MERC Symposium 2018


The Annual MERC symposium hosted by Globus Medical’s Musculoskeletal Education and Research Center will be held on August 17-18, 2018 in the Greater Philadelphia Area (Audubon, PA).

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The Research Symposium is designed to bring researchers and clinicians onto one platform for an exchange of knowledge. Globus is excited to have Dr. Christopher P. Ames as its Keynote Speaker, as well as a distinguished group of nationally and internationally recognized faculty members.

A broad spectrum of research topics are scheduled to be covered, including*:

  • Implementation of Robotic Technology in Spine Surgery
  • The Effect of Implant Surface Design on Biological Response
  • The Future of Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Sagittal Balance Using Hyperlodotic Cages
  • 3D Printing in Spine Surgery
  • Global Sagittal Alignment vs. Local Sagittal Alignment
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation and Neuromodulation
  • Biological Therapies for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration
  • MIS Lateral Procedures

*Topics are Subject to Change

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher P. Ames

Dr. Ames is the director of spinal deformity and spine tumor surgery and co-director of the combined high-risk spine service, the Neurospinal Disorders Program, and the UCSF Spine Center. His tumor practice focuses on en bloc tumor resection for chordoma, chondrosarcoma, giant cell tumor, soft tissue sarcoma, sacral tumors, and other primary and metastatic tumors. While at UCSF, Dr. Ames developed and published the transpedicular approach to previously unresectable cervical and cervical-thoracic tumors. He serves as the UCSF site director for the International Spinal Deformity Study Group and the AO Scoli-Risk Study. Dr. Ames also directs the neurosurgical spinal deformity service, which performs over 200 cases per year for correction of scoliosis, kyphosis, flat back, and chin-on-chest deformity in ankylosing spondylitis. His research work in spinal deformity has won the prestigious Hibbs award, as well as the Moe award, the Goldstein award, and Whitecloud awards from the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Ames developed and published the first ever classification for cervical spine deformity and cervical osteotomy with the international spine study group.


Vincent Arlet, MD
Barbara Boyan, PhD
Victor W. Chang, MD
Christopher D. Chaput, MD
Woojin Cho, MD, PhD
Ira L. Fedder, MD
Jeffery Goldstein, MD
Salim M. Hayek, MD, PhD
Kade T. Huntsman, MD
Larry Khoo, MD
Frank LaMarca, MD
Wilson Ray, MD
Ashwini Sharan, MD
Harvey Smith, MD
Michael Steinmetz, MD
Erich W. Wolf, II, MD, PhD
*Presenters are subject to change


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Researchers, Clinicians, Residents and Fellows are welcome. If you are interested in the 2018 symposium, please register above. This event is restricted to U.S. residents only. Seats are limited.


avamedNo honorarium or consulting fees will be provided to attendees, however travel and accommodations will be provided, consistent with the AdvaMed Code. Globus Medical, Inc. complies with the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals.