2017 Recognition Awards
Distinguished Achievement Award
George H. Thompson, MD
For his innovative work in Early Onset Scoliosis & Pediatric Disorders of the Spine; his leadership and continued guidance as President of POSNA from 2002-2003, President of the Scoliosis Research Society from 2006-2008, and SRS Lifetime Achievement Award Winner in 2013; his role as Co-Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics; his role as a life-long Educator of Orthopaedic Residents and Fellows; his role as the First Recipient of the Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Hugh G Watts, MD
In Recognition of his Outstanding Contributions to the Mission of POSNA in advocating for responsible volunteerism and providing compassionate musculoskeletal care for children in underserved areas of the world.
Special Effort and Excellence Award
Jeffrey E. Martus, MD
In Recognition of his Outstanding Service to the Mission of POSNA, especially his leadership of the Publications and E-Editorial Committees and as Editor of OKU Pediatrics 5.
Best Clinical Paper
Cesar Fontecha, MD
Research for Fetal Myelomeningocele Repair
Best Scientific Paper
Lawson Copley, MD
Genome and Virulence Determinants of Staphylococcus aureus Causing Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis
Best Trauma Paper
Unni Narayanan, FRCSC
What is an “Acceptable Reduction” for Supracondylar Humerus Fractures in Children?
Peter F. Armstrong, MD Shriners Hospitals for Children Award, Best Quality, Safety, Value Paper
Amy McIntosh, MD
Significant Reductions in Surgical Site Infection (SSI) In Spinal Fusion Patients Using a Bundled Intervention Approach
Outcome of Conservative versus Surgical Treatment of Humeral Shaft Fracture in Children and Adolescents: Comparison Between Nonoperative Treatment, External Fixation and Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nailing
Wudbhav Sankar, MD
Incidence of Acetabular Dysplasia in Breech Infants following Initially Normal Ultrasound: The Effect of Variable Diagnostic Criteria
Presidential Guest Speaker
Deborah Eastwood, MB, ChB, FRCS
Dr. Eastwood is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore, in London. She is member of EPOS and served on Executive Committee between 2009-2015 and as EPOS President in 2013-14. Dr. Eastwood’s completed her orthopaedic training at the Birmingham and Bristol Programs, and undertook several paediatric orthopaedic fellowships, at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Her clinical practice incorporates a wide variety of paediatric orthopaedic conditions, with a particular expertise in children with overgrowth syndromes, metabolic bone disease, neurological conditions, clubfoot and hip dysplasia. During her career Dr. Eastwood has received many awards, including; the Zimar Palmudio SICOT Fellowship (1993); the ABC Travelling Fellowship (1994); Percivall Pott Trainer of the Year (2014) nominated by the trainees on the (regional) Royal London /Barts rotation for teaching/supporting/mentoring and BOTA Trainer of the Year – runner up (2016) nominated by trainees, assessed by educationalists and selected on interview. She was also awarded with the “John Sharrard Award” for the Best Clinical Paper (EPOS 2014) and the Best E- Poster (POSNA annual meeting 2012). She is a member of BSCOS, BOA, and the RCS of England and has editorial responsibilities within Bone and Joint Journal (previously JBJS-B), Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics and Injury. She also reviews in a regular/occasional basis for Lancet, British Medical Journal, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeon, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Haemophilia, British Journal of Infectious Disease and Radiology. During her career she dedicated part of her time to education with numerous educational activities in Europe, South America, United States and China. She has published over 76 peer reviewed scientific articles, numerous book chapters and was the Editor of two textbooks.