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.”
He was also involved with the following papers:
“Risk Severity Score (RSS) for Surgical Site Infection (SSI) is Associated with Length of Hospital Stay in Growth Friendly Index Surgeries for Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS);”
“Smaller Curves in Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis Improve with Part-Time Bracing;” and
“Compliance with the Best Practice Guidelines for Preventing Surgical Site Infections (SSI) in High-risk Pediatric Spine Surgery.”
In 2023, Dr. Vitale also accepted a position on the SRS Board of Directors.
More About the SRS Annual Meeting
58th Annual Meeting
September 6-9, 2023 | Seattle, Washington, USA
The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Annual Meeting is a forum for the realization of the Society’s mission and goals, the improvement of patient care for those with spinal deformities. Faculty-led instructional course lectures, case discussions, and abstract papers will be presented on an array of topics, including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, growing spine, kyphosis, adult deformity, minimally invasive surgery, machine learning, and mental health considerations.
- During a five-year period, held in North America three times and outside North America twice.
- Approximately 1,500 attendees.
- The latest and greatest scientific research, methods, and techniques in spinal deformity.
- 4-day program including Pre-Meeting Course, Scientific Program, Half-Day Courses, Lunchtime Symposia, Case Based Discussions, Industry Workshops, and E-Point presentations.
- Podium presentations are four minutes in length.
- Minimum two-year follow up required for abstract submissions. The two-year follow up rule does not apply for categories of basic science or biomechanical studies or for topics where two-year follow up is irrelevant, such as 30 day re-admission rates.
- Topics focus on current scoliosis and spinal deformity research.
Dr. Vitale Speaks at the SRS Annual Meeting in Seattle
The SRS Annual Meeting Is a 4-day program including Pre-Meeting Course, Scientific Program, Half-Day Courses, Lunchtime Symposia, Case Based Discussions, Industry Workshops, and E-Point presentations.
Who Should Attend?
The Annual Meeting is open to anyone involved in the treatment of spinal deformities including surgeons, residents and fellows, physician assistants, nurses, and other allied health professionals and researchers. The podium presentations will provide valuable information to all individuals caring for patients with spinal deformities.