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ICEOS 2014 Meeting

8th International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis and Growing Spine (ICEOS)

Thursday, November 20 and Friday, November 21, 2014
The Sheraton Hotel
Warsaw, Poland

Chairmen & Program Committee List


Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD

Program Committee

David Skaggs, MD, Chair
John Emans, MD, Co-Chair Elect
Michael Glotzbecker, MD, Co-Chair Elect
Paul Sponseller, MD, Past Chair
Lindsay Andras, MD, Member At Large
Ron El-Hawary, MD, CSSG
Tenner Guillaume, MD, Member At Large
Jean-luc Jouve, EPOS
Todd Milbrandt, MD, POSNA
Stefan Parent, MD, PhD GSSG
Bangping Qian, MD, Asia
James Sanders, MD, SRS Program Committee
Richard Schwend, MD, AAP
John Smith, MD, CSWDSG

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: August 18, 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: October 24, 2014
Hotel Reservation Cut-off: October 28, 2014
Registration Cut-off: November 7, 2014

CME Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity, the participants should be better able to:

  • Describe growth of the spine & chest growth, and how to make decisions on treatment of early onset spinal deformity.
  • Diagnose and recognize the natural history of syndromes causing early onset spinal deformity.
  • Describe and minimize treatment complications of infection and neurologic damage.
  • Identify biomechanical issues of immature bone, vertebrae, and ribs which affect treatment of EOS.
  • Describe pulmonary physiology as it relates to EOS.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for orthopaedic and neurological surgeons, fellows, and residents who include pediatric spinal deformity surgery in their practices. In addition, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians providing non-operative care of spinal deformities may benefit from the course.


The program will be presented in English.

Download the ICEOS course brochure


Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD
San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders
La Jolla, CA | USA

Program Committee

David Skaggs, MD
Program Chair
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA | USA

John Emans, MD
Co-Chair Elect
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA | USA

Michael Glotzbecker, MD
Co-Chair Elect
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA | USA

Paul Sponseller, MD
Past Chair
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Baltimore, MD | USA

Lindsay Andras, MD
Member at Large
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA | USA

Ron El-Hawary, MD
Children's Spine Study Group
IWK Health Centre
Halifax, Canada

Tenner Guillaume, MD
Member at Large
Gillette Children's Healthcare
St. Paul, MN | USA

Jean-Luc Jouve, MD
Hopital de la Timone
Marseille | France

Stefan Parent, MD
Hôpital Ste-Justine
Montreal | Canada

Bangping Qian, MD
Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital
Nanjing | China

James Sanders, MD,
SRS Program Committee
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY | USA

Jeff Sawyer, MD,
Campbell Clinic
Memphis, TN | USA

Richard Schwend, MD
Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO | USA

John Smith, MD
SRS Growing Spine Committee
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT | USA

Growing Spine Meeting
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