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Nov 20 - Nov 22, 2019

13th International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis - 2019




Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303


This Congress is designed for orthopaedic and neurological surgeons, fellows and residents who include pediatric spinal deformity surgery in their practices. Nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians providing non-operative care of spinal deformities may also benefit.

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Course chairs

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Spine Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Academic

Primary Children's Hospital Pediatric Orthopaedics


Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

12.00PM - 01.00PM
Precourse Registration
01.00PM - 06.00PM
Precourse (incl. Cases & Cocktails)
01.05PM - 01.30PM
Best Practices for Preop Assessment and Optimization of complex patients with EOS: When to call in the reinforcements? When to say "no"
05.30PM - 06.00PM
Syndromic EOS Case based discussion
06.15PM - 07.00PM
Welcome Ceremony and 1st Annual Lecture
06.15PM - 06.19PM
Welcome to ICEOS 2019
06.19PM - 06.24PM
Introduction of the 1st Annual Lecture
06.24PM - 06.44PM
Climbing Mount Everest
06.44PM - 06.49PM
- Robert M. Campbell, Jr. Award
06.49PM - 06.55PM
Acceptance Speech
Welcome Reception - Beverages & Hors D'oeuvres
06.45AM - 07.30AM
Breakfast & Exhibits
07.30AM - 07.35AM
07.35AM - 09.25AM
Session 1: Quality, Safety and Value in EOS Surgery
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Session Files
07.36AM - 07.45AM
Surgical Teams: How I Implemented, Developed, and Got Support From My Institution
07.45AM - 07.55AM
Complex Spine Checklists: How Do I Use Them in My Practice
07.55AM - 08.05AM
What Do I Do to Reduce Infection Risk in EOS Surgery, and What I Do if I Have One
08.15AM - 08.25AM
08.25AM - 08.35AM
Performance Dashboards: Do They Push the Needle on Safety?
08.35AM - 08.45AM
ICEOS 2019: How Does it Change my Practice
08.55AM - 09.05AM
Neuro-Monitoring in EOS Surgery: Is it Different than AIS?
09.05AM - 09.15AM
QSV Practice OUS: How We are Improving Practice
09.15AM - 09.25AM
09.25AM - 10.00AM
Refreshment/Exhibit Break
10.00AM - 11.20AM
Session 2: Free Papers
10.00AM - 10.04AM
Health Related Quality of Life and Physical Activity after Multiple-surgeries in Patients with Early Onset Scoliosis
10.04AM - 10.09AM
The Effect of Medical Comorbidities on subdomain scores of the Early Onset Scoliosis Questionnaire (EOSQ) Before Treatment
10.09AM - 10.14AM
Quality of Life of Adult Patients with Early-Onset Scoliosis
10.14AM - 10.19AM
10.19AM - 10.24AM
Bigger is Better: Larger Thoracic Height is Associated with Increased Health Related Quality of Life at Skeletal Maturity
10.24AM - 10.29AM
Validation of the Early Onset Scoliosis Questionnaire (EOSQ) as applied to the Classification of Early Onset Scoliosis (C-EOS) Etiology Designation before Scoliosis Treatment
10.29AM - 10.34AM
Similar Deformity Correction, but Limited Spinal Growth and Lower Health Related Quality of Life in Children with Skeletal Dysplasia Undergoing Growth-Friendly Management for Early-Onset Scoliosis.
10.34AM - 10.39AM
10.39AM - 10.44AM
Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze: Additional Spine Length with Shorter Distraction Interval, but at What Cost?
10.44AM - 10.49AM
