETED VERTEBRAL PROCEDURES FOR VERTEBRAL COMPRESSION FRACTURE (VCF) AND METASTATIC SPINAL TUMORS
Learn the demographics, diagnoses and most current clinical evidence regarding minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of pathologic vertebral fractures and spine tumor ablation. The course includes didactic presentations followed by hands-on training with anatomic spine models, as well as cadavers under the guidance of a C-arm.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Interventional Radiologists, Neurointerventional Radiologists, Interventional Oncologists, Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic Spine Surgeons and Interventional Pain Management physicians who had prior training in interventional spine procedures during residency and/or fellowship, and are interested in further training on vertebral augmentation for vertebral compression fractures and radiofrequency ablation of spinal tumors.
Courses are limited in size to preserve the quality of the hands-on experience. To be added to the list of interest for any of the below programs, please select a date and a Merit Medical representative will contact you to discuss course availability. Don’t see a date that meets your needs? We may be able to help place you in another opportunity.
Targeted Vertebral Procedures for Vertebral Compression Fracture (VCF) and Metastatic Spinal Tumors
Understand the clinical data supporting efficacy of the procedures
Understand the appropriate treatment algorithm for patient selection and treatment for VCF and Spine Tumor Ablation
Understand the appropriate use of technology: – StabiliT® for treatment of VCF – STAR™ Spine Tumor Ablation with Radiofrequency
Experience performing the procedures using cadaver models
Jayson S. Brower, MD
President, Inland Imaging, Spokane, WA Past Chief of Staff, Providence Holy Family Hospital Co-lead, Providence Health System’s Diagnostic Imaging Council
Dr. Brower is an interventional radiologist whose main area of focus is interventional oncology. He is current President of Inland Imaging in Spokane, WA and practices at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital. He has served as faculty for multiple physician education programs focused on vertebral augmentation and spine ablation. Dr. Brower was an early adopter of spine ablation technology, utilizing the STAR™ Tumor Ablation System. He was a principal investigator and co-authored the first prospective clinical study to evaluate the STAR Tumor Ablation System entitled “Multicenter Prospective Clinical Series Evaluating RFA in the Treatment of Painful Spine Metastases”. He has been voted to Spokane’s “Best Doctor” list consecutively since 2010 and developed a successful, fully-integrated, liver-directed program.
Clifford Howard, Jr., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology Department of Radiology Wake Forest School of Medicine
Dr. Howard is an interventional radiologist with interests in interventional/vascular radiology with a special focus in interventional oncology. He is an Assistant Professor of Radiological Sciences in the Department of Radiology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest Baptist Health Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Howard was an early adopter of radiofrequency ablation of spinal metastases using the STAR™ Tumor Ablation System and has served as institutional principle investigator on a number of prospective clinical investigations.