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Friday

6:45

Registration Opens

Intercontinental Hotel Lobby

6:45

Buffet Breakfast (for all hotel guests)

Villahermosa Ballroom

6:45

Exhibit Viewing (coffee / tea available)

Granados Ballroom

 

Session 2: Natural History
Session Chairs: G. Thompson, M.D. & M. McMaster, M.D., FRCS

Albeniz Ballroom

7:30

Welcome and Course Overview

B. Akbarnia, M.D.
F. Perez-Grueso, M.D.

7:40

Normal and Abnormal Spine Growth

A. Dimeglio, M.D.

7:55

Etiologies of Spine Deformity in Growing Child

K. Reinker, M.D.

8:10

Discussion

 

8:15

Genetics

J. Braun, M.D.

8:30

Pulmonary Consequences and Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

G. Redding, M.D

8:45

Discussion

 

8:50

Natural History of Congenital Deformities

M. McMaster, M.D., FRCS

9:05

Discussion

 

9:10

Treatment of Spinal Disorders in Growing Children: 50 Years Back and 50 Years Forward

Marks, D. FRCS

9:25

Discussion / Q & A

 

9:40

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

Granados Ballroom

 

Session 2: Papers & Cases

Albeniz Ballroom

10:00

Paper #1: The Effect of Early Anterior Fusion on Spinal Canal Size: An Immature Porcine Model

Muharrem Yazici, M.D., Guney Yilmaz, M.D., Murat Pekmezci, M.D., Kenan Daglioglu, M.D., FC Oner, M.D.

10:04

Paper #2: Growing Rod Instrumentation and Vertebral Body Growth: A Radiological Investigation in Immature Pigs

Guney Yilmaz, M.D., Muharrem Yazici, M.D., Gokhan Demirkiran, M.D., Kenan Daglioglu, M.D., Cenk Ozkan, M.D.

10:08

Paper #3: Results of Three Classes of Surgical Treatment for Congenital Scoliosis due to Hemivertebrae: A Multicenter Retrospective Review

Michael O'Brien, M.D., Peter Newton, M.D., Randy Betz, M.D., Harry Shufflebarger, M.D., Angel Macagno, M.D., Baron Lonner, M.D., Lynn Letko, M.D., Jurgen Harms, M.D., Alvin Crawford, M.D., Suken Shah, M.D., Paul Sponseller, M.D., Michelle Marks, PT MA

10:12

Discussion

 

10:20

Paper #4: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Pulmonary Function, Radiographic Measures and Quality of Life in Children with Congenital Scoliosis: An Evaluation of Patient Outcomes after Early Spinal Fusion.

Michael Vitale M.D., MPH, Hiroko Matsumoto, M.A., Jaime A. Gomez, M.D., Michael R. Bye, M.D., Joshua E. Hyman, M.D., Whitney A. Booker, B.S., David P. Roye, Jr. M.D.

10:24

Paper #5: The Treatment of Secondary Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome of Myelominingocele by a Hybrid VEPTR "Eiffel Tower" Construct with S-Hook Iliac Crest Pedestal Fixation

Robert M. Campbell, M.D., M. Smith, M.D. W. Allen, M.D., JW Simmons, M.D., S. Inscore, M.D., B. Cofer, M.D., J. Doski, M.D., C. Grohman, M.D.

10:28

Discussion

 

10:36

Case Discussion Panel
Moderator: J. Flynn, M.D.

G. Redding, M.D., G. Thompson, M.D., P. Sponseller, M.D. K. Reinker, M.D., M. McMaster, M.D., FRCS, N. Suzuki, M.D.

 

 

11:20

Session Summary

J. Flynn, M.D.

11:25

Walking Break

 

11:30 – 13:00

Concurrent Workshops
Lunch will be provided in each room

 
 

Growing Rod Technique and New Japanese Spinal Implants
Faculty: N. Suzuki, M.D.
Sponsor: Showa Ika Kohgyo

Toledo Room

 

Guiding Growth: Initial Experiences with CD Horizon Legacy
Instrumentation and Other New Technologies
Faculty: R. McCarthy, M.D., G. Bollini, M.D., PhD, N. Ventura, M.D.
Sponsor: Medtronic

Escorial Centro

 

Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis
Faculty: M. Vitale, M.D.
Sponsor: Stryker Spine

Escorial Norte

13:00

Walking Break

 
 

Session 3: Growth Modulation
Session Chairs: C. Johnston, M.D. & F. Perez-Grueso, M.D.

