10th Annual Best-in-Class Symposium on the Non-operative Treatment for Scoliosis.

Hybrid Event / September 26, 2024 / 8:00am - 3:00 pm EST

Join us on September 26th for an update on the latest advances in pediatric spine care.

The 10th annual best-in-class symposium on the non operative treatment of scoliosis will be the most comprehensive and best yet. We have assembled an exciting agenda of expert guest members from around the world and faculty speakers who are leaders and experts in their specific field of study. 

Amongst our guest speakers we want to highlight, a new faculty member joining our practice. 

  • Dr. Brian Smith, who will speak about the conservative chapter of the SRS, and how the attendees can contribute and evaluate studies

In addition the following guest speakers will present:

  • Dr. James Sanders will speak about the role of the BRAIST calculator and Sanders score
  • Dr. Zeeshan Sardar will speak about the advancement of AI in Healthcare
  • Dr. Natasha Desai will speak about non operative medical intervention in the child with back pain
  • Dr. Christen Russo will speak regarding the importance of Pediatric and adolescent bone health
  • Alessandra Negrini speaks regarding her extensive study surrounding athletics and Scoliosis
  • Drs. Sonty and Tsui will speak about the importance of assessing mental health in our patients
  • Dr. Paul Haffey, Stephanie Romero, CPO, and Megan Castille, CPO, Elisabetta D' Agata, Leah Stolz are thankfully returning to speak about advancement in their specific fields, along with all our incredible internal returning faculty members

We are also offering a hybrid program with both virtual and in person options allowing greater accessibility for everyone. We look forward to connecting with you all soon. 


Course Fees

In-Person Attendance

Held at the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center, 173 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032

  • Physicians - $150.00
  • Other Health Professionals - $100.00
  • CUIMC/NYP Physicians - $75.00
  • Patients/Families - $75.00
  • Students - $75.00
  • CUIMC/NYP Other Health Professionals - $50.00

Virtual Attendance

  • Physicians - $150.00
  • Other Health Professionals - $100.00
  • CUIMC/NYP Physicians - $75.00
  • Patients/Families - $75.00
  • Students - $75.00
  • CUIMC/NYP Other Health Professionals - $50.00

The fee includes both the pre-recorded videos and the live sessions. All registrants will be sent an electronic course syllabus and access to the lectures for three months upon conclusion of the event.

Register Here

Course Directors

Accreditation Information

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Description & Objectives

The 10th Annual Symposium on the Pediatric Spine: Best in Class Non Operative Treatment CME is scheduled for September 26th, 2024 in New York City. This is an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art, non-operative treatment of scoliosis across all ages. Experts from Columbia’s Center for the Conservative Treatment of Scoliosis and visiting lecturers will share their experience through presentations and will demonstrate best practices in workshop settings.

The course will review the current state of knowledge about bracing including smart bracing and addressing the sagittal plane. Participants will emerge with a renewed appreciation of the three dimensional aspects of scoliosis and the full scope of modern treatment options. The faculty and speakers are the most experienced in the field, bringing expertise in bracing, casting, and therapy for childhood scoliosis.  We will also address concerns about scoliosis after skeletal maturity.

 This activity is designed for providers who are treating patients with scoliosis and would like to assess the risk versus benefits of surgical treatments and non-operative treatments. Physical Therapists as well as physicians are strongly encouraged to attend.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Define the classification for EOS and AIS
  • Discuss the principles around bracing and the RSC brace
  • List the indications for Schroth therapy
  • Understand Non Operative Options for Scoliosis after Skeletal Maturity

Program Faculty

  • John Tunney, BOCPO

    • Clinical Director, East Orthotics and Prosthetics Conservative Spine Program
  • Benjamin D. Roye, MD

    • Associate Professor of Surgery at CUMC
  • Mary Miceli, DPT

    • Scoliosis/Spine PT
  • Meaghan Fontaine, DPT

    • Scoliosis/Spine PT
  • Chintan Parikh, PT, DPT

    • Co-Owner, Scoliosis Specialty Center
  • Beth Terranova, DPT

    • Owner, Strength and Spine
  • Elisabetta D’ Agata, PhD

    • Private Practice in Psychology
  • Patricia Tsui, MD

    • Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (in Anesthesiology and, Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Nomita Sonty, MD

    • Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (in Anesthesiology and, Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Stephanie Legare-Romero, CPO

    • Align Clinic
  • Trella Allen, PT, DPT

    • CUIMC Physical Therapy
  • Rebekah Wallach, PT, DPT

    • CUIMC Physical Therapy
  • Farah Hameed, MD

    • Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Paul Haffey, MD

    • Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Alessandra Negrini, PT

    • ISICO, Milian Italy
  • Brian Smith, MD

    • Orthopedic Surgeon, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Zeeshan M. Sardar, MD

    • Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC
  • Natasha Desai, MD

    • Assistant Professor, Co-Director, Women’s Sports Medicine Center, New York University
  • James Sanders, MD

    • Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Frank C. Wilson Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, UNC Orthopaedics
  • Meghan Glahn Castille, CPO

    • Assistant Professor School of Health Professions, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Abigail Smul, DPT

    • CUIMC Physical Therapy
  • Leah Stoltz

    • Curvy Girls