MERC Symposium 2019


The Annual MERC Symposium hosted by Globus Medical’s Musculoskeletal Education and Research Center will be held on August 23-24, 2019 in Audubon, PA, just outside of Philadelphia.

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

  • Artificial Intelligence in Spine Surgery
  • How Robotics Changed My Practice
  • Making Clinical Decisions with Big Data
  • Expandable Technologies for Interbody Fusion
  • The Increasing Role of Sagittal Balance
  • Regenerative & Tissue Engineering Techniques for the Lumbar Disc
  • Dissecting the Patient Experience with Spine Surgery

*Topics are subject to change

Keynote Speaker: Dr. David W. Polly Jr., MD

David W. Polly, Jr., MD is Professor and Chief of Spine Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and currently holds the James W. Ogilivie Chair at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. He received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Polly completed an internship and orthopaedic residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, also located in Bethesda. He advanced his education and training by completing a Spine Fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Polly’s areas of expertise includes pediatric and adult orthopaedics. His clinical interests are complex spinal conditions such as scoliosis, spinal tumors, and degenerative spinal disease. He is well-known nationally and internationally for his work in biomechanics and scoliosis outcomes research.


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Researchers, Clinicians, Residents and Fellows are welcome. This event is not open to the Sales Force. This event is open 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.