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9th International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis (ICEOS)
November 19-20, 2015

7:30

Welcome & Course Overview

John B. Emans, MD
Michael P. Glotzbecker, MD

7:35-9:35

Session 1: Optimizing Outcomes in EOS – Assessing Results in a New Era

Moderator: Ron El-Hawary, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)
E-moderator: Lindsay Andras, MD

7:35

Are we helping EOS Patients in the Longer Term?

Charles E. Johnston, MD

7:45

Which is the Right Assessment Instrument (What have we Learned from EOSQ)?

Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH

7:55

Pulmonary Outcomes: Evidence for and Against

Gregory Redding, MD

8:05

Discussion

 

8:15

Optimizing Instrumentation Biomechanically: How to Design and Improve

Brian Snyder, MD

8:25

Outcomes as Seen by Congress

Robert Campbell, MD

8:35

Outcomes as Seen by the Payor and Industry

Andrea Light

8:45

The Relative Economics of EOS Treated by SGM: What should be Valued?

Peter F. Sturm, MD

8:55

Discussion

9:05

Neurosurgical Issues in EOS

Mark R. Proctor, MD

9:15

Repetitive Anesthesia and the Developing

Sulpicio Soriano, II, MD

9:25

Discussion

 

9:35

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

 

9:55-11:35

Session 2: Free Papers

Moderator: Jeffrey R. Sawyer, MD
E-moderator:  Brandon Ramo, MD

9:55

Free Paper #1: Mortality and Causes of Death in Patients Requiring VEPTR Surgery

John T. Smith; John A. Heflin, MD; Michael G. Vitale, MD; Amer Samdani, MD; Jessica V. Morgan, BS; Children's Spine Study Group

 

10:00

Free Paper #2: Best Practice Guidelines for the Surgical Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis

Michael Glotzbecker; Tricia St Hilaire, MPH; Jeff Pawelek, BS; George Thompson, MD; Michael Vitale, MD, MPH

 

10:05

Free Paper #3: Prospective Correlation Study between Ultrasound and Radiographs for Monitoring Distractions in Magnetically-controlled Growing Rods

Jason Pui Yin Cheung, MBBS, MMedSc, FHKCOS, FHKAM, FRCSEd; Cora Bow, BHS, MCMSc; Dino Samartzis, DSc; Kenneth Man Chee Cheung, MBBS, MD, FRCS, FHKCOS, FHKAM

 

10:10

Discussion

 

10:15

Free Paper #4: Growth of the Thoracic Spine Re-visited: Is the Dimeglio Data Accurate?

Ozgur Dede, MD; Gokhan Demirkiran, MD; Kadir Buyukdogan, MD; Z. Deniz Olgun; Erhan Akpinar, MD; Muharrem Yazici, MD

 

10:20

Free Paper #5: Vertebrectomy with Short Fusion for Failure of Formation in Congenital Spinal Deformity During Growth: Is Early Surgical Intervention Recommended?

Noriaki Kawakami, MD, DMS; Hiroko Matsumoto, MA; Toshiki Saito, MD; Taichi Tsuji; Koki Uno, MD; Teppei Suzuki, MD; Kota Watanabe, MD; Morio Matsumoto, MD; Toru Yamaguchi; Haruhisa Yanagida, MD; Ikuho Yonezawa, MD; Toshiaki Kotani, MD; Satoru Demura, MD; Katsushi Takeshita, MD; Yuki Taniguchi, MD

 

10:25

Free Paper #6: Classification of Early Onset Scoliosis Predicts Complications after Initiation of Growth Friendly Spine Surgery

Christen Russo, MD; Nicholas Feinberg, BA; Evan Trupia, MD; Hiroko Matsumoto, MA; John Smith, MD; Amer Samdani, MD; Sumeet Garg, MD; John Flynn, MD; Michael Vitale, MD, MPH; Children's Spine Study Group; Growing Spine Study Group

 

10:30

Discussion

 

10:35

Free Paper #7: Complications and Radiographic Outcomes of Posterior Spinal Fusion (PSF) and Observation (OB) in Patients Who have Undergone Distraction-based Treatment for Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS)

Rodrigo GM. Mendonca, MD; Amer Samdani, MD; John T. Smith, MD; John B. Emans, MD; Tricia A. St. Hilaire, MPH; Tara S. Flynn; Stephen J. Soufleris, BS; Ryan P. Murphy, BS; Jeffrey R. Sawyer, MD; Children's Spine Study Group

 

10:40

Free Paper #8: Normative Data of PFTs and Measures of Chest Development: Is a T1-T12 height of 22 cm adequate?

