Annual Forum '21 CME Information

Target Audience

This course is designed for orthopaedic and neurological surgeons, fellows, and residents.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the rationale, advances, surgical tips, and complications associated with current MISS techniques, including lateral, TLIF, and endoscopic.

  • Discuss MISS treatment options and their outcomes for the management of spinal deformity, cervical and lumbar degenerative, trauma, and tumor conditions.

  • Evaluate new technologies for various MISS challenges, including use of endoscopy, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

  • Describe learning options to enhance MIS surgical skills.

Physician Accreditation

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 Medical Education Resources (MER) and SMISS. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

MER designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Medical Education Resources insures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

FDA (United States)

Some drugs and medical devices demonstrated during this course have limited FDA labeling and marketing clearance. It is the responsibility of the physician to be aware of drug or device FDA labeling and marketing status.

Commercial Support

Various medical companies have been invited to exhibit and provide grants for this course. Full disclosure of financial and other support will be provided in the course materials.


SMISS, MER, and BroadWater disclaim any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individual attending a scientific meeting and for all claims that may arise out of the use of techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or any other person.