More than 170 physicians attended the 2018 USC Spine Symposium recently, to learn about the management of spinal disorders.

Coordinated by the USC Spine Center and the Keck School of Medicine of USC Continuing Medical Education Office, the course was held March 3 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim and was directed by Christopher Ornelas, MD, assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery; Frank Acosta, MD, associate professor of clinical neurological surgery; and Raymond Hah, MD, assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery.

Topics covered included the natural history of various spinal disorders; the diagnostic workup and imaging of spinal diseases; and medical as well as surgical treatment of commonly encountered spinal diseases in the clinical setting. New to this year’s conference were advanced interventional pain management and surgical breakout sessions, which were well received by attendees.