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Friday

6:45 am

Registration Opens
Breakfast & Exhibit Viewing

Dominion Foyer

 

Session 1: Basics of EOS and Growing Spine
Moderators: Drs. Flynn & Thompson

Dominion Ballroom

7:30 - 7:35

Welcome & Course Description

B. Akbarnia, MD & C. Johnston, MD

7:36 – 7:50

Growth of the Spine and Thorax – Normal

A. Dimeglio, MD

7:51 – 8:05

Growth of Lungs – Normal & Practical Pulmonary Medicine

G. Redding, MD

8:06 – 8:20

Recognition of Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

R. Campbell, MD

8:21 – 8:36

Questions & Discussion

 

8:37 – 8:51

Congenital Deformity – Dangerous, Benign

A. Tsirikos, MD

8:52 – 9:06

Syndromic Spine Deformity

S. Shah, MD

9:07 – 9:17

Questions & Discussion

 

9:18 – 9:32

Infantile Non Congenital Deformity, Cast Treatment

J. Sanders, MD

9:33 – 9:47

Syrinx, Chiari, Tether – Need for Treatment

J. Drake, MD

9:48 – 9:58

Questions & Discussion

 

9:58 – 10:25

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

Dominion Foyer

 

Session 1: Basics of EOS and Growing Spine Continued
Moderators: Drs. Akbarnia & Snyder

Dominion Ballroom

10:25 – 10:40

Making Treatment Decisions w/o Evidence

J. Wright, MD

10:41 – 10:55

Outcome of Early Fusion – What We Know

C. Johnston, MD

10:56 – 11:06

Questions & Discussion

 
 

Session 2: Surgical Techniques
Moderators: Drs. Akbarnia & Snyder

Dominion Ballroom

11:07 – 11:15

How to Do Your First Growing Rod – Technique

G. Thompson, MD

11:16 – 11:24

Hybrid GR Construct w/Staples

M. Vitale, MD

11:25 – 11:33

Complications of GR’s –Incidence & Management

B. Akbarnia, MD

11:34 –11:49

Questions & Discussion

 

11:50 – 11:58

How to Do Your First Expansion Thoracoplasty

J. Emans, MD

11:59 – 12:07

Hybrid Rib-spine Constructs / Free Paper #26

D. Skaggs, MD

12:08 – 12:16

External Fixation for Spinal Deformity

K. Uno, MD

 

Session 3: Free Papers
Moderators: Drs. McCarthy & Uno

Dominion Ballroom

13:50

Free Paper #1: Pedicle Screws Have Fewer Complications than Hooks in Children with Growing Rods

David L. Skaggs, MD; Karen S. Myung, MD, PhD; Charles E. Johnston, MD; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Growing Spine Study Group

13:55

Free Paper #2: Use of the S-Hook as Pelvic Foundation as Part of Rib Based Distraction Construct

Norman Ramirez; John M. Flynn, MD; John T. Smith, MD; Michael Vitale, MD; Ron El-Hawary, MD

14:00

Free Paper #3: Treatment Of Kyphoscoliosis And Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome (TIS) Associated With Myelodysplasia Using VEPTR in an Eiffel Tower Construct

Ajeya Joshi, MD; Robert Campbell, MD; Vishwas Patil, MD; Davin Cordell, MD; William Koeck, MD; Kent Reinker, MD

14:05

Discussion

 

14:15

Free Paper #4: Definitive Fusion In 12 Early Onset Scoliosis With Dual Growing Rods

Teppei Suzuki; Koki Uno; Toshihisa Maeda; Yoshihiro Inui; Hiroshi Miyamoto

14:20

Free Paper #5: Can Infection Associated With Rib Based Distraction Be Managed Without Implant Removal? A Multicenter Study

John T. Smith; John Emans, MD; Amer Sandami, MD; Randal Betz, MD

14:25

Free Paper #6: Introduction of VEPTR Surgery into Japan: A Report on the First 33 Patients

Noriaki Kawakami, MD; Taichi Tsuji, MD

14:30

Discussion

 
 

Session 4: Outcomes
Moderators: Drs. Shah & Zeller

Dominion Ballroom

14:41 – 14:55

Growing Rod and VEPTR Graduates/Free Paper #25

J. Flynn, MD

14:56 – 15:10

Hemivert Resect Results @ Maturity

G. Bollini, MD

15:11 – 15:31

Keynote Speaker: Outcome Early Fusion

J. Lonstein, MD

15:32 – 15:47

Questions & Discussion

 

14:15

Free Paper #4: Definitive Fusion In 12 Early Onset Scoliosis With Dual Growing Rods

Teppei Suzuki; Koki Uno; Toshihisa Maeda; Yoshihiro Inui; Hiroshi Miyamoto

15:48 – 16:15

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

Dominion Foyer

16:15 – 16:29

Experimental Outcome of Expansion Thoracoplasty

B. Snyder, MD

16:30 – 16:44

Pulmonary Outcomes s/p VEPTR

G. Redding, MD

16:45 – 16:59

Junctional Kyphosis – Management

P. Sponseller, MD

17:00 – 17:15

Questions & Discussion

 

17:15 – 18:15

Session 5 Company-Supported Workshops
* Not CME Accredited

 
 

New Spinal Deformity Correction Techniques
Supported by: K2M
Faculty: David Marks, FACS

Dominion Ballroom

 

Obstacles/Complications in Treating EOS
Supported by: Stryker
Faculty: David Skaggs, MD & Michael Vitale, MD, MPH

Room: Simcoe / Dufrin Room

 

Non-Operative Methods: Casting & Traction
Faculty: Charles Johnston, MD & James Sanders, MD

Room: Civic Ballroom

18:15 – 19:10

Wine & Cheese Networking Reception

Dominion Foyer