- September 12, 2015
7:30 am - 5:15 pm
Skin-to-Skin® Direct Look Cadaveric Training Program
Status: WAIT LIST
Location: Boston, MA
The MERC Skin-to-Skin® Direct Look™ cadaveric training program is intended for and open to practicing orthopaedic and neurological spine surgeons who want to learn more about the Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF) technique using the Direct Look™ approach.
This course is designed as a one-day course starting with a didactic session presented by key leaders in the technique. The didactic session is followed by an intensive hands-on training session utilizing cadaver specimens with a 2:1 surgeon to faculty ratio. Our experienced faculty will be engaged throughout the program.
Upon completion of this educational course, participants should be able to:
- Apply the principles and techniques acquired directly into their patient care of lumbar disorders.
- Demonstrate and reinforce the strengths of the Direct Look™ approach with Globus Medical instrumentation.
- Explain the principles and applications of different MIS techniques for lumbar interbody placement.
Joseph R. O’Brien, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurological Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
The George Washington University School of Medicine
Andrew P. White, MD
Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery,
Harvard Medical School Director, Combined Spine Fellowship
The Spine Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
John D. Dorchak, MD
Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The Hughston Clinic, P.C.
Wale A.R.Sulaiman, MD, PhD, FRCS
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery,
Medical Director, Back and Spine Center,
University of Queensland, Ochsner Clinical School,
New Orleans, LA
Vladimir A. Sinkov, MD
Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center
Gabriel Tender, MD
Board Certified Neurological Surgeon
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
LSU Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA
John N. Awad, MD
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Orthopaedic Specialty Group, P.C.
Tapan K. Daftari, MD
American Board Orthopaedic Surgeon
*Faculty subject to change
Program Manager, Surgeon Education and Training
(610) 930-1800 x2410