12th Annual Iris & Ted Wagner, M.D., Endowed Lectureship - Transforming Care of the Spinal Patient: Lessons from Seattle and the World

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Swedish Orthopedic Institute - SOI Conference Room
601 Broadway,
Seattle, WA 98122

Diagnosis, treatment and management of complex spine patients can often include a multitude of treatment options and participation from various healthcare providers. This can lead to inconsistent quality of care and recommendations, resulting in poorer patient outcomes. Healthcare providers need to be able to apply standard work to the treatment of their complex spine patients and build resilient teams in order to provide optimal patient care.

The 12th Annual Iris and Ted Wagner, M.D., Endowed Lectureship will provide a history of innovation in spine care in Seattle. Participants will learn about the collaborative approach to complex spine patients in Seattle, discuss the need for standard work and its’ application as well as describe how to build resilient care teams for complex spine patients. Learners will be able to ask questions of expert faculty.

Online registration is closed. Walk in registration will be available the day of the conference.


Treatment of patients with spinal conditions can be complicated and often require care from multiple providers across various specialties. There is a need for healthcare providers to apply a standard work and to build resilient care teams in the treatment of their complex spine patients.


5:30 p.m.  Check-in & Dinner (Buffet dinner with wine and beer)
6:45 p.m.
Welcome Remarks
6:50 p.m. Transforming Care of the Spinal Patient:
Lessons from Seattle and the World 

Rajiv K. Sethi, M.D.
7:40 p.m. Q&A
8:10 p.m. Closing Remarks
Iris and Ted Wagner, M.D.
8:15 p.m. Adjourn


By attending this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to: 

  • Review the history of the collaborative approach between Group Health, Virginia Mason and the University of Washington in the care of complex spine patients – the Seattle Spine Team Approach
  • Explain what is standard work and how it can be applied to complex patients
  • Describe how to build resilient teams in the care of complex patients


Featured Lecturer

Rajiv K. Sethi, M.D.
Director of the Neuroscience Institute
Director of Complex Spine Surgery and Spine Center of Excellence Programs
Director of Complex Spine Clinical and Research Fellowships
Departments of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery
Virginia Mason Medical Center


Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Registration Fee: All Participants $50