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Scoliosis Research Society

Dedicated to the optimal care of patients with spinal deformity

Upcoming Webinars for Professionals

Spinal Global Outreach Webinar

March 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm EDT

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Proposed Agenda:

  • Rookie's perspective on Outreach
  • Expert's Testimony on Outreach - Building a Self-Sustaining Program
  • Outreach 101
    • When To Do:
      • Basic Spine Surgery
      • Spinal Deformity
      • Complex Spinal Deformity
      • Requirements for Safe Surgery and Follow-up
  • Interacting with Local Healthcare and Establishing a Culture of Education
    • SRS Core Curriculum
    • Aligning Local Expectations and Those of the Volunteers
    • Volunteer Expectations and How to Prepare
  • Getting Involved

Presenters:

  • Dheera Ananthakrishnan, MD, MSE
  • Laurel Blakemore, MD
  • Matthew Geck, MD
  • Michael Heffernan, MD
  • Emmanuel Menga, MD
  • Richard Schwend, MD
  • Michael Wattenbarger, MD

As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recruit new volunteers to global outreach programs that can then use that information to create new locations for spinal outreach programs which emphasize quality and safety
  • Familiarize the participant with the SRS global outreach roadmap so that they will be able to analyze local resources to determine what spine surgeries can be safely performed on global outreach trips
  • Participants will be able to develop educational curriculum to be used on spinal outreach trips using SRS core curriculum which is location specific based on local needs
This webinar is supported in part by a grant from K2M.

 

Vertebral Body Tethering: Past, Present, and Future

April 16, 2019 | 7:30 pm EDT

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Proposed Agenda:
Moderator: Baron Lonner, MD

  • Introduction/basic science/case for tethering
    Peter Newton, MD
  • Indications and Techniques
    Firoz Miyanji, MD, FRCSC
  • Results (Literature Review)
    Amer Samdani, MD
  • Cases, Complications, and Controversies
    Baron Lonner, MD
  • Questions and Answers

As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the potential advantages of vertebral body tethering compared to the standard arthrodesis procedure in AIS.
  • Define the principle of growth modulation in correcting and maintaining curve correction in the skeletally immature AIS patient.
  • Define established indications for the tethering procedure.
  • Define the prerequisite skill sets required in the performance of the tethering procedure.
  • Delineate the pitfalls, complications, and unknown long term outcomes associated with spinal tethering procedure.
This webinar is supported in part by a grant from DePuy.

 


Previous Webinars for Professionals

Leveraging Social Media to Improve Your Practice

 

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This webinar will cover how to use Social Media fruitfully in order for it to have a positive impact on a clinical practice as well as identify ways to communicate in Social Media while staying HIPPA compliant.

 

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis: A Case Based Discussion of Contemporary Treatment Guidelines Based on Evidence

 

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This webinar will cover a range of common clinical scenarios from the early presentation in the pediatric population to the later presentation of symptomatic disease in the adult. Contemporary non-operative and operative treatment options will be discussed.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the sponsorship of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS). SRS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) designates this web activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Early Onset Scoliosis: Challenges and Controversies

 

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This webinar will describe how current treatments for Early Onset Scoliosis affect the health of children and articulate the actual indications for surgery and when it should be performed.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the sponsorship of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS). SRS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) designates this web activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Improving Value of Scoliosis Care: Real Life Lessons from the Field

In partnership with POSNA

 

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This webinar focuses on what constitutes value, and how it can be created through standardization and improvement of practice with special reference to pediatric and adult spinal deformity care.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the sponsorship of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS). SRS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) designates this web activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Intraspinal Anomalies and Spine Deformity

 

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Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Analyze the variety of intraspinal anomalies seen and determine the best management strategies for the most common.
  2. Classify the types of split cord malformations seen and when these should be treated prior to spine deformity correction.
  3. Discuss strategies to minimize neurologic complications in patients with intraspinal anomaly and scoliosis.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the sponsorship of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS). SRS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) designates this web activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Only those who participated in the live stream of the webinar can claim CME. Those who only viewed the recorded version can not.

 

Casting for Early Onset Scoliosis – Why, When and How

 

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Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify both the indications and the contraindications of cast treatment of early onset scoliosis.
  2. Describe the important technical aspects of applying a proper scoliosis cast.
  3. Discuss common pitfalls in scoliosis casting and how to avoid them.
  4. Determine when scoliosis casting should be abandoned and other methods used instead.

Casting Webinar Agenda

  • Introduction
    Robert P. Huang, MD & James O. Sanders, MD
  • Natural History
    James O. Sanders, MD
  • Role of Casting in EOS
    Charles E. Johnston, MD
  • EDF Casting Technique
    Jacques D’Astous, MD
  • Results of EDF Casting
    Peter F. Sturm, MD
  • Questions & Panel Discussion

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the sponsorship of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS). SRS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) designates this web activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.