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In collaboration with the Lebanese University, the NASS, and the SRS

The 2011 Annual Conference for the Society for
Progress & Innovation for the Near East (S.P.I.N.E.)


The 4th Annual Hands-On Cadaveric Bioskills Workshop


The 4th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Orthopedics (Sports Injury,
Joint Reconstruction, and Trauma), Spine, and Pain & Rehabilitation Medicine

June 22 – 25, 2011 // Beirut, Lebanon

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To submit an abstract, click here.
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This year’s not-to-miss event will address controversies and new updates on cutting-edge techniques in three different, yet related, specialties: orthopedics (sports injuries, fractures, joint replacement), spine, and pain medicine. Case-based discussions and in-depth debates will be presented by world-renowned faculty in the heart of historical Beirut (voted the #1 Place to Visit in 2009 by The New York Times).

General orthopedic surgeons, joint and sports injury surgeons, spine surgeons (orthopedic and neurosurgeons), pain management specialists, musculoskeletal neurologists and rehabilitation medicine specialists

  • New this year!Travel Fellowships will be awarded for the best two scientific papers in each therapeutic area. Submit your abstract at neareastspine.org.

  • The only cadaveric workshops available in the region

  • 3 concurrent academic tracks: orthopedics, spine, and pain medicine
  • Interactive format: case discussions and debates

  • 1-on-1 discussions with who’s who in orthopedics, spine surgery and pain medicine

  • Exhibits by premier and relevant industry

  • ...and more!
Symposium Planning Committee
Workshop Planning Committee

Tony Tannoury, MD
Founder and President, S.P.I.N.E.
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA, USA
E-mail: Tony.Tannoury@neareastspine.org
Raja Chaftari, MD
Co-Founder and President, S.P.I.N.E.
Lebanese University School of Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon

Hassan Serhan, PhD
Co-Founder, SPINE
Conference Chair: Bioskills Workshop
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH, USA

Hammam Akbik, MD, FIPP
Conference Co-Chair: Bioskills Workshop

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH, USA

Harry L. Shufflebarger, MD
Conference Chair: Spine Program
University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL, USA

Bassam Masri, MD

Conference Chair: Orthopedic Program University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Samer S. Hasan, MD, PhD
Conference Co-Chair: Orthopedic Program
Cincinnati Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Richard Rauck, MD
Conference Chair: Pain Program
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Gulseren Akyuz, MD
Conference Co-Chair: Rehabilitation
Marmara University School of Medicine
Istanbul, Turkey

Salim Hayek, MD, PhD
Conference Co-Chair: Pain Program
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH, USA

Abdel Kader Mehio, MD
Conference Co-Chair: Pain Program
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA, USA


Michela CapobiancoAdministrator, S.P.I.N.E.
E-mail: Michela.Capobianco@neareastspine.org
Phone: (978) 697-9246

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The 4th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Orthopedics (Sports Injury, Joint Reconstruction, and Trauma), Spine, and Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine is approved for CME credit.

The 4th Annual Hands-On Cadaveric Bioskills Workshop is not approved for CME credit.

Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education

72 East Concord Street, A402, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 638-4605 // Toll-Free: (800) 688-2475 // Email: cme@bu.edu // Website: www.bu.edu/cme