June C. Smith, MPH; Megan Kerstein; James Gregory, MD; Scott J. Luhmann

 

10:45

Free Paper #9: Step Activity Monitoring to Assess Functional Outcome in EOS “Graduates”

Charles E. Johnston, MD; Wilshaw Stevens, Jr., BS; Kelly A. Jeans, MS

 

10:50

Discussion

 

10:55

Free Paper #10: Importance of Calibration for the Radiographic Assessment of Fusionless Treatment of Pediatric Scoliosis

Carl-Eric Aubin; Christian Bellefleur; Stefan Parent; Hubert Labelle

 

11:00

Free Paper #11: Results at Skeletal Maturity of a Fusionless Technique for Progressive Scoliosis. Analysis of Final Correction and Complications in 33 Patients

Lotfi Miladi; Thierry Odent; Nejib Khouri; Christophe Glorion

 

11:05

Free Paper #12: Exercise Tolerance in Growing Rod “Graduates” - New Respiratory Functional Outcome Measure

Charles E. Johnston, MD; Kelly A. Jeans, MS; Dong-phuong Tran, MS; Anna McClung, BSN, RN

 

11:10

Discussion

 

11:15

Free Paper #13: Radiographic, Pulmonary, and Clinical Outcomes with Halo Gravity Traction

Lauren LaMont, MD; Brandon Ramo, MD; Dong-Phuong Tran, MS; Chan-Hee Jo, PhD; Sarah Offley, MD; Heather Caine, BS; Kaitlyn Brown, BS; Wendy Wittenbrook, MA RD CSP LD; Charles Johnston, MD

 

11:20

Free Paper #14: The Radiographic and Clinical Impact of Preoperative Halo-Gravity Traction in the Treatment of Early-Onset Spinal Deformity

Lawrence G. Lenke, MD; Patrick A. Sugrue, MD; Keith H. Bridwell, MD; Michael P. Kelly, MD; Scott J. Luhmann, MD; Brenda A. Sides, MA; Steven Bokshan, MS; David B. Bumpass, MD; Isaac O. Karkari, MD; Jeffrey L. Gum, MD

 

11:25

Free Paper #15: Radiographic Outcomes of Shilla Growth Guidance System and Traditional Growing Rods through Definitive Treatment

Scott J. Luhmann, MD; June C. Smith, MPH; Anna McClung, BSN, RN; Lynn McCullough, RNP, MNSc; Richard McCarthy, MD; George H. Thompson, MD; Growing Spine Study Group

 

11:30

Discussion

 

11:00-1:30

Professional Portrait (free)
Have your professional portrait (headshot) taken by our photographer. Your photo will be sent electronically following the meeting for your use.  All photos will be taken on a first come, first served basis until the 1:30 pm cut off. Bring your lab coat, if desired. Retouching available for purchase.

 

11:35

Lunch

 

12:25

Company Supported Non-CME Workshops

 

 

Challenges in Early Onset Scoliosis

Supported by: K2M

Laurel Blakemore, MD

 

Non-invasive Distraction for Early Onset Scoliosis with Magnetically Controlled Growth Rods

Supported by: Ellipse Technologies

Peter F. Sturm, MD
Jeffrey R. Sawyer, MD

 

Optimizing Care for Small Stature and Early Onset Scoliosis Patients

Supported by: Zimmer Biomet 

John T. Smith, MD
Michael G. Vitale, MD

1:30

Local Host Welcome/Things to Do in Boston

M. Timothy Hresko, MD

1:35

Keynote
Introduction: Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD

David Polly, MD

1:50-2:55

Session 3: Mini Symposium: Cervical Spine in the Very Young

Moderator: Gregory M. Mundis, Jr., MD
E-moderator: Michael P. Glotzbecker, MD

1:50

Instrumentation, Fusion, and Traction Options in the Young: Standard and Non-standard Solutions

Daniel Hedequist, MD

2:00

Pediatric C-spine Trauma under Age 10

David L. Skaggs, MD

2:10

Discussion

 

2:20

Pediatric Congenital Cervical Spine and the Cervicothoracic Junction

John B. Emans, MD

2:30

Pediatric Cervical Spine Issues in the Ligamentous Lax

Jonathan Phillips, MD

2:40

Pediatric Cervical Spine Issues in Bone Dysplasias

Daniel Hedequist, MD

2:50

Discussion

 

3:00

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

 

