Calusa Ambulatory Spine Conference is intended for spine care specialists interested in the treatment of spine disorders in ambulatory or outpatient settings. Distinguished faculty will present the latest advances and controversies in the field through didactic lectures, open discussions, debates and case presentations.

November 9-12, 2017 | St.Pete Beach, FL

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Welcome A letter from our hosts

Last November’s inaugural Calusa Ambulatory Spine Conference launched with rousing success. In 2016, we brought together some of the best and brightest minds in technology, data, medicine and research for three amazing days of collaboration, innovation and fellowship. What we learned will help propel our industry, as well as the field of minimally invasive ambulatory spine surgery, to even greater heights.     

This year, we are raising the bar even higher as we prepare to bring you more relevant, engaging and inspiring moments during the 2017 Calusa Ambulatory Spine Conference. 

We hope you will join us at the beach for this year’s amazing lineup.

Best regards,

Michael Weiss, D.O., FAOAO
Michael Weiss, D.O., FAOAO Chairman, Department of Surgery, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Laser Spine Institute
Reginald  Davis, M.D., FACS
Reginald Davis, M.D., FACS Director of Clinical Research, Neurosurgeon Laser Spine Institute

Venue The Don CeSar

Eminent leaders from across the nation will converge on one of Florida’s most iconic landmarks, The Don CeSar Hotel. Against a brilliant backdrop of palm trees, spectacular sunsets and emerald waters, we will pay homage to the original inhabitants of Florida’s west coast, the Calusa tribe, which thrived through sharing technology, exchanging data, cooperating and respecting each other. 

The Don CeSar hotel offers an array of activities. Click here to view all services the hotel has to offer. Call the hotel directly to reserve space, 727-360-1881.

speakers Our Speakers

Ret. Major General Barrye L. Price, Ph.D.
Ret. Major General Barrye L. Price, Ph.D. Keynote speaker Read Bio
Michael Weiss, D.O., FAOAO
Michael Weiss, D.O., FAOAO Chairman, Department of Surgery, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Laser Spine Institute
Reginald  Davis, M.D., FACS
Reginald Davis, M.D., FACS Director of Clinical Research, Neurosurgeon Laser Spine Institute
Stephen Hochschuler, M.D.
Stephen Hochschuler, M.D. Chairman Emeritus Texas Back Institute Holdings
James Yue, M.D.
James Yue, M.D. Associate Professor
Co-Chief Spine Section
Director Spine Fellowship
Yale School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
John Peloza, M.D.
John Peloza, M.D. Spine Surgeon Center for Spine Care
Ryan DenHaese, M.D.
Ryan DenHaese, M.D. Neurosurgeon AXIS Neurosurgery and Spine
Robert J. Blok Jr., D.O.
Robert J. Blok Jr., D.O. Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Laser Spine Institute
Jon P.  Kimball, M.D., FAAOS
Jon P. Kimball, M.D., FAAOS Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Laser Spine Institute
Adam  Bruggeman, M.D.
Adam Bruggeman, M.D. Chief Executive Officer
Surgeon
Texas Spine Care Center
Hallett Mathews, M.D., MBA
Hallett Mathews, M.D., MBA Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Paradigm Spine, LLC
Boyle C.  Cheng , Ph.D.
Boyle C. Cheng , Ph.D. Professor of Neurosurgery
Director of Research
Drexel University College of Medicine
Neuroscience Institute - Allegheny General Hospital
Timothy M. Ganey, Ph.D.
Timothy M. Ganey, Ph.D. Director of Research
Chief Scientific Officer
Chief Technical Officer
Atlanta Medical Center
Vivex Biomedical
Spinplant GmbH
Lisa Ferrara, Ph.D.
Lisa Ferrara, Ph.D. Owner and CEO OrthoKinetic Technologies, LLC
OrthoKinetics Testing Techologies, LLC
Joseph M. Zavatsky, M.D.
Joseph M. Zavatsky, M.D. Spine Surgeon Spine & Scoliosis Specialists
Chip Wade, Ph.D.
Chip Wade, Ph.D. Research Professor Auburn University, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Robin R. Young,
Robin R. Young, Title Founder, Publisher, Editor
Affiliation RRY Publications, LLC/Orthopedics This Week

accreditation Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and  implemented in accordance with ethe accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providershit of the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) and The Spine Research Foundation. FORE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing  medical education for physicians. FORE designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits&tm;. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the questions about CME, please contact our accredited provider: Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education at cme@Foreonline.org or 813-877-8096.

For Exhibitors Sponsorship Opportunities

We are pleased to provide you with the 2017 Calusa Ambulatory Spine Conference sponsorship registration packet. This packet includes important and necessary information to ensure you have a productive and successful experience.

activities Local Attractions

The beautiful Pasadena Yacht and Country Club is located about 15 minutes from the Don CeSar in southern Pinellas County. The course was founded in 1924 and was originally co-designed by Walter Hagen. The course will undergo a renovation during the summer and will reopen in October 2017, just in time for teeing off during the Calusa Spine Conference. The club is offering a prevailing golf fee of $125 per round to our attendees, beginning November 9th through 11th (based on availability). They offer a fully stocked pro shop as well as club rentals for $40. To reserve a tee time please call, 727-381-7922 ext. 27. 

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