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Friday

8:35 – 10:10

Session 5: Free Papers: Instrumentation/Techniques
Moderator: Michael Glotzbecker MD & Koki Uno, MD

Aragon Ballroom II & III

8:35

Free Paper #22: Proximal Hooks In Growing Rod Systems: Can They Prevent Proximal Junctional Failures?

Francesco Lolli, MD; Konstantinos Martikos, MD; Elena Maredi, MD; Mario Di Silvestre, MD; Francesco Vommaro, MD; Andrea Baioni, MD; Tiziana Greggi, MD

8:39

Free Paper #23: Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Measurement Variability in Patients with Growing Rods

Kody K. Barrett, BA; Lindsay M. Andras, MD; Paul D. Choi, MD; Vernon T. Tolo, MD; David Skaggs, MD

8:43

Free Paper #24: Reliability of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Measurements for Early Onset Scoliosis

Ammar Al Khudairy; Luke Gauthier; Jacob Matz; John Heflin; Ron El-Hawary

8:55

Free Paper #25: Radiographic Analysis of Cervicothoracic and Spinopelvic Changes After Dual Growing Rod Surgery for Early Onset Scoliosis

Daniel Barba, MD; Gregory M. Mundis Jr, MD; Burt Yaszay, MD; Jeff Pawelek, BS; Stacie Nguyen, MPH; Nima Kabirian, MD; Suken Shah, MD; John B. Emans, MD; Charles E. Johnston, MD; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Growing Spine Study Group

8:59

Free Paper #26: Growing Spinal Systems And Early Onset Deformities: Is Hyperkhyphosis A Contraindication?

Tiziana Greggi, MD; Francesco Lolli, MD; Elena Maredi, MD; Konstantinos Martikos, MD; Mario Di Silvestre, MD; Andrea Baioni, MD

9:03

Free Paper #27: Do Thoracolumbar/lumbar Curves Respond Differently To Growing Rod Surgery Compared To Thoracic Curves?

Navid R. Arandi, BS; Jeff Pawelek, BS; Nima Kabirian, MD; George H. Thompson, MD; John B. Emans, MD; John M. Flynn, MD; John P. Dormans, MD; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Growing Spine Study Group

9:15

Free Paper #28: Sublaminar Wires in Growing Constructs for EOS with Severe Curves Effective in Preventing Proximal Anchor Pullout

Anna McClung, BSN, RN; Charles E. Johnston, MD; Brandon A. Ramo, MD; Daniel J. Sucato, MD, MS

9:19

Free Paper #29: The Sagital Balance Challenge In Fusionless Surgery: PJK Predicting Factors in VEPTR Technique

Norberto Ventura, PhD, MD; Ana Ey, MD; Augusto Covaro, PhD; Inma Vilalta, PhD; Melisa Stitzman, PhD; Iago Garreta, PhD; David Bongiovanni, PhD

9:23

Free Paper #30: The Use of VEPTR for Treatment of Congenital Scoliosis without Fused Ribs

Jeffrey R. Sawyer, MD; Robert F. Murphy, MD; Alice Moisan, BSN; Derek M. Kelly, MD; William C. Warner, MD

9:35

Free Paper #31: Long-term Results Of Posterior Non-instrumented Fusion In Very Young Children With Congenital Hemivertebra

Martin Repko, Milan Filipovic, Milan Leznar, Jan Pesek, Otto Vlach

9:39

Free Paper #32: The Use of Spinal and Rib Based Distraction Systems in Early Onset Scoliosis Associated with Myelomeningocele

John T. Smith; John A. Heflin, MD; Paul Sponseller, MD; Larry Karlin, MD

9:43

Free Paper #33: The Use of Rib-Based Distraction in Dysplastic Early Onset Scoliosis associated with Neurofibromatosis

John T. Smith; John A. Heflin, MD; Michael G. Vitale, MD; Ron El-Hawary, MD; Randal Betz, MD

10:25 – 11:45

Session 6: Complications and Cases
Moderator: John Lonstein, MD

Aragon Ballroom II & III

10:25

Summary of Basic Science Studies

Brian Snyder, MD

10:45

Neurological Complications in EOS and Neuromonitoring Issues

Gerard Bollini, MD

11:00

Case Presentation: A Bad EOS Complication I have had or seen

Joe Perra, MD

11:05

Case Presentation: A Bad EOS Complication I have had or seen

Laurel Blakemore, MD

11:10

Case Presentation: A Bad EOS Complication I have had or seen

David Marks, FRCS

11:20

Long term followup of EOS fusions - average 32 year since surgery

John Lonstein, MD

11:30

When I use VEPTR vs. Growing Rod

John Emans, MD

12:40 – 1:20

Session 7: Free Papers: Complications
Moderator: Jeff Sawyer, MD

Aragon Ballroom II & III

12:40

Free Paper #34: Safety of Pedicle Screws for Pediatric Patients Younger than 10 Years Old: Analysis of 5024 Pedicle Screws

Takahito Fujimori, MD; Burt Yaszay; Carrie E. Bartley; Tracey P. Bastrom; Peter O. Newton, MD

12:44

Free Paper #35: Surgeon Practices Regarding Infection Prevention for Growth Friendly Spinal Procedures

Michael P. Glotzbecker, MD; Sumeet Garg, MD; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH; Tricia St Hilaire, MPH; Ajeya Joshi

12:48

Free Paper #36: Wound Complications of VEPTR Incisions

Sumeet Garg, MD; Jaren LaGreca, BA; Tricia St. Hilaire, BS; Dexiang Gao, PhD; Michael Glotzbecker, MD; Ying Li, MD; John T. Smith, MD; Jack M. Flynn, MD

1:00

Free Paper #37: Incidence of False Positive Spinal Cord Monitoring Alerts in Surgery for Early Onset Scoliosis

Oliver M. Stokes; Katherine Bowyer, BSc; Laura Goodger, BSc; Hossein Mehdian, MD, FRCS

1:04

Free Paper #38: Quality of Life and Burden of Care in Patients with Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS) Undergoing Casting

Hiroko Matsumoto; Evan Trupia, BS; Hasani Swindell, BS; Tara Flynn, BA; Jeff Pawelek, BS; Sumeet Garg, MD; Michael Glotzbecker, MD; David Roye, MD; James Sanders, MD; Peter Sturm, MD; Michael Vitale, MD, MPH

1:08

Free Paper #39: Is Neuromonitoring necessary for VEPTR expansion and implant exchanges in Early Onset Scoliosis?

John T. Smith; Man Hung, PhD

1:20-3:25

Session 8: Masters Technqiues, Tips and Tricks
Moderator: John Smith, MD

Aragon Ballroom II & III

1:20

Masters Technique – Casting

Jim Sanders, MD

1:30

Masters Technique – SHILLA

Rick Mccarthy, MD

1:37

Masters Technique – SHILLA

Scott Luhmann, MD

1:54

Masters Technique – Growing Rods

Behrooz Akbarnia, MD

2:04

Masters Technique – Rib Anchored Distraction Based Growing Rods

David Skaggs, MD

2:14

Masters Technique – MAGEC

Hillal Noordeen, FRCS

2:50

Masters Techniques: Anterior Tether

Peter Newton, MD

2:57

Masters Techniques: Anterior Tether

Amer Samdani, MD

3:14

Tips and Tricks

3:14

VCR Plus Growing Rod

John Emans, MD

3:19

How to start an EOS casting program?

Lindsay Andras, MD

3:24

Vertebral Column Lengthening with Open Wedge Osteotomy in Congenital Bars

Deszö Jeszensky, MD

3:29

Intra-operative Traction

Rick Schwend, MD