The 5th Henry Ford Comprehensive Spine Symposium

Start Date: Friday, September 21 2012
End Date: Friday, September 21 2012
Time: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Course Overview:
Henry Ford Spine and Neurotrauma Center
"5th Annual Henry Ford Comprehensive Spine Symposium:
Challenging cases, evidence-based answers"  
Hosted by the neuroscience and orthopaedic specialists of the Henry Ford Spine and Neurotrauma Center, this interactive, discussion-provoking symposium will highlight the latest multidisciplinary approaches to treating diseases of the spine.

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Common presentations of adult spine diseases including degenerative and vascular, as well as tumor-related
  • Current trends in the management of geriatric spine disease, as well as the philosophy of elderly spine care
  • Appropriate diagnostic tools, including the role of MRI and EMG
  • How to construct comprehensive treatment plans for spine diseases based on a multidisciplinary approach, including measures to enhance patient safety particularly in the elderly
  • How to recognize red flags that necessitate urgent referrals and interventions
  • Current treatment modalities available for spine diseases, including the latest advancement in therapeutic technology

Who should attend?  Physicians , nurses and other allied health professionals specializing in:

  • Orthopaedic surgery, Primary care, Neurology, Neuroradiology, Physiatry, Occupational therapy, Rehabilitative medicine, Neurosurgery, Sports medicine, Orthopaedics, Geriatrics, Chiropractic Care, Physical therapy                          

Meeting Location:  The meeting will be held at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel located at 1777 Third Street in Detroit, MI. 

Time Topics Speaker/Moderator
7:00 - 8:00 am Registration & Breakfast
8:00 - 8:05 am Opening Remarks  

Mark Rosenblum, MD, Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Medical Group, Vice President of Clinical Programs, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Co-Director, Hermelin Brain Tumor Center, Co-Director, Neuroscience Institute & Muwaffak Abdulhak, MD, Director, Henry Ford Spine andNeurotrauma Center, Director, Neurosurgery Spine Program, Henry Ford Hospital

