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Friday

6:30

Registration Opens
Continental Breakfast and Exhibit Viewing

Viger Foyer
Viger Ballroom

 

Session 1: Growth of the Spine, Spinal Cord and Chest Wall and Etiology of Early Onset Spine Deformities
Session Chairs: G. Thompson, MD and M. McMaster, MD, FRCS

Salle de Bal Ballroom

07:30

Welcome and Course Overview

B. Akbarnia, MD

07:45

A Classification System for the Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis

D. Skaggs, MD

08:00

Normal and Abnormal Growth of the Spine and Thorax

A. Dimeglio, MD

8:15

Spinal Cord Growth and Its Relation to Spinal Column Growth

R. Keating, MD

8:30

Discussion

 

8:40

Etiology and Pathogenesis of Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis

M. McMaster, MD, FRCS

8:55

Genetics as Related to Growing Spine

J. Ogilvie, MD

9:10

Discussion

 

9:20

Pulmonary Consequences of Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

G. Redding, MD

9:35

The Evolution of Sagittal Segmental Alignment of the Spine During Childhood

M. Yazici, MD

9:50

Discussion

 

10:00

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

Viger Ballroom

 

Session 2: Free Papers

Salle de Bal Ballroom

10:30

Paper # 1: Diminished Spinal Cord Size with Congenital Scoliosis of the Thoracic Spine: A Risk for Neurological Sequelae: Age Matched, Double Cohort Study.

Gokce Mik, MD; Denis Drummond, MD; Alex Manteghi; Harish Hosalkar, MD; Joshua Auerbach, MD

10:34

Paper # 2: Intraspinal Anomalies in Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis: Prevalence and Role of MRI

Joshua Pahys, MD; Amer Samdani, MD; Randal Betz, MD

10:38

Paper # 3: The Characterization of the Thoracic Biomechanics of Respiration in Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome by Dynamic Lung MRI: A Preliminary Report

Robert Campbell, MD; Andrew Auber, MD; James Simmons III, DO, PhD; Ajeya Joshi, MD, Stephen Inscore, MD, M.M.M, Barry Cofer, MD; John Doski, MD

10:42

Discussion

 

10:49

Paper # 4: Lordoscoliosis and Large Intrathoracic Airway Obstruction

Enrique Garrido, MRCS, EBOT; Stewart Kenneth Tucker, FRCS; Mohammed Hamza Hilali Noordeen

10:53

Paper # 5: Cotrel Derotation Casting For Progressive Infantile Scoliosis

James Sanders, MD; Jacques D'Astous, MD; Marcie Fitzgerald, PA(C); Joseph Khoury, MD; Shyam Kishan, MD; Peter Sturm, MD

10:57

Discussion

 

11:03

Paper # 6: Neurologic Risk in Growing Rod Spine Surgery in Early Onset Scoliosis

Wudbhav Sankar; David Skaggs, MD; John Emans, MD; David Marks, FRCS; John Dormans, MD; George Thompson, MD; Suken Shah, MD; Paul Sponseller, MD; Behrooz Akbarnia, MD; Growing Spine Study Group

11:07

Paper # 7: Complications in 910 Growing Rod Surgeries: Use of Dual Rods and Submuscular Placement of Rods Decreases Complications

Shay Bess, MD; Behrooz Akbarnia, MD; George H. Thompson, MD; Paul Sponseller, MD; David L. Skaggs, MD; Suken Shah, MD; Hazem Elsebaie, FRCS, MD; Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD; Lawrence Karlin, MD; Sarah Canale; Connie Poe-kocher; Growing Spine Study Group

11:11

Paper # 8: Risk Factors for Rod Fractures in Growing Rod Surgery

Justin Yang, BS; Paul Sponseller, MD; George H. Thompson, MD; John Emans, MD; Richard McCarthy, MD; Pooria Salari, MD; Behrooz Akbarnia, MD

11:15

Discussion

 

11:22

Paper # 9: The Utility of VEPTR in the Older Child with Complex Spine and Chest Deformity

Amer Samdani, MD; Tricia St. Hilaire, BS; John Emans, MD; John Smith, MD; Kit Song, MD; Robert Campbell, MD; Randal Betz, MD

11:26

Paper # 10: Definitive Spinal Fusion for Congenital Scoliosis (CS): Long-term Results with a Minimum Follow-up of Ten Years

Ujjwal Debnath, FRCS, MD; Nanjundappa Harshavardhana, MS(Orth); James Hegarty, BSc; Michael Grevitt, FRCS (Tr & Orth); Hossein Mehdian, FRCS (Tr & Orth); Sathya Thambiraj, FRCS; John Webb, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

11:30

Paper # 11: Histological Changes of Dorsal Nerve Roots and Ganglia Induced by Spinal Fusion in Immature Rabbit Model.

Federico Canavese, MD, Alain Dimeglio, MD, Donatella Volpatti, VMD, Eugenio Pittioni, VMD, Fabio Cavalli, MD, Bartolomeo Canavese, VMD

11:34

Discussion

 
 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

 

11:40

Biological Implications of Intrinsically Stable Spinal Instrumentation

Marc A. Asher, MD

12:05

Discussion

 

12:15

Walking Break

 

12:20

Meet the Experts (with lunch)

All Maisonneuve rooms are located on the 36th floor, accessible via the elevators in the Viger Foyer.

