UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery

November 4-6, 2021 – Vdara Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas, NV

Save the date for 2021

Due to current travel restrictions, this year's course has been re-scheduled for November 4-6, 2021 at the Vdara Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas, NV. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Course overview and objectives

The UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Course is a two-day course emphasizing pioneering trends in spinal surgery. This course is designed to be interactive with didactic lectures given by leaders in the spine community. Participants will review surgical principles and techniques in the treatment of spinal deformities and tumors. As a result of virtual sessions and case conferences, residents, fellows, and surgeons with less than an advanced level of experience will have improved skills in cases dealing with complex spinal deformities. Attendees will earn 16.5 CME credits. 

Registration information will be available soon for the 2021 course.

Target audience

Residents, fellows, and surgeons wanting to broaden their hands-on experience will have the opportunity to improve skills in evaluating, case planning, and performing techniques to address various pediatric and adult spine pathologies.

Course planning committee


Christopher P. Ames, MD 
Professor of Neurological Surgery 
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Vedat Deviren, MD 
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery 
University of California, San Francisco

Brandon Sessler, PA-C, MMS 
Senior Physician Assistant, Spine Center 
University of California, San Francisco