Sunday, March 28, 2010
2010 Preservation of Motion in the Spine
If my memory serves me correctly, April 7th -10th will mark the 6th Anniversary of the Preservation of Motion in the Spine Meeting. When it originally started it was called Preservation of Motion in the Lumbar Spine. My how the worm has turned. Duck Key is a great resort in the Florida Keys that will afford everyone the opportunity to escape reality and spend some time polishing up on their surgical and fishing skills. This meeting has definitely evolved from a boutique meeting to a recognizable academic and surgical skills lab. In addition, the program has added some new surgeons to infuse (is that a commercial plug) some life into the program. Yet, TSB always loves coming to this meeting. The industry gets to experience the wonderful advancements that have been made in motion preservation, along with a first hand look at some of the faux pas' that have been made. Unfortunately, after reviewing the Agenda, the audience will not be treated to Brazilian Samba music as the background to Shakira dancing up and down a stairwell after reconstructive surgery for a failed disc, nor will we have to hear one of the presenters tell the audience that David Paul is a genius (I thought Einstein was a genius). But there is hope. Maybe one of the presenters will bring back the 2001 Space Odyssey music for his presentation on total disc replacement. So fellow readers, pack up your Tommy Bahamawear along with your sandals and catch a flight down to Miami International and don't forget to fill out your disclosure form.