POSNA Annual Meeting

April 30 — May 2, 2009
Boston, MA
Chair Person:
Daniel J. Sucato, MD


April 30, 2009
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Understanding the Deformity and Current Treatment
Chair Person:
Peter O. Newton, MD

2009 Recognition Awards

Distinguished Achievement Award

Vernon Thorpe Tolo, MD

For leadership in his advocacy for Pediatric Orthopaedics as President of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, as President of The Scoliosis Research Society, and as President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. For his leadership as researcher, as author, and as Deputy Editor for Pediatric Orthopaedics of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. For his leadership in establishing premier Pediatric Orthopaedic Centers at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and in inspiring and training many future leaders.
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Presidential Guest Speaker

J. Anthony Herring, MD

2009 Research Awards

Best Clinical Paper

John G. Birch, MD; Dror Paley, MD; Anna A. Morton, PhD (Project Coordinator, TSRH); Stacey Specht, MPA (Project Coordinator, RIAO)

Limb Salvage Reconstruction or Amputation for Severe Fibular Deficiency: A Two-Center Comparison of Psychosocial Adjustment, Quality of Life, Patient Satisfaction and Physical Function

Best Scientific Paper

Haikou Bian, MD; James Aya-ay, MS; Amanda Garces; Elise F. Morgan, PhD; Shawn R. Gilbert, MD; Harry K.W. Kim, MD; FRCSC

Epiphyseal Cartilage Plays an Important Role in Revascularization of the Femoral Head Following Ischemic Osteonecrosis

Best Poster

Eugeny E. Krynetskiy, MD; Martin J. Herman, MD

Motor Vehicle Transportation in Hip Spica Casts: Are Our Patients Safely Restrained?