AHN Center for Surgical Arts
This year, we are offering a hybrid format. There will be in-person didactic and hands on learning experience, held in the state-of-the-art Center for Surgical Arts lab. For those that are unable to attend in person, there will be the option to attend the didactic portions virtually.
Spinal surgery demands a high level of surgical skill. Frequent innovations in technology, specific to spine surgery, place demands on the surgeon to stay up to date with these new technologies. The Pittsburgh Spine Summit is an annual meeting devoted to advancing the field of spine surgery through the exposition of surgical and technical complications. The program is designed for senior-level residents and early-career spine surgeons from both Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery backgrounds. Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and other physicians involved in the care of patients with spinal disease are also encouraged to attend.
Lectures from world-renowned invited faculty discussing their most complicated cases
Presentation of standard and advanced approaches for the thoracolumbar and cervical spine
Hands-on cadaver dissection sessions which will expose attendees to and reinforce their knowledge in the latest technology in minimally invasive surgical techniques
Interactive case review sessions with invited faculty
Every year a host of preeminent surgeons take the stage to discuss their most thought provoking lessons gained from their surgical experience. Past keynote speakers have included Volker Sonntag, MD; Hansen Yuan, MD; Arthur Steffe, MD; Edward Benzel, MD; and Hamilton Hall, MD.