Annual Meeting 2020

 

Full meeting registration includes sessions starting Wednesday afternoon, May 13, 2020 through Saturday morning, May 16, 2020 and includes: course material, Wednesday Opening Ceremony & Reception, Friday Subspecialty Day, Friday Closing Reception, coffee breaks and 3 breakfasts.  Please Note: The Half Day Pre-Course requires a separate registration and fee.

When
5/13/2020 - 5/16/2020
Where
San Diego, CA UNITED STATES

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Program

   

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Description
Pediatric orthopedic surgeons care for children from infancy to adulthood, and the adolescent years present special challenges both in surgical decision-making and patient and parent  communication. In this Pre-course, we will discuss when to introduce adult treatment strategies in the adolescent years and how to achieve age-appropriate orthopedic care. Further, at every visit with adolescents and young adults, there is an opportunity to intervene and change the trajectory of young people’s health by promoting informed shared decision making and guided autonomy. This partnership is critical in the treatment of adolescents.  This course will  discuss evidence-based communication skills to improve patient/parent/surgeon conversations and discuss long-term implications of pediatric orthopedic treatment.
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
The POSNA Young Member Forum is held in honor of Dr. Arabella Leet, who passed away in 2013 after a sudden illness.  Dr. Leet was a highly accomplished Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in children with Cerebral Palsy.  At the end of her career, she served as Chief of the Shriner’s Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii.  This year the Young Member Forum will focus on a variety of topics relevant to pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the first 5 years of their practice, as well as residents and fellows pursuing careers in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.  Members of POSNA will share their own personal experience and wisdom on the topics selected, with time for discussion at the end of the symposium.
Time
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
12:20 PM
Time
1:30 PM - 5:29 PM
1:30 PM
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
6:30 PM
Time
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 PM

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Description
Time
7:30 AM - 9:34 AM
7:30 AM
Time
7:30 AM - 9:34 AM
7:30 AM
This year’s Pediatric Bone Health for the Orthopedic Surgeon. Symposium will focus on the following topics: Bone health quality versus quantity including determinants of bone strength and toughness; Current bone health screening addressing work-up with consideration of labs and imaging (DEXA and QCT); Bone acquisition during childhood and adolescence including factors that affect bone mass that are nonmodifiable and modifiable and populations at risk for reduced bone mass; Treatment of children with fragility fractures using bone health in children with disabilities as a model for reducing fracture rates and improving quality of life in children with a primary bone disorder; Options for diagnosing, treating, and managing children at high risk for recur­rent fracture; Bone health in trauma including delayed/nonunion risk fractures in fracture patients and non-weight bearing effects on bone healing; Bone health in the young athlete and update on NSAIDS and healing; Metabolic considerations for deformity correction, regenerate consolidation/osteotomy healing. We will conclude with a review of evidence-based protocols for supple­mentation and a Q&A panel session.
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM
Pediatric orthopedists have been at the forefront in global health for the last half century and have helped our profession and society in meaningful and impactful ways. In 2001, the Children’s Orthopedics in Underserved Regions (COUR) committee was formed to help POSNA members carry out this work in resource-limited environments. The COUR committee recently changed its the name to the Pediatric Orthopedic Global Outreach (POGO) committee in order to better reflect the evolved role the committee has for our membership and the Society. The mission of POGO will be carried out through a combination of Education, Coordi­nation, and Research. This year’s symposium will focus on how to develop a sustainable global outreach program. We will cover the ethics of getting involved with such work as well as ideas for how to track outcomes to ensure all goals are being met. Finally, we will give our members a chance to discuss some of the programs they have developed with the goal of stimulating discussion, collaboration, and engagement. This is an opportunity to build on the work of the visionary leaders who laid the foundation for us to shape the future.
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM
The symposium will start with a discussion of the basic biology and biomechanics of the physis. The second talk will focus on genetic and traumatic diagnoses that impact the physis. The final talk will discuss surgical interventions to address a multitude of physeal issues and injuries. Each speaker will be given 30 min­utes to present their talks. At the end of the talks there will be a speaker panel for a question & answer session. POPS committee members will provide cases of interest for discussion.
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM
This year’s Practice Management Symposium will address the common challenges in the busy practice of a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. The first part of the symposium will provide attendees with an update on coding and billing for 2020 and the second half is dedicated to professional and practice development across the career span. The novel and broad topics covered in this sym­posium will be of interest to pediatric orthopedic surgeons in a variety of practice settings and across the career span. Experts will share their knowledge and personal experience on the topics and open discussion is encouraged.
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM
In this symposium, we will hear from successful POSNA-funded researchers regarding study outcomes. Further, we will discuss whether POSNA should develop a research agenda and what POSNA’s role should be regarding intellectual property devel­oped from grants.
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM
This year’s Trauma Symposium is focused on aspects of disaster response and mass casualty care that impact pediatric orthopaedic surgeons. We will review what care will need to be provided to pediatric patients in these circumstances and what government regulatory agencies expect from trauma centers. We will review past disasters in the United States, discuss what went well and what did not, and discuss how to use simulation in preparation for disasters that are most likely to affect your hospital and com­munity. We will discuss international disaster response using knowledge gained from the Haitian earthquake of 2010. We will then conclude by reviewing how course participants can prepare themselves, their departments and hospitals, and their community in providing a well-organized and effective disaster response.
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM

