The 13th International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis

Lectures and research from Columbia Orthopedics faculty and researchers

November 21, 2019
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The 13th International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis (ICEOS) will include lectures, presentations, and posters from Columbia Orthopedics faculty and researchers. ICEOS will take place through November 21-22 in Atlanta, Georgia. ICEOS is an annual conference produced by a non-profit organization called The Growing Spine Foundation (GSF). The foundation works to improve patient care for those with Early Onset Scoliosis and other deformities through research, education and professional development. ICEOS brings together physicians, nurses and researchers to discuss new ways to help patients with Early Onset Scoliosis.    

See below for the syllabus of presentations, lectures, papers, and surgeries being presented by Columbia Orthopedics faculty and residents:


Wednesday, November 20

Pre-course  

  • 1:05pm - Best Practices for Preop Assessment and Optimization of complex patients with EOS. When to call in the Reinforcements? When to Say “No.” Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH. (Other panel members: Brandon Ramo, MD, Dror Ovadia, MD)
  • 2:20pm - EOS Management in the Era of Spinraza. Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH. (Other panel members: Matthew Oetgen, MD MBA, Brian D. Snyder, MD PhD)
  • 3:10pm - Technique Session 2: How to Prevent and Treat PJK. Benjamin D. Roye, MD, MPH. (Other panel members: Patrick J. Cahill, MD, Paul D. Sponseller, MD)

Thursday, November 21

Session 1: Quality, Safety and Value in EOS Surgery

  • 8:16am - Risk Severity Scores: What They Tell Us and How Do I Use Them. Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH.

Session 2: Free Papers

  • 10:20am - Bigger is Better: Larger Thoracic Height is Associated with Increased Health Related Quality of Life at Skeletal Maturity. Benjamin D. Roye, MD, MPH. (Authors: Matthew Simhon, Benjamin Roye, Hiroko Matsumoto, Sumeet Garg, Amer Samdani, John Smith, Paul Sponseller, Michael Vitale, Pediatric Spine Study Group)

Session 4: Paper Sessions

  • 3:15pm - Pediatric Device Regulation: The Case of Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering. Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH. (Authors: Lisa Bonsignore-Opp, Joshua Murphy, David Skaggs, Stefan Parent, Amer Samdani, Tricia St. Hilaire, Michael Vitale)

Friday, November 22

Session 7: Outcomes Assessment - How do we know if we are improving lives?

  • 11:16am – EOSQ 24: Research tool or does it change my practice? Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH.

Session 8: Free Papers

  • 1:40pm -Effects of Serial Casting with or without Bracing on Sagittal Parameters in Early Onset Scoliosis (Authors: Robert Lark, Anthony Catanzano, Michael Vitale, Charles Johnston, Paul Sponseller, Pediatric Spine Study Group)
  • 1:55pm - Rod Diameter Does Not Influence Rod Fracture Rate after Surgical Treatment using Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods. Benjamin D. Roye, MD, MPH.  (Authors: Benjamin Roye, Gerard Marciano, Hiroko Matsumoto, Megan Campbell, Klane White, Jeffery Sawyer, John Smith, Scott Luhmann, Peter F. Sturm, Paul Sponseller, Michael Vitale, Pediatric Spine Study Group)
  • 2:00pm - The Effectiveness of Quality Programs for Surgical Site Infections in Pediatric Spinal Surgery: A 12 Year Look Back. Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH. (Authors: Bradley Hammoor, Hiroko Matsumoto, Gerard Marciano, Kevin Wang, Benjamin Roye, David P Roye, Michael Vitale)

Session 9: Dynamic Transformation in EOS: The Next Decade and Beyond

  • 2:52pm  – Panel Discussion. Michael G. Vitale, MD MPH.  (Other panel members: Michael P. Glotzbecker, MD, Carol C. Hasler, MD, Peter O. Newton, MD, Robert Murphy, MD)

E-Posters

  • P07:  Uncorrected Pelvic Obliquity is Associated with Lower Health Related Quality of Life in Ambulatory but not in Non-Ambulatory Patients after Surgical Treatment in Patients with Early Onset Scoliosis. (Authors: Hiroko Matsumoto, Jacob Ball, Benjamin Roye, Sumeet Garg, Mark Erickson, Amer Samdani, David Skaggs, David Roye, Michael Vitale, Pediatric Spine Study Group)