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Friday

6:45

Registration Opens

Conrad Ballroom Foyer

6:45

Breakfast

Manzara Restaurant

6:45

Exhibit Viewing & Coffee in Exhibit Hall

Conrad Ballroom III

 

Session 1: General Session
Moderators: N. Suzuki, MD and G. Thompson, MD

Conrad Ballroom I and III

7:30

Welcome and Course Overview

B. Akbarnia, MD and M. Yazici, MD

7:35

Growth of the Spine and Thorax and Effect of Early Fusion

A. Dimeglio, MD

7:55

Growth Modulation

C. Johnston, MD

8:10

Growth of the Spinal Cord and When the Intraspinal Pathology Should be Addressed

N. Akalan, MD

8:25

Pulmonary Consequences of TIS

G. Redding, MD

8:40

Discussion

 

8:55

Terminology and Classification of EOS

B. Akbarnia, MD

9:05

Genetics

S. Shah, MD

9:15

Discussion

 

9:25

Keynote Address: Early Onset Spinal Deformity in Developing Regions: What Options are Available?

Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD

9:45

Discussion

 

9:50

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

Conrad Ballroom III

 

Session 2: Free Papers
Moderators: H. Noordeen, MD and G. Bollini, MD

Conrad Ballroom I and III

10:20

Paper # 1: Concurrent Tethered Cord Release and Growing Rod Insertion - Is it Safe?

Jon Oda, MD; Suken Shah, MD; William Mackenzie, MD

10:24

Paper # 2: Distal Pedicle Screws Migration in Growing Rods, Does it Really Happen?

Hazem Elsebaie, FRCS, MD; Hossam Salah, MD FRCS (Eng)

10:28

Paper # 3: Vertebral Body Growth During Growing Rod Instrumentation: Growth Preservation or Stimulation?

Deniz Olgun, MD; Houman Ahmadiadli, MD; Ahmet Alanay, MD; Muharrem Yazici, MD

10:32

Discussion

 

10:40

Paper # 4 : Growing Rods for Spinal Deformity: Characterizing Consensus and Variation in Current Use

Justin Yang, MD; Mark Mcelroy, MS; Behrooz Akbarnia, MD; Pooria Salari, MD; Daniel Oliveira, MD; GeorgeH. Thompson, MD; John Emans, MD; Muharrem Yazici, MD; David Skaggs, MD; Suken Shah, MD; Patricia Kostial, BS; Paul Sponseller, MD

10:44

Paper # 5 : Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis; Variations in Preferred Treatment Options

Pooria Salari, MD; Daniel Oliveira, MD; Behrooz Akbarnia, MD; Paul Sponseller, MD; Gregory Mundis, MD; Growing Spine Study Group

10:48

Discussion

 

10:55

Case Discussion
Panelists: Drs. Blakemore, Campbell, Dimeglio, Flynn, Jensen, Lenke, Noordeen, Redding

Moderator: C. Johnston, MD

11:40

Walking Break

 

11:50

Concurrent Surgical Technique Forums (with Lunch)

 
 

Case Studies: Overcoming Challenges in Pediatric Deformity Correction
Faculty: Lawrence Lenke, MD, Michael Vitale, MD and David Marks, FRCS
Supported by: Medtronic

Conrad Ballroom I & II

 

VEPTR: A Solution for Chest Wall and Spinal Deformity Corrections
Faculty: Robert Campbell, MD
Supported by: Synthes

Junior Ballroom A

 

Multi-Axial Translation Technique in Deformity Correction
Faculty: Laurel Blakemore, MD
Supported by: K2M

Junior Ballroom B

1:15

Walking Break

 
 

Session 3: Outcomes – What is Considered a Successful Endpoint for EOS Treatment?
Moderators: M. Vitale, MD and M. Yazici, MD

Conrad Ballroom I and III

1:25

Introduction and Outcome Measures for EOS

M. Vitale, MD

1:35

Pulmonary Function

G. Redding, MD

1:45

Non-operative Treatment

J. Sanders, MD

1:55

Non-fusion Treatment (Is fusion surgery always the end point?)

J. Flynn, MD

2:05

Complications – What is Acceptable with current techniques?

L. Lenke, MD

2:15

The Psychosocial Impact of Multiple Surgeries

R. Campbell, MD

2:25

Discussion

 

2:35

Free Papers
Moderators: L. Lenke, MD and D. Marks, FRCS

Conrad Ballroom I and II

2:35

Paper #6: CT Lung Volumes in EOS – Clinical Application and Early Results.

