POSNA Annual Meeting

5/9/2018 12:00:00 AM — 5/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
Austin, TX
Chair Person:
Jeffrey Sawyer, MD
Final Program:
Final Program
CME Certificate
Certificate of Attendance


Natural History in Pediatric Orthopaedics: How Good is the Data on Which We Base Our Decisions?
Chair Person:
Wudbhav N. Sankar, MD
Final Program:
CME Certificate
Certificate of Attendance

Subspecialty Day

Chair Person:
Michelle Caird, MD
Final Program:
CME Certificate
Certificate of Attendance

2018 Recognition Awards

Best E-Poster

Samuel Willimon, MD

Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis in Children and Adolescents

Best Poster

Jonathan Schoenecker, MD

Economic Burden of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infection

Best Scientific Paper

Moon Seok Park, MD

Mobile application that reconstruct 3D femur from two un-calibrated radiographs

Best Clinical Paper

Peter Waters, MD

Outcome of Microsurgery for BPBP Before Versus After 6 Months of Age: Results of the Multicenter TOBI Study

Best Trauma Paper

Adriana Hernandez, MD

Displaced Distal Radius Fractures in Children Younger than 11 Years Old: A Randomised Controlled Trial Comparing Two Treatment Methods

Peter F. Armstrong, MD Shriners Hospitals for Children Award, Best Quality, Safety, Value Paper

John (Jack) Flynn, MD

Two for One: A Change in Hand Positioning During Low-Dose Spinal Stereoradiography Allows for Concurrent, Reliable Sanders’ Skeletal Maturity Staging

Distinguished Achievement Award

James W. Roach, MD

James W. Roach MD retired in 2016 as a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh where he held the William F. and Jean W. Donaldson Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics. Dr. Roach, a Texan, graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Chemistry, attended law school at the University of Texas, graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and attained an MBA at Duke University. His internship and residency were at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii and his fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. Dr. Roach held several academic and business positions during his career. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, he had been the Assistant Chief of Staff at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for 13 years, the Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Vice- Chairman of the Cook-Fort Worth Children’s Health Care System for 9 years, Chief of Staff of Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Salt Lake City for 10 years and the Medical Director of Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Erie for 6 years. He had special interests in the treatment of complex spinal deformities, developmental dysplasia of the hip, outcomes research, and pediatric trauma. He published 96 articles, book chapters, and textbooks and has presented his research findings at 199 national and international meetings. He was a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and the Scoliosis Research Society. He served as an Associate Editor of Spine Deformity and as a reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Spine, and the Journal of AAOS. He was the Director of the University of Pittsburgh Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship Program and in 2010-2011, President of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

Presidential Guest Speaker

Michael Millis, MD

Dr. Millis is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. He was Chief Resident under Dr John Hall at the Boston Children’s Hospital. After 2 years in the US Navy in Charleston, he returned to a faculty position with Dr. Hall in Boston. Following a fellowship with Professor Heinz Wagner, in Germany, he has pursued a career-long interest in developmental hip conditions and their evolution through adolescence and adulthood, with a particular interest in hip preservation surgery. He was the Founding Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital and is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He began the continuing series of Instructional Courses on Hip Osteotomies and Hip Preservation at the AAOS Annual Meetings in 1984. He, Dr John Clohisy, and Dr Perry Schoenecker founded the ANCHOR Group. He and Dr Young-Jo Kim established the Children’s Hospital Hip Fellowship in 2003. He is a member of POSNA, EPOS, the American Hip Society and the International Hip Society. Dr. Millis received the Pro Maximis Meritis Award from EPOS in 2017.

Special Effort and Excellence Award

Derek M. Kelly, MD

Derek M. Kelly, MD is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery for the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He serves as the Campbell Clinic Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship Director, and the Campbell Clinic Assistant Orthopaedic Residency Program Director. After graduation from medical school and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR, he completed the Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, TX. He currently practices pediatric orthopaedics and spinal deformity surgery at Campbell Clinic and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. He is active in a number of professional societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), and the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA) where he has served on multiple committees and currently chairs the POSNA Publications Committee. He also serves as the Deputy Editor for Review Articles for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. He is an active member of the International Perthes Study Group (IPSG) where he serves as Chair of the Membership Committee. He was a POSNA/EPOS Traveling Fellow in 2016. He has contributed over 65 peer-reviewed scientific articles to the orthopaedic literature, as well as numerous chapters to orthopaedic textbooks. He has been married to Hallie for 13 years and has two daughters, Muriel (6) and Anabel (4).

Humanitarian Award

Lynn T. Staheli, MD

Dr. Lynn Staheli is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Washington. He graduated from the University of Utah Medical School with AOA Honor Society membership (1959), and served three years as medical doctor in the United States Air Force (1960-1963). He completed his residency in orthopaedics at the University of Washington (1969), and was one of five to receive the AOA Outstanding Resident Award. During his thirty-year practice at Seattle Children's Hospital, Dr. Staheli served Director of Research and Education (1970-1977) and Department Director (1977-1992). The Staheli Chair for Research in Pediatric Orthopaedics was established at Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle (2002). He also started three annual lectures that still continue to this day. Dr. Staheli received a Carl Berg Traveling Scholarship (1971). Before POSNA was established, he served as President of Pediatric Orthopedic Study Group (1979). He is the Founding Editor (1981-2002) and Editor Emeritus (2002-present) of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, and Founder of the International Scholarship of Pediatric Orthopaedics (1982). His research, talks, and publications are credited with changing the management of developmental variations in children and dispelling the myth of the "corrective shoes". For this contribution, he received the first Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (1995). Later he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from POSNA (2002), a Merit of Honor Award from the University of Utah (2004), the AACPDM Humanitarian Award (2010), and was the Presidential Guest Speaker at POSNA (2004). Over his career, Dr. Staheli has taught in 40 countries and has published 85 papers, 10 chapters, and 18 books. Dr. Staheli founded Global HELP Organization (2002) and served as Volunteer Director (2002– present). Global HELP provides free medical publications and videos worldwide (180 publications and 175 videos in total). PDFs are available in up to 35 languages and have been downloaded from Global HELP’s website over 22 million times in over 190 countries. Global HELP has since added two sub-sites, Pediatric Orthopaedic Academy (POA) in English and Spanish, and provides free and open access to all materials. The organization created and published Clubfoot: Ponseti Management (2.5 million PDF downloads, 30,000 printed copies, available in 31 languages) and has contributed to sustainable clubfoot projects in Uganda and Bangladesh.