5:00pm - 5:00pm
Why is it that avoiding BLTs (bending, lifting, and twisting) is so important after spine surgery? What can you do to prepare your body for that surgery? Join all three Spine Center directors - Roger Hartl, Neel Mehta, and Ricky Singh - for the last Spine Time of 2023. A pandemic-inspired series from the experts of the WCM Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, Spine Time explored a new and interesting topic on scheduled Wednesdays at 5 pm. With in-person appointments and events back now, we will suspend Spine Time after this episode. We'll be back for occasional episodes as we can, but this is the final regularly scheduled Spine Time. Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of any upcoming spine events:
Spine Time
7:30am - 8:30am
Elcin Zan, M.D. Assistant Professor of Radiology Weill Cornell Medicine
Elcin Zan
8:00am - 5:00pm Homer Stryker Center
Please join us for this innovative symposium, combining classroom instruction with hands-on training using state-of-the-art 3D-printed models created from scans of actual patients. The workshop will provide neurosurgeons and plastic surgeons with unique hands-on experience to practice fronto-orbital advancement for the repair of unilateral coronal synostosis and advanced endoscopic techniques for the repair of metopic and sagittal craniosynostosis. Lab time also includes instruction in virtual surgical planning (VSP) in advance of performing procedures. More information and full agenda here The course is being held at the Homer Stryker Center in Mahwah, New Jersey. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah for Friday, October 13 at a special rate. Reservations can be made directly by calling the hotel at 845-357-4800 and asking for the Weill Cornell Medicine Group rate, or by booking online here. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided from the hotel to the Stryker facility. Note that this course is not accredited for CME
Craniosynostosis course
7:30am - 8:30am
"Cornell University Research Data Retention Policy" Sarah Ben Maamar, Ph.D. Assistant Librarian Weill Cornell Medicine
Sarah Ben Maamar
7:30am - 8:30am
Muhammad M. Abd-El-Barr M.D., Ph.D., FAANS Associate Professor of Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship Co-Director Duke University Medical Center William Michael Bullock, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Duke University Medical Center
Muhammad M. Abd-El-Barr and William Michael Bullock
8:00am - 4:00pm Belfer Research Building
Course Directors: Georgiana Dobri, MD Theodore Schwartz, MD Please join us for a comprehensive overview and discussion of the evaluation; management; and medical, surgical, and radiation treatments of the pituitary tumor. The conference will comprise lectures, case-based talks, and Q & A sessions. The pituitary gland plays an enormously important role in human development, the maintenance of various essential physiologic functions, and aging and senescence, but general practitioners and even specialists in endocrinology may not be fully aware of the widespread impact of the pituitary gland in health and disease. The function of this course is to educate and inform the medical audience about pituitary disease. Find out more at
Pituitary Symposium
12:00am - 12:00am Weill Cornell Medical College
Registration is now open for this annual course in minimally invasive spine surgery, with and without navigation. Internationally renowned leaders in minimally invasive spine surgery lead this annual two-day course in advanced techniques - join for Friday's lectures by spine superstars from around the world, or add Saturday's hands-on dissection lab for hands-on training. Visit for additional information and online registration

Weill Cornell Medicine Brain & Spine Center 525 East 68 Street, Box 99 New York, NY 10065 Phone: 866-426-7787