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GSSG Presentations

Podium and Poster Presentations at Scientific Meetings (2017-18)

Scoliosis Research Society: October 2018

  1. Podium: Utilization and Reliability of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring in Vertebral Column Resections for Severe Early-Onset Scoliosis. Anna M. McClung, Gregory M. Mundis Jr., Jeff B. Pawelek, Sumeet Garg, Burt Yaszay, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, James O. Sanders, Paul D. Sponseller, Francisco Sanchez Perez-Grueso, William Lavelle, John Emans, Charles E. Johnston, Behrooz A. Akbarnia, CSSG, Growing Spine Study Group 
  2. Podium: Vertebral Column Resection for Early-Onset Scoliosis: Indications, Utilization and Outcomes. Anna M. McClung, Gregory M. Mundis Jr., Jeff B. Pawelek, Nima Kabirian, Burt Yaszay, James O. Sanders, Paul D. Sponseller, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Charles E. Johnston, Behrooz A. Akbarnia, CSSG, Growing Spine Study Group 
  3. Podium (Hibbs Award Nominee): A Prospective, Multicenter Analysis of the Efficacy of Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering (AVBT) in the Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis. Firoz Miyanji, MD, FRCS; Jeff Pawelek, BS; Luigi A. Nasto, MD, PhD; Stefan Parent, MD, PhD
  4. Poster (Goldstein Award Nominee): The Role of Traditional Growing Rods in the Era of Magnetically-Controlled Growing Rods for the Treatment of Early-Onset Scoliosis. Eric S Varley MD, Burt Yaszay MD, Jeff Pawelek BS, Gregory M Mundis MD, Matthew E Oetgen MD, Peter F. Sturm MD, Behrooz A. Akbarnia MD, Growing Spine Study Group
  5. Poster: Growth Guidance Constructs with Sliding Pedicle Screws Results in 1/5th of Normal T1-S1 Growth. Alexander Nazareth, MS; David Skaggs, MD, MMM; Stefan Parent, MD; Suken Shah, MD; James Sanders, MD; Growing Spine Study Group; Lindsay Andras, MD
  6. Poster: Outcomes of Growing Rod Graduates for Severe versus Moderate Early-Onset Scoliosis. Ilkka J. Helenius, MD, PhD, Hanna Oksanen, RN, Anna McClung, RN, BSN, Muharrem Yazici, MD, Paul D. Sponseller, MD, John B. Emans, MD, Francisco JS Perez-Grueso, MD, George H. Thompson, MD, Charles E. Johnston, MD,9 Suken A. Shah, MD, Jeff B. Pawelek, BS, and Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD, Growing Spine Study Group 
  7. Poster: Does rod orientation and use of cross connector affect spinal height in magnetically controlled growing rod patients? Pooria Hosseini, Behrooz A. Akbarnia, Stacie Tran, Justin Zhang, Jeff Pawelek, Charles E. Johnston, Suken Shah, John Emans, Gregory M. Mundis, Burt Yaszay, Amer Samdani, Peter F. Sturm, Growing Spine Study Group 

International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques: July 2018

  1. Podium: Is There an Improvement in Quality of Life with Early Onset Scoliosis Managed with Traditional Growing Rods Converted to Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods? Jennifer M. Bauer, MD, MS, Petya Yorgova MS, Geraldine Neiss PhD, Kenneth Rogers PhD Peter Sturm, MD, Paul Sponseller, MD, MBA, Scott Luhmann, MD, Jeff Pawelek BS, Suken A. Shah, MD, , Growing Spine Study Group 
  2. Podium: Intraspinal MRI Abnormalities in Early-Onset Scoliosis - Rates Across A Global Cohort. Anna McClung RN, BSN, Brendan A Williams MD, Fellow, Suken A. Shah MD, Laurel C. Blakemore MD, Jeff Pawelek BS, Paul D. Sponseller MD, Stefan Parent MD, PhD, John B/ Emans MD, Peter F. Sturm MD, Burt Yaszay MD, Behrooz A. Akbarnia MD, Growing Spine Study Group

