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.


SAVE THE DATE:


Call for Abstracts: October 4 - December 4, 2019


LSRS 13th Annual Meeting will be held April 2-3, 2020

Chicago, IL

Sofitel Magnificent Mile Hotel  











Continuing Medical Education Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Lumbar Spine Research Society. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Audience Feedback:


Excellent meeting. It gets better every year.
— 2019 Meeting Attendee
This was one of the best meetings I’ve been to. While I am not against the idea of partnering with industry for funding of the research fund, I would still hope that it is kept out of the annual meeting as the lack of industry vendors/displays was a refreshing change.
— 2019 Meeting Attendee
Overall this was a great meeting, very educational. I appreciated the discussion time after every session and think that is a strength of this meeting.
— 2019 Meeting Attendee
One of my favorite meetings. Efficient and no industry bias.
— 2019 Meeting Attendee


2019 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? - Theodore Choma, MD (University of Missouri)

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

                                    Non-opioid Alternatives - Michael 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 A. Anderson, MD (University of Wisconsin)

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

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