3:15-4:05

Session 4: Free Papers

Moderator: James O. Sanders, MD
E-moderator: Laurel Blakemore, MD

3:15

Free Paper #16: Risk of Implant Loosening after Cyclic Loading of Fusionless Growth Modulation Techniques: Nitinol Staples vs. Flexible Tether

Burt Yaszay, MD; Joshua Doan; Kevin Parvaresh, MD; Christine Farnsworth

 

3:20

Free Paper #17: Biomechanical Simulation of the Immediate and Long Term 3D Correction of Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering in Pediatric Idiopathic Scoliosis

Nikita Cobetto, M.Sc.A, B.Eng; Carl-Éric Aubin, PhD, P.Eng.; Stefan Parent, MD, PhD

 

3:25

Free Paper #18: Radiographic Outcome Differences in Growing Rod Constructs Using Tandem vs. Wedding Band Connectors

Matthew E. Oetgen, MD; Allison Matthews, MS; Yunfei Wang, PhD; Laurel Blakemore, MD; Anna McClung, BSN, RN; Jeff B. Pawelek, BS; Paul D. Sponseller, MD, MBA; Francisco Sanchez Perez-Grueso, MD; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Growing Spine Study Group

 

3:30

Discussion

 

3:35

Free Paper #19: Use of Ultrasonic Structural Health Monitoring to Assess the Integrity of Growing Rods

Matthew E. Oetgen; Addison Goodley, MS; Byungsoek Yoo, PhD; Bilal Naved, BS; Adam Hsieh, PhD

 

3:40

Free Paper #20: Halo Fixation in Children: Anatomical Considerations and Thickness at the Pin Insertion Site

Junichi Yamane, MD, PhD; Pedro Domenech, MD, PhD; Norberto Ventura, MD, PhD; Anna Ey, MD, PhD; Jorge Knorr, MD, PhD

 

3:45

Free Paper #21: Persistence and Progression of Airway Obstruction in Children with Early Onset Scoliosis

Gregory J. Redding, MD; Heidi Hurn, BA; Klane White, MD; Viviana Bompadre, PhD; Julia Emerson, MD; John Wauldhausen, MD; Wally Krengel, MD; Ajeya Joshi, MD

 

3:50

Discussion

 

3:55-5:15

Ask the Faculty Case Discussion (bring your cases!)

 

 

Complications in EOS (bring your worst complications, not necessarily solved)
Moderator: Colin Nnadi ,MBBS, FRCS

Noriaki Kawakami, MD
Paul D. Sponseller, MD

 

Innovative Solutions in EOS (bring unusual approaches, successful or not)
Moderator: René Castelein, MD, PhD

Ilkka J. Helenius, MD, PhD Laurel Blakemore, MD

 

Unsolved Problems in EOS (bring perplexing problems, unsolved or incompletely solved)
Moderator: Ralf Stuecke, MD

Lawrence G. Lenke, MD
Muharrem Yazici, MD

5:15-6:30

Reception

 

7:00 am

Breakfast / Exhibits

 

7:30

Company Supported Non-CME Workshops

 

 

Title TBA

Faculty

 

Supported by: DePuy?

 

 

Title TBA

Faculty

 

Supported by: Medtronic?

 

 

Title TBA or Casting?

Faculty

 

Supported by:

 

8:35-10:10

Session 5: Free Papers

Moderator: Richard M. Schwend, MD
E-moderator: David L. Skaggs, MD

8:35

Free Paper #22: Surgical Results of Magnet-driven Growing Rods (MdGR) for Early-onset Scoliosis (EOS) at a Minimum Follow-up of Five Years

Nanjundappa S. Harshavardhana, MS(Orth), MD, DO, EBOT; Amr Fahmy, MSc, MRCS; M.H Hilali Noordeen, MA, MCh, DM, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

 

8:40

Free Paper #23: Implant Complications after Magnetic-controlled Growing Rods for Early Onset Scoliosis

Edmund Choi, MD; Burt Yaszay, MD; Gregory Mundis, MD; Pooria Hosseini, MD; Jeff Pawelek, BS; Ahmet Alanay, MD; Haluk Berk, MD; Kenneth Cheung, MD; Gokhan Demirkiran; John Ferguson, MD; Tiziana Greggi, MD; Ilkka Helenius, MD; Guido La Rosa, MD; Alpaslan Senkoylu, MD; Behrooz Akbarnia, MD

 

8:45

Free Paper #24: Cost Analysis of Magnetically-controlled Growing Rods Compared with Traditional Growing Rods for Early Onset Scoliosis in the United States

David W. Polly, MD; Stacey J. Ackerman, PhD; Karen B. A. Schneider, PhD; Jeff B. Pawelek, BS; Behrooz Akbarnia, MD

 

8:50

Discussion

 

8:55

Free Paper #25: Effects of Frequency of Distraction in Magnetically-controlled Growing Rod Lengthening on Outcomes and Complications

Kenneth MC Cheung, MD; Kenny Kwan, BM Bch FRCS; Dino Samartzis, DSc; Karen KL Yiu, MSc; Ahmet Alanay, MD; John Ferguson, MD; Colin Nnadi, MBBS, FRCS; Ilkka J. Helenius, MD; Muharrem Yazici, MD; Gokhan Halil Demirkiran, MD; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD

 

9:00

Free Paper #26: Magnetic Expansion Control System Achieves Cost Savings Compared to Traditional Growth Rods: an Economic Analysis

Alvin W. Su, MD, PhD; Todd A. Milbrandt, MD, MS; A. Noelle Larson, MD

 

9:05

Free Paper #27: Serial Casting for Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis: When Can a Cure be Achieved?

Brandon Ramo MD; Dan Sucato, MS MD; Dong-Phuong Tran, MS; Anna McClung, BSN, RN

 

9:10

Discussion

 

9:15

Free Paper #28: Psychological Profile of Children Who Require Repetitive Surgical Procedures for Early Onset Scoliosis: Is a Poorer Quality Of Life the Cost of a Straighter Spine?

Cihan Aslan, MD; Erkan Sabri Ertas, MD; Seniz Ozusta; Gokhan Demirkiran, MD; Z. Deniz Olgun; Fatih Unal, MD; Muharrem Yazici, MD

 

9:20

Free Paper #29: Variation in Surgeon Practices for Early Onset Scoliosis Casting

Alexandra Grzywna, BA; Anna McClung, BSN, RN; James Sanders, MD; Peter Sturm, MD; Michael Glotzbecker, MD

 

9:25

Free Paper #30: Upper Foundations Implanted Cephalad to Upper End Vertebrae of Kyphosis Decreases Post-operative Proximal Junctional Angle

Ron El-Hawary, MD, MSc, FRCS(C); Ozren Kubat; John Heflin; Nadim Joukhadar; Mohamad Yasin, MD; Anna McClung, BSN, RN; Tara Flynn; David Skaggs, MD

 

9:30

Discussion

 

9:35

Free Paper #31: The Natural History of Type 1 Muccopolysaccharoidosis (Hurler's) Spinal Deformities

Laura-Ann Lambert; Darren F. Lui; Geoffrey Tan; Tom Savage; Paula Kelly, FRCS; Patrick Kiely, FRCS; Jacques Noel, FRCS, Jim Kennedy

9:40

Free Paper #32: The Effect Of Surgical Intervention For Early Onset Scoliosis Associated With Neurofibromatosis Comparison Between Early Fusion And Growing Rod By A Single Surgeon

Teppei Suzuki; Koki Uno; Takuto Kurakawa

 

9:45

Discussion

 

9:50

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

 

10:15-11:50

Session 6: Mini Symposium: Neurofibromatosis. Experimental EOS

Moderator: John T. Smith, MD
E-moderator: Jeffrey R. Sawyer, MD

10:15

Update on NF: Contemporary Genetics, Manifestations, Evaluation, Follow-up

Nicole Ullrich, MD, PhD

10:30

EOS and NF: Surgical Challenges and Solutions

M. Timothy Hresko, MD

10:40

Cervical Spine Challenges in NF1

Ilkka J. Helenius, MD, PhD

10:50

Discussion

11:10

Achieving Fusion in NF: Problems, Challenges, Risk

Muharrem Yazici, MD

11:20

NF: Dural Ectasia, What do we know, What can we do?

Richard M. Schwend, MD

11:30

Complications in NF

Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH

11:40

Discussion

 

11:50

Lunch

 

12:50-1:30

Session 7: Free Papers

Moderator: Lindsay Andras, MD
E-moderator: Ron El-Hawary, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)

12:50

Free Paper #33: Does Initial Cast Correction Predict Treatment Success for Infantile Scoliosis?

