Kluver Symposium Series: Value-Based Spine Surgery

Chicago, IL US
January 20, 2016

This symposium will focus on a patient-oriented and value-based approach to spine problems. It will emphasize a comprehensive approach that includes understanding of non-operative options. The symposium will also discuss a variety of surgical approaches and ways to measure outcome using patient-rated and functional metrics.

Target Audience

The symposium has been designed for physicians and other allied health professionals interested in the treatment of diseases of the spine.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Analyze the natural history and functional significance of spine disease in order to make more informed choices when treating patients;
  • Evaluate current treatment options for spine disease to understand their efficacy and appropriate use;
  • Identify the outcomes of surgical treatments and available high-value treatments for a range of spine conditions to formulate a standard of care;
  • Explain the meaning and significance of a value-based approach to spine care in order to measure its positive effects on patient outcomes.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Cecilia Ehlenbach
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.00 Participation
Event starts: 
01/20/2016 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
01/20/2016 - 2:50pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
David M. Frim, MD, PhD
The Ralph Cannon Professor
and Chief of Neurosurgery
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Section of Neurosurgery
The University of Chicago Medicine
Ben Z. Roitberg, MD
Professor of Surgery,
Residency Program Director
Section of Neurosurgery
The University of Chicago Medicine
Edwin Ramos, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Section of Neurosurgery
The University of Chicago Medicine
Christopher Sullivan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Section of Orthopaedics
The University of Chicago Medicine
Daniel K. Resnick, MD, MS
Program Director
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health
Lawrence W. Frank, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rush University Medical School


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation.  For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

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