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May 14, 2024

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

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 >

May 13, 2024

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 >

March 12, 2024

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 >

March 06, 2024

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 >

February 21, 2024

Pediatric Spine Study Group (PSSG) Annual Report 2023

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 >

January 30, 2024

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

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 >

January 11, 2024

The 9th Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit Announced

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 >

December 21, 2023

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 >

November 30, 2023

Dr. Vitale Presents at ICEOS 2023, Charleston, SC

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 >

November 15, 2023

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

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 >