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Thursday

7:35

Session 1: Instructional Lectures “Fundamentals”
Moderator: Michael Vitale, MD

Aragon Ballroom II & III

7:35

Minimizing Radiation in EOS – From a Pediatric Radiologist Perspective

Jerry Dwek, MD

8:05

What a Pediatric Spine Surgeon Needs to Know about Pulmonology

Greg Redding, MD

8:35

Classification of EOS

Michael Vitale, MD

8:43

Natural History of EOS, and What Happens with Early Fusion

Lori Karol, MD

8:53

Classification of Growth Friendly Implants

David Skaggs, MD

9:12

Issues with Repetitive Anesthesia in the Young

Piyush Patel, MD

9:55

Session 2: Free Papers “American Idol Style”
Moderator: David Marks, FRCS
Judges: Laurel Blakemore, Charlie Johnston, John Emans
Format: Judges hold up signs 1-10 and give 1-2 sentences on each paper

Aragon Ballroom II & III

9:55

Free Paper #1: Pediatric Thoracic Volume Modeling for Early Onset Scoliosis: A Validation Study

Kristin England. MD; Charles Ledonio, MD; David Polly, MD; Behrooz Akbarnia, MD; Eric Hoggard, MD

9:59

Free Paper #2: Final Fusion After Growing Rod Treatment for Early Onset Scoliosis: Is it Really Final?

Connie Poe-Kochert, CNP; Claire Shannon, MD; Jeff Pawelek; George H. Thompson, MD; Christina K. Hardesty, MD; David Marks, FRCS; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Richard E. McCarthy, MD; Growing Spine Study Group

10:03

Free Paper #3: Pulmonary And Radiographic Outcomes Of VEPTR Treatment In Early Onset Scoliosis

Ozgur Dede, MD; Etsuro K. Motoyama; Charles I. Yang; Rebecca L. Mutich; Austin J. Bowles; Vincent F. Deeney

10:15

Free Paper #4: Distraction Based Treatment Maintains Predicted Thoracic Dimensions in Early Onset Scoliosis

Michael Glotzbecker, MD; John B. Emans, MD; Meryl Gold; Patricia Miller; Behrooz Akbarnia, MD; Charles Johnston, MD; Suken Shah, MD; Francisco Sanchez Perez-Grueso, MD; Growing Spine Study Group

10:19

Free Paper #5: Comparison of Thoracic Growth and Pulmonary Function in Treated versus Untreated Early Onset Scoliosis Patients

Andriy Mezentsev, MD; Dmytro Petrenko, MD

10:23

Free Paper #6: The Rib Construct: A Valuable Alternative for Management of Early Onset Spinal Deformity

Alaa A.Ahmad, MD; Richard H. Gross, MD

10:35

Free Paper #7: Introduction of Shilla surgery into Japan: A report on the first 22 patient

Teppei Suzuki; Koki Uno, MD

10:39

Free Paper #8: Spinal Height (T1-T12) in Shilla Patients Who Have Reached Maturity

Richard E. McCarthy, MD; Frances L. McCullough, MNSc

10:43

Free Paper #9: Radiographic Outcomes of Patients Treated with Shilla Growth Guidance System and Definitive Posterior Spinal Fusion

Christopher G. Salib, MS; June C. O'Donnell, MPH; Scott J. Luhmann

10:55

Free Paper #10: The Effect of Positioning on Radiographic Measurements for Early-Onset Scoliosis

Caleb Behrend; John Faust; Suzanne Hilt; James Sanders, MD

10:59

Free Paper #11: Case-Matched Comparison of Spinal Fusion Versus Growing Rods for the Surgical Treatment of Progressive Idiopathic Scoliosis in Skeletally Immature Patients

Jeff Pawelek, BS; Burt Yaszay, MD; Stacie Nguyen, MPH; Peter O. Newton, MD; Gregory M. Mundis, MD; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Harms Study Group; Growing Spine Study Group

11:03

Free Paper #12: Criterion Validity Test-Retest Reliability and Internal Consistency Reliability of the Early-Onset Scoliosis 24 Item Questionnaire (EOSQ-24)

Hiroko Matsumoto, MA; Howard Park, BA; Evan Trupia, BS; David Roye, MD; Behrooz Akbarnia, MD; Robert Campbell, MD; John M. Flynn, MD; Sumeet Garg, MD; James Sanders, MD; John Smith, MD; Burt Yaszay, MD; Michael Vitale, MD, MPH

11:15

Free Paper #13: Is There An Optimal Time Interval to Distract Dual Growing Rods?

