Course Chairs

Munish C. Gupta, MD and
Neill M. Wright, MD

CME Provided By

Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education

Presented By

The Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Pain Center

Learning & Performance Objectives

This course is designed for Internists, Family Practice/Primary Care, Pediatricians, Orthopedists, Neurosurgeons, Pain and PM & R Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physical Therapists, and Physician Assistants. The intended result of this live activity is increased knowledge, competence, and performance in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with spinal deformities and injuries. Topics will address acute and chronic spinal issues, including spine emergencies. Topics will be presented on assessment, medical and surgical management, pain management and physical therapy. At the conclusion of this seminar, attendees should be able to:

• Perform a focused and efficient cervical and lumbar spinal examination.
• Choose diagnostic testing for patients to accurately diagnose the injury.
• Recognize and conservatively manage cervical and lumbar pain in adults.
• Counsel on behavioral changes to improve quality of life for those patients with chronic neck and
back pain.


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 available for this activity:

AMA Credit

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Credit

This activity is awarded up to 10.25 ANCC contact hours.