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Kiawah Ocean Course Clubhouse

The Spine Center at MUSC Health will be hosting its Controversies in Spine Care Conference on April 14, 2018 at the exclusive Kiawah Island Golf Resort near Charleston, South Carolina.

Participants can expect to receive essential information regarding the differences and benefits of various treatments by disciplines — including physical therapy, chiropractic, pain interventionists, neurophysiologists, and surgeons — and to develop comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment plans for patients with common spine disorders. Participants can also expect to gain perspective on comprehensive preoperative testing and optimization for surgery.


The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been approved for 6.75 CE by the South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners.


In accordance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards, any person involved in planning and presenting at this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the health care industry. This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.

Featured Topics – With a Multidisciplinary Debate of the Evidence

  • How do I manage my patient with low back pain?
  • Management of lumbar radiculopathy.
  • Management of cervical radiculopathy/myelopathy.
  • Biologics/graft substitutes in spine surgery.
  • Neuromonitoring.
  • Perioperative issues in complex spinal surgery.
  • Lumbar arthrodesis.
  • Adult deformity.


Please view our agenda and list of speakers.

Registration & Cost

Take advantage of early bird pricing by registering by March 2, 2018. After this date, regular pricing will apply.

Questions about tickets or sponsorship opportunities? Contact Gayle Wadford at or call 843-876-0850.

Conference cancellations must be received in writing by March 14, 2018 to receive a full refund. Please contact Gayle Wadford at for cancellations and to inquire about paper registrations. No refunds will be made after March 14, 2018. We reserve the right to cancel the program if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for cancelled programs. The Medical University of South Carolina cannot be responsible for reimbursement of airline or other transportation fares, hotel, or rental car charges, including penalties. By registering for this conference, you agree to this cancellation policy.


Early Bird:

  • Physicians & chiropractors, $270
  • Other health care providers, $245

After March 2, 2018:

  • Physicians & chiropractors, $300
  • Other health care providers, $275


Saturday, April 14, 2018
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Accommodations at Kiawah

Turtle Point Golf Course at Kiawah IslandBook early! Call Kiawah Island Golf Resort directly to make your reservations at 800-654-2924 and mention the MUSC Spine Conference to secure the discounted rates. A special room block at Kiawah Island Golf Resort has been secured for Friday, April 13 through Monday, April 16. These discounted rates will be available until March 23, 2018 or until the room block is filled. After this date, increased rates will apply.

  • 1-bedroom scenic villas: $184 (room block cutoff – March 23)*
  • 2-bedroom scenic villas: $224 (room block cutoff – March 23)*

*State and local taxes, and resort fees apply.

Any guests wishing to stay at the Sanctuary Hotel during the conference will receive 20 percent off the regular daily rate. Valid from April 13 through 16.

Kiawah Island offers guests a variety of on-site dining options, as well as premier golf courses, tennis, cycling, and outdoor adventure. Most recently, Kiawah’s Pete Dye-designed Ocean Course served as the home to the 2012 PGA Championship and will host the Championship again in 2021. Luxurious spa packages and pool lounging and play are also a favorite indulgence of guests. The island’s miles of pristine beaches are ideal for seashell picking or dolphin watching too!

Location & Directions

Just 21 miles from the cobblestone streets of historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island provides an unforgettable coastal setting for meetings, conferences, and special events.

The conference and exhibit hall will be at the Kiawah Island Turtle Point Clubhouse, located at 1 Turtle Point Lane, Kiawah Island, SC 29455.


Contact Gayle Wadford at with any questions.


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