THE SPINE TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATIONAL GROUP ORGANIZATION
13th ANNUAL “ C a b o Meeting”
State of Spine Surgery: A Think Tank
JUNE 30- JULY 2, 2016
LOS C ABOS, MEXICO
D I R E C TO R S :
Frank M. Phillips, M.D. • Todd J. Albert, M.D. • Alexander R. Vaccaro, M.D., Ph.D.
Hyun Bae, M.D., • Gregory M. Mundis, Jr., M.D.
This "Think Tank" explores current and controversial issues in spinal care with extensive discussion and interaction between the outstanding faculty, participants, and industry. Surgeons report on their experiences, are free to debate each other, challenge industry scientists and focus on the
potential benefits and risks for their patients. In addition to clinical discussions, there are symposia dealing with many of the political-economic
issues facing the spine community. No other area of musculoskeletal care is as unsettled as spine care, and the “Cabo Meeting” has gained a
reputation as one of the most provocative, innovative and relevant educational gatherings of spine surgeons and all stakeholders in spine care.
Jean Jacques Abitbol, M.D.
Todd Albert, M.D.
Richard T. Allen, M.D., Ph.D.
Neel Anand, M.D.
Ali Araghi, D.O.
Hyun Bae, M.D.
Sigurd Berven, M.D.
Donald Blaskiewicz, M.D.
Thomas Cha, M.D.
Matthew Colman, M.D.
Richard Fessler, M.D., Ph.D.
Steven Garfin, M.D.
Jeffrey Goldstein, M.D.
Richard Guyer, M.D.
Stephen Hochschuler, M.D.
Wellington Hsu, M.D.
Safdar Khan, M.D.
Carl Lauryssen, M.D.
Gregory Mundis, Jr., M.D.
Alpesh Patel, M.D.
Frank Phillips, M.D.
Luiz Pimenta, M.D.
Harvinder Sandhu, M.D.
Rick Sasso, M.D.
Juan Uribe, M.D.
Alexander Vaccaro, M.D., Ph.D.
Jack Zigler, M.D.
• “Outstanding “Think-Tank” with most open, non-edited info on what works and where the future is” -- Stephen Hochschuler, M.D.
• “This meeting is all about calling out the elephant in the room and then enjoying the discussion and debates that follow” -- Gregory M. Mundis, Jr., M.D.
• “One of my favorite meetings due to its small size which fosters open discussion and camaraderie in a beautiful, relaxed setting” -- Richard Guyer, M.D.
• “This meeting has always had the ability of providing an environment of candor and openness in a beautiful location, and is by far the best meeting that
allows for industry and surgeons to get together and discuss how to provide the best solutions to our patients” -- Hyun Bae, M.D.
“Post-Obamacare: Now What?”
P R E L I M I N A RY P RO G R A M
Walter Eisner, Senior Writer for Orthopedics This Week, interviews key players in an armchair opening session:
• America’s healthcare landscape has changed dramatically during the Obama years.
• Millions of uninsured received insurance and more money than ever flowed into industry pockets. Who were the winners and losers? How has spine care been impacted?
Goodbye Fee-for-Service. Hello Pay-for-Performance. Goodbye independent spine surgeon owners. Hello healthcare systems. Goodbye to FDA off-label marketing prohibitions.
Hello marketplace of truthful ideas.
• When a new president takes office in 2017, the healthcare world will have changed for better or worse. How will this impact your practice, your independence and your
ability to serve your patients.
Blast From the Past: Is there a future for :
Severe cervical stenosis without myelopathy: If and when to recommend surgery Singlelevel degenerative spondylolisthesis with adjacent level stenosis: Include or not include
adjacent levels in fusion?
Cervical TDR: The evidence-based treatment
Don’t throw away ACDF
Does TDR truly reduce adjacent segment disease: A critical look at the evidence.
Interbody Fusion: What the evidence says:
Expanding cages: Clinical need or a marketing ploy.
Do we routinely need interbody support?
Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Decompression without fusion is usually enough
Inter-spinous/ -laminar fixation
Indirect decompression via lateral approach is ideal.
TLIF vs postero-lateral fusion.
Cortical screws make sense
MISS: What the data shows:
MISS for Spinal deformity
MISS for spinal trauma
MISS for spinal degenerative disease
How to optimize the MISS learning curve
Can MISS avoid spinal fusion?
Can we make Spine Surgery more precise?
Use of Navigation
Use of Robotics
Surgical planning tools
Out-patient Spine Surgery
Are we putting cash over safety?
Financial win for all stakeholders (Patients, surgeons, payers)
SI Joint Update
Where are we in 2016 understanding cervicothoracic deformity
When a patient has 2 deformities, back and neck, which do you tackle first?
CT deformity and myelopathy, do they both really need to be addressed?
Can cervical deformity be addressed from the anterior column only?
Promising innovations that have failed and why?
L5-S1 Low grade adult isthmic spondylolisthesis:
Anterior and posterior fusion
TLIF with direct decompression
Cervical multilevel spondylosis with myelopathy and neutral alignment
Laminectomy and fusion
Deformity surgery is just a way to place 20 screws, 2 rods, loads of biologics and fund
your kids college education
Focal severe kyphosis
Posterior osteotomies are tried and tested
Anterior column release is the future
Practice models for the future
This symposium will explore differing practice models, their advantages and
Single practitioner or small private group is still viable?
Single Practioner in a Hospital Based confederated MSO model
Hospital employment: The future?
Full time academic
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: A value proposition
MISS economics – does it make sense?
Value based healthcare – A Hospital Perspective
Evaluating MISS in terms of value-based healthcare
Payment Models for Spine Care
Perspectives from executives from insurance company, employers, ACO’s
Materials in Spinal Fusion
Innovators will present on current development efforts underway to advance spinal
surgery. Participants will gain appreciation for novel spinal technologies as well as
future directions in spine care
Free Papers – Research Presentations
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