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Saturday

7:00 am

Exhibit Viewing / Coffee in Exhibit Hall

Floridian Ballroom EF

7:30 – 8:45

Surgical Technique Forums: Company-Supported Workshops with Breakfast
Not CME Accredited

Floridian Ballroom ABC

 

New Spinal Deformity Correction Techniques Utilizing the RANGE Spinal System
Supported by: K2M
Faculty: Laurel Blakemore, MD

Room: Flagler

 

Osteotomy Techniques to Achieve Sagittal Balance
Supported by: Medtronic
Faculty: Richard McCarthy, MD and David Skaggs, MD

Room: Palm Beach

8:45 – 8:55

Walking Break

 

8:55 – 10:10

Session 5: Papers -Classification/Assessment/Secondary Effects
Moderator: L. Blakemore, MD

Floridian Ballroom ABC

8:55

Paper #13: Organizing Chaos: Development of a Consensus-Based Early Onset Scoliosis Classification Schema

Brendan A. Williams, BA; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Laurel C. Blakemore, MD; Randal R. Betz, MD; John M. Flynn, MD; Charles E. Johnston, II, MD; Richard E. McCarthy, MD; David P. Roye, Jr., MD; David L. Skaggs, MD; John T. Smith, MD; Brian D. Synder, MD PhD; Paul D. Sponseller, MD MBA; Peter F. Sturm, MD; George H. Thompson, MD; Muharrem Yazici, MD; Michael G. Vitale, MD MPH

8:59

Paper: 14: Validation of the Early-Onset Scoliosis Questionnaire (EOSQ): Responsiveness and Comparison with Normative Subjects

Michael Vitale, MD, MPH; Hiroko Matsumoto, MA; Kumar Nair, BA; Daren McCalla, BS; Brendan Williams, BA; Jacqueline Corona, MD; Benjamin D. Roye, MD; David P. Roye, Jr., MD; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; John Emans, MD; David Skaggs, MD; John T. Smith, MD

9:03

Paper #15: Rib-based Growing Systems: Is There a Law of Diminishing Returns with Repeated Lengthening?

John A. Heflin; John T. Smith, MD

9:07

Discussion

 

9:15

Paper #16: Does Growing Rod Cause Degeneration And Secondary Deformity In The Adjacent Segment?

Caglar Yilgor; Serdar Aritan; Gokhan Demirkiran; Kenan Daglioglu; Kemal Kosemetmetoglu; Muharrem Yazici, MD

9:19

Paper #17: Does the Type of Distraction-Based Growing System for Early Onset Scoliosis Affect Post-Operative Sagittal Alignment?

Ron El-Hawary, MD, MSc, FRCS(C); Peter Sturm, MD; Patrick Cahill, MD; Amer Samdani, MD; Michael Vitale, MD; Peter Gabos, MD; Nathan Bodin, MD; Chalres d'Amato, MD; Colin Harris, MD; John Smith, MD

9:23

Paper #18: Proximal Segmental Kyphosis after Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib Insertion

Ying Li, MD; Lawrence Karlin, MD

9:27

Discussion

 

9:35

Paper #19: Proximal Junctional Kyphosis in Distraction-Based Growing Rods

David Skaggs, MD; Karen Myung, MD, PhD; Christopher Lee, BS

9:39

Paper #20: Sagittal Spinopelvic Parameters Help Predict the Risk of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis for Children Treated with Posterior Distraction Based Implants

Ron El-Hawary, MD, MSc, FRCS(C); Peter Sturm, MD; Patrick Cahill, MD; Amer Samdani, MD; Michael Vitale, MD; Peter Gabos, MD; Nathan Bodin, MD; Charles d'Amato, MD; John Smith, MD; Colin Harris, MD

9:43

Paper #21: Effects of the Growing Rod On The Discs And Facet Joints of the Unfused Intermediate Segments

Gokhan Demirkiran; Caglar Yilgor; Mehmet Ayvaz; Kemal Kosemehmetoglu; Kenan Daglioglu; Muharrem Yazici, MD

9:47

Discussion

 

9:55

Paper #22: Is Thoracic Expansion A Safe Procedure For Mobility And Growth Potential Of The Spine? Spontaneous Fusion after Multiple Chest Distractions In Young Children

Caglar Yilgor; Gokan Demirkiran; Mehmet Ayvaz; Muharrem Yazici, MD

9:59

Paper #23: Dynamic Stresses in the Disc Annulus After Spinal Hemiepiphysiodesis

Donita I. Bylski-Austrow, PhD; Eric J. Wall, MD; Alvin H. Crawford, MD; Viral J. Jain, MD; David L. Glos; Frank E. Sauser

10:03

Paper #24: Loss of Fixation of Upper Thoracic Pedicle Screws Causing Spinal Cord Injury

David Skaggs, MD; Kira Skaggs; Aimee Brasher, MD; Charles Johnston, MD; John Purvis, MD; John Smith, MD

10:07

Discussion

 

10:15 – 10:35

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

Floridian Ballroom EF

10:35 – 12:35

Session 6: Keynote Address & Symposium on Basic Science
Moderator: P. Sponseller, MD

