Sonntag Spine Symposium
2nd Annual Sonntag Spine Symposium
Who Should Attend
Neurological and orthopedic spine surgeons in training and in practice.
Course Learning Objectives
The annual Sonntag Spine Symposium focuses on delivering education regarding the novel, innovative technologies within minimally invasive spine surgery.
The main goal of this event is to educate and train the next generation of neurosurgeons. At this symposium, attendees will become fully immersed in the world of minimally invasive spine surgery. In addition to case presentations, course faculty will discuss topics including adult spinal deformity, single position surgery, and technology. This environment establishes the opportunity to learn new minimally invasive spine surgery techniques with surgeons, fellows, and residents by creating a mutually beneficial bidirectional educational setting.
|In-Person General Admission||Free|
Virtual for International Attendees Only
February 17, 2023
7:00 AM – 6:30 PM MST
Date, Time, and Location
In Person and Virtual
Friday, February 17, 2023
7:00 AM – 6:30 PM MST
Barrow Neurological Institute
2910 North 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
All times refer to Arizona time (Mountain Standard Time).
|7:00 AM||Friday, February 17, 2023|
|Lawrence Lenke, MD (7:30 AM)||Adult Spinal Deformity: How Did We Get Here, and Where|
Are We Going Next?
|Alex Vaccaro, MD (8:30 AM)||The Business of Spine Surgery. How Did We Get Here, and|
Where Are We Going Next? (8:30 AM)
|9:20 AM||Case Presentation|
|9:25 AM||Social Media: Self Promotion or Educational Resource?|
|10:05 AM||Case Presentation|
|10:10 AM||Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Reality or Alice in Wonderland?|
|10:40 AM||Case Presentation|
|10:45 AM||Virtual and Augmented Reality: Toy or Tool?|
|11:15 AM||Case Presentation|
|11:20 AM||Neuromonitoring: When Is It a “Must”?|
|Volker K.H. Sonntag, MD, Conversations|
|12:20 PM||Case Presentation|
|12:25 PM||Single Position Surgery: What Are We Accomplishing?|
|1:30 PM||Case Presentation|
|1:35 PM||Should We Be Adopting Motion Preservation Techniques (Arthroplasty, Laminoplasty, Lumbar Disc Replacement)?|
|2:05 PM||Case Presentation|
|2:10 PM||Restorative Techniques for Back Pain: Placebo or Real?|
|3:00 PM||Case Presentation|
|3:05 PM||Adult Spinal Deformity: When Is MIS No Longer “MIS”?|
|3:35 PM||Case Presentation|
|3:40 PM||Custom Implants: Is Personalized Medicine the Future?|
|4:10 PM||Case Presentation|
|4:15 PM||Adult Spinal Deformity: When Should the SI Joint Be Fused?|
|4:45 PM||Closing Remarks/Adjourn|
|6:30 PM||Faculty/Industry Partners Dinner|
It is the policy of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational programs. All those in control of content will disclose all relevant relationships with commercial interests. Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity handout materials.