Albeniz Ballroom

13:05

Experimental Studies of Growth Modulation

J. Braun, M.D.

13:20

Convex Growth Arrest

M. Yazici, M.D.

13:35

Discussion / Q & A

 

13:45

Growing Rods

B. Akbarnia, M.D.

14:00

VEPTR

R. Campbell, M.D

14:15

Discussion / Q & A

 

14:25-14:50

Debate: Fusion vs. Non-Fusion Options
Moderator: P. Sponseller, M.D.

 

14:25

Fusion

F. Perez-Grueso, M.D. & R. McCarthy, M.D.

14:35

Non-Fusion

D. Skaggs, M.D. & M. Yazici, M.D.

14:45

Fusion Rebuttal

D. Skaggs, M.D. & M. Yazici, M.D.

14:50

Non-Fusion Rebuttal

F. Perez-Grueso, M.D. & R. McCarthy, M.D.

14:55

Q & A

 

15:10

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

Granados Ballroom
 

Session 4: Free Papers & Cases

Albeniz Ballroom

15:40

Paper #6: How Does VEPTR Affect Pulmonary Function?An In Vivo Assessment Using the Rabbit Scoliosis Model

Hemal Mehta, M.S., Brian D. Snyder, M.D. Ph.D., Andrew C. Jackson, Ph.D., Stephen R. Baldassarri, B.S., Melissa J. Hayward, M.D., Michael J. Giuffrida, M.D., Vahid Entezari, M.D., Jay M. Wilson, M.D.

15:44

Paper #7: VEPTR in Non - Ambulatory Myelodysplasia Patients

John M. Flynn, M.D., Norman Ramirez, M.D., Randal Betz, M.D., John Smith, M.D., Robert Campbell, M.D.

15:48

Paper #8: Measurement of Forces Generated During Distraction of Growing Rods

Marco Teli, M.D., Giuseppe Grava, M.D., Alessio Lovi, M.D., Marco Brayda-Bruno, M.D.

15:52pm

Discussion

 

16:00

Paper #9: Single Growing Rods (Review of 21 cases). Changing the Foundations: Does it Affect the Results ?

Hazem Elsebaie, FRCS, M.D.

16:04

Paper #10: Spinal Hemiepiphysiodesis Correlates with Structural Changes

Eric Wall, M.D., Donita I. Bylski-Austrow, PhD, David L. Glos, BSE, Edgar T. Ballard, M.D., Andrea Montgomery, BS, Alvin H. Crawford, M.D.

16:08

Discussion

 

16:16

Case Discussion Panel
Moderator: R. Zeller, M.D., FRCSC
Panelists: B. Akbarnia, M.D., R. Campbell, M.D., C. Johnston, M.D., J. Braun, M.D., D. Marks, FRCS, J. Dubousset, M.D.

 

17:00

Session Summary

C. Johnston, M.D.

17:05

Closing Comments for Day 1

B. Akbarnia, M.D.

17:10

Meet the Experts – Small Group Q & A with Wine & Cheese Reception

Participants are invited to bring their own cases and questions for our faculty panels, for an informal time of discussion. Participants can choose a room or circulate between them.

Toledo Room
Moderator: P. Sponseller, M.D.
Panel: B. Akbarnia, M.D., J. Dubousset, M.D., J. Flynn, M.D., D. Jeszenszky, M.D., M. McMaster, M.D., FRCS, & N. Suzuki, M.D.

Escorial Centro
Moderator: C. Johnston, M.D.
Panel: G. Bollini, M.D., J. Braun, M.D., D. Marks, FRCS, F. Perez-Grueso, M.D., G. Redding, M.D., M. Ruf, M.D., D. Skaggs, M.D.

Escorial Norte
Moderator: R. McCarthy, M.D.
Panel: R. Campbell, M.D., A. Dimeglio, M.D., K. Reinker, M.D., G. Thompson, M.D., M. Vitale, M.D., M. Yazici, M.D., R. Zeller, M.D., FRCSC

 

18:30

Adjourn (Approximate)