The Annual MERC symposium hosted by the Musculoskeletal Education and Research Center at Globus Medical Inc. was held on August 5-6, 2016 in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
The symposium is a genuine attempt to bring researchers and spine surgeons onto one platform for interactive discussions on innovative research and latest technological advances in spine surgery. Since its inception, Globus Medical’s research team has been striving to bridge the gap between laboratory and clinic. The meeting is aimed at providing a platform for thought provoking ideas, debates, and scientific discussions including topics such as:
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul A. Anderson, M.D., M.S.
Dr. Anderson is a board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon with special interest in spine trauma, tumors, cervical spine, and geriatric spinal diseases. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of orthopaedic spinal surgery and currently holds academic positions as Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Adjunct Professor in Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. He has served as President of the Cervical Spine Research Society, is currently President of the Lumbar Spine Research Society and has held various positions in a number of spinal and orthopaedic societies. He has served as a member as well as Chairman of the AAOS Biomedical Engineering Committee, Co-Chair of ASTM 04.25, and Clinical Chair of ASTM F04. Most recently, he became a member of the “Own the Bone” Steering Committee of the American Orthopaedic Association which aims to educate physicians and patients on the importance of bone health and promote fracture liaison services. Dr. Anderson earned his undergraduate and Master’s degrees from The University of Michigan in Chemical Engineering. He completed medical school and orthopaedic residency at Wayne State University and a clinical spine fellowship with Dr. Henry H. Bohlman (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland). Dr. Anderson’s research specialties include spinal instrumentation, development of an artificial cervical disc, and basic research in disc regeneration.
Surgeons, Researchers, Residents, and Fellows are welcome. If you are interested in the 2017 symposium, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The conference fills up on first -come, first-serve basis.
No 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.