Minnesota Memorial Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium

Friday, November 17, 2017 | 7:15am - 5pm
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Course Description and Objectives

Course Description

Keynote talks from our invited speakers, research presentations and case study discussions make this a rich, collaborative day. This year the focus will be on congenital and acquired upper and lower extremity deformities. We look forward to an interesting and thought-provoking experience lead by our invited speakers, Dr. John Birch and Dr. Mark Dahl, internationally recognized leaders in the area of limb deformity correction.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe current treatment options for limb length inequalities.
  • Describe current treatment options for upper extremity and lower extremity deformities; congenital and acquired.
  • Define conditions for use of external fixation as well as intramedullary distraction in the treatment of limb length inequalities and deformities.
  • Discuss future options in the prevention as well as surgical treatment of extremity deformities.

Accreditation

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Gillette takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this activity.

Gillette designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 7.7 contact hours. Nurses and other health-care professionals are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

This CME-accredited activity meets the requirements for a maximum of 6.25 continuing education credits for physical therapists. If you have questions, please contact your state board.

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Keynote Speakers

John Birch, MD John G. Birch, MD

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

“I have had the privilege of working in a charitable institution dedicated to the care of children with orthopedic problems for over 30 years. I have a particular interest in lower extremity and spinal deformities, and have reveled in watching the evolution of our understanding and treatment of these disorders. The opportunity to witness and participate in this evolution is the result of (at least!) two things: free and open exchange of knowledge at national and international levels; and collaborative work with an uncelebrated team of multi-national, multi-disciplinary experts dedicated to the goal of making what we do, better.”

 

Mark Dahl, MD

Mark Dahl, MD

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

“My practice has evolved into a diverse and exciting combination of lower extremity cartilage preservation and arthroplasty, limb lengthening and deformity reconstruction. I've spent decades traveling the world, learning and collaborating with experts in areas of trauma, joint replacement, pediatrics and congenital and acquired limb deformities. I often seek a multidisciplinary solution to complex problems as well as a simple solution to simple problems.”

Agenda

Agenda

  • 7:15 – 7:45 a.m.                     Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibitors
     
  • 7:50 – 8:00 a.m.                   Welcome & Introductions
     
  • 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.                   Overview of Congenital Lower Limb Deficiency, John Birch, MD
     
  • 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.                    Limb Length and Deformity Reconstruction: Is this Really the Newest Orthopedic Subspecialty? Mark Dahl, MD
     
  • 9:15 – 9:30 a.m.                   Evaluation of Lower Limb Alignment in the Gait Lab, Tom Novacheck, MD
     
  • 9:30– 10:00 a.m.                 Break and Exhibitors
                 
  • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.               Physeal Surgery, John Birch, MD
     
  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.                 Panel, Discussion and Q&A
     
  • 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.                 Lunch and Exhibitors
     
  • 12:30– 1:15 p.m.                   Overview of Congenital Upper Limb Deformity, Ann VanHeest, MD
     
  • 1:15 – 2:00 p.m.                     Using Ilizarov’s Principles, yet Avoiding External Fixation: When is it Safe? Mark Dahl, MD
     
  • 2:00 -2:45 p.m.                     Complicating Factors: Reverse Periacetabular Osteotomy for Neurogenic Hip Dysplasia in Cerebral Palsy, Long-term Follow-up for DFEO-PTA, and Amputations after Failed Clubfoot Surgery, Dr. Georgiadis, Dr. Laine and Dr. Crandall, respectively
     
  • 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.                   Case Presentations
     
  • 3:45 – 4:00 p.m.                   Closing Remarks
     
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.                   After Conference Beer Social – Networking

Registration Information and Accommodations

Registration Information

The conference registration fee is $200 for physicians, $125 for other medical professionals. The fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, conference materials and continuing medical education credit. 

For course content and registration information, call Amy Schall at 651-265-7387 or 800-719-4040 (toll-free) or aschall@gillettechildrens.com.

Refund Policy

Attendees can receive refunds up to seven days before the event start date. Please email cme@gillettechildrens.com.

Accommodations

Free shuttle to Surly Brewing Co. Brand new hotel! Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis – University Area. A special room rate of $149 will be offered. Reservations must be made by October 16, 2017.

Faculty

John Birch, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Dallas, Texas

Robin Crandall, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities
Mpls, Minn.

Mark Dahl, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
St. Paul, Minn.

Andrew Georgiadis, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
St. Paul, Minn.

Jennifer Laine, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
St. Paul, Minn.

Tom Novacheck, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
St. Paul, Minn.

Ann VanHeest, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
St. Paul, Minn.

Planning Committee

Kevin Walker, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Marybeth Fitzgerald MHA, RN
Sr. Planning and Business Development Consultant
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Susan Novotny, MA, PhD
Clinical Scientist – Musculoskeletal
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare