8:35 – 10:10

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

Aragon Ballroom II & III


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Summary of Basic Science Studies

Brian Snyder, MD


Neurological Complications in EOS and Neuromonitoring Issues

Gerard Bollini, MD


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

Joe Perra, MD


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

Laurel Blakemore, MD


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

David Marks, FRCS


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

John Lonstein, MD


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

John T. Smith; Man Hung, PhD


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

Aragon Ballroom II & III


Masters Technique – Casting

Jim Sanders, MD


Masters Technique – SHILLA

Rick Mccarthy, MD


Masters Technique – SHILLA

Scott Luhmann, MD


Masters Technique – Growing Rods

Behrooz Akbarnia, MD


Masters Technique – Rib Anchored Distraction Based Growing Rods

David Skaggs, MD


Masters Technique – MAGEC

Hillal Noordeen, FRCS


Masters Techniques: Anterior Tether

Peter Newton, MD


Masters Techniques: Anterior Tether

Amer Samdani, MD


Tips and Tricks


VCR Plus Growing Rod

John Emans, MD


How to start an EOS casting program?

Lindsay Andras, MD


Vertebral Column Lengthening with Open Wedge Osteotomy in Congenital Bars

Deszö Jeszensky, MD


Intra-operative Traction

Rick Schwend, MD