 

Moderator: P. Sponseller, MD
Panel: Drs. Bollini, Hefti, Johnston, McCarthy, Redding, Shah, Vitale

Case #1: Growing Rod Instrumentation for Cervical Kyphosis in a Pediatric Quadriplegic Patient: A Case Study
Darryl Antonacci, MD; Jason Nydick, DO; Thomas Klein; Amer Samdani, MD; Jahangir Asghar, MD; Randal Betz, MD

Case #2: VEPTR-like Instrumentation for Early Onset Scoliosis
Richard Gross, MD

Maisonneuve A Room

 

Moderator: R. Campbell, MD
Panel: Drs. Dimeglio, Jeszensky, Marks, Ogilvie, Perez-Grueso, Wright, Zeller

Case #3: The Case Reports of the Dual Growing Rod Method using Pedicle Screws as Foundation in Both the Upper and Lower Spine
Takemi Shimaya, MD; Ken Yamazaki, MD; Hideki Murakami, MD; Satoshi Yoshida, MD; Tadashi Shimamura, MD

Case #4: The Treatment of Multiple Congenital Spinal Deformities: Report of 2 Cases
Lynn Letko, MD

Maisonneuve BC Room

 

Moderator: D. Skaggs, MD
Panel: Drs. Akbarnia, Elsabaie, Emans, Keating, McMaster, Thompson, Yazici

Case #5: Multiple Vertebrectomies in Severe Kyphosis Management
Talaat El Hadidi

Case #6: Early Surgical Care in Congenital Dislocation of the Spine
Elke Viehweger, MD; Marie-Christine Giacomelli, MD; Yann Glard, MD; Franck Launay, MD; Philippe Petit, MD; Jean Luc Jouve, MD; Gerard Bollini, MD

Maisonneuve D Room

13:20

Walking Break

 
 

Session 3: Fuse or Not Fuse, and Surgical Options for Congenital Spine Deformities and Tumors
Session Chairs: M. Yazici, MD and D. Marks, FRCS

Salle de Bal Ballroom

13:25

Spinal Fusion Overview: When is Short Segment Fusion or Resection Appropriate? When to Give up on Fusionless Technique?

F. Perez-Grueso, MD

13:40

Hemivertebrectomy: Posterior Approach Only and Its Effect on Further Growth

S. Shah, MD

13:55

Hemivertebrectomy: Combined Anterior and Posterior Approach

G. Bollini, MD, PhD

14:10

Discussion

 

14:20

Vertebral Column Resection

D. Jeszenszky, MD

14:35

Hemiephysiodesis and Convex Arrest

D. Marks, FRCS

14:50

Discussion

 

15:00

Neurosurgical Management of Spinal Cord Abnormalities in Children with Early Onset Scoliosis

R. Keating, MD

15:20

Discussion

 

15:30

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

Viger Ballroom

16:05

Debate
Moderator: M. McMaster, FRCS

Resolved: Correction by traction followed by cast or brace is the treatment of choice for syndromic deformity under the age of 6.

Moderator: S. Shah, MD

16:05

Against

G. Bollini, MD / G. Thompson, MD

16:15

For

C. Johnston, MD / R. Zeller, MD

16:25

Against Rebuttal

G. Bollini, MD / G. Thompson, MD

16:30

For: Rebuttal

C. Johnston, MD / R. Zeller, MD

16:35

Discussion

 

16:45

Case Discussions
Panelists: Drs. Elsebaie, Emans, Hefti, McMaster, Perez-Grueso, Thompson

Case #7: Epiphysiodesis and Rib Distraction to Control Severe Early Scoliosis on a Prader Willi Child
Jean-Pierre Farcy, MD

Case # 8: Posterior Vertebral Column Resection in Two Myelopathic Children Under 6 Years of Age with Tuberculous Kyphosis: Short Term Results
Anthony Rinella, MD; Matthew Geck, MD; Juan Uribe, MD; Mario Gonzalez, MD

Case # 9: Spinal Opening-wedge Osteotomy: A Novel Technique for Correction of Complex Congenital Scoliosis
Tamas Fekete; Friederike Lattig; Frank Kleinstueck; Andreas Eggspuehler; Martin Sutter; Dezsoe Jeszenszky

Moderator: R. McCarthy, MD

17:15

Friday Session Summary and Possible Research Questions

M. Yazici, MD

17:20

Walking Break to Concurrent Workshops

 

17:30

Concurrent Workshops with Course Wine and Cheese Reception
All Maisonneuve rooms are located on the 36th floor, accessible via the elevators in the Viger Foyer. Concurrent workshops are not CME-accredited.

 
 

Interactive Case Discussion on Complex Pediatric Deformity
Faculty: David Marks, FRCS, Suken Shah, MD, Paul Sponseller, MD
Supported by: DePuy Spine

Maisonneuve A Room

 

Emerging Techniques & Trends in Osteotomies
Faculty: John Emans, MD, Michael Vitale, MD
Supported by: Medtronic

Maisonneuve BC Room

 

Emerging Techniques & Trends in Osteotomies
Faculty: John Emans, MD, Michael Vitale, MD
Supported by: Medtronic

Maisonneuve D Room

18:45

Adjourn