3rd Annual Neurospine Symposium: Pushing the Frontier in Spine Surgery

Friday, May 18, 2018 - Saturday, May 19, 2018 Add to Calendar

Target Audience
This program is designed to provide a comprehensive educational opportunity for Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Residents and Spine Fellows who have a particular interest in the subspecialty of minimally invasive spine surgery. This course is also an educational opportunity for practicing spine surgeons. The program will provide an overview on the current state of MIS including navigation and endoscopy. This is a non-CME format didactic and hands-on educational experience.

The Department of Neurosurgery at Houston Methodist Hospital recognizes the rapidly expanding population of patients presenting with degenerative spinal disease. There has been considerable growth in clinical research describing the approach to improved patient outcomes and continued refinement in minimally invasive surgical approaches needed for ideal clinical outcomes. There also has been a push toward integration of multidisciplinary perioperative care programs to accelerate recovery.

This two-day event will offer both structured lectures and hands-on cadaveric training from faculty from across the country who are experts in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery. The Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM), which is located in the Texas Medical Center, is a state-of-the-art surgical training facility that is uniquely designed for comprehensive programs of this type.

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the capabilities of spinal endoscopy
  • Understand the techniques and mechanical properties of cortical screws
  • Understand the capabilities of exoscopes in spinal surgery
  • Understand options for cervical MIS
  • Understand the potential role of lateral and oblique interbody fusion techniques in the surgical treatment of adult spinal deformity
  • Understand the potential applications of robotics in spinal surgery

For more information and registration, visit:


Houston Methodist Research Institute

6670 Bertner Avenue MITIE - 5th Floor


Corina Gutierrez