Charles Johnston, MD; Anna McClung, RN

2:39

Paper # 7 : Thoracic Function: A New Thoracic Performance Classification Based on Dynamic Lung MRI with Identification of a New Mechanism for Restrictive Lung Disease in EOS, Termed Posterior Obstructive Blockade

Robert Campbell, MD; Monica Epelman, MD; John Flynn, MD; Oscar Mayer, MD; Howard Panitch, MD; Michael Nance, MD; Thane Blinman; Joe McDonough, PhD

2:43

Paper # 8: Dynamic Thoracoplasty for Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy using a Modular Distraction Device

Chukwudi Chukwunyerenwa, MBBS, MRCSI; Damian McCormack, FRCS Orth, MCh

2:47

Discussion

 

2:55

Paper # 9: Atypical Usage of the VEPTR Implant for Chest Wall and Spinal Deformity

Kit Song, MD; John Waldhausen, MD; Gregory Redding, MD

2:59

Paper # 10: Airway Obstruction Secondary to Thoracolumbar Scoliosis: An Under-Recognized Complication

Gary McPhail, MD; Robert Wood; R. Boesch, DO, MS; Viral Jain, MD; Steven Agabegi; Eric Wall, MD; Alvin Crawford, MD

3:03

 

Discussion

 

2:55

Paper # 9: Atypical Usage of the VEPTR Implant for Chest Wall and Spinal Deformity

Kit Song, MD; John Waldhausen, MD; Gregory Redding, MD

2:55

Paper # 9: Atypical Usage of the VEPTR Implant for Chest Wall and Spinal Deformity

Kit Song, MD; John Waldhausen, MD; Gregory Redding, MD

 

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.

15:52

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

 

3:10

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

Conrad Ballroom III

 

Session 4: Debate: Kyphosis as a Contraindication for a Fusionless Procedure
Moderator: P. Sponseller, MD

Conrad Ballroom I and III m

3:30

Growing Rods can be used in patients with Kyphosis

M. Yazici, MD

3:35

Growing Rods cannot be used in patients with Kyphosis

G. Thompson, MD

3:40

VEPTR can be used in patients with Kyphosis

M. Vitale, MD

3:45

VEPTR cannot be used in patients with Kyphosis

H. Noordeen, MD

3:50

Rebuttal (2 min. each)

M. Yazici, MD / G. Thompson, MD

3:54

Rebuttal (2 min. each)

H. Noordeen, MD / M. Vitale, MD

4:10

Free Papers
Moderators: A. Hamzaoglu, MD and B. Yaszay, MD

Conrad Ballroom I and II

4:10

Paper # 11: Results and Complications of Kyphectomy (PVCR) for Pediatric Hyperkyphotic Spine Deformities (An SRS GOP Review of One Site)

Oheneba Boachie-adjei, MD; Elias Papadopoulos; Cristina Sacramento; Matthew Cunningham; Kenneth Paonessa; Yamuna Kanazawa; William Aibinder; Baron Lonner, MD; Francisco Javier S Perez-Grueso, MD; Michael Mendelow; Fred Hess; Munish Gupta; Howard Calder; Bettye Wright

4:14

Paper # 12: Growing Rods for Early Onset Scoliosis and Itself Complications. A Retrospective Study of 129 Pts with 10 Yrs Follow-up

Milan Filipovič; Martin Repko; Miroslav Nýdrle; Milan Leznar

4:18

Paper # 13: Topical Negative Pressure Therapy for Wound Complications Following VEPTR Surgery

James Simmons III, DO, PhD; Vishwas Patil, MD; Ajeya Joshi, MD; Kent Reinker, MD; Robert Campbell, MD

4:22

Discussion

 

4:30

Paper # 14: Submuscular Growing Rods: Technique, Results and Complications of 88 Patients with Minimum 2-Year Follow-up

Suken Shah, MD; Najma Farooq, FRCS; Enrique Garrido, MRCS, EBOT; Stewart Tucker, FRCS; Hilali Noordeen, FRCS

4:34

Paper # 15: Lengthening of Dual Growing Rods: Is there a Law of Diminishing Returns?

Wudbhav Sankar; David Skaggs, MD; Muharrem Yazici, MD; Charles Johnston, MD; Pooya Javidan, BS; Rishi Kadakia; Thomas Day; Behrooz Akbarnia, MD; Growing Spine Study Group

4:38

Paper # 16: Effect of Anterior Instrumentation in Children age 1 and 2 Years on Spinal Canal Dimensions.

Hazem Elsebaie, FRCS, MD; Hossam Salah, MD FRCS(Eng); Hilali Noordeen, FRCS; Behrooz Akbarnia, MD

4:42

Discussion

 

4:50

Wine & Cheese Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

Conrad Ballroom II

5:50

Adjourn