Michael Paloski, DO; Paul Sponseller, MD

11:19

Free Paper #14: Serial Casting as a Delaying Tactic In Congenital Spinal Deformities

Gokhan Demirkiran MD; Senol Bekmez MD; Rustem Celilov MD; Ozgur Dede MD; Muharrem Yazici, MD

11:23

Free Paper #15: Pulmonary Function Following Early Thoracic Long Fusion in Congenital Scoliosis: Long-term Follow-up Study.

Toshiki Saito; Noriaki Kawakami; Taichi Tsuji; Tetsuya Ohara; Yoshitaka Suzuki; Ayato Nohara; Ryo Sugawara; Kosuke Takimura; Kyotaro Ohta; Kazuki Kawakami

1:30

Session 3: Congenital Spine Deformity
Moderator: Jim Sanders, MD

Aragon Ballroom II & III

1:40

Debate: Early or Late Intervention for EOS - Charlie Johnston, MD

Debate: Early or Late Intervention for EOS - Ron El-Hawary, MD

Charlie Johnston, MD – Late – 7 mins
Ron El-Hawary, MD – Early – 7mins

2:05

Discussion of Steve Marjedtko’s Case

Drs. Johnston, Newton & Bollini

2:25

When to Stop Lengthening? And What’s Next?

Paul Sponseller, MD

2:35

What is the Role of Halo Traction?

Jim Sanders, MD

2:45

What Every Spine Surgeon Should Know about Neurosurgical Issues – When to Refer, When Not to Worry

Amer Samdani, MD

3:25 – 4:05

Session 4: Free Papers: Finalists for Best Abstract
Moderator: Hillal Noordeen, FRCS

Aragon Ballroom II & III

3:25

Free Paper #16: Early Onset Scoliosis Treated With Growing Rods Has More Spinal Growth Better Cobb Correction But More Than Twice The Number Of Surgeries Compared To Shilla

Lindsay M. Andras, MD; Elizabeth R.A. Joiner, BS; Richard E. McCarthy, MD; Scott J. Luhmann, MD; Paul D. Sponseller, MD; John B. Emans, MD; David Skaggs, MD, MMM; Growing Spine Study Group

3:29

Free Paper #17: Five to Sixteen-Year Results of 201 Growing Rod Patients: Is There a Difference Between Etiologies?

Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Nima Kabirian, MD; Jeff Pawelek, BS; George H. Thompson, MD; John B. Emans, MD; Paul D. Sponseller, MD, MBA; David L. Skaggs, MD; Growing Spine Study Group

3:33

Free Paper #18: Traditional Growing Rods Versus Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods in Early Onset Scoliosis: A Case-Matched Two-Year Study

Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Kenneth Cheung, MD; Gokhan Demirkiran, MD; Hazem Elsebaie, FRCS, MD; John B. Emans, MD; Charles E. Johnston, MD; Gregory M. Mundis, MD; Hilali Noordeen, FRCS; Jeff Pawelek; Matthew Shaw, FRCS; David L. Skaggs, MD, MMM; Paul D. Sponseller, MD, MBA; George H. Thompson, MD; Muharrem Yazici, MD; Growing Spine Study Group

3:45

Free Paper #19: CT Lung Volume Changes after Surgical treatment for Early-onset Scoliosis

Charles E. Johnston, MD; Anna McClung, BSN, RN

3:49

Free Paper #20: Peri-Operative Neurological Injury Associated with Rib-Distraction Surgery

Luke Gauthier, MD; Yousef Mandourah, BSc; Amy McIntosh; Jack Flynn; Ron El-Hawary, MD, MSc, FRCSC

3:53

Free Paper #21: The Classification for Early Onset Scoliosis (C-EOS) Identifies Patients at Higher Risk for Complications at 5 years of Follow Up

Michael G. Vitale, MD,MPH; Howard Y. Park, BA; Hiroko Matsumoto, MA; Tricia St. Hilaire, BS; Jeff B. Pawelek, BS; Evan P. Trupia, BS; Hasani W. Swindell, BS; John M. Flynn, MD; David L. Skaggs, MD; David P. Roye, MD