8:05 - 9:55 am LUMBAR SESSION: SPINAL STENOSIS & SCOLIOSIS Moderator: Mokbel Chedid, MD, Director, Spine Surgery, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Co-Director, Complex Spine Program, Henry Ford Hospital 
8:05 - 8:10 am Case presentation & Electronic Voting
8:10 - 8:20 am Lumbar Anatomy Victor Chang, MD, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Hospital
8:20 - 8:30 am Conservative Options Nuala Crotty, MD, Senior Staff Physiatrist, Department of Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Medical Group 
8:30 - 8:40 am Anterior Approach Mokbel Chedid, MD
8:40 - 8:50 am Lateral Approach Stephen Bartol, MD, Co-Director of Spine Program, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery,  Henry Ford Medical Group
8:50 - 9:00 am Posterior Approach Stephen Bartol, MD
9:00 - 9:10 am Minimum Invasive Surgery(MAST) Muwaffak Abdulhak, MD
9:10 - 9:20 am Spinal Cord Stimulation Moderator: Jason Schwalb, MD, Surgical Director, Movement Disorder & Epilepsy Program, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
9:20 - 9:30 am Pain Management  David Kim, MD, Senior Staff, Department of Anesthesiology, Henry Ford Medical Group
9:30 - 9:45 am Question & Answer
9:45 - 9:50 am Electronic Voting
9:50 - 9:55 am Conclusion Mokel Chedid, MD
9:55 - 10:15 am Break
10:15- 11:00 am VASCULAR MALFORMATION OF THE SPINE Ghaus Malik, MD, Executive Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery and Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Henry Ford Medical Group, Service Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
11:00- 12:35 pm CERVICAL MULTI-LEVEL SPONDYLOSIS Moderator: Muwaffak Abdulhak, MD
11:00- 11:10 am Case presentation & Electronic Voting
11:10- 11:20 am Cervical Anatomy Stephen Bartol, MD
11:20-11:30 am Conservative management Andrew Biondo, DO, Senior Staff, Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Medical Group
11:30-11:40 am Anterior approach Donald Seyfried, MD, Senior Staff, Department of Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Medical Group
11:40-11:50 am Posterior approach Mokbel Chedid, MD
11:50-12:00 noon Anterior & posterior approach Muwaffak Abdulhak, MD
12:00- 12:10 pm Cervical Arthroplasty/disc replacement Motion preservation technology Moderator: Victor Chang, MD
12:10- 12:25 pm Question & Answer
12:25- 12:30 pm Electronic Voting 
12:30- 12:35 pm Conclusion Moderator: Muwaffak Abdulhak, MD
12:35- 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 - 3:15 pm GERIATRIC SESSION: 91 YEAR OLD WITH FRACTURE Moderator: Nuala Crotty, MD
1:45 - 1:50 pm Case presentation &Electronic Voting
1:50 - 2:00 pm Philosophy of Elderly Care Christine Shina, MD, Senior Staff, Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Medical Group
2:00 - 2:10 pm Osteoporosis Mahalakshmi Honasoge, MD, Senior Staff, Department of Endocrinology, Henry Ford Medical Group
2:10 - 2:20 pm Conservative Management Shlomo Mandel, MD, Senior Staff, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Henry Ford Medical Group
2:20 - 2:30 pm Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty William Sanders, MD, Vice Chairman, Department of Radiology and Director, Endovascular Program, Department of Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Medical Group
2:30 - 2:40 pm Minimalistic Surgical Approach for the Elderly Muwaffak Abdulhak, MD
2:40 - 2:50 pm From a Nursing prospective Julie Kai, RN, MSN, Department of Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Medical Group
2:50 - 3:05 pm Question & Answer
3:05 - 3:10 pm Electronic Voting
3:10 - 3:15 pm Conclusion Nuala Crotty, MD
3:15 - 3:30 pm Break
3:35 - 4:35 pm METASTATIC SPINE DISEASE Moderator: Jack Rock, MD, Divsion Head, Department of Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Medical Group
3:35 - 3:40 pm Case presentation & Electronic Voting
3:40 - 3:50 pm Radiation Therapy Samuel Ryu, MD, Director, Radiosurgery Program, Departments of Radiation Oncology & Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Medical Group
3:50 - 4:00 pm Surgical Option and Algorithm Ian Lee, MD, Senior Staff, Department of Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Medical Group
4:00 - 4:10 pm Multidisciplinary Approach Linda Gifford, MBA, Senior Administrator, Henry Ford Neurosciences Institute
4:10 - 4:25 pm Question & Answers
4:25 - 4:30 pm Electronic Voting 
4:30 - 4:35 pm Conclusion Jack Rock, MD
4:35 Closing Remarks


Accreditation Statement: Henry Ford Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing  medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Henry Ford Health System designates this live course for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty/Planning Committee Disclosure Statement: In compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, all individuals in a position to control/influence the content of this activity are required to disclose relevant financial interests of their own or spouse or partners with any commercial interests and/or non-FDA approved use of a drug or a device that is included in the presentation.

Enhancing Communication Services for Deaf Hard-of-Hearing: Henry Ford Health System is committed ensuring that our patients and their companions who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have equal access to all the services provided at our facilities.  As part of a settlement of an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint, Henry Ford is implementing new and additional processes to enhance our communication efforts with patients and their companions who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.  This includes providing at no cost to patients and their companions the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices.  Each Henry Ford business unit will soon be assigned a designated program administrator to help ensure effective communication for patients and their companions. More details about these improvements are forthcoming.  For information, call (313) 916-1896 or email

Registration Information:  Please contact, Shelley Helton, CME Representative at (313) 916-8354 or email




Venue: The MGM Grand Hotel
Professional Credit:
Credit Type Sponsor Credits
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) (TM) 7.25
Non-Physician Credit Hours 7.25