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Awake Spine Course – Hybrid Event

June 18, 2022 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm Tampa, FL

In order to access the virtual link to view and attend this course remotely, you must be registered and signed in.

Join us virtually or in-person to learn the latest advancements in the use of regional anesthesia in spine surgery. Co-Directed by W. Michael Bullock, MD PhD and Alok D Sharan, MD MHCDS.

This Hybrid course will be offered live with options to attend in-person at the state of the art Pacira Innovation and Training Center at Tampa or virtually. Virtual attendees based in USA will also have the option of joining with virtual reality technology.

Doc Social is pleased to partner with Immertec on offering this course via 3D Virtual Reality Technology.  For individuals who sign up for this option we will send you Oculus glasses prior to the course.  The glasses will have software uploaded to view the live program using immersive technology.  This option allows you to “feel” as if you are participating in-person in the course. Oculus glasses can be mailed to USA addresses.

Hotel accommodations are available at Hotel Alba in Tampa at a special reduced rate. Please email Rebecca to indicate interest in a hotel reservation.


8:00-8:15IntroductionAlok D. Sharan, MD
8:15-8:30Why Awake Spine Surgery?Kingsley Abode-Iyamah, MD
8:30-8:45Regional Block in Spine SurgeryMichael Bullock, MD
8:45-9:00Awake TLIFAlok D. Sharan, MD
9:15-9:30Awake Endoscopic Spine SurgeryPaul Houle, MD
9:30-9:45Awake Robotic Spine SurgeryErnest Braxton, MD
9:45-10:00Awake XLIFGeorgios Bakaloudis, MD
10:00-10:15Awake TransKambin ApproachMuhammad Abd-El-Barr
10:30-10:45Marvel GroupJamie Rindler
11:00-11:15Developing an Awake Spine ProgramHelen Hann, Murtuza Sukander MBBS
11:15-11:30How to Market your Awake Spine Surgery ProgramRenee Oliveira
12:00-2:00Lab 1Ultrasound of the Spine
Lab 2Targeting in Ultrasound
Lab 3TLIP Block
Lab 4ESP Block
Time for Q&A will be allotted after each presentation

Pacira Innovation and Training Center at Tampa (PITT)

5401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 810
Tampa, Florida 33609
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