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.
Think Interventional Spine: Principles in Vertebral Augmentation
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 Time: 8:00AM-1:00PM
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
Think Interventional Spine: Advanced Concepts in Vertebral Augmentation and Targeted RF Ablation
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 Time: 12:00PM-5:00PM
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
Dinner & Lecture Series: Closing the Performance Gaps in Osteoporosis Management & Techniques for Successful Outpatient/Ambulatory Vertebral Augmentation and RF Ablation
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 Time: 6:30PM – 9:00 PM
At the conclusion of the day’s programs, you are invited to a dinner and lecture series that will focus on the pre,
intra and postoperative aspect of caring for the VCF patient.