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Course Information

General Information


Lectures and Labs: Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital
1730 W. 25th Street, Cleveland

Lodging: InterContinental Hotel

(Note: The lectures on Wednesday, June 19, will be held at the InterContinental Hotel. All other lectures from Thursday through Monday will take place at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital.)

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations are separate from the course registration and are the responsibility of the participant. Rooms have been blocked for attendees at the following hotel:

InterContinental Hotel
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Telephone: 216.707.4100 or 1.855.765.8709

To reserve your room online or call the hotel directly at 216.707.4100 or 1.855.765.8709 and ask for the Cleveland Clinic Spine Course group rate of $159 USD/night + 17.5% tax.

The cut-off date for the special rate is Wednesday, May 26, 2024.

The InterContinental Hotel is located 15 miles NE from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Registration/Refund Policy

The course size is limited. The registration deadline is Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 5:00 pm EST, or until all available slots have been taken. To register after June 12, please contact Martha Tobin at 216.445.3449 or [email protected].

In case of cancellation, a $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. Written notification of your cancellation is required in order to process your refund. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER JUNE 12, 2024.


In support of improving patient care, Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

American Medical Association (AMA):
Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 53.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC):
Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 53.0 ANCC contact hours.

American Academy of PAs (AAPA):
Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 53.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Certificate of Participation:
A certificate of participation will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with their professional boards and/or associations.

American Board of Surgery (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC):
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

  • ABOS MOC: 53.0 Accredited CME credits in the ABOS Maintenance of Certification Program
  • ABS CC: 53.0 Accredited CME credits toward ABS Continuous Certification Program

It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABOS and ABS credit. Credit will be reported within 30 days of claiming credit.

Faculty Disclosure

The Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Integrity and Independence requiring mitigation of all faculty conflicts of interest Faculty declaring a relevant financial relationship will be identified in the activity syllabus.

Health & Safety Information

All applicable Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state, and local safety protocols will be enforced for this event. Additional attendance requirements may be implemented to ensure attendee health and safety.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education fully intends to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need assistance, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the activity.

For additional information: Ms. Martha Tobin 800.223.2273 ext. 53449 or [email protected]

Non-Surgeon Lectures

Please Note: Non-surgeons attend the same lectures as the surgeons. They also begin with a pre-course session on the first day. Special, non-surgical- only lectures include:

  • Functional Anatomy and Physiology of the Spine, Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves
  • Cervical Spine Pathology and Correlative Neuro Assessment
  • Radiology Fundamentals
  • Biomechanics Fundamentals
  • Spinal Column Pathology and Medical Decision-Making: The Surgeon’s Perspective
  • Outcomes Assessment
  • Lumbar Spine Pathology and Correlative Neuro Assessment
  • Pre- and Post-Operative Nursing Care Considerations

Have Your Family Vacation in Cleveland in 2024!

For family entertainment, Cleveland offers a wealth of fun and excitement sure to intrigue families with children of all ages. From thrilling rides at area amusement parks to fun-filled attractions and interesting museums, there’s plenty to see and do year round in Greater Cleveland.

See what Fodor’s, Travel & Leisure, the LA Times and others are saying about Cleveland:

Some Area Attractions

  • Cedar Point Amusement Park
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and RainForest
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Great Lakes Science Center
  • NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
  • Interactive Cervical and Lumbar Case Discussions
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden
  • The Steamship William G. Mather
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Cleveland Orchestra
  • Playhouse Square Center
  • Cleveland Play House
  • Rocket Mortgage Field House
  • Progressive Field
  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium