Z 5/21/20: Treatment of Patients with Spinal Cord and Column Injuries during Covid-19 Pandemic

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A Prelude to the 3rd Annual Spinal Symposium...Join our panel of experts on MAY 21, 2020 for a special webinar at 3 PM CST.

In this special one hour webinar, join a panel of experts in the fields of Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will discuss the diagnosis, triage and treatment of spinal column and cord injuries at their institutions during the Covid 19 pandemic. We will discuss and compare testing protocols pre and post-surgery, other precautions, and changes in rehabilitation and surgical practice that different institutions across the country are adopting.

This course is jointly offered by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. 

DATE: May 21, 2020, 3 PM CST

LOCATION: Online - Log-in details will be emailed before the course date. 


This symposium is ideal for Neurosurgeons, Trauma Surgeons, Orthopedic surgeons, Physiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered
Nurses, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Occupational Therapy Assistants


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify changes in pre and post-surgery protocols due to COVID-19, such as testing and anti-coagulation plans
  • Compare the experiences and practices of spinal surgery and rehabilitation teams from hospitals across the country operating in this quickly evolving pandemic
  • Discuss the challenges in re-opening of elective or non-essential surgeries across several institutions
  • Identify what changes will have long-term impact on spinal surgery and rehabilitation, such as telehealth, screening, testing, and discharge practices


There are no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Virtual Cocktail Hour

Stick around at the conclusion of the webinar, as we will invite all registrants to ongoing social conversation. Additional details to the virtual meeting room will be provided upon registration. Bring your own beverage.  


Physical Therapy

This 1.0 hour webinar has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.0 contact hour. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistants continuing education.  This webinar has been approved for 1.0 contact hour. 


Accreditation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of  1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff:

Clara Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of CME                                      Has nothing to disclose.

Sheryl Corey, CME Director                                                                  Has nothing to disclose.

Allison McCollum, Senior Program Coordinator                                   Has nothing to disclose.

Rhea Alexis Banks, Administrative Assistant 2                                      Has nothing to disclose.



Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapy Assistants Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Physicians


Spinal Cord Injury