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7:00 am

Breakfast / Exhibits

 

7:30

Company Supported Non-CME Workshops

 

 

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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