Seminar Series


April 2023

Clint J. Devin, MD

Memorial Lectureship in Spine

Speaker: Dr. Wellington Hzu

December 16, 2022

6:30 - 7:30am

208 Light Hall

in-person only

"Empowered Relief: 1-session pain relief skills intervention for acute and chronic pain"

Beth D. Darnall, PhD

Professor and Director, Stanford Pain Relief Innovations Lab, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Division of Pain Medicine

November 10, 2022

7:00 - 8:00am

Via Zoom

"Wearables and New Data Sources for Musculoskeletal Care: Where are we today?"

Christy Tomkins-Lane, PhD

Professor & Chair, Department of Health and Physical Education,

Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

October 26, 2022


214 Light Hall

via Zoom

"Transforming Healthcare to Whole Health: Why, What and How"

Dr. Tracy Gaudet

Former Executive Director, Whole Health Institute
Former Executive Director, Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation
Veterans Health Administration

November 16, 2021

12:00 - 1:00pm

"Diagnosis & Management Of Shoulder Instability: Guidelines, Controversies, and Novel Mechanistic Insights"

Amee L.Seitz, PT, DPT, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Physical  & Human Movement Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

August 17, 2021

12:00 - 1:00pm

"Taking the Pain out of Yellow Flag Screening: A Practical Approach to Identifying Pain-Related Psychological Distress in Clinical Care" 


Trevor A. Lentz, PT, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Duke University Medical Center

October 8, 2020

Kirshner Classroom, 3rd floor Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

"Does Exercise Increase Pain? Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Implications"

Kathleen Sluka, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Iowa

February 28, 2020

1220 MRB III

“Introducing robotics into my spine surgery practice: what I've learned and he future of robotic-assisted spine surgery?”

Jeffrey L. Gum, MD

Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgeon, Assistant Clinical Professor University of Louisville (Gratis), Norton Leatherman Spine Center

January 17, 2020

1220 MRB III

“Anterior vs. Posterior for Treatment of
Cervical Myelopathy –Where Do We Stand?”

Sanford Emory, MD, MBA

Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics, Director of Surgical Services, West Virginia University