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JUNE 9, 2023


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R Beverly Raney Lecture

Keynote Speaker

Rajiv Sethi, MD

Chair of the Neuroscience Institute, Director of Spine Research, and Director of Complex Spine Surgery at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington

Keynote Speaker Biography

Dr. Raj Sethi a clinical associate professor at the University of Washington specializing in health services research in the Program of Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology. Dr. Sethi’s strategic and operational leadership has led the Spine Surgery field in quality improvement, including the development of the Virginia Mason Complex Spine Care Pathway, which was awarded the 2014 Mary L McClinton Patient Safety Award, and the Seattle Spine Team Approach. Innovations that have been recognized by the Whitecloud Award by the SRS for best research paper have included a systems-based approach to perioperative care, screening patients using multidisciplinary indication conferences, and a dual surgeon approach for complex spine surgery.

His work on the Seattle Spine Team approach and the use of the Toyota Production System to model safety and appropriateness in spine care has led to the commercial development of Spine Surgery Centers of Excellence with major employers and American purchasers of health care. A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Sethi attended Harvard Medical School in Boston and completed his training both in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program in Boston and at the University of California at San Francisco.

Course Description

The 52nd Annual R. Beverly Raney Lecture and Orthopaedic Conference is an educational event targeted at orthopaedic surgeons. This event gives learners the opportunity to learn about latest research innovations, advances in surgical techniques, and changes in the orthopaedic practice environment. The highlight of the event is the R. Beverly Raney Lecture, which will be delivered by Dr. Rajiv Sethi.

Conference Agenda

Friday, June 9, 2023- Full day Event

6:30am Welcoming Remarks- Dr. James Sanders
6:35am-8am What constitutes value in orthopaedic surgery? The American perspective.- Dr. Raj Sethi
8:00am-8:30am Breakfast
8:30am-10:00am Case Presentations
10:00am-10:15am Break
10:15am-11:30am Adoption of enabling technology including robotics and navigation:  How do I avoid becoming a fool with a tool?- Dr. Raj Sethi
11:30am-12:00pm Q&A
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-2:40pm Chief Resident Presentations
2:40pm-3:00pm Break
3:00pm-4:25pm Faculty Panel
4:25pm-4:30pm Closing Remarks- Dr. Sanders
6:30pm-10:00pm Resident Graduation

Target Audience

This event is intended for orthopaedic surgeons, advanced practice providers, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in orthopaedic surgery.

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Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 944 6847 8006
Passcode: 121212

Accreditation Statement

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement/Limitation

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure statement

This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the Course Director, James Sanders, MD, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  The course director and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies as defined by the ACCME.

Dr. Rajiv Sethi receives consulting fees from ATEC Spine Inc., Medtronic, Mighty Oak Medical, Nuvasive, Stryker, and Surgalign.  These financial relationships have been mitigated through slide review by UNC CPD.

No other presenter has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies as defined by the ACCME.

This activity did not receive support from any ineligible companies.