Targeted Techniques for Vertebral Compression Fractures 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.
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.
Andrea Singer, MD, FACP, CCD
Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Women’s Primary Care Director of Bone Densitometry and VIP Health Check MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Medical Director, National Osteoporosis Foundation
Dr Singer is Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Women’s Primary Care and Director of Bone Densitometry, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Singer is also the Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and Medical Director, VIP Health Check. Dr. Singer’s clinical areas of expertise are women’s primary care, osteoporosis, bone densitometry, osteoporosis, secondary fracture prevention, menopause, sexual health and medical and gynecologic disease. She is board certified in internal medicine and is a certified clinical densitometrist for interpretation of bone density testing. Dr. Singer is also Clinical Director of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
Jack W. Jennings, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology Director of Musculoskeletal and Spine Interventions Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Siteman Cancer Center Washington University School of Medicine
Dr. Jennings is an internationally recognized musculoskeletal interventional radiologist with primary interest in spine and musculoskeletal interventional oncology. His clinical and research interests include minimally invasive treatment of benign and malignant tumors in bone, spine and soft tissues, through vertebral augmentation, radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation. He is the principal investigator on a number of multicenter studies evaluating musculoskeletal ablative therapy and widely published in the use of multimodality treatment of metastatic spine disease with special emphasis on radiofrequency ablation. He serves on the executive committee of the American Society of Spine Radiology.
Dawood Sayed, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Pain Management Chief of Pain Medicine Program Director of The Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship University of Kansas
Dr. Sayed is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Sayed serves as the Chief of Pain medicine at the University. He established and serves as the Program Director of The Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Kansas. Additionally, Dr. Sayed serves as the Medical Director of Interventional Pain at the University of Kansas Comprehensive Spine Center as well as the Director of the Center of Neuromodulation at University of Kansas Hospital. He completed his Anesthesiology residency at the University of Kansas and Pain Medicine Fellowship from the Tri-Institute at Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Sayed serves on the Advocacy and Policy, Education, and CPT committee’s of the North American Neuromodulation Society. He lectures and serves as teaching faculty for the American Society of Pain Physicians (ASIPP), North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), and American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA). His clinical interests include spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, implanted intrathecal drug delivery, vertebral augmentation, cancer related pain, spinal tumor ablation, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on the subject of spinal radiofrequency ablation and vertebral augmentation and has published and written textbook chapters on this subject.