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ISASS12 Conference Schedule


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This is the general conference program for ISASS12 and is subject to change before the conference.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

5:00 - 7:00Opening Reception

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

9:00 - 10:30General Session
MIS - Moderators: Choll Kim, MD and Richard Assaker, MD
10:30 - 10:45ISASS Members Business Meeting
10:30 - 11:00Break on Exhibit Floor
11:00 - 1:00General Session
Lumbar Therapies - Moderator: Richard Guyer, MD
1:00 - 2:30Industry Workshops
2:30 - 3:30Concurrent Sessions
Sagittal Balance and Deformity - Moderators: Jean-Charles, LeHuec, MD, PhD and Ferran Pellise, MD
Navigation/ Robotics - Moderators: Isador Lieberman, MD and Tian Wei, MD, PhD
3:30 - 4:00Break on Exhibit Floor
4:00 - 6:00Instructional Course Symposium
Biologics: Past, Present & Future - Moderators: Matthew Gornet, MD and Anthony Fabrizi, MD
Biology and Biomechanics of Spinal Disorders - Moderators: Boyle Cheng, MD and Anand Agarwal, MD
5:00 - 6:00Cervical Complications & Cervical Trauma -Moderators: Chun Kun Park, MD and Scott Kitchel, MD
6:00 - 8:00GALA Reception

Thursday, March 22, 2012

8:45 - 9:45General Session
Cervical Therapies - Moderators: James Yue, MD and Parmenion Tsitsopoulos, MD, PhD
9:45 - 10:30 Presidential Address followed by the Presidential Guest Speaker
10:30 - 11:00Break on Exhibit Floor
11:00 - 1:00General Session
Biology and Biomechanics of Spinal Disorders - Moderators: Lisa Ferrara, PhD, Leonard Voronov, MD, PhD, William Sears, MD and Donna Ohnmeiss, DrMed
1:00 - 2:30Industry Workshops
2:30 - 3:30MIS: Hope vs. Hype - Moderators: Frank Phillips, MD and Stephen Hochschuler, MD

Instructional Course Symposiums
TDR Evidence Based Medicine - Moderators: Matthew Scott-Young, MD and Rudolf Bertagnoli, MD
Difficult Spinal Presentations: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Infection - Moderator: Hans Meisel, MD and Larry Khoo, MD
3:30 - 4:00Break on Exhibit Floor
4:00 - 5:00Oral Posters
Clinical Therapies - Moderators: Richard Kube, MD and Rolando Garcia, MD
Reconstruction and Deformity - Moderator: Karin Buettner-Janz, MD, PhD and Isador Lieberman, BSc, MD, MBA, FRCSC
Basic Science and Biomechanics - Moderator: Robert Havey, BS and Lisa Ferrara, PhD
Cervical Therapies - Moderators: Steven Garfin, MD and Christopher Bono, MD
Lumbar Therapies - Moderator: Morgan Lorio, MD, FACS
4:00 - 6:00World Café
Interspinous Process Devices - Moderators: Matthew Gornet, MD and Anand Agarwal, MD
Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: To Fuse or not to Fuse - Moderators: Jean-Charles LeHuec, MD, PhD and Larry Khoo, MD
Complications Arthroplasty- Moderator: Scott Blumenthall, MD
4:30 - 6:30Surgical Approaches to Cadaver Lab Bio Skills Surgical Training Part 1
8:00 - OngoingNetworking Dinners / Dine Around

Friday, March 23, 2012

8:00 - 1:00Cadaver Lab
9:00 - 10:15General Session
Lumbar Therapies - Moderator: Michael S. Hisey, MD, FAAOS
10:15 - 10:30Transfer of Presidency & Awards Ceremony
10:30 - 11:00Break on Exhibit Floor
11:00 - 1:00General Session
MIS - Moderators: Michael Mayer, MD and Neel Anand, MD
1:00 - 2:00Lunch on Exhibit Floor
2:00 - 3:15Concurrent Sessions
Innovative Technologies - Moderators: Scott Blumenthal, MD
Biology/Biomechanics of Spinal Disorders - Moderator: Hee Kit Wong, MD
