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Presentations, trade shows, participation

Spring 2013 SpineSearch Newsletter- Join Our Mailing List Today!

SpineSearch is pleased to announce the arrival of our second SpineSearch Newsletter. Our quarterly newsletter is aimed to keep you informed about recent “SpineSearch Sightings” and upcoming SpineSearch events including: industry conferences and SpineSearch continuing education courses.

Our Spring 2013 Newsletter features articles on employee topics such as: “Creating an Emergency Action Plan”, “Identifying Bad Habits in the Workplace” and “Tips to Address Your Employees Bad Habits”.

Please contact us today with your name and mailing address to be added to our quarterly SpineSearch Newsletter mailing list. Click the blue link below to view our recent issue: Spring 2013 Newsletter Happy Reading!

Enterprising Women

Nicola Hawkinson, CEO of SpineSearch has recently joined the Board of Advisors for the publication Enterprising Women Enterprising Women is dedicated to women entrepreneurs and lives by their mission to: reflect and amplify the voices of entrepreneurial women; to share their stories of risk and success; to chronicle their growing political, economic and social influence and power; to celebrate their triumphs; to provide solutions to their problems; and to identify and promote a new generation of leaders, along with role models and mentors for tomorrow’s leaders.

SpineSearch is pleased to announce that Nicola is presently featured in a SpineSearch“Spotlight” article which can be found in the current issue of Enterprising Women. This spotlight article focuses on the hard work and dedication that led Nicola to the creation of SpineSearch, as well as SpineSearch’s success as a premier recruitment and education organization for spine professionals (and beyond). Please click on the attached link to view the featured article entitled “Strong Drive to Succeed Supports Spine-focused Firm”.

(This article first appeared in Vol. 13, No. 4 of Enterprising Women magazine ( and is being reprinted with permission from the publisher.  All rights reserved)

Seattle, Washington- Spine Specialty Day 12/1/12

SpineSearch recently traveled to Seattle, Washington to host our Spine Specialty Day Course on Saturday, December 2012 at Hotel 1000.  Spine Specialty Day is a daylong event that introduces the best practices in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders.  We were are so happy to have had over 60 participants in  attendance who received 7 Contact Hours (CE) for RN’s through the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses (approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation). Thank you to all the nurses and other clinical professionals who attended and contributed to the success of the course.

We would like to send out a special thank you to Dr. J Scott Price (Proliance Surgeons-Evergreen Orthopedic Center) and Dr. Fangyi Zhang (University of Washington- Harborview Medical Center) for presenting and lending their expertise in the field of spine.

SpineSearch hopes to see everyone again soon at future educational events.  We welcome you to share your thoughts and experiences about the course below on our blog page!

Pituitary and Skull Base Course- Hicksville, NY

SpineSearch would like to send out a special thank you to faculty members Dr. Mark Eisenberg, Dr. Todd Schaeffer, and Dr. Rick Madhok for the success of the Pituitary and Skull Base Procedures course which took place on Saturday November 17, 2012 at Fusion Solutions Lab in Hicksville, New York. We would also like to thank the course participants for attending on their day off to expand their knowledge in the field. We had a great mix of clinical positions in the audience including RN’s, MD’s, CNIM’s, and Chiropractors to name a few, whom were all able to add their experience and enthusiasm to the course material.

The course aimed to educate and empower healthcare professionals with knowledge regarding brain anatomy, diagnoses and surgical treatment options through the use of classroom lectures and video case study presentations. Thanks to Fusion Solutions the course concluded with a saw bone demonstration and cadaver lab session.

Here at SpineSearch we have received positive feedback from everyone involved and look forward to seeing you all again soon. We welcome you to post additional feedback and comments below and invite you to visit to learn about our upcoming courses.

SpineSearch is Headed to St. Louis!

SpineSearch would like to extend the invitation to Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioner’s to join us on August 25th, in St. Louis, for Spine Specialty Day! Spine Specialty Day is an authoritative educational program that educates professionals about common spine conditions. The objective is to educate spine professionals with knowledge regarding spine anatomy, pathology, diagnoses and treatment options. It will be orthopedic/spine focused and there will be a sawbones demonstration within the event. This course has been accredited for 7 CME/CE credits. For more information check out our brochure, or contact us at 516-333-5050 about how to register.

