Lumbar Spine: Conservative Care

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Step Status
Starts On: 12/1/2017: 12:00 AM
Ends On: 6/30/2018: 12:00 AM
Session Type: Internet Activity Enduring Material
Credits: 0.25


Scott Simpson, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Disclosures: No financial relationships to disclose.

Presenters should indicate if speaking off label. This activity originated as a presentation at the CME activity, Comprehensive Spine Care Conference, September 15-16, 2017, which was supported in part by Ulrich Mecial USA and DePuy.

Planning Committee

Munish C. Gupta, MD
Mildred B. Simon Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Chief of Division of Pediatric and Adult Spinal Surgery
Co-Director Pediatric/Adult Spinal Deformity Service; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Consulting/Advisory Committee: Depuy Synthes, Medtronic, Orthofix
Ownership investment: Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Inc., Johnson & Johnson Health Care System, Inc.
Speakers' Bureau/Honoraria: Depuy Synthes
Other Relationships: Depuy Synthes, Royalites

Neill M. Wright, MD
Herbert Lourie Professor of Neurological Surgery
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Co-Director, Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship
Other Relationships, Royalties: Nuvasive, Inc.
Consulting/Advisory Committees: Ulrich Medical USA
Other Relationships, Stock Option: Vertebral Technologies, Inc.
Speakers' Bureau/Honoraria: Zimmer, Inc.

Kelly E Polk-Ledbetter, RN, MSN
Nurse Administrator
Orthopaedic Surgery
Disclosures: No financial relationships to disclose.

Objectives: The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge/competence, and upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the basics of conservative management of low back pain.
Additional Information:
Target Audience: This course is designed for intended for Internists, Family Practice/Primary Care, Pediatricians, Orthopedists, Neurosurgeons, Pain and PM & R Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physical Therapists, and Physician Assistants.

Publication Date: December 1, 2017
Expiration Date: June 30, 2018

Accreditation Information:
In support of improving patient care, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement: American Medical Association (AMA Credit)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Haldeman S. Spine 1990; 15:722
  • Healers, Extraordinary Clinicians at Work. Schenck & Churchill. 2012
  • J Manipulative Physiol Ther. Hestbaek et. al 2003 May;26(4):213-9.
Disclosure Information: It is the policy of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All planners, faculty and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All disclosures have been reported and are indicated with their presentations. Any potential conflicts were addressed and resolved.

Presenters are also expected to openly disclose inclusion of discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.

Presentations are expected to be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indication in the care of patients. All scientific research should conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. These presentations are not an endorsement of any commercial interests.

These presentations are the views and experiences of the presenters. The presenters' views do not represent the policy or position of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Continuing Medical Education, is the provider for CME credits.

Categories: Orthopedic, Pediatric, Physical Rehabilitation

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