Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Virtual CME

Webinar // June 2, 2022 // 6:30-9:00 pm EST

Learn about a broad variety of topics including scoliosis, bracing and physical therapy. 

The Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Virtual CME is an annual multidisciplinary course that looks at the recent evidence, interventions, and discussion regarding the non operative management of individuals with scoliosis.  This is an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art treatment of pediatric spine. Experts from Columbia University’s Pediatric Orthopedic department and visiting lecturers will share their experience through presentations.  Every year the course updates the literature overview, current interventions, and continue discussion with our experts, who are leaders in their fields to help advance our current knowledge.  There will also be opportunities for questions and answers throughout the program.

The course will review three main areas including Scoliosis, Bracing and Physical Therapy.  This year the course will focus on the role of analyzing the axial plane, resources for primary care providers for back pain, JIS and nighttime bracing, the role of mentorship and brace success, adult bracing, pilates modifications pre/post op strength training, and tools to create and sustain an in network practice.

This program is designed for healthcare providers treating the Pediatric population.  Pediatricians, Family Practitioners, Orthopedic Surgeons, Physiatrists, Nurse practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, and Athletic Trainers are strongly encouraged to attend. 

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

  • Understand the current literature and latest information on Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis conditions
  • Understand different types of bracing and bracing populations such as JIS and Adult
  • Create and sustain an in network PSSE practice
  • Utilize different physical therapy modalities for pilates, and preop and post op patients

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  • Michael G Vitale, MD

    • Ana Lucia Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at CUMC
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  • Benjamin D. Roye, MD

    • Associate Professor of Surgery at CUMC
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  • James Sanders, MD

    • Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UNC Orthopedics
  • Amber Sentell Mizerik, PA-C

    • Physician Assistant
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  • John Tunney, BOCPO

    • Orthotist and Prosthetist, Orthotist Rigo Brace Program
  • Megan Glahn, MSPO, CPO, LPO

    • Orthotist, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Ameeka George, NP

    • Nurse Practitioner
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  • Lloyd Hey, MD

    • Founder, Hey Clinic
  • Lise Stolze, MPT, DSc

    • Physical Therapist, Stolze Therapies
  • Beth Terranova, PT, DPT

    • Founder, Strength and Spine



  • 6:30pm - Michael G. Vitale, MD


Moderator: Michael G. Vitale, MD
  • 6:36pm - Scoliosis and the Axial Plane - Benjamin D. Roye, MD
  • 6:47pm - Limiting and Minimizing Dose of Surgery - Michael G. Vitale, MD
  • 6:58pm - Non-op Care Research updates - James Sanders, MD
  • 7:09pm - Back Pain and Additional Resources - Amber Sentell Mizerik, PA-C
  • 7:20pm - Questions and Discussion


Moderator: Benjamin D. Roye, MD, MPH
  • 7:27pm - JIS and nighttime bracing - John Tunney, BOCPO
  • 7:38pm - Brace Mentoring Program - Megan Glahn, orthotist
  • 7:49pm - Improving Patient Compliance and the Effects of COVID - Ameeka George, NP
  • 8:00pm - Adult Bracing - Lloyd Hey, MD
  • 8:11pm - Questions and Discussion

Physical Therapy

Moderator: Prachi Bakarania, DPT, BSPTS
  • 8:18pm - How to create and sustain an in network practice - Prachi Bakarania, DPT, BSPTS
  • 8:29pm - Pilates Modifications - Lise Stolz, PT
  • 8:40pm - PreOp and PostOp strength training - Beth Terranova, PT
  • 8:51pm - Conclusion of Program

Accreditation Information


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.



The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



The Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy is approved by the New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions as a sponsor of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.