Becker’s ASC Conference

SpineSearch will be attending the Becker’s ASC Conference, June 14-16th.The Becker’s ASC Conference is an orthopedic, spine and pain management driven ASC conference. SpineSearch will be located at booth #60. Stop by to speak with Nicola Hawkinson about SpineSearch and our exciting new opportunities. We’re eager to see you all there!
Important dates:
August 2012:
August 13-15th: 2012 Hospital O.R. and Surgery Center Conference, St. Louis MO
August 25th: Spine Specialty Day, St. Louis MO (RN and NP)

Premier Breakthroughs Conference 2012

Premier Breakthroughs Conference 2012
SpineSearch will be attending the Premier Breakthroughs Conference, June 5-7th. Premier Breakthroughs is a knowledge sharing event sponsored by Premier healthcare alliance. Premier brings people, ideas and innovations organized to transform healthcare. SpineSearch is looking forward to sharing new ideas with colleagues and expanding our knowledge of the spine industry. Come visit us at Booth #1008. We hope to see you all there!
SpineSearch will be joining a number of conferences during summer 2012. Here are some important dates to remember:
June 2012:
June 14-16th: Beckers ASC, Chicago, IL
August 2012:
August 13-15th: 2012 Hospital O.R. and Surgery Center Conference, St. Louis MO
August 25th: Spine Specialty Day, St. Louis MO (RN and NP)

New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Conference

SpineSearch attended last week’s New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians conference at the beautiful Hyatt on the Hudson in Jersey City. Thanks to all who stopped by our booth to learn about SpineSearch. We made several connections with physicians based in New York and New Jersey who are looking to add staff to their practices. New job openings will be coming soon for Physiatrists, Family Medicine, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. Further, we met with several Anesthesiologist/Pain Fellows who will be seeking opportunities in the New Jersey/New York areas upon completion of fellowship this summer. We found the meeting to be very engaging and productive. Big thanks to Paul Ellis from Kimberly Clark Healthcare for making several great introductions, and the staff from Dr. Chapman’s office for all of their assistance. We look forward to attending next year’s meeting!

SpineSearch at NASS 2011

SpineSearch at NASS 2011
SpineSearch was on hand last week at the North American Spine Society’s 26th Annual Meeting in Chicago. Nicola Hawkinson, CEO, moderated two discussions: Allied Health Track Session—Healthcare Reform and Beyond, and PA/NP Track Breakout Session—Failed Back and cervical Spine. I was able to take in the Young Spine Surgeons forum for a short time while manning our booth. Thank you to the fellows and attending surgeons who stopped by to meet with me to discuss the job market and practice opportunities. We would also like to thank our clients, and industry colleagues for all of their feedback. We look forward to working with you in the future, and to the NASS meeting in Dallas next year.

Calling all Chief Orthopedic and Neurological Surgery Residents

Calling all Chief Orthopedic and Neurological Surgery Residents
SpineSearch is excited about a unique recruitment project, and thrilled to be partnering with a highly esteemed orthopedic teaching facility in the southern US to refer PGY5 orthopedic surgery residents, chief neurosurgery residents, general orthopedic surgery fellows and attending orthopedic surgeons to attend an ACMGE accredited spine fellowship program to commence August 2012.
The fellowship offers physicians the opportunity to train in an academic environment that functions as a private clinic. Over 10 faculty surgeons in the institute treat degenerative, spinal deformities and traumatic injuries to the spine. The setting and environment are also conducive to learning the business aspects of starting and running a practice.
This opportunity is also open to International Medical Graduates who have completed a minimum of 2 years of consecutive post-graduate training in the US at an ACGME accredited program (typically Fellowships) in an orthopedic surgery specialty. Valid ECFMG, completion and pass scores on all three USMLE exams also required.
The institute is offering a compensation package in the range of 80K, depending on the amount of shared ER call taken, in addition to 10 days paid vacation. Further, 8 paid days are offered for CME and to attend conferences.
The facility is located in a charming southern town, with warm weather and a low cost of living. It is an easy commute to major metropolitan areas, has excellent school systems and a variety of activities to pursue. A 6-month program is also being offered for attending orthopedic surgeons who are looking to add spine to their practice.
Interested parties should contact Tom.sullivan@spine-search for more information.