2022 Free Zoom Webinars

We are pleased to announce the 4th in our series of free Zoom Webinars…

Reducing the Risk of Spinal Surgery

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 

12-1pm ET

This 1-hour live webinar will offer our attendees a unique, interactive experience with experts in the field of spine surgery. The course will begin with a detailed and concise overview of the decision process used leading up to spinal surgery. The attendees will then take a step into the operating room where they will witness both the ATP and posterior approaches to minimally invasive spine surgery with each step described by our world-renowned MIS spine surgeons. The webinar will conclude with pertinent information related to post-op recovery from the perspective of a physical therapist and patient. Q&A opportunity with the experts will also be offered. This is a not to miss event!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Upon completion of this webinar, attendees should be able to identify what decisions are made to determine candidates for spinal surgery.
  2. Upon completion of this webinar, attendees should be able to describe the ATP approach to MIS spine surgery.
  3. Upon completion of this webinar, attendees should be able to describe the posterior approach to MIS spine surgery.
  4. Upon completion of this webinar, attendees should be able to explain how to optimize post-op recovery.


  • Phyllis Phillips, Esq ~ Phyllis is a former workers’ compensation judge. She now owns her own workers’ compensation mediation and arbitration practice out of Vermont called Mediation Works. Most importantly, she is an avid Red Sox fan.
  • Eduard Vaynberg, MD ~ Dr.  Eduard Vaynberg is an anesthesiologist and pain management physician at Boston Medical Center.  He is a director of the Pain management clinic with particular interest in complex regional pain syndrome and spinal cord stimulation.
  • Tony Tannoury, MD ~ Dr. Tony Tannoury is a world renowned expert in minimally invasive spine surgery that has pioneered the path for development of the latest commercialized techniques to treat spinal conditions ranging from degenerative disc disease and scoliosis to work related injuries.  He is the Chief of Spine Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. He has mentored hundreds of surgeons from around the world and he guest lectures frequently.
  • Chadi Tannoury, MD – Dr. Chadi Tannoury is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic surgery, an expert in minimally invasive spine surgery, and an innovator and a designer of surgical tools utilized in minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Tannoury is also the Medical Director of the orthopedic clinics at BMC and the Director of Spine Research at Boston University and BMC. 
  • Tarah Cantore, PT, CEAS II ~ Tarah Cantore is a physical therapist and ergonomist with a unique perspective in spine surgery. She not only treats patients that have received both open standard surgery and minimally invasive surgery, but she also has experienced MIS spine surgery herself. 

Webinar Agenda: 

  • 12:00-12:05pm: Welcome, Announcements, & Speaker Introductions (Phyllis Phillips, Esq.)
  • 12:05-12:15pm: Pre-op Optimization in Spinal Surgery (Eduard Vaynberg, MD)
  • 12:15-12:25pm: ATP Minimally Invasive Approach to Spine Surgery (Tony Tannoury, MD)
  • 12:25-12:35pm: Posterior Minimally Invasive Approach to Spine Surgery (Chadi Tannoury, MD)
  • 12:35-12:45pm: Post-Op Recovery (Tarah Cantore, PT, CEAS II)
  • 12:45-1:00pm: Q&A

 CEU Information:

  • This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 1 CE contact hour(s). 
  • CCMs can be converted to nursing contact hours one-to-one. Please check with your state board for further details. 



Share This