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SRS: Scoliosis Research Society

Scoliosis Research Society

Dedicated to the optimal care of patients with spinal deformity

Preliminary Program

Subject to Change

March 13-14, 2020
Florianópolis, Brazil

Açores Espaços de Eventos

Simultaneous translation will be available for English <-> Portuguese

Friday, March 13, 2020

Early Onset Scoliosis

Foundation Knowledge
Overview and Natural History
Growth of the Spine and Thorax
Classification Systems for EOS and Congenital Scoliosis: How Do They Help and What Do They Tell Us?
Treatment Goals for EOS

Conservative Treatment
Indications for Conservative Treatment and Surgery
Technique of Halo Gravity Traction: Results and Complications
Technique of Corrective Cast Application
Moving from Cast to Brace: When, How, and Ongoing Surveillance

Surgical Treatment
Indications and Classification of Growth Friendly Systems
Rib-based Distraction Systems
Traditional Growing Rods
Magnetic Growing Rods
Guided Systems
Growth Modulation Systems
Osteotomies and Final Fusion
Early Vertebrectomy and Short Fusion for Congenital Deformities
IONM: Indications and Unique Features of Patients with EOS
Selecting the Best Treatment Option
Selecting Fusion Levels for Growth-Friendly Systems
Neuromuscular Conditions and Implications for Treatment
Improve Safety and Minimize Perioperative Complications
Complications Management

Lunch/Hands-On Workshops

Health-Related Quality of Life Assessment

Current Validated Tools for HRQoL Assessment
What is a HRQoL Questionnaire and What is it For?
When and How to Apply a HRQoL Questionnaire and Analysis for Better Patient Outcomes
Quality and Safety in Spine Surgery

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Skeletal Maturity: Current Methods of Evaluation
Conservative Treatment: Current Trends
Routine Preoperative Evaluation
Seeing the Spine in 3D
Vertebral Body Derotation: Techniques and Results
3D Correction: What is Possible in 2020?

Bring Your Case

Informal Discussion of Your Case with Faculty

Welcome Reception

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (Continued)

Fusion Levels
Proximal Level Selection
Tips and Tricks: Leveling the Shoulders in Thoracic Curves
Distal Level Selection
Selective Thoracic Fusion: Do's and Don'ts
Lenke 5 and 6 Curves
Complications and Prevention Strategies

Adult Spine Deformity

Etiologies of ASD
Natural History
Clinical Evaluation and Comorbidities that Influence Prognosis
Axial and Sagittal Alignment Parameters and the Compensatory Mechanisms
Current Classifications Systems: Treatments, Implications, and Prognosis
Conservative Treatment Approaches: Risks, Benefits, and Complications
Risk Stratification for Adult Deformities
Decision Making: Risks and Benefits for Standard Diagnostic Injections

Lunch/Hands-On Workshops

Adult Spine Deformity (Continued)

Advantages and Disadvantages of Staging Major Surgeries
Improve Safety and Minimize Perioperative Complications
Anterior and Posterior Treatment Options
MIS for Deformity: Can it Work?

Indications and Technique
PCOs: Pontes and SMO

Case Discussions