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SOLD OUT: Join us for an innovative Summer Master Class! Strictly limited to 15 participants, the course assures everyone will have plenty of hands-on time. Every participant will have the opportunity to perform each procedure taught, with one rotation on each procedure assisted by virtual reality headsets and software. The 1.5-day course includes online material, 3 hours of classroom instruction, plus 8 hours in our state-of-the-art Neurosurgical Innovations and Training Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Avenue, New York, 10065. See Agenda
Dr. Kevin Foley is a professor of neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He serves as chairman of Semmes Murphey Clinic, director of complex spine surgery at Semmes Murphey, director of the spine fellowship program for the University of Tennessee Department of Neurosurgery, and medical director for the Medical Education & Research Institute. Dr. Foley is actively involved in research in minimally invasive spine surgery, disc regeneration, image-guided spinal surgery, robotics, spinal biomechanics, and neurosurgical outcomes.
This all-tubular intensive course will focus on minimally invasive microsurgical techniques performed using the microscope and tubular retractors. An exciting extension of the world-famous NYC-MISS course held every December, this Summer Master Class will provide intensive, in-depth training in tubular spine surgery featuring advanced VR technology. Using state-of-the-art RealSpine training models, and taught by leaders in MISS surgery, the course offers hands-on learning in the high-tech Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgical Innovations and Training Center. This innovative course, with training in minimally invasive tubular surgery and virtual reality, is a rare opportunity to learn technically demanding techniques from world leaders.
This course was designed for residents, fellows, early-career orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, as well as more advanced spine specialists who would like to gain microscopic and tubular experience using VR headsets.
The course will be co-directed by Roger Härtl, MD, and Ibrahim Hussain, MD, of NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine
Additional Faculty include
Lynn McGrath, Jr., MD, and Michael Virk, MD, PhD, of NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine
With Dr. Roger Hartl
With Dr. Michael Virk