Join us to explore creating value and reliability in spine care

This 2.5-day symposium will showcase applications to improve outcomes in spinal surgery, address present challenges through panel discussions and case studies, and share the approach of the Seattle Spine Team in reducing overall complex spine surgery complication rates by 36 percent. Learn how, “Success is a continuous improvement process.”


September 19 – 21, 2018


Virginia Mason Institute Training Facility
Seattle, Washington


The Symposium experience

Join fellow health care leaders and quality and safety experts in learning new methodologies to improve the quality, safety and cost of spinal care. You will have the opportunity to engage in collaborative discussions, participate in problem-solving exercises, and practice new skills for future application.

Through formal instruction with health care experts, focused panel discussions, keynote lectures, and the networking with industry peers, you’ll come away inspired and ready to implement the improvement tools to produce better patient outcomes.

Learn from our accomplished lean health care experts

Gary Kaplan, MD, Virginia Mason CEO

Rajiv Sethi, MD

Reserve your seat at the symposium table

Benefit from innovative ideas and focused conversations on improving spinal care.

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