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America: May 2018

  1. Podium: Is There an Improvement in Quality of Life with Early Onset Scoliosis Managed with Traditional Growing Rods Converted to Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods? Jennifer M. Bauer, MD, MS, Petya Yorgova MS, Geraldine Neiss PhD, Kenneth Rogers PhD Peter Sturm, MD, Paul Sponseller, MD, MBA, Scott Luhmann, MD, Jeff Pawelek BS, Suken A. Shah, MD, , Growing Spine Study Group 
  2. Podium: Growth Guidance Constructs with Sliding Pedicle Screws Results in 1/5th of Normal T1-S1 Growth. Alexander Nazareth, MS; David Skaggs, MD, MMM; Stefan Parent, MD; Suken Shah, MD; James Sanders, MD; Growing Spine Study Group; Lindsay Andras, MD
  3. Poster: Treatment of Severe Early Onset Scoliosis using Distraction Based Spinal Instrumentation: A matched comparative study. Ilkka J. Helenius, MD, PhD, Hanna Oksanen, RN, Anna McClung, RN, BSN, Muharrem Yazici, MD, Paul D. Sponseller, MD, John B. Emans, MD, Francisco JS Perez-Grueso, MD, George H. Thompson, MD, Charles E. Johnston, MD, Suken A. Shah, MD, Jeff B. Pawelek, BS, Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD, Growing Spine Study Group

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery: March 2018

  1. Podium: Pelvic Obliquity Correction in Distraction-Based Growth Friendly Implants. Mathew Schur BA, Lindsay M Andras MD, Paul D Sponseller MD MBA, John B Emans MD, David L Skaggs MD MMM, Growing Spine Study Group

International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis: November 2017

  1. Podium: Is There an Improvement in Quality of Life with Early Onset Scoliosis Managed with Traditional Growing Rods Converted to Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods? Jennifer M. Bauer, MD, MS, Petya Yorgova MS, Geraldine Neiss PhD, Kenneth Rogers PhD Peter Sturm, MD, Paul Sponseller, MD, MBA, Scott Luhmann, MD, Jeff Pawelek BS, Suken A. Shah, MD, , Growing Spine Study Group 
  2. Podium: A Multi-Center Analysis of Neurological Deficits in 748 Traditional Growing Rod Patients. Matthew P. Newton Ede, Jeff B. Pawelek, David L. Skaggs, John B. Emans, Suken A. Shah, George H. Thompson, Adrian Gardner, Jwalant Mehta, David Marks, Growing Spine Study Group
  3. Podium: Vertebral Column Resection for Early-Onset Scoliosis: Indications, Utilization and Outcomes. Anna M. McClung, Gregory M. Mundis Jr., Jeff B. Pawelek, Nima Kabirian, Burt Yaszay, James O. Sanders, Paul D. Sponseller, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Charles E. Johnston, Behrooz A. Akbarnia, Growing Spine Study Group
  4. Podium: Utilization and Reliability of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring in Vertebral Column Resections for Severe Early-Onset Scoliosis. Anna M. McClung, Gregory M. Mundis Jr., Jeff B. Pawelek, Sumeet Garg, Burt Yaszay, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, James O. Sanders, Paul D. Sponseller, Francisco Sanchez Perez-Grueso, William Lavelle, John Emans, Charles E. Johnston, Behrooz A. Akbarnia, CSSG, Growing Spine Study Group
  5. Podium: Two Year HRQOL Measures are Similar Between Magnetically-Controlled Growing Rod Patients and Traditional Growing Rod Patients. David Skaggs, Behrooz A. Akbarnia, Jeff Pawelek, Hiroko Matsumoto, Tricia St. Hilaire, Peter Sturm, Fransisco Javier Sanchez Perez-Grueso, Scott Luhmann, Paul Sponseller, John Smith, Klane K. White, Michael Vitale, CSSG, Growing Spine Study Group
  6. Podium: Treatment of Severe Early Onset Scoliosis using Distraction Based Spinal Instrumentation: A matched comparative study. Ilkka J. Helenius, MD, PhD, Hanna Oksanen, RN, Anna McClung, RN, BSN, Muharrem Yazici, MD, Paul D. Sponseller, MD, John B. Emans, MD, Francisco JS Perez-Grueso, MD, George H. Thompson, MD, Charles E. Johnston, MD, Suken A. Shah, MD, Jeff B. Pawelek, BS, Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD, Growing Spine Study Group
  7. Podium: Multi-level Congenital Deformities in Early Onset Scoliosis: Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes in Growth Friendly Graduates. Naveed Nabizedeh, Burt Yaszay, Anna McClung, David L. Skaggs, George H. Thompson, Ohenaba Boachie-Adjei, Paul D. Sponseller, Suken A. Shah, James O. Sanders, Jeff Pawelek, Gregory M. Mundis, Behrooz A. Akbarnia, Growing Spine Study Group 
  8. Podium: The Best Distraction Frequency for Optimizing Spine and Rod Length Gains with Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods. Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Karen Yiu, Kenneth MC Cheung, Scott Luhmann, Charles Johnston, Peter Sturm, Jeff Pawelek, Growing Spine Study Group