Friday, 15 May 2020

Description
Time
7:15 AM - 10:38 AM
7:15 AM
Hand: Conditions of the pediatric upper limb span from congenital ..traumatic presentations creates challenging and at times controversial treatment approaches. This session will include presentation of six chosen abstracts, followed by discussion. Subsequently, four case presentations of interesting pediatric upper extremity cases will be presented – ranging from the shoulder to the fingers – followed by lively discussion of treatment approaches by the expert panel. Pre-operative assessment, surgical technique, and pure opinion (somewhat literature based) will be discussed and debated.   Foot: As pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, our treatment goals often involve maximizing long-term function and minimizing pain. Arthrodesis in the pediatric or adolescent foot and ankle has the risk of stiffness, early degeneration of neighboring joints, and pain. Unfortunately, in some cases, joint sparing procedures either do not give adequate correction or allow for early recurrence. In this year’s Foot and Ankle symposium, “To Fuse or Not to Fuse?,” we will focus on the complexity of this decision-making process. Our foot and ankle specialists, through a case-based approach, will illustrate when joint-sparing surgery should be employed, and when it is time to proceed with arthrodesis. Our experts will highlight their indications, treatment algorithms and surgical techniques for fusions in the foot. They will then demonstrate this approach through discussion and debate over case examples, and audience participation will be encouraged. At the end of this session: 1. The attendee will gain a better understanding of the appropriate indications for hindfoot and forefoot fusions. 2. The participant will learn arthrodesis surgical technique pearls and potential pitfalls. 3. The attendee will be able to explain the potential risks associated foot arthrodesis, especially when poorly indicated.
Time
1:40 PM - 5:30 PM
1:40 PM
This session will have two aims. The first will be to provide a comprehensive overview of how we assess in hip cartilage and arthrosis in preservation surgery. We will be discussing the latest updates in imaging, bio markers, and biologics. Experts in the field will review the latest developments and discuss their applicability to difficult to manage hip preservation cases. The second aim will be to address the use of ultrasound imaging in the infant hip, both in and out of the operating room. We will focus on how ultrasound may improve our ability to assess hip reductions and perfusion in the operating room, as well as how to include it in your clinical practice.
Time
1:40 PM - 5:30 PM
1:40 PM
Lower Extremity: This session will be a mixture of scientific papers, debates and panel discussion regarding lower extremity deformity issues. The debate will attempt to answer the question of whether excision of a physeal bar should be attempted or not. A panel of experienced limb deformity surgeons will provide an update on the current techniques for surgical management tibial deformity using plates, nails, and external fixators. Neuromuscular: This session will be a mixture of scientific papers, debates and discussion regarding neuromuscular orthopaedics, with a focus on treatment of patients with greater motor disability. The debate will focus on unilateral versus bilateral proximal femoral surgery for hip subluxation in non-ambulatory patients with cerebral palsy. Other presentations will focus on difficult complications of prox­imal femoral surgery, a review of publications that may change your practice, discussion of patient reported outcomes, and pre-operative optimization of high-risk patients.
Time
1:40 PM - 5:30 PM
1:40 PM
Do you feel overwhelmed by the all the new technologies offered for pediatric spinal deformity? How do you decide who will progress, who can be braced, and who should get non-fusion surgery? Your colleagues will challenge and debate dogma on natural history, non-fusion treatment, and navigation technologies.
Time
1:40 PM - 5:30 PM
1:40 PM
This session aims to provide a comprehensive approach to the management of re-tears of the ACL graft following primary ACL reconstructive surgery – one of the most difficult problems to treat in young athletes. From the epidemiology of these injuries to the preoperative assessment and intraoperative decision-making algorithms, experts in the field will review in detail their own evi­dence-based approaches to the problem. Participants will leave this session with a “toolkit” of practical recommendations for incorporation into their own pediatric sports medicine practices.
Time
1:40 PM - 5:30 PM
1:40 PM
The Trauma Subspecialty session will consist of three different components, all of which should be of interest to pediatric ortho­paedic surgeons involved in trauma care. There will be scientific paper presentations, with our two experienced discussants leading a lively question and answer segment about the latest controver­sies in trauma care. There will also be two didactic sessions. The first will discuss turn­ing your trauma M&M into trauma QI (Quality Improvement). This is an area that is highly stressed in ACS verification. Three specific types of complications seen in trauma care will be discussed, and applicable techniques of turning complications into improvement opportunities will be stressed.The second will discuss variations of common fracture care, high­lighting three injuries seen almost daily in a pediatric orthopaedic practice. Is this just benign practice variation or should there be more specific treatment protocols for these common injuries? As always, audience participation will be encouraged.
Time
1:40 PM - 5:30 PM
1:40 PM
Time
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Description
Time
7:30 AM - 11:40 AM
7:30 AM

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