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Saturday

7:00

Exhibit Viewing & Coffee in Exhibit Hall

Conrad Ballroom III

7:30

Concurrent Surgical Technique Forums (with Breakfast)

 
 

Expedium 4.5 - Case Presentations and Live Sawbone Demonstration
Faculty: Behrooz Akbarnia, MD, David Marks, FRCS & Muharrem Yazici, MD
Supported by: DePuy

Conrad Ballroom I & II

 

Casting Workshop
Faculty: James Sanders MD & Charles Johnston, MD
Supported by: Protex

Junior Ballroom A

 

Growth Strategies for Early Onset Scoliosis: State of the Art
Faculty: Michael Vitale, MD
Supported by: Stryker

Junior Ballroom B

8:55

Walking Break

 
 

Session 5:Focus Topic: Complications – How to Avoid Them and How to Manage Them
Moderators: J. Flynn, MD and F. Perez-Grueso, MD

Conrad Ballroom I and III

9:05

Complications Related to Specific Diagnoses (OI, Syndromes, etc.)

P. Sponseller, MD

9:20

Complications of VEPTR Anchors

R. Campbell, MD

9:35

Complications of Anchors in the Growing Rod Technique

B. Akbarnia, MD

9:50

Discussion

 

10:00

Complications Related to Sagittal Alignment

L. Karlin, MD

10:15

Complications of Non-operative Management

H. Elsebaie, MD

10:30

Complications – Revision Strategies in Cases Surgically Treated before the Age of 9

G. Bollini, MD

10:45

Discussion

 

10:55

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

Conrad Ballroom III

 

Session 6: Free Papers
Moderators: L. Karlin, MD and H. Elsebaie, MD

Conrad Ballroom I and IIII

11:20

Paper #17: Posterior Hemivertebra/Bar Resection and Segmental Instrumentation in the Treatment of Congenital Scoliosis at the Cervicothroracic Junction

Lynn Letko, MD; Rubens Jensen, MD; Juergen Harms, Prof. Dr. med

11:24

Paper #18: Management and surgical planning of severe infantile cervical kyphosis

Dezsoe Jeszenszky; Frank Kleinstueck; Tamas Fekete

11:28

Paper #19: Complex Cervico-Thoracic Deformities of Growing Spine: Surgical Results with Minimum Follow-up of Three Year

Nanjundappa Harshavardhana, MS (Orth); Mihir Bapat, MS(Orth); Kshitij Chaudhary, MS (Orth), DNB (Orth); Vinod Laheri, MS (Orth)

11:32

Discussion

 

11:40

Paper #20: In vivo distraction force and length measurements of growing rods: Which factors influence on the ability to lengthen?

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

11:44

Paper #21: Porcine Model for Progressive Scoliosis: The Impact of Removing the Mechanical Tether

Ashish Patel, MD; Renaud Lafage, BS; Frank Schwab, MD; Jean-pierre Farcy, MD; Virginie Lafage, PhD

11:48

Paper #22: Asymmetrical Flexible Tethering of the Spine in a Porcine Model

Neil Saran, MD, FRCSC; Charles Johnston, MD; Hong Zhang, MD

11:52

Discussion

 
 

Chest vs. Spine

Moderator: S. Shah, MD

12:00

Spine deformity has to be Primarily Corrected

D. Marks FRCS and G. Mundis

12:10

Chest deformity has to be Primarily Corrected

R. Campbell, MD and F. Perez-Grueso, MD

12:20

Rebuttal (2 min. each)

D. Marks FRCS and G. Mundis

12:24

Rebuttal (2 min. each)

R. Campbell, MD and F. Perez-Grueso, MD

12:28

Discussion

 

12:40

Lunch

Manzara Restaurant

 

Session 7: Myth Vs. Truth
Moderators: J. Sanders, MD and R. Jensen, MD

Conrad Ballroom I and III

1:30

Myth vs. Truth: Mehta Casts Always Work

H. Noordeen, MD

1:35

Myth vs Truth: Posterior Distraction Techniques are Kyphogenic

P. Sponseller, MD

1:40

Myth vs. Truth: Distraction Should be Done Every 6 Months with Distraction-based Methods

