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ICEOS 2015 Meeting

9th International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis (ICEOS)

Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20, 2015
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
Boston, MA

Program Co-chairs John B. Emans, MD and Michael P. Glotzbecker, MD invite you to historic Boston Massachusetts for the 9th Annual ICEOS meeting.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for orthopaedic and neurological surgeons, fellows and residents who include pediatric spinal deformity surgery in their practices. In addition, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians providing non-operative care of spinal deformities may also benefit.

Key Dates
Abstract Submissions accepted June 3 - August 17, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 26, 2015
Hotel Reservation Deadline: October 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

CME Learning Objectives
As a result of this activity, the participants should be better able to:

  • Describe growth of the spine & chest growth, and how to make decisions on treatment of early onset spinal deformity.
  • Diagnose and recognize the natural history of syndromes causing early onset spinal deformity.
  • Describe and minimize treatment complications of infection and neurologic damage.
  • Identify biomechanical issues of immature bone, vertebrae, and ribs which affect treatment of EOS.
  • Describe pulmonary physiology as it relates to EOS.


The program will be presented in English.


Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD
San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders
La Jolla, CA | USA

Program Committee

John B. Emans, MD
Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA | USA

Michael P. Glotzbecker, MD
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA | USA

Laurel Blakemore, MD
Chair Elect
University of Florida Department of Pediatric Orthopedics
Gainsville, FL |USA

David L. Skaggs, MD
Past Chair
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA | USA

Lindsay Andras, MD
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA | USA

Lawrence G. Lenke, MD
The Spine Hospital New York Presbyterian/Allen
New York, NY | USA

Gregory M. Mundis, Jr., MD
San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders
La Jolla, CA | USA

Jeffrey R. Sawyer, MD
Campbell Clinic Orthopaedic
Germantown, TN | USA

Richard M. Schwend, MD
Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO | USA

Noriaki Kawakami, MD
Meijo Hospital
Nagoya, Aichi | Japan

Ron El-Hawary, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)
IWK Health Centre
Halifax, NS | CANADA

John T. Smith, MD
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT | USA

Michael Vitale, MD, MPH
New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
New York, NY | USA

Ilkka J. Helenius, MD, PhD
Turku University Hospital

Brandon Ramo, MD
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Dallas, TX | USA

James O. Sanders, MD
SRS Program Chair
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY | USA

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