17th Annual Thomas Jefferson University Spine Fellows Alumni Symposium

Newport, RI US
July 14, 2017 to July 15, 2017


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This annual two day course is designed exclusively for spine surgeons seeking active discussions concerning the care and management of patients suffering from spinal disorders and lumbar degenerative conditions. There have been 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.




NEW LOCATION!   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. Please note the room block/hotel may be sold out at this time.  Please contact Patti Shaughnessy for assistance with finding rooms in Newport, RI.


JUNE 2, 2017


Step #1 – Log into/Create your Account on CPD @JeffLEARN™ (https://cme.jefferson.edu/)

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 2, 2017

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.

You can submit a paper RSVP

SUBMIT PRESENTATION FOR APPROVALIf 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 2,  2017

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 2, 2017.  To download a blank W9 please click here.  For additional information regarding your travel stipend please click here.

JUNE 2, 2017


For more information, click on the following links:

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: 
  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 11.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/14/2017 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
07/15/2017 - 3:30pm EDT
The Hotel Viking
1 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
United States
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 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


*****RSVP/Registration Instructions for the Group Clambake Dinner*****

A group clambake dinner is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM in the Courtyard 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 Visa or Mastercard. (American Express is not accepted).
  5. Registration deadline is Friday, July 7, 2016.

You can submit a paper RSVP .

Please contact Patti Shaughnessy at patricia.shaughnessy@jefferson.edu 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 


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Available Credit

  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 11.00 Attendance


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