Traditional Growing Rod Graduates of Different Etiologic Categories have Similar Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes
10.49AM - 10.54AM
Single Rod Constructs in Severe EOS Produce Similar Cobb Correction and Spinal Growth as Dual MCGR Constructs
10.54AM - 10.59AM
10.59AM - 11.04AM
Analysis of EOS cases that are resistant to correction and length gain
11.04AM - 11.09AM
Does the Law of Diminishing Returns Exist in Early Onset Scoliosis with Connective Tissue Disorders?
11.09AM - 11.14AM
11.14AM - 11.19AM
11.20AM - 12.25AM
12.25PM - 01.25PM
Company Workshops
01.25PM - 01.30PM
[Transition Time]
01.30PM - 01.40PM
Atlanta Highlights
01.40PM - 02.45PM
Session 3: Mini Symposium: Syndromic EOS: What You Need to Know and What You Shouldn’t Miss
01.40PM - 01.50PM
Syndromes and cardiac problems: What Do We Need to Know and What are the Risks?
01.50PM - 02.01PM
Anesthesia and EOS Surgery: How Do We Minimize Risk
02.01PM - 02.12PM
Genetic Considerations in Syndromic EOS: What’s New and What Do We Need to Know?
02.12PM - 02.23PM
Cervical Instability Issues
02.23PM - 02.34PM
Bone Health for patients with Syndromic EOS: How to Work Up, When and How to Treat
02.34PM - 02.45PM
03.10PM - 04.10PM
Session 4: Free Papers
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03.15PM - 03.19PM
Pediatric Device Regulation: The Case of Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering
03.19PM - 03.24PM
Accuracy of Screw Placement in Minimally Invasive, Robot-Assisted Iliosacral Screw Insertion in Children With Early Onset Neuromuscular Scoliosis
03.24PM - 03.29PM
Introduction to a new motorized growing rod: Animal study and preliminary clinical results
03.29PM - 03.34PM
03.34PM - 03.39PM
Are Serum Ion Levels Elevated in Pediatric Patients with Growing Spine Implants vs. Controls?
03.39PM - 03.44PM
Foundation Iliac Fusion Combined With Shilla Technique: A Reasonable Option For The Treatment Of Neuromuscular Scoliosis (NMS) With Pelvic Obliquity
03.44PM - 03.49PM
A "One Stop Shop": Additional Surgeries at the Time of Rib-based Implant Procedures - Is it Safe?
03.49PM - 03.54PM
03.54PM - 03.59PM
`Evolving Trends in the Inpatient Care of Early Onset Scoliosis
03.59PM - 04.04PM
Can We Save the Implant: Rib-based Implant Removal Rates and Risk Factors Following Irrigation and Debridement (I&D) Surgery?
04.04PM - 04.09PM
04.10PM - 04.15PM
Transition to Breakout Sessions
04.15PM - 05.15PM
Breakout Sessions
06.45AM - 07.30AM
Breakfast & Exhibits
07.30AM - 08.30AM
Company Workshops
08.30AM - 09.30AM
Session 5: Neurosurgical Considerations in EOS: What can we learn from each other?
08.30AM - 08.39AM
Tethered Cord Syndrome and EOS: When to treat and when to watch
08.39AM - 08.49AM
Chiari Malformations and EOS: Risks, treatment and outcomes
08.49AM - 08.54AM
08.54AM - 09.04AM
Spasticity management in EOS: What works and what doesn’t in 2019?
09.04AM - 09.14AM
Spinal cord injury in Children: Management in 2019
09.14AM - 09.24AM
Gadgets and risks in EOS imaging and surgery: What you need to know?
09.24AM - 09.30AM
09.30AM - 10.30AM
Session 6: Free Papers
09.30AM - 09.35AM
Comparison of Single Posterior Spinal Fusion (PSF) vs Growth-Friendly (GF) Surgery in Older Neuromuscular EOS Patients
09.35AM - 09.40AM
Treatment with MCGR Results in Improved Scoliosis Correction but No Difference in UPROR as Compared to Traditional Growth Friendly Surgery for Children with Cerebral Palsy
09.40AM - 09.45AM
Analysis of Health-Related Quality of Life in Cerebral Palsy Patients Treated with Growth-Friendly Surgery for Early-Onset Scoliosis