Floridian Ballroom ABC

10:35

Keynote Address Introduction

 

10:40

Keynote Address: Developing Evidence for EOS Treatment

M. Goldberg, MD

11:00

Discussion

 

11:20

FDA Considerations for Growing Spinal Implants

S. Cummins, MD, MPH

11:40

Biomechanics of Immature Rib and Vertebra

R. Schwend, MD

11:55

Flexible Tether

P. Newton, MD

12:10

Discussion

 

12:18

Review of Animal Models of Growing Spine and their Applications

B. Snyder, MD

12:33

Anterior Vertebral Growth Plate Tether

Eric Wall, MD

12:48

Discussion

 

12:55 – 1:40

Lunch

Floridian Ballroom EF

1:40 – 2:40

Session 7: Ask-the-Faculty Case Discussions
Participants will be invited to submit in advance cases they have questions about for faculty input and discussion. 5-6 faculty will be available in 4 different rooms.

Room 1: Flagler/ Gilchrist
Moderators: Dr. Johnston & Dr. Shah
Panel: Drs. Newton, Schwend, Vitale

Room 2: Hamilton/Indian River
Moderators: Dr. Akbarnia & Dr. Blakemore
Panel: Drs. Bollini, McCarthy, Ouellet, Redding

Room 3: Jackson
Moderators: Dr. Sponseller & Dr. Smith
Panel: Drs. Emans, Samdani, Suzuki, Yazici

Room 4: Palm Beach
Moderators: Dr. Skaggs & Thompson
Panel: Drs. Snyder, Torode, Wall

 

2:40 -2:55

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

Floridian Ballroom EF

2:55 – 4:00

Session 8: Power Summaries
Moderator: J. Emans, MD

Floridian Ballroom ABC

2:55

Management of Implant-related Infections: VEPTR

J. Smith, MD

3:01

Management of Implant-related Infections: Growing Rods

M. Vitale, MD

3:07

Apical Control in Growing Constructs

C. Johnston, MD

3:13

Discussion

 

3:23

Pediatric Spinal Deformity and GI issues

J. Bornstein, MD

3:38

Spinal Cord Injury and the Growing Spine

A. Samdani, MD

3:44

Managing Repeat Surgery for Young Patients and Families

L. Blakemore, MD

3:50

Discussion

 

4:00 – 5:00

Session 9: Papers -Complications, Neuromuscular & Syndromic Disorders
Moderator: R. Woo, MD

 

4:04

Paper #25: Vertebral Body Stapling in the treatment of thoracic Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in Immature Patients

Acke Ohlin, MD, PhD; Agneta Montgomery; Kasim Abul-Kasim

4:08

Paper #26: Next Generation of Growth-Sparing Techniques: Preliminary Clinical Results of a Magnetically Controlled Growing Rod (MCGR) in 14 Patients

Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Kenneth MC Cheung; Hilali Noordeen; Hazem El Sebaie; Muharrem Yazici, MD; Zaher Dannawi; Nima Kabirian

4:12

Discussion

 

4:20

Paper #27: Post-Operative Wound Infection in Growing Rod Surgery for Early-Onset Scoliosis

Nima Kabirian, MD; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD, Jeff Pawelek, BS; Milad Alam, BS; Greg Mundis, MD; Ricardo Acacio, MD; George H. Thompson, MD; David S. Marks,FRCS; Adrian C. Gardner, FRCS; David L. Skaggs,MD and GSSG

4:24

Paper # 28: Mortality and Morbidity in Early Onset Scoliosis Surgery

Jonathan H. Phillips, MD; D Raymond Knapp, Jr, MD; Jose A. Herrera-Soto, MD

4:28

Paper #29: VEPTR use in treatment of Jarcho-Levin Syndrome: A Spondylocostal Dysostosis and Spondylothoracic Dysplasia Review

Ajeya P. Joshi, MD; Joshua G. Karlin, BS; Davin Cordell, MD; James W. Simmons, DO PhD

4:32

Discussion

 

4:40

Paper #30: Growing Rods in Early Onset Scoliosis with Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Viral Jain, MD; Abhishek Ray; Alvin Crawford, MD; John Emans, MD; Paul Sponseller, MD; Growing Spine Study Group

4:44

Paper #31: Growing Rods for the Treatment of Scoliosis in Cerebral Palsy: A Critical Assessment

Mark McElroy, MS; Paul D. Sponseller, MD; Jonathan R. Dattilo, BS; George H. Thompson, MD; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Growing Spine Study Group

4:48

Paper #32: Natural History and Results of Surgical Treatment of Spine Deformities in Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 and Type 3a

Tomasz Potaczek, MD; Daniel Zarzycki, MD, PhD

4:52

Paper #33: Growing Segmental Spinal Instrumentation without Fusion in Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Samuel R. Rosenfeld, MD

4:56

Discussion

 

5:04

Best Paper Award

 

5:09

Best E-Poster Award

 

5:15

Closing Comments

 

5:20

Adjourn