May 13, 2024

POSNA 2024 Meeting Update

POSNA, 2024, attendees were welcomed by local hosts, Megan Young, MD, and Matthew Oetgen, MD, MBA:

“We are excited to welcome you all to the 2024 Combined EPOSNA Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland. It has been seven years since the inaugural 2017 EPOSNA Meeting in Barcelona, and the second edition of this combined meeting of both POSNA and EPOS promises to continue the tradition of outstanding academics, exciting new research, and developing new friendships within our worldwide community of pediatric orthopaedic surgery.

The program chairs, David Farrington, MD, and Anthony Riccio, MD, along with their combined program committees, society presidents Hakan Ömeroğlu, MD, AAS, and Daniel Sucato, MD, MS, and the combined EPOS and POSNA leadership, have worked together to develop an exceptionally engaging program highlighting the research being performed across both societies. The meeting will feature a variety of sessions covering all of the subspecialties of pediatric orthopaedics, each moderated by a combined EPOS/POSNA team to ensure the global perspective of the meeting is maintained. Along with a wonderful academic agenda, the location at National Harbor, just outside of Washington, DC, offers a great opportunity to visit our Nation’s Capital.”

POSNA 2024

Photo from POSNA of Dr. Michael Vitale with the new attending starting in the fall (September 2024). Dr. Brian Smith is a Non Operative Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon. The picture also includes Dr. Vitale’s colleague, Dr. Joshua Hyman.

Presentations & ePosters by Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH:

  • Wed., May 8, 2024
    • Osteotomies at The Time of Graduation Surgery: How Much Do We Get from Them?
    • Distribution of Curve Flexibility in Idiopathic Scoliosis—A Descriptive Study
    • Improvement in Axial Rotation with Bracing Reduces Risk of Curve Progression in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
    • What is the Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms and Antidepressant Use Among Adult Patients with Cerebral Palsy?
  • Fri., May 10, 2024
    • Documenting the Variation of Proximal Foundation Constructs and their Correlation with Unplanned Return to the Operating Room in Children with Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods
    • Utility of Preoperative Echocardiogram for Large Curve Scoliosis Patients
    • POSNA Safe Surgery Program (PSSP): First-Year Results for Entire POSNA Membership
    • Rigo Cheneau Brace for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Higher in Brace Correction and Lower Rates of Curve Progression
    • Risk of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis After Revision of Growing Rod Constructs
POSNA-5-2024-Drs. Vitale-Lenke-Roye collage

POSNA Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze new research for its quality, safety, and value to the field of pediatric orthopaedics.
  • Discuss treatment strategies amongst peers and world-renowned thought leaders.
  • Identify and apply appropriate practice changes to optimize patient care.

Reasons to Attend EPOSNA:

  • Learn about the latest advances and cutting-edge research in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.
  • Collaborate with fellow surgeons, meet new POSNA and EPOS members, connect with colleagues, and expand your network of peers who share the same passion for pediatric orthopaedics as you.
  • Familiarize yourself with the most up-to-date developments at POSNA and EPOS.
  • Earn CME and ECMEC® credits.
  • Reignite your passion for the field and leave feeling inspired and energized

EPOSNA Misson—To advance the musculoskeletal care of children worldwide through the discussion and dissemination of pediatric orthopaedic research.

More About POSNA 2024

We are very excited about the format of the meeting, which will feature 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 and will provide all of us with an opportunity to learn ways to better care for our patients.

In addition to a phenomenal scientific session, some of the daytime highlights include Wednesday’s POSNA presidential speaker, Lawrence Lenke, MD, and Thursday’s second Lead Like Lori Lecture, in honor of POSNA Past President Lori Karol, MD. Captain Tammie Jo Shults, a former F/A-18 Navy pilot who later successfully landed a Southwest Boeing 737 following an engine explosion, is the featured speaker. On Friday, we will hear from the EPOS presidential speaker, Manuel Cassiano Neves, MD, and we will honor Deborah Eastwood, MD, with the EPOS Pro Maximis Meritis Award and Charlie Johnston, MD, with the POSNA Distinguished Achievement Award. On Saturday, Drs. Farrington and Riccio will present the Scientific Awards followed by the Presidential Transfers for EPOS and POSNA.

—Hakan Ömeroğlu, MD, AAS President of EPOS and
—Daniel Sucato, MD, MS, President of POSNA