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The Spine IEP Fellows and Young Surgeons' Course is proud to partner with the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery ( ISASS ). For updates on their latest developments, please see below.

For questions regarding partnership, please contact the Event Coordiantor, Laura McClain at [email protected].


Press Release

Record Sponsor and Fellow-Young Surgeon TurnoutExpected for 9th Annual Spine IEP Course

San Diego, CA - October 6, 2019 - Magnifi Group, Inc., a developer of e-learning technology for the medical device industry, will have a record turnout of medical device and biotech companies at its 9thAnnual Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons’ Course (Spine Interactive Educational Program). The course will be conducted November 15-17 at The Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach, CA.

Spine Fellows and Young Surgeons from top spine centers and hospitals across the US will attend the 2½ day course. The Spine IEP has been specifically developed to educate spine and neurosurgery Fellows and Young Surgeons oncurrent topics related to the practice of spine and neurosurgery, as well as to assist attendees with the transition from academics to practicing surgeon. The format for the course is highly interactive; all sessions conclude with question/answer sessions and panel discussions. Fellows and Young Surgeons will also conduct didactic sessions with each course sponsor and attend two cadaver labs.

Laura McClain, Course Coordinator, said the upcoming course will represent the largest gathering ever ofSpine Fellows for an educational event of this kind. “This interactive course allows Fellows and Young Surgeons to get a hands-on experience, coupled with exposure to the latest technologies and case studies presented by leading faculty,” McClain said. “

The Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons’ Course is led by Dr. Frank Phillips, Professor and Director, Division of Spine Surgery and Fellowship Co-Director, Spine Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.

According to Magnifi data, an average of 70-80 spine Fellows enter the US market each year as practicing spine surgeons. Of these, 48-50 Fellows are expected to attend the upcoming course.

Magnifi Group, Inc. is a developer of dynamic online training solutions for leading global companies. The company also hosts the Spine IEP Live Fellows Course; the Lower Extremity IEP Live Fellows Course and the Hip and Knee IEP Live Fellows Course.

For Additional Information Contact:
Laura McClain: [email protected]



Partners Release

The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS)Names Dr. Jack Zigler Society President for the Year 2019-2020 at itsAnnual Conference

Dr. Jack Zigler, who specializes in spine surgery at the Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas takes over the role from Dr. Marek Szpalski. Dr. Zigler earned his M.D., cum laude, from SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York and was a Resident and Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. Dr. Zigler was a recipient of the Arnold Fellowship in Spine Surgery at Case Western Reserve University and during his subsequent career he has authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles, 3 textbooks on Spine, over 20 textbook chapters, and has given over 100 presentations at national and international spine meetings.

ISASS - The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery - Is the largest international society dedicated to spine surgery. ISASS is a global scientific and educational society organized to provide a venue to discuss and address the issues involved with all aspects of spine surgery care. The Society focuses on basic and clinical science and outcomes of spine surgery including motion preservation, minimally invasive procedures, stabilization, innovative technologies and techniques, biologics and other fundamental topics to restore and improve spine function for patients, surgeons, scientists, inventors and others. ISASS is dedicated to advancing significant evolutionary steps in spine surgery.