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Thursday

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