THE LSRS ANNUAL MEETING IS PURELY FOR SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS AND DEBATE. THE SOCIETY TAKES GREAT PRIDE IN EXISTING FREE OF INDUSTRY SUPPORT AND INFLUENCE WITH NO SPONSORSHIP OR COMMERCIAL DISPLAYS.

WHILE INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE MEETING, SOLICITATION IS NOT PERMITTED AND POTENTIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST ARE SHARED TRANSPARENTLY.


LSRS 12th Annual Meeting will be held April 4-5, 2019 in Chicago, IL at the Sofitel Magnificent Mile Hotel.  

Thursday, April 4, 2019:  7AM - 5PM

Friday, April 5, 2019:  7AM - 1:00PM

Program Chairs:  Alpesh A. Patel and Timothy Witham

Program Committee:  William Abdu, Zorica Buser, Jens Chapman, Jeffrey Coe, Jeffrey Dick, Melvin Helgeson, Eric Laxer, Chi Lim, Douglas Orndorff, Doug Orr, Brandon Lawrence, Addisu Mesfin, Praveen Mummaneni, Don Moore, Raymond Hah, D. Kojo Hamilton, Michael Steinmetz

Program Highlights:

THURSDAY APRIL 4, 2019

SYMPOSIUM #1       Physician Burnout and Quality of Life

                                    Drivers of Physical Burnout - Darrel Brodke, MD (University of Utah)

                                    Impact of Physician Engagement on Patient Care - Sheeraz Quereshi, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery)

                                    Working towards an effective solution - Raj Rao, MD (The George Washington University)

SYMPOSIUM #2       Opioids in Spine Surgery

                                    How did we get to an opioid crisis? - Ted Choma, MD (University of Missouri)

                                    What is the right amount of opioids to prescribe after surgery? - Greg Lopez, MD (Midwest Orthopedics at RUSH)

                                    Non-opioid Alternatives - Mike Finn, MD (University of Colorado)

SYMPOSIUM #3       Degenerative Spondy

                                    A case for decompression alone - James Harrop, MD (Thomas Jefferson University)

                                    A case for decompression with fusion - Dean Chou, MD (University of California San Francisco)

                                    A case for changing alignment - Daniel Sciubba, MD (Johns Hopkins University)

FRIDAY APRIL 5, 2019

SYMPOSIUM #4         My Worst Complications

Faculty Panel: Michael Daubs, MD (University of Nevada); David Polly, MD (University of Minnesota); Paul Arnold, MD (University of Illinois)

SYMPOSIUM #5         Thorocolumbar Fractures   

                     TL Burst - Paul Anderson, MD (University of Wisconsin)

Low Lumbar - Timothy Moore, MD (Case Western), 

Lumbo-sacral Fractures - Seth Williams, MD (University of Wisconsin)