2021 IPOS® Post Information

2021 IPOS® Meeting Recap including a message from the co-Directors, Award Winners from the week, and more

2021 IPOS® Participants:

Dr. Shah and I hope that those of you who attended IPOS® 2021 in Orlando enjoyed the sunny weather and the fun of connecting with colleagues once again. While COVID required us to cancel in 2020, this made us all hungrier to participate in person like IPOS® has always been. The program was full of pediatric orthopaedic experts getting shoulder to shoulder with participants both young and more seasoned.

We covered common topics such as the essentials of pediatric orthopaedics, the Top Gun competition, and my favorite session—Author's Preferred Techniques where we watched the experts in our field demonstrate through video how they perform difficult and technical surgery. This year, the subspecialty sections were run specifically by subject matter experts who helped select the faculty and drive the content. This led to significant innovations in Hip, Spine, Sports, Upper and Lower Extremity, Cerebral Palsy, and Foot. The Educator’s Session asked challenging questions about curriculum creation and evaluations of the many learners that surround us in our practice.

We also innovated with a competition in our trauma session, more stations for clubfoot casting, and an entire session of how to do quality Improvement at your home institution. There was also a tremendous effort to ensure that our advance practice provider partners were involved in the planning and delivery of specific APP content. This year, they wow’d us with an Escape Room which brought learning and fun together. This has always been one of the main tenets for IPOS®.

Our industry partners also created educational content, allowing meeting participants to literally get “hands on” experience with the instruments that can change the lives of the children we treat. This collaboration, unique to IPOS®, allows for a learning lab of training and early experience making it more meaningful than sitting in a chair and watching.

Which brings me to the end: IPOS® is and always will be about active learning. Whether this is competing against a colleague or standing next to an expert in our field. This learning then becomes more meaningful and “sticks,” which can make all the difference for our pediatric patients. We would be remiss not to thank the amazing POSNA staff (Tara Long, Erica Linskey, and Theo Heihn) who were instrumental in coordinating this complex meeting. We hope you will mark your calendars for IPOS® 2022, December 6-10.
Todd Milbrandt, MD and Suken Shah, MD
IPOS® 2021 Co-Directors

Congratulations to the IPOS® 2021 Award Winners:

Resident Case Competition 
Amelia Lindgren, MD, University of California
, is the winner of the Resident Case Competition. Scholarship winners were asked to submit a short case presentation and a winner was chosen from the top ten.  

Top Gun Surgical Skills Competition 
Congratulations to Matthew Glazier, DO, OhioHealth, who is the IPOS® 2021 Top Gun Surgical Skills Competition winner. The focus of this competition is to raise the profile of surgical simulation in our field and to promote the practice of orthopaedic skills by trainees. Thank you to IPOS® faculty members as well as industry sponsors Arthrex, Medtronic, MD Orthopaedics, and Stryker for supporting this event. 

Author's Preferred Techniques
The Author's Preferred Techniques video-based session is a highlight of IPOS®. Each participating faculty member presents her or his preferred surgical technique for a particular procedure. The audience then votes for the best presentation. Congratulations to L. Reid Nichols, MD, for receiving the most votes. 

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