The 12th Annual Fall Spine Symposium will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, in the T. Boone Pickens Training and Conference Center at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The symposium is open to all orthopedic surgeons, primary care physicians and other allied health professionals, but the course material will emphasize pediatric orthopedic surgery with a focus on early onset scoliosis. The event welcomes visiting professor Dr. Muharrem Yazici, professor of orthopedics at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, who will present the day’s lectures. In addition to Yazici, hospital staff will also be making presentations throughout the day, making this symposium a worthwhile event for any practitioner to attend.
Goals and Objectives
By the end of the TSRHC Fall Spine Symposium, participants will be familiar with recent developments in pediatric orthopedics. They will be able to identify treatment options for early onset scoliosis and describe recent advances in pediatric orthopedics at TSRHC. The overreaching goal of this symposium is for participants to be better informed about state-of-the-art management approaches to spine deformities in pediatric patients.
This event is accredited, having been implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas of Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has designated this activity to carry a maximum of eight hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Off-label or unapproved uses may be discussed during presentations, but speakers will tell the audience when such a discussion occurs.
Lodging and Registration
Several hotels are located near the hospital for lodging convenience, but discounts are available at the Holiday Inn Dallas Market Center and the Warwick Melrose Hotel when you mention TSRHC when you make your reservation. Thanks to its convenient location downtown, participants of the symposium can enjoy the sites of downtown Dallas, including a variety of entertainment, shopping, and dining options.
Questions about the 2015 Fall Spine Symposium should be directed to Louise Hamilton at 214-559-7556 or Phyllis Cuesta at 214-559-7604. The T. Boone Pickens Training and Conference Center is located in TSRHC at 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219.
The registration fee is $150. Current TSRHC staff and physicians in training are also encouraged to register and participate. For more information, visit community.tsrhc.org/FallSpine.