26th Annual Selby Spine Conference

02/02/23 – 02/04/23
The Chateaux Deer Valley | Park City, UT

Keywords: Orthopedics CME Spine Surgery

Product ID: FSS23


CME Meeting Announcements

  • In order to obtain CME credit each meeting registrant must have and be registered under their own account.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities Available - Contact Maegan Griffin

Register for In-Person Meeting ⇩  
Physicians$ 995
Allied Health (Nurse,NP,PA,PT,PharmD)$ 725
Residents*$ 350
Fellows*$ 350
Register for Live Webcast ⇩  
Physicians$ 995
Allied Health (PA,NP,PT,OT,Nurse)$ 725
Residents*$ 350
Fellows*$ 350

* Must provide letter from your director certifying status WITHIN 7 DAYS of your registration or you will be charged the ADDITIONAL FEE. Please email letter to info@edusymp.com.

About the Meeting
The Selby Spine Conference addresses the latest advances and controversies in the field of spine surgery. Through didactic lectures, interactive panel discussions, case-based presentations, and debates, the faculty will share their insights on such issues as complex spone surgery, treatment options for lumbar pathology, avoiding surgical complications, cervical spine surgery, and healthcare economics and the business of spine surgery. 
Founded in 1999, the Selby Spine Conference honors the legacy of Dr. David Selby, renowned spine surgeon, decorated war hero, and gifted artist. He led by example through courage, humility, commitment to multidisciplinary inclusion, and dedication to continuing education. The Selby Spine Conference furthers his mission of supporting the spine surgery team as they develop their knowledge and skills.

Target Audience
Orthopaedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, and other healthcare professionals whose scope of practice includes the management of patients with spine deformities, conditions, or injuries. 

Educational Objectives
Attendees should, at the completion of this course, be able to:
Evaluate and discuss treatment options for complex and challenging deformity cases.
Assess the current trends in imaging and emerging technologies.
Compare evidence of non-surgical and surgical management of spine conditions.
Assess the healthcare marketplace and legal landscape as it relates to spine surgery.

ADA Compliance
If you have a disability and wish to request assistance, please inform FORE at (813) 614-2796.

FORE as planner and presenter of this meeting, claims no liability for the acts of any suppliers or the safety of any attendees while in transit to, from, or during this event or any optional activities. The total amount of liability, if any, for the meeting organizer is limited to a refund of the registration fee.

Registration Information
Tuition for live conference includes all course materials, daily breakfasts and coffee breaks. Early registration is strongly suggested. Minimum and maximum attendance levels have been established for this meeting. If your registration cannot be accepted, you will be issued a full tuition refund.
Tuition for live webcast includes participation for one registrant. Each registrant must sign-in on a separate computer to receive credit. Prior to the meeting we will send you further information about the log in process.

Jean-Jacques Abitbol, MD, FRCSC

California Spine Group


Pierce Nunley, MD

Spine Institute of Louisiana committee


John Small, MD

Florida Orthopaedic Institute


Jean-Jacques Abitbol, MD, FRCSC
California Spine Group

Neel Anand, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Ali Araghi, DO
Center of Orthopedic Research and Education

Gregory W. Basil, MD
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

Douglas Beall, MD
Oklahoma Spine Hospital

Sigurd Berven, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS

S. Shelby Burks, MD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Peter Campbell, MD
Spine Institute of Louisiana

Richard Fessler, MD, PhD
Rush University Medical Center

Eric Grigsby, MD
An Innovation and Patient Care Company

Jeff L. Gum, MD
Norton Leatherman Spine Center

Wellington Hsu, MD
Northwestern Medicine

Daniel T. Laich, DO
Swedish Medical Hospital

John C. Liu, MD
Keck Medical of USC

Hani Malone, MD
Scripps Health

Zachary McCormick, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine

Pierce Nunley, MD
Spine Institute of Louisiana

Paul J. Slosar, MD
Spine Care Medical Group

John Small, MD
Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Cliff Tribus, MD
University of Wisconsin

