UVA Spine Conference – 2015

Concepts and Controversies in Spinal Disorders

Friday September 11

1:00                 Welcome and overview- Dr. Mark Shaffrey, UVA Neurosurgery

1:05                 Approach to the Patient with Low Back Pain – Dr. Hamid Hassanzadeh, UVA Orthopedics

1:30                 Perioperative Management of Spine Surgery Patients—Dr. Lee Kassell, UVA Anesthesia

1:50                 Diagnostic Imaging and the Spine Surgeon— TBD, UVA Radiology

2:10                 Lumbar Radiculopathy -Diagnosis and Management- Dr. Dennis Vollmer, UVA Neurosurgery

2:30                 Non Operative Management of Lumbar Disorders- Dr. Preston Grice, UVA Physical Medicine

2:50                 Clinical Case Presentations with Refreshments

3:20                 Controversies in Managing Discogenic and Axial  Spine Pain – Dr. Dennis Vollmer, UVA Neurosurgery

3:40                 Current  Concepts in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – Dr. Hamid Hassanzadeh, UVA Orthopedics

4:00                 Management of Vertebral Compression Fractures—Dr. Webster Crowley, UVA Neurosurgery

4:20                 Pumps and Stimulators – Reza Salajegheh, UVA Anesthesia

4:40                 Clinical Cases and Discussion

5:00                 Adjourn

—-                   Reception (Drinks and hors d’oeuvres)

—                    Dinner on your own

Hotel rooms available at Darden Inn for $165 per night.  The conference has a block for Friday night, Saturday night may be available as well.  Due to demand for hotels for Notre Dame game weekend, let us know right away if you’d like a room.  Contact Jamie Meyerhoeffer at or 434.981.6988.

Saturday September 12

7:30                 Continental Breakfast

8:00                 Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy Diagnosis and Management – Dr. Greg Helm, UVA Neurosurgery

8:20                 Cervical Fusion—Dr. Regis Haid, Atlanta Brain & Spine Care

8:40                 Cervical Arthroplasty—Dr. Mark Shaffrey, UVA Neurosurgery

9:00                 Pediatric Spinal Deformity- Dr. Anuj Singla, UVA Orthopedics

9:20                 Spondylolisthesis—Dr. Justin Smith, UVA Neurosurgery

9:40                 Adult Spinal Deformity–Dr. Chris Shaffrey, UVA Neurosurgery

10:00               Coffee

10:20               Mimics and Diagnostic Pitfalls – Dr. Jeff Elias, UVA Neurosurgery

10:40               Spinal Tumors—Dr. Ashok Asthagiri, UVA Neurosurgery

11:00               Discitis, Osteomyelitis and Postoperative Infection— Dr. Anuj Singla, UVA Orthopedics

11:20               Electrodiagnosis – Dr. Kelly Gwathmey, UVA Neurology

11:40               Case Discussion and Consultants Corner

12:00               Adjourn

Optional tailgate 1-3pm

Notre Dame vs UVA Football game tickets available for conference attendees – kick-off at 3:30pm

Conference is $75 to attend for MDs and $50 for midlevel providers.