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SDCSD Educational Calendar

Research leads to education and… Education leads to better patient care…

The San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders (SDCSD) medical staff and research team are dedicated to medical education and research.  Our lasting commitment in these important areas defines and distinguishes our center as a leader in education and patient care among local, national and international academic and private spine centers.  We believe medical education and research is necessary to provide the best care for our patients, and our staff would like to share with you our past and upcoming educational activities in which our team both attended and were actively involved in.

Upcoming 2011 Educational Events With Active Participation by the SDCSD Team:

American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
June 22-25, 2011

Surgical Tutorial: “Lateral Approach for Spinal Deformity Correction”
Date: August 19, 2011
Location: Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego
Registration: Please visit the members-only page of the SRS website:
Note: This tutorial is only available to members of the Scoliosis Research Society

Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Annual Meeting
Louisville, KY
Sept 14-17, 2011
North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL
November 1-5, 2011
5th Annual International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis and Growing Spine (ICEOS)
Orlando, Florida
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
November 18-19, 2011
(visit for more information)

Past 2011 Educational Presentations by the SDCSD Team:

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Annual Meeting
Montreal, Canada
May 11-14, 2011

Turkish Spine Society Meeting
Istanbul, Turkey
April 25-29, 2011

Spine Arthroplasty Society (SAS) Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, NV
April 26-29, 2011

12th International Phillip Zorab Symposium
London England
March 16-18, 2011

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
Feb 15-19, 2010

Past 2010 Educational Presentations by the SDCSD Team:

4th Annual International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis and Growing Spine (ICEOS)
Toronto, Canada, November 19-20, 2010

2010 Annual Meeting of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery,
Miami, Florida, November 5-7, 2010

First Annual Nuvasive Fellows and Chief Resident’s Course;
San Diego, CA; October 28-30, 2010

18th Annual Meeting of Iranian Orthopaedic Association, Tehran, Iran, Oct. 18-22, 2010

American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, Section on Orthopaedics,
San Francisco, California, October 3, 2010

45th Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society,
Kyoto, Japan, September 21-24, 2010

Complex Spine Study Group (CSSG) Meeting,
Washington D.C. August 6, 2010

17th International Meeting On Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST),
Toronto, Canada, July 21-24, 2010

Scoliosis Research Society Tutorial: “Lateral Approach for Spine Deformity Correction”
San Diego, CA, July 9, 2010

Society for Progress and Innovations for the Near East (SPINE),
Beirut, Lebanon, June 23-25, 2010

American College of Spine Surgery, Presidential Lecture
Newport Beach, California, June 12, 2010

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 2010 Annual Meeting,
Waikoloa, Hi, May 4-7, 2010

3rd Annual SOLAS Research Meeting
La Jolla, Ca, April 8-10, 2010

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2010 Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana, March 9-13, 2010:

Rush University Medical Center Spine Fellowship Reunion
San Diego, California, February 6, 2010

9th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada, February 5, 2010

Western Orthopedic Association San Diego Chapter Annual Meeting
San Diego, California, January 29, 2010


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2008 Educational Presentations