Jaime A. Gomez, MD; Alexandra Grzywna, BA; Patricia E. Miller, MS; Lawrence I. Karlin, MD; John B. Emans, MD; Sumeet Garg, MD; James O. Sanders, MD; Paul D. Sponseller, MD; Jacques L. D'Astous, MD; Michael P. Glotzbecker, MD; Children's Spine Study Group; Growing Spine Study Group

 

12:55

Free Paper #34: Proximal Rib vs Proximal Spine Anchors in Growing Rods: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort StudyMichael G. Vitale, MD, MPH; Hiroko Matsumoto; Nicholas Feinberg, BA; Stephen Maier, BA; Evan P. Trupia, MD; Shay Warren, BA; Matthew Shirley, BS; Sumeet Garg, MD; John Flynn, MD; Peter F. Sturm, MD; Francisco Sanchez Perez-Grueso; David P. Roye, MD; David L. Skaggs, MD; Children's Spine Study Group; Growing Spine Study Group

 

1:00

Free Paper #35: Metal Ion Release During Growth-friendly Instrumentation For EOS

Ayaz Efendiyev; Caglar Yilgor; Filiz Akbiyik; Gokhan Demirkiran; Alpaslan Senkoylu; Ahmet Alanay; Muharrem Yazici

 

1:05

Discussion

 

1:10

Free Paper #36: Normal Human Spine Growth during Childhood and Adolescence to Maturity with Prediction of Final Spine Height Developed from a Longitudinal Cohort of Children followed through Growth Completion

James O. Sanders, MD; Lauren Karbach, MD; Thomas Osinski, BS; Xiang Lu, M.S.; Raymond Liu, MD; Xing Qiu, PhD; Daniel Cooperman, MD

 

1:15

Free Paper #37: Growing Rod and Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib Perform differently for Idiopathic Early Onset Scoliosis at 5-year follow-up

Paul D. Sponseller, MD, MS; Anna McClung, BSN, RN; Jeff Pawelek, BS; Ron El Hawary, MD, MS; George H. Thompson, MD; John T. Smith, MD; Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Malick Bachabi, MD; Children's Spine Study Group; Growing Spine Study Group

 

1:20

Free Paper #38: Are we Reducing Respiratory Assistance Requirements at Two Years?

Sarah Nossov, MD; Robert M. Campbell, MD; Oscar H. Mayer, MD; John T. Smith, MD; Sumeet Garg, MD; John M. Flynn, MD; Patrick J. Cahill, MD; Children's Spine Study Group

 

1:25

Discussion

 

1:30-2:42

Session 8: What Have We Learned?

 

 

Moderator: Brandon Ramo, MD
E-moderator: Ron El-Hawary, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)

 

1:30

What have we Learned from Graduates?

John M. Flynn, MD

1:38

Lessons Learned from Adults with EOS: What can EOS Surgeons do Better?

Lawrence G. Lenke, MD

1:46

The Continuing Problem of Inappropriate use of Growth-friendly Constructs

Charles E. Johnston, MD

1:54

Discussion

 

2:02

Catastrophic Failures of Distraction-based Growing Rods

David L. Skaggs, MD

2:10

Lessons Learned: Something I wouldn’t do Again

Laurel Blakemore, MD

2:18

Lessons Learned: Something I wouldn’t do Again

Richard M. Schwend, MD

2:26

Discussion

 

2:40

Refreshment Break & Exhibit Viewing

 

2:55-4:45

Session 9: Masters’ Tips & Tricks

Moderator: Jeffrey R. Sawyer, MD
E-moderator: James O. Sanders, MD

2:55

MAGEC: Who is my Ideal Patient for MAGEC

Kenneth MC Cheung, MD

3:01

Shilla: Who is my Ideal Patient for Shilla

Scott J. Luhmann, MD

3:07

VEPTR: Who is my Ideal Patient for VEPTR

John T. Smith, MD

3:13

Discussion

 

3:23

Who Still Needs Conventional GR (vs. MAGEC)

Gregory M. Mundis, Jr, MD

3:29

Growing Rods: Rib vs. Spine Fixation

Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH

3:35

When and How to do Distractions with MCGR

Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD

3:41

Discussion

 

3:51

Masters Technique: Does VCR have a Role in EOS

Lawrence G. Lenke, MD

3:57

Masters Technique: Fuse Early or Fuse Late

Robert Campbell, MD

4:03

Masters Technique: Strategies at the End of Growth

Paul D. Sponseller, MD

4:09

Discussion

 

4:19

Masters Techniques: Casting without Anesthesia

Noriaki Kawakami, MD

4:25

Masters Technique: Bracing EOS

M. Timothy Hresko, MD

4:31

Masters Techniques: Halo Traction before Growth-friendly Procedures

John B. Emans, MD

4:37

Discussion / Wrap up

 

4:45

Adjourn