Category: News & Updates

Pediatric Spine Study Group (PSSG) Annual Report 2023

Posted on February 21, 2024

In 2023, we truly took the Pediatric Spine Foundation to the next level. With a very successful merger accomplished, we made strategic changes to strengthen our team effort to care for children with complex spine deformities. One of the key moves was to create a single moment each year where all those who are passionate about improving the lives of these children can gather to advance the field. Read More

Second “Lunch & Learn” Webinar Took Place Mon., January 29

Posted on January 30, 2024

Columbia Pediatric Orthopedics hosted the 2nd edition of our new "Lunch & Learn" Webinar series on Monday, January 29, 2024. This webinar, Advances in the Non-Operative Management of Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis and Bracing, focused on scoliosis and spine conditions across the lifespan. The series, held five or six times per year, is designed to improve scoliosis and spine care by providing participants and faculty a forum for interaction and collaboration. Read More

The 9th Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit Announced

Posted on January 11, 2024

We invite you to join us for the 9th Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit. Join an expert faculty for a fresh look at optimizing safety in spine surgery! We’ll explore new topics such as: How Can Enabling Technologies Improve Outcomes? and Avoiding Complications with New Techniques. Read More

Michael Vitale, MD Presents at IPOS 2023

At IPOS 2023, Michael Vitale, MD, MPH spoke on the following topic: "SMA Spine: From EOS to PSF to Intrathecal Access," on Wednesday, Dec. 6th. He also participated in the Q&A/Case Discussion following the session. On Thursday, Dec. 7th, Dr. Vitale presented, "Scoliosis in AMC and Bruck Syndrome: How to Navigate the Challenges." He also participated in this session's discussion with a panel of other professionals. Later that day, Dr. Vitale contributed to Case Presentations and Discussions. He also presented, "Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (Small Group-Based Discussion): Neuromonitoring Challenges." Read More

Dr. Vitale Presents at ICEOS 2023, Charleston, SC

Posted on November 30, 2023

Program chair A. Noelle Larson, MD welcomed attendees to Charleston, South Carolina for the 17th International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis and the Growing Spine (ICEOS), the world’s leading conference addressing complex scoliosis in the growing child. Read More

Dr. Vitale Honored with Bent Not Broken Award | TPFF Paige Fraser Gala

Posted on November 15, 2023

The Bent Not Broken Award was presented to Dr. Michael Vitale on Monday, October 23, 2023 at the TPFF Gala. This award celebrates individuals, organizations, or initiatives that have made significant contributions to clinical research in their industry through innovative approaches, advancements, and groundbreaking achievements. Read More

IPOTT 2023—Michael Vitale, MD Speaks About Scoliosis Bracing

Posted on October 15, 2023

Dr. Vitale attended the IPOTT (International Pediatric Orthopaedic Think Tank) on October 9-11, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA. He presented the talk, "Bracing for Childhood Scoliosis: Are We Doing the Best We Can?" More About the Meeting > Read More

Dr. Vitale Interviewed About Safety in Spine Surgery Month

Posted on October 11, 2023

Dr. Derek Lee interviews Dr. Michael Vitale about Safety in Spine Surgery Month. Learn about the inspiration for founding the Safety in Spine Surgery Project (S3P) and the impact the organization has had already. Read More

SRS News—Dr. Vitale at the 58th Annual SRS Meeting

Posted on September 19, 2023

In early September, 2023, Dr. Vitale attended and participated in the SRS (Scoliosis Research Society) Annual Meeting. Dr. Vitale moderated a case discussion on Early Onset Scoliosis on Wednesday, 9/6. In Thursday's session, "Complication Avoidance and Post-Op Considerations," Dr. Vitale gave a presentation entitled, "Complication Avoidance." Read More

Save the Date: 10th Annual Symposium On The Pediatric Spine—Non-Operative Treatment

Posted on August 23, 2023

Announcing: The 10th Annual Pediatric Spine: Best in Class Non-Operative Treatment for Scoliosis CME | June 20, 2024. This interactive course is an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art, non-operative treatment of scoliosis across the ages. Read More