09.45AM - 09.50AM
09.50AM - 09.55AM
Halo-Gravity Traction for the Treatment of Cervical Spine Disorders
09.55AM - 10.00AM
Os Odontoideum in Children: Treatment Outcomes and Neurologic Risk Factors
10.00AM - 10.05AM
Growth-friendly instrumentation for the treatment of early-onset scoliosis in Marfan Syndrome
10.05AM - 10.10AM
10.10AM - 10.15AM
Controlled Dynamic Spine Distraction Increases Vertebral Body Growth, Disc Height and Volume, and Nucleus Pulposus Expansion; An in Vivo Study on Rodent Tail Model
10.15AM - 10.20AM
- Induction of a Flexible Idiopathic-like Scoliosis with Axial Rotation Using a Dynamic Torsional Spring System: A Mini-pig Scoliosis Model
10.20AM - 10.25AM
Lung Function before and after Spine fusion in Children with EOS Treated Previously with Distraction- based Devices
10.25AM - 10.30AM
10.30AM - 10.35AM
Is Performing Definitive Fusion for Scoliosis in Juvenile Cerebral Palsy Patients a Good Long-
10.36AM - 10.50AM
10.50AM - 12.00PM
Session 7: Outcomes Assessment - How do we know if we are improving lives?
10.00AM - 10.59AM
Measuring spinal growth in EOS: What are the goals and what does it tell us
10.59AM - 11.09AM
The 6 minute walk: What does it tell us and how can I use it in my practice?
11.09AM - 11.15AM
11.15AM - 11.23AM
EOSQ 24: Research tool or does it change my practice?
11.23AM - 11.31AM
Pulmonary assessment in young children: What are the options if I don’t have Greg Redding in my practice?
11.31AM - 11.38AM
11.38AM - 11.46AM
Graduates of “growth friendly surgery: How are they really doing?
11.46AM - 11.54AM
Outcomes in Neuromuscular EOS: How do we measure it?
11.54AM - 12.00PM
12.00PM - 01.00PM
01.00PM - 01.30PM
Keynote Presentation
01.30PM - 02.10PM
Session 8: Free Papers
01.30PM - 01.34PM
The effect of traditional single growing rod technique on growth of unsegmented levels in mixed type congenital scoliosis
01.34PM - 01.39PM
Outcomes of Mehta Casting for Non-Idiopathic Early Onset Scoliosis in a Large Multi-Center Cohort
01.39PM - 01.44PM
Effects of Serial Casting with or without Bracing on Sagittal Parameters in Early Onset Scoliosis
01.44PM - 01.49PM
01.49PM - 01.54PM
Age Stratified Outcomes of Mehta Casting in a Large Multi-Center Cohort of Idiopathic Early-Onset Scoliosis Patients
01.54PM - 01.59PM
Rod Diameter Does Not Influence Rod Fracture Rate after Surgical Treatment using Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods
01.59PM - 02.04PM
The Effectiveness of Quality Programs for Surgical Site Infections in Pediatric Spinal Surgery: A 12 Year Look Back
02.04PM - 02.09PM
02.10PM - 03.15PM
Session 9: Dynamic Transformation in EOS: The Next Decade and Beyond
02.10PM - 02.30PM
The Use of Facial Recognition to Diagnose Autism
02.30PM - 02.51PM
Uses for New Technology, including AI, in Healthcare
03.15PM - 03.45PM
03.45PM - 03.50PM
Behrooz A. Akbarnia Award Presentation
03.50PM - 05.00PM
Session 10: Management of the Complex: How to Approach the Complex Patients and Problems in EOS
03.50PM - 03.58PM
Proximal Junctional Kyphosis with anchor failure
03.58PM - 04.07PM
Fixation Issues: patients with poor anchor placement
04.07PM - 04.14PM
04.14PM - 04.23PM
04.23PM - 04.32PM
Too small and stiff
04.32PM - 04.39PM
04.39PM - 04.47PM
Real Congenital Scoliosis (rib fusions/jumbled spine)
04.47PM - 04.52PM
Chronic pain in EOS
04.52PM - 04.59PM
05.00PM - 05.15PM
Wrap Up & Review
Plans for 2020
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