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Upcoming Webinars for Professionals

The upcoming SRS webinars are supported, in part, by a grant from Zimmer Biomet.

July 30, 2020 | 18:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Comparing, Discussing, & Improving Surgical Performance through Quality Improvement Programs

(July 31, 2020 | 00:00 Central European Summer Time / 06:00 China Standard Time)

This one-hour Webinar will highlight practical applications of quality improvement registries dedicated to improving performance and patient outcomes in surgical treatment of spinal deformities. The QI programs include:

  • Surgeon Performance Program (SPP), a registry sponsored by the Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation (SSSF) that provides surgeons real-time reporting through ‘dashboard reports’ containing comparative practice data.
  • American Spine Registry (ASR), a collaborative effort of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (ANNS) and Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to develop a national adult spine surgery registry.
  • Predictive Analytics in Adult Spinal Deformity, a program created by the collaboration of the International Spine Study Group (ISSG) and the European Spine Study group (ESSG) that provides a tool for risk stratification for complication predication in adult spine surgery.

Learning Objectives
In this webinar, the learner will be able to:

  1. The value of dashboard reporting with large, prospective registry comparative data
  2. The utility of quality improvement registries and benefits of participation
  3. The value of predictive analytics and machine learning in surgical outcomes
  4. How to become involved and the feasibility of participation

August 19, 2020 | 21:00 Eastern Daylight Time (August 20, 2020 | 03:00 Central European Summer Time / 09:00 China Standard Time)
Ethical Issues that may be encountered by SRS Members

October 21, 2020 | 20:00 Eastern Daylight Time (October 22, 2020 | 02:00 Central European Summer Time / 08:00 China Standard Time)
Controversies in Early Onset Scoliosis Treatment

November, 2020 | Date and time to be determined.
Enabling Technologies in ASD: Robotics, Navigation, Predictive Analytics, Radiation Reduction

Previous Webinars for Professionals

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Don't Forget the Legs! Spinopelvic-extremity Alignment and Assessment in the Treatment of Spinal Deformities

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

  • Identify the implications of sagittal imbalance and long spinal fusions on sagittal acetabular orientation during THA.
  • Recognize the influence of lumbar osteotomy on sagittal acetabular orientation.
  • Realize the implications spine surgery has on later THA.
  • In the AIS population, be aware of how lower extremity deformities can affect spine deformity and change surgical planning.
  • Know how variations in pelvic parameters can alter strategies in the pediatric spine.
  • Gain understanding of how Neuromuscular Scoliosis relates to Neuromuscular hip deformity.

Intra-operative Difficulties: Mitigation Strategies

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

  • Recognize the intra-operative technical surgical difficulties with regards difficult anchors and the ability to correct a very stiff curve
  • Recognize and mitigate problems arising from intra-operative neuro-monitoring changes that warrant a pro-active involvement, algorithmic approach and maintain a good verbal and non-verbal communication with the team
  • Being cognizant of the problems that can lead to a systemically unstable patient where a ‘step back’ approach would be mandated to support the anesthesiologists’ team, and utilizing effective blood conservation strategies
  • Identifying and discussing new technologies such as robotics.

Leveraging Technology in the Era of COVID-19: Telemedicine and Virtual Communication for the Spine Care Provider

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

  • Implement telemedicine applications in your practice to continue follow-up care and avoid interruption of new patient intake in your practice
  • Facilitate a virtual exam including diagnosis and patient/family discussion of spinal disorders from pediatric to adult
  • Create virtual strategies to connect with your care team, continue resident and fellow education and incorporate patient engagement

Radiation Reduction Strategies and Cutting Edge Imaging Technologies for Spinal Deformity

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

  • Effectively counsel patients and staff on the risks of radiation exposure
  • Choose the most appropriate radiation reduction techniques for your practice
  • Differentiate the magnitude of radiation from fluoroscopy versus X-Ray versus Computed Tomography (CT) and know risks and benefits of each modality
This webinar was supported, in part, by a grant from DePuy Synthes.

Neuromuscular Scoliosis: Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care

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

  • Define the expected natural history of neuromuscular scoliosis beyond skeletal maturity.
  • Propose a multidisciplinary management strategy to optimize the care of complex neuromuscular patients as they transition from pediatric to adult care.
  • Evaluate surgical methods and goals in the management of ambulant versus non-ambulant adult patients with neuromuscular deformity.
  • Provide strategies to assist transitional care of patient with neuromuscular disease from pediatric to adult institutions.

Spinal Tumors: A Case-Based Discussion

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

  • Appropriately work up a patient with a new lesion found in the spine.
  • Recognize and address spinal deformity as part of both indications and treatment for patients with spinal tumors.
  • Discuss the NOMS algorithm and SINS system as they apply to patients with metastatic disease of the spine.
  • Identify common errors made in working up patients with primary tumors of the spine.

The Value of Predictive Analytics in Adult Spine Deformity

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

  • Implement decision making from each perspective: patient, surgeon, hospital, and policy.
  • Incorporate a true shared decision making model for all stakeholders in ASD surgery, including the patients.
  • Provide an outline of the current predictive modeling methodology being utilized in ASD surgery.
  • Improve patient selection via appropriate risk stratification, optimize clinical and radiographic outcomes, and explore the economics of ASD surgery.
This webinar was supported, in part, by a grant from Globus Medical.

Vertebral Body Tethering: Past, Present, and Future

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Upon completion of this webinar, 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.
  • Term 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 was supported, in part, by a grant from Globus Medical.

Spinal Global Outreach: 101 to Advanced Degree

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This webinar will cover case-based tips on how to get started in global outreach and how to create long standing outreach programs.

This webinar was supported, in part, by a grant from K2M.

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™.