The 54th Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting

Lectures and research from Columbia Orthopedics faculty and residents

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The 54th Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Annual Meeting in Montréal, Canada will feature presentations and research from a number of Columbia Orthopedics faculty, residents, and researchers. The SRS Annual Meeting, held this year in Montréal, Canada from September 18-21, serves as a forum for surgeons, scientists, and other providers to share information related to the best treatment options for patients with spinal deformity. The meeting will cover a variety of topics including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, growing spine, kyphosis, adult deformity, trauma, neuromuscular scoliosis and tumors.

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

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Improving Patient Outcomes through Peak Surgeon Performance - Session 2: Improving Surgeon Performance Parameters
  • 10:14am-10:20am - Minimizing Neuro Complications: Checklists and IONM Teams. Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH


Debates - Debate 1: Navigation/Robotics
  • 10:45am-10:50am - Navigation/Robotics is Worth the Cost and Improves Performance. Ronald A. Lehman Jr., MD


Lunchtime Symposia - LTSC: Navigation Options for Spinal Surgeons: State of the Art 2019
  • 12:23pm-12:29pm - Robotics. Ronald A. Lehman Jr., MD


Lunchtime Symposia - LTSA: Importance of Sagittal Contour in the Young and the Old
  • 12:45pm-12:50pm - When Do You Really Need a PSO or VCR? Lawrence G. Lenke, MD


Session 2: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis II
  • 4:31pm-4:35pm - Paper #24: Promising but Imperfect: The Effectiveness of Quality Programs for Surgical Site Infections in Pediatric Spinal Surgery Diminishes Over Time. Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Session 4: Quality/Safety/Value/Complications I
  • 10:10am-10:14am - Paper #43: The Risks, Reasons, and Costs for 30- and 90-day Readmissions After Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery. Nathan J. Lee, MD


Industry Workshops – Non-CME
  • 12:50pm-2:20pm - Advanced Techniques and Options for Treating Complex Spinal Pathologies: An Interactive Case Based.  Christopher P. Ames, MD; Shay Bess, MD; Jeffrey Gum, MD; Ronald A. Lehman Jr., MD; Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD; Frank J. Schwab, MD


Half-Day Courses - HDCB: Adult Spinal Deformity: Case Based Debates
  • 4:20pm-4:25pm - Posterior Only Correction is Effective in Achieving Alignment Goals. Lawrence G. Lenke, MD

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Session 10: EOS/Neuromuscular Deformity
  • 10:19am-10:23am - Paper #159: Bigger is Better: Larger Thoracic Height is Associated with Increased Health Related Quality of Life at Skeletal Maturity. Benjamin D. Roye, MD, MPH

About Columbia Orthopedics

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious orthopedic training programs, has a rich tradition advancing specialty care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders dating back to its founding as the New York Orthopaedic Hospital in 1866. Throughout its history, Columbia Orthopedics has developed and refined new techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic diseases and disorders, trained generations of orthopedic surgeons, and helped countless patients relieve musculoskeletal pain and regain mobility. Today, as part of NewYork-Presbyterian, New York's #1 hospital and a top five hospital in the nation, Columbia Orthopedics is ranked among the top orthopedic programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The department's faculty, clinicians, and staff are committed to providing un-matched specialty care for adults and children, to training the next generation of orthopedic leaders, and to advancing the field through groundbreaking research.