Annual Thomas Jefferson University Spine Fellows Alumni Symposium

Newport, RI US
July 13, 2018 to July 14, 2018


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Designed exclusively for spine surgeons seeking active discussions concerning the care and management of patients suffering from spinal disorders and lumbar degenerative conditions.

This annual two day course will focus on new innovations in spinal instrumentation and surgical approaches in the setting of spinal trauma including cutting edge technology (first in its class) and unique surgical procedures. 

Topics presented by renowned spinal care specialists will include the latest on outcome measures to characterize the success of a procedure, and an open forum discussion for medical advances used to treat an array of degenerative and traumatic pathologies. In addition, actual surgical cases will be presented by faculty that will demonstrate the surgical decision-making process for appropriate management of spinal disease to help improve patient outcomes.




Hotel Accommodations will be at The Hotel Viking

1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Once again, you are solely responsible for making/cancelling your own hotel reservations. 

To make your hotel room reservation, contact the hotel directly at 800-556-7126 and reference the “Thomas Jefferson University Spine Fellows Symposium” group for the special rate.

Rooms are sold on a first come, first serve basis.  Please reserve your room(s) ASAP!

For information regarding room rates, travel, and things to do in the area click the "VENUE" tab.

June 1, 2018


Step #1 – Log into/Create your Account on CPD @JeffLEARN™ (

Step #2 – Complete your Conflict of Interest: Click “My Account” (located in the upper right side) and then click “COI Disclosure System” and answer the questions and submit.  Please make sure to add the activity in which you are speaking at and complete all 4 pages of the online form.

June 1, 2018


A stipend will ONLY be provided if all materials above are submitted on time.  IMPORTANT - In the event expected revenue is not secured, this amount may be reduced as a result.

Please submit your completed W9 no later than June 1, 2018.  To download a blank W9 please click here.

For additional information regarding your travel stipend please click here.

June 1, 2018


If not submitted by this deadline, your lecture will not be certified for CME credit and no reimbursements will be made for your participation as faculty

For those involved in case presentation sessions, presentations should be no more than 2-3 slides presenting a complicated case concluding with pearls on management to educate the audience on ways of avoiding complications along with their management.

June 1, 2018



Confirm if you will be attending the Group Dinner.  There is no fee for the speaker to attend the dinner. Rates apply to each additional guest.

Click the "REGISTER" tab to RSVP and/or pay for additional guests.

June 29, 2018

Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
Comment box: 
Rothman Institute
Content Areas: 
Neurological Surgery
Course Format: 
Live Conference
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/13/2018 - 7:45am EDT
Event ends: 
07/14/2018 - 3:30pm EDT


For more course information, please view the preliminary program agenda and learning objectives.

The Hotel Viking
1 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
United States
+1 (800) 556-7126

Option #1 - The Hotel Viking
1 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840

ATTENTION! Due to high demand there are a limited number of hotel rooms available at a discounted rate. Please see the details below. Once both room blocks are sold out all rooms at the Hotel Viking we will be sold at the current rate as noted on their website.

Individual reservations canceled within 3 days prior to their scheduled arrival will be charged a cancellation fee equal to the guest room rate for the entire length of the reservation plus applicable tax.

Once again, you are solely responsible for making/cancelling your own hotel reservations. 

Option #2 - Newport Marriott
25 America's Cup Avenue
Newport, RI 02840

We have an additional room block at the Newport Marriott

Group Rate: $519.00 (per night, plus tax)* Guests must stay a minimum of 2 nights to obtain your discounted rate.

Group rate is subject to availability. Last date to book the group rate is June 14, 2018.

*rates are subject to change based on availability

All faculty at continuing educating activities for nurses, physicians and allied health professionals are required to disclose to the audience:
  1. Any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services
  2. Any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.

Such disclosures will be made in writing in the course presentation materials. ​Jefferson Conflict of Interest resolution process may result in changes to the program agenda.


Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.75 Attendance


Please login or register to take this course.
*****RSVP/Registration Instructions for the Group Clambake Dinner*****

A group clambake dinner is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM in the Ballroom of The Hotel Viking. We ask that you confirm your complimentary attendance at the Group Clam Boil Dinner and provide payment for any additional guest(s) PRIOR to the start of the conference. 

To register online, you must have an account.​

  1.  ​Log in or create an account. - Note: This website will not function properly on Internet Explorer.  Please refer to the recommended browsers above.
  2. Confirm if you will be attending the Group Dinner alone (at no charge), with guests (additional charges apply), or if you are not able to attend. Reminder, there is no fee for the speaker to attend the dinner.  Rates apply to each applicable guest.
  3. If you are bringing guests please select the price option that applies - see rates below. 
  4. Check out and pay with American Express, Visa or Mastercard.
  5. Registration deadline is Friday, June 29, 2018

You can submit a paper RSVP.  Click HERE to download a form.

Please contact Patti Shaughnessy at or 215-955-2490 with any questions.


Please read the Cancellation & Refund Policy

Faculty/speakers must register for the group dinner (no charge).  FEES BELOW APPLY ONLY TO ADDITIONAL GUESTS

  Additional guest 18+   $125.00  
  Additional guest 17 and younger   $75.00 

  Children 3 and younger

(Notify Patti Shaughnessy if you need to request a highchair. We will do our best to accommodate your request.)

No fee