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Safety Summit Recap 2024

Summary of the Safety in Spine Surgery Summit's Program | Fri., May 31, 2024, the opening speech was given by Michael Vitale, MD MPH. This was followed by nine sessions of safety-focused content. See the full program of content. Read More

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

Posted on June 03, 2024

“Welcome to Scoliosis Awareness Month. With best in class non op management better than ever, its never been more important to detect scoliosis early and be aware of all the important advances in non op care that can stop progression and even reverse the scoliosis!”—Michael Vitale MD MPH Read More

Reminder: May 20th Lunch & Learn: The Benefits of Resistive Training in the Individual with Scoliosis

Posted on May 14, 2024

May 20, 2024 | The Benefits Of Resistive Training In The Individual With Scoliosis—Moderator: Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH | Guest Speakers: Zeeshan Sardar, MD, Spine Orthopedic Surgeon, and Beth Terranova, DPT, Founder of Strength and Spine. This is part of the Columbia Pediatric Orthopedics Lunch & Learn webinar series focusing on scoliosis and spine conditions across the lifespan. Read More

POSNA 2024 Meeting Update

The format of the 2024 POSNA meeting, featured 250 podium presentations and 200 ePosters carefully selected from over 1300 submitted abstracts. This is the most pediatric orthopaedic science ever presented at the podium. Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH, gave a variety of presentations at POSNA, 2024, including: "Osteotomies at The Time of Graduation Surgery: How Much Do We Get from Them?," "Distribution of Curve Flexibility in Idiopathic Scoliosis—A Descriptive Study," and more. Read More

Mon., March 4 | Third “Lunch & Learn” Webinar Featured Kate Bacigalpo, PT, DPT

Mar. 4, 2024 | Guest Speaker: Kate Bacigalpo, PT, DPT | Columbia Pediatric Orthopedics hosted the third edition of our Lunch & Learn webinar series. 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. On Monday, March 4, 2024, the series continued with Ehler-Dahlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Syndrome Considerations in your Adolescent Patient with AIS. Read More

Dr. Vitale Attends PSF Leadership Retreat 2024

Another Pediatric Spine Foundation leadership retreat to remember! Not only is there camaraderie and friendship, but you will also find a driving passion among this group that propels each individual to contribute their best to our mission of helping children with scoliosis. Read More

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

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