G. Thompson, MD

1:45

Myth vs Truth: Vertebral Resection and Short Fusion is Better than Non-fusion Techniques in Short Congenital Deformity

R. Jensen, MD

1:50

Myth vs. Truth: Final Fusion is Always Indicated in Non Fusion Surgery

F. Perez Grueso, MD

1:55

Discussion

 

2:15

Myth vs. Truth: Growing Rods have Too Many Complications

N. Suzuki, MD

2:25

Myth vs. Truth: Screws are Always Superior to Hooks for GR Foundations

J. Flynn, MD

2:30

Myth vs. Truth: VEPTRs are Too Bulky

M. Yazici, MD

2:35

Discussion

 

2:50

Myth vs. Truth: VEPTRs Prevent Respiratory Sequelae of TIS

G. Redding, MD

2:55

Myth vs. Truth: VEPTRs Can Only Be Used for Chest Wall Problems

B. Yaszay, MD

3:00

Myth vs. Truth: Chest Expansion is Not Useful > 10 years due to Growth of Thorax

A. Dimeglio, MD

3:05

Discussion

 

3:20

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

Conrad Ballroom III

 

Session 8: Free Papers
Moderators: R. Campbell, MD & A. Dimeglio, MD

Conrad Ballroom I and III

3:40

Paper #23: Natural History of Spine Associated With Esophageal Atresia – A Long-Term Population-Based Follow-Up Study

Saara Sistonen, MD; Ilkka Helenius, MD, PhD; Jari Peltonen, MD, PhD; Seppo Sarna, PhD; Risto Rintala, MD, Professor; Mikko Pakarinen, MD, PhD

3:44

Paper #24: The Rib Vertebral Angle Difference – Is it a reliable measure?

Jacqueline Corona, MD; James Sanders, MD; Scott Luhmann, MD; Michel Diab, MD; David P. Roye, Jr., MD; Hiroko Matsumoto, MA; Michael Vitale, MD, MPH

3:48

Paper #25: Innovation in Growing Rod Technique; Study of Safety and Efficacy of Remotely Expandable Rod in Animal Model

Behrooz Akbarnia, MD; Gregory Mundis, MD; Pooria Salari, MD; Burt Yaszay, MD

3:52

Discussion

 

4:00

Paper #26: Pedicle and Vertebral Column Resections for Post-Tuberculous Pediatric Spinal Deformities: Surgical Results from a Single Center with Minimum Follow-up of Five Years

Nanjundappa Harshavardhana, MS (Orth); Mihir Bapat, MS(Orth); Kshitij Chaudhary, MS (Orth), DNB (Orth); Vinod Laheri, MS (Orth)

4:04

Paper #27: Convex Instrumented Hemiepiphysiodesis with Concave Distraction

Ozgur Dede, MD; Muharrem Yazici, M.D.; Ahmet Alanay, MD

4:08

Paper #28: Results of Hemivertebra Excision for the Treatment of Congenital Scoliosis: A Multicenter Retrospective Review

Burt Yaszay, MD; Michael O'Brien, MD; Peter Newton, MD; Randal Betz, MD; Harry Shufflebarger, MD; Baron Lonner, MD; Lynn Letko, MD; Juergen Harms, Prof. Dr. med.; Alvin Crawford, MD; Suken Shah, MD; Paul Sponseller, MD; Michelle Marks, PT,MA

4:12

Paper #29: Nutritional Improvement Following Growing Rod Surgery in Children with Early Onset Scoliosis

Karen Myung, MD; David Skaggs, MD; George H. Thompson, MD; John Emans, MD; Paul Sponseller, MD; Lawrence Karlin, MD; Charles Johnston, MD; Behrooz Akbarnia, MD; Growing Spine Study Group

4:16

Discussion

 

4:24

Case Discussions
Panelists: Drs. Bollini, Hamzaoglu, Marks, Shah, Suzuki, Yaszay, Johnston, El Sebaie

Moderator: J. Flynn, MD

5:20

Awards

 

5:25

Closing Comments

 

5:30

Adjourn