Andrew Utter, MD
Spine Institute of Louisiana

Marc A. Weinstein, MD
Florida Orthopaedic Institute


Topics and Faculty Subject to Change


7:00 – 9:00 PM Welcome Reception
6:00 – 7:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast for Registrants
7:00 – 7:10 Welcome and Morning Announcements
  John Small, M.D. and Pierce Nunley, M.D.
  Session 1: Lumbar Pathology: Etiology, Impact and Treatment 
  Moderator: Jean-Jacques Abitbol, M.D., FRCSC
7:10 – 7:30 Evaluation of Patient with Low Back Pain - Perspective of a Surgeon and a Non-Operative Spine Specialist
  Operative Perspective: Andrew Utter, M.D. 
  Nonoperative Perspective: Zachary McCormick, M.D.
7:30 – 7:45 New Technologies for Identifying a Source of Pain: SPECT, MR Spectroscopy
  Hani Malone, M.D.
7:45 – 8:00 The SI Joint as a Source of Low Back Pain
  Ali Araghi, D.O.
8:00 – 8:15 Discussion with Question and Answer
  Moderator: Jean-Jacques Abitobol, M.D. FRCSC and Faculty
  Interdisciplinary Case Discussions: Operative vs Non-Operative discussions
  Moderator: Sigurd Brevan, M.D., Ph.D., FRCSC, FACS 
8:15 – 8:30 Treatment of Symptomatic Disc Degeneration at L5-S1: Operative and Non-Operative Options
  Operative: Zachary McCormick, M.D.
  Non-Operative: Neel Anand, M.D.
8:30 – 8:45 Treatment of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis at L4-L5: Operative and Non-Operative Options
  Operative: Douglas P. Beall, M.D.  
  Non-Operative: Jeff L. Gum, M.D.
8:45 – 9:00 Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy: Multilevel Foraminal Stenosis Without Myelopathy
  Operative: Jean-Jacques Abitbol, M.D., FRCSC
  Non-Operative: Pierce Nunley, M.D. 
9:00 – 9:15 Treatment of Adult Spinal Deformity: Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis in Patient with Significant Comorbidities; Operative vs. Neuromodulation
  Operative: John Small, M.D. 
  Non-Operative: Eric Grigsby, M.D.
9:15 – 9:30 Break - with Exhibitors
  Tech Updates: Debate on Anterior Column Reconstruction for Lumbar Degenerative Pathology 
9:30 – 10:00 Posterior Fusion is Adequate - Interbody fusion Not Justified by Cost
  John Small, M.D.
  TLIF is Appropriate Balance of Invasiveness - Cost and Outcomes
  Mark Weinstein, M.D.
  Anterior Column Reconstruction is Most Reliable
  Jean-Jacques Abitbol, M.D., FRCSC
10:00 – 10:15 Discussion with Question and Answer
10:15 End of Session
3:30 – 4:00 PM Après Ski Break for Registrants
  Session II: Faculty Best Talks
  Moderator: Richard Fessler, M.D., Ph.D..
4:00 – 4:15 Appropriate Use of Surgery: Considerations of Expected Outcomes
  Sigurd Berven, M.D., Ph.D., FRCSC, FACS
4:15 – 4:30 Physician Owned Surgery Centers: Who Benefits?
  Ali Araghi, D.O.
4:30 – 4:45 Cervical Total Disc Replacement: What is the Evidence
  Pierce Nunley, M.D.
4:45 – 5:00 Pain Management: Challenges and Opportunities in the Non-Operative Management of Pain of Spinal Origin
  Eric Grigsby, M.D.
5:00 – 5:15 Biologics in Spine Surgery: Does the Evidence Justify the Costs
  Wellington Hsu, M.D.
5:15 – 5:30 Novel Treatments in Spine Oncology
  S. Shelby Burks, M.D.
5:30 – 5:45 Spinal Cord Injury: Evidence for Cell-Based Therapy
  Richard Fessler, M.D., Ph.D.
5:45 – 6:00 Moving to Greener Pastures: How/When to Transition
  John Small, M.D.
6:00 – 6:30 Break - Transition to Dinner
6:30 – 8:30 Fellow and Resident Abstract Session 
  Moderator: Richard Fessler, M.D., Ph.D.
8:30 Adjourn for the Day
6:00 – 7:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
  Session III: Basic Science Applications in Spine Surgery
  Moderator: Jean-Jacques Abitbol, M.D., FRCSC
7:00 – 7:10 Measuring the Value of New Technology in Spine Surgery: Does Reimbursement Policy Reflect Value
  Jean-Jacques Abitbol, M.D., FRCSC
7:10 – 7:20 Payers/Policy Maker/Hospital Perspective on Value of New Technology
  Paul J. Slosar, M.D.
7:20 – 7:30 Payment Decisions for New Technologies in Interventional Spine Surgery
  Douglas Beall, M.D.
7:30 – 7:40 Discussion with Question and Answer
7:40 – 7:50 Robotics in Spine Surgery
  Gregory W. Basil, M.D.
7:50 – 8:00 Bioactive Implants: What is the Evidence for Incremental Value
  Hani Malone, M.D.
8:00 – 8:10 Strategies for Peripheral Nerve Injury
  S. Shelby Burks, M.D. 
8:10 – 8:20 Neuromodulation: Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerve Applications
