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Spine Centers Of Excellence

Date: 2nd May 2012 - 4th May 2012 Location: Allentown - Pennsylvania - USA

A Three-Day Strategic Event Focusing on How Hospitals Can Develop, Improve, and Optimize Spine Centers of Excellence to Meet the Patient Demand and Improve Outcomes.

Featuring a Tour of Lehigh Valley Health Network

Lehigh Valley Health Network offers the most advanced brain and spine care. The state-of-the-art Neuroscience Center combines neu- rology and neurosurgery under one roof. Patients are cared for by specialists who received their medical training at world-renowned hospitals and universities. They are skilled in using the latest technology and techniques, and in caring for the most complex neurological conditions using medical and surgical approaches. In fact, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Lehigh Valley Hospital and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg as “high-performing” in neurology and neurosurgery. Their neurosurgeons are experts at diagnosing and treating complex spine conditions. They are at the forefront of minimally invasive spinal surgery and disc replacement surgery, and use the most advanced devices for complex spinal fusion surgery. Lehigh Valley Health Network is involved in leading-edge clinical research, ensuring you have access to the latest treatments available.

Past Neuroscience-related Conference

Stroke Centers of Excellence for Hospitals and Health Systems

Spine surgery has dramatically increased in the past twenty years, and is experiencing challenges and advances at the same time. U.S. Census data indicates that approximately 80% of all adults experience back pain, which is a chronic problem and represents the second leading cause of hospital admissions in the U.S. More specifically, Spine and Musculoskeletal Disorders account for almost 70 million physician office visits, an estimated 130 million outpatient, hospital and emergency room visits in the U.S. each year.

Due to the recent advances in technology, declining payor reimbursements, and increasing number of baby-boomers, most hospitals, physicians and healthcare facilities are starting to see the benefits of defining themselves by centers of excellence and are willing to invest in comprehensive spine surgery service lines. Although it has the potential to be a profitable service line with a great contribution margin; most hospitals have trouble making money on spine and would like to know how to better capitalize on this business to enhance revenue while addressing a critical health need in their communities.

To prepare hospitals for growth opportunities in spine care and ensure success of spine at your institution, ACI has developed the Premiere National Conference on Adding, Updating and Expanding Spine Centers of Excellence. Join us for a gathering of administrative and medical leaders all striving to advance their spine/neuroscience/ orthopedic service lines and learn strategies on how to develop and maintain a multi-site spine program. Geared more towards the hospital side of Spine business and with a focus on how to incorporate spine into a business model and, this conference offers the ideal forum to learn from experienced leaders on how to develop, operate and maintain a spine program.

~Marcy T. Rogers, M.Ed., National Chairperson, President, Chief Executive Officer SpineMark Corporation


2nd May 2012
4th May 2012


Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602


Allentown, PA United States

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  • Building, optimizing and maintaining Spine Centers of Excellence: Rationale, formation, organizational structure, funding and staffing.
  • Physician integration.
  • Legal considerations.
  • Hospital/physician partnership.
  • Key strategies to incorporate spine into your business model and enhance revenue.
  • Building a spine center of excellence in a community hospital setting.
  • Joint venture opportunities.
  • Optimizing Reimbursement.
  • Recruitment and Retention of Surgeons.
  • Effectively developing, planning and managing a multidisciplinary bariatric program.
  • Funding – Capital investment.
  • An integrated approach to marketing your programs – Practical tips on how to build awareness, increase market share and increase exposure to prospective patients.
  • Creating multidisciplinary approach.
  • Increasing patient satisfaction.
  • Presidents & CEOs
  • Chief Administrators
  • Chief Operations Officers
  • Vice Presidents/Directors of Spine Services
  • Administrative Directors of Neurology and Orthopedics
  • Directors/VPs Pain Management Services
  • Spine Surgeons/Neurosurgeons
  • Neuroscience Service Line Directors
  • Chief Medical Directors
  • Directors of Neuro Critical Care
  • Vice Presidents of Business Development/Strategic Planning
  • Directors/Managers of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation



Dr. H.B. Calder established Biotronic with the goal of allowing hospitals the freedom to offer their patients neural protection through high quality surgical monitoring without incurring the high cost of maintaining a surgical monitoring staff. Today, we have succeeded in providing reliable neurophysiologic monitoring services to hospitals across the country, and eliminating the troublesome problem that surgeons and hospital staff encounter when trying to arrange for neural monitoring on short notice, and often settling for improperly trained or inexperienced monitoring technologists and unsatisfactory service. Biotronic provides experienced IONM technologists and is committed to the best interests of the patient.

Website: www.biotronic.com



Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive, highly informative and useful resource for understanding, preventing, and seeking appropriate treatment for back and neck pain and related conditions. While there are many e-health sites, Spine-health.com is the only spine medicine portal that supports the education of patients through a combination of 100% original, peer-reviewed content, comprehensive information and services, and independence. Spine-health.com was started in August 1999 by Peter F. Ullrich, Jr., MD and Stephanie Burke, with a shared goal of providing intelligent, unbiased and highly relevant medical information and community support for people dealing with a wide range of pain conditions and related issues, such as back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression, Osteoporosis, sleep disorders, exercise, diet and more.

Website: www.spine-health.com



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Demos Medical

For more than 25 years, Demos Medical Publishing has served the information needs of medical professionals. We publish high-quality books and digital products for physicians and other healthcare providers, and have established an international reputation for excellence in our core areas of neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pathology, and oncology. Demos Medical Publishing was acquired by Mannheim Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of the Mannheim Trust, New York, in 2004 and remains one of the few independent publishers in the field.

Website: www.demosmedical.com


American College of Spine Surgery

The American College of Spine Surgery (ACSS) was organized in 1999 with Charles D. Ray serving as the founding president. The College has been duly constituted under law with officers, directors and committees as defined in its bylaws. The College is not-for-profit as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code. ACSS was created to promote suitable and appropriate education and training in the field of spine surgery; to sponsor suitable and appropriate educational programs in the field of spine surgery; and to accredit suitable and appropriate residency and fellowship training programs in the field of spine surgery.

Website: www.americancollegeofspinesurgery.org


International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery

SAS=ISASS: ISASS is an international, scientific and educational society organized to discuss and assess existing strategies and innovative ideas in the clinical and basic sciences related to spine surgery to enhance patient care.

Website: www.isass.org


Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Our Mission is to create knowledge and deliver standard programs, tools, and techniques that raise the competencies and quality of our global member communities and inspire them to continuously improve patient safety, patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and the cost-effectiveness of MISS.

SMISS is an international community of spine surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons who have chosen to specialize in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS). The SMISS Community is open to other medical professionals, academics, and researchers who wish to become general members of the organization because they share an interest in MISS.

Website: www.smiss.org

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