  Eric Grigsby, M.D.
8:20 – 8:30 Cell Based Biologics for Spine Fusion
  Wellington Hsu, M.D. 
8:30 – 8:45 Discussion with Question and Answer
8:45 – 9:00 Coffee Break with Exhibitors
  Clinical Outcomes: Measurement and Optimization
  Moderator: Pierce Nunley, M.D.
9:00 – 9:10 Measuring clinical Outcomes: Why and How do I Integrate Measures Into My Practice
   Neel Anand, M.D.
9:10 – 9:20 The Use of Objective Activity Data to Model Outcomes
  Gregory W. Basil, M.D.
9:20 – 9:30 Expectations and Satisfaction in MIS Surgery
  Richard Fessler, M.D., Ph.D.
9:30 – 9:40 MIS Surgery: Evolution of Techniques to Minimize Complications
  John C Liu, M.D.
9:40 – 9:50 Preoperative Optimization and Impact on Outcomes
  Ali Araghi, D.O.
9:50 – 10:00 Discussion with Question and Answer
  Great Debates
  Moderator: Pierce Nunley, M.D.
10:00 – 10:20 MIS Spine Fusion Approaches
  Interventional Spine Techniques are Safe and Effective
  Douglas Beall, M.D.
  Spine Fusion is Most Appropriate By A Spine Surgeon
  Jean-Jacques Abitbol, M.D., FRCSC
10:20 – 10:40 ASCs are Safe and Effective for Lumbar Spine Fusion Procedures
  Pro: Pierce Nunley, M.D.
  Con: John Small, M.D.
10:40 – 11:00 Endoscopic Spine Surgery for Lumbar Stenosis
  Pro: Gregory W. Basil, M.D.
  Con: Mark A Weinstein, M.D.
11:00 End of Session
3:30 – 4:00 PM Après Ski Break for Registrants
  Session IV: Cervical Spine Surgery
  Moderator: Pierce Nunley, M.D. 
4:00 – 4:15 Etiology and Prevalence of OPLL: Recognizing the Pathology
  Daniel T. Laich, D.O.
4:15 – 5:00 Surgical Management or OPLL: How to Avoid Problems
  John C. Liu, M.D. 
5:00 – 5:10 Discussion with Question and Answer
5:10 – 5:25 Cervical Myelopathy: Pathogenesis and Clinical Assessment
  Pierce Nunley, M.D.
5:25 – 5:30 Case Discussion: Management of 60 y/0 with Cervical Myelopathy and Mild Kyphotic Deformity (<10 degrees)
  Case Presentation: Pierce Nunley, M.D. 
5:30 – 5:40 Cervical Laminoplasty
  Mark A. Weinstein, M.D.
5:40 – 5:50 Posterior Decompression and Fusion
  Paul J. Slosar, M.D. 
5:50 – 6:00 Anterior Surgery
  Pierce Nunley, M.D.
6:00 – 6:15 Coffee Break with Exhibitors
  Session V: Complex Spine Surgery: Case Examples with Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion
  Moderator: Pierce Nunley, M.D. 
6:15 – 6:30 Cervical Spine Case
  Hani Malone, M.D.
6:30 – 6:45 Thoracolumbar Deformity
  Clifford B. Tribus, M.D.
6:45 – 7:00 Oncology
  Pierce Nunley, M.D.
7:00 – 7:15 Trauma
  Jeff L. Gum, M.D.
7:15 – 7:30 Infection
  Daniel T. Laich, D.O.
7:30 Adjourn for the Day
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants
  Session III: Basic Science Applications in the Spine Surgery
  Moderator: Jean-Jacques Abitbol, M.D., FRCSC
7:00 – 7:12 What Healthcare Bills Before Congress: An Update on Pending Legislation
  Richard Fessler, M.D., Ph.D.
7:12 – 7:24 Changes in Reimbursement Models: Risk Sharing Models
  Paul J. Slosar, M.D. 
7:24 – 7:36 The Headaches and Consequences of Prior Authorization 
  Marc A. Weinstein, M.D. 
7:36 – 7:48 Reimbursement Challenges in Non-Operative Care
  Douglas Beall, M.D.
7:48 – 8:00 Integration of Pain Management Procedures Into My Spine Surgery Practice
  Pierce Nunley, M.D. 
8:00 – 8:15 Discussion with Question and Answer
8:15 – 8:25 Interventional Spine Surgery: What Procedures are Appropriate for Non-Operative spine Physicians
  Zachary McCormick, M.D.
8:25 – 8:35 Interdisciplinary Care in Spine Surgery: Does a Fee for Service Economy Incentivize Interdisciplinary Care?
  John Liu, M.D.
8:35 – 8:45 The Opiate Crisis: What is the Role of Opiates in the Management of Pain of Spinal Origin
  Eric Grigsby, M.D.
8:45 – 8:50 Discussion with Question and Answer
8:50 – 9:00 Coffee Break with Exhibitors
  Complications and Avoidance
  Moderator: Pierce Nunley, M.D. 
9:00 – 9:10 Complications in Operative Care: Prevalence and Impact
  Sigurd Berven, M.D., Ph.D., FRCSC, FACS
9:10 – 9:20 Complication in Non-Operative Care: Prevalence and Impact
  Zachary McCormick, M.D.
  Case Examples of Complications with Panel Discussion
  Moderator: Pierce Nunley, M.D. 
9:20 – 9:35 Case #1
  Richard Fessler, M.D., Ph.D.
9:35 – 9:50 Case #2
  Douglas Beall, M.D.
9:50 – 10:05 Case #3
  Pierce Nunley, M.D. 
10:05 – 10:35 Case #4
  John Small, M.D.
10:35 End of  Program


Topics and Faculty Subject to Change


Hotel Cut-off Date: December 18, 2023


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The Chateaux Deer Valley

Nestled amid the majestic Deer Valley mountains, The Chateaux Deer Valley offers exemplary service and amenities for all guests, making it a trending year-round destination.

At this Stein Collection luxury property, guests take solace from the world and reconnect with nature. Mere steps from the world-renowned Deer Valley Resort and a short ride to Historic Main Street, the hub of Park City, The Chateaux invites guests to experience everything our mountain town has to offer.



Accommodations Pricing
Guestroom Rates $399.00/night (plus applicable tax)

Group rate available 3 days prior/post meeting date, based on availability.

Hotel Cut-Off Date:  December 18, 2023.

Check-In/Out: Check in time is 4:00 PM. Check out time is 11:00 AM.

Hotel Tax: 13.37% per room night.

Parking: Complimentary underground heated self-parking.

Deposit Policy: Hotel requires one night's room as a deposit to be charged at time of reservation.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued for rooms cancelled at least 30 days prior to arrival date. Reservations cancelled within 30 days prior to arrival will be a forfeiture of first night room and tax deposit. No refunds for no shows, late arrivals or early departures.


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The Chateaux Deer Valley
7815 Royal Street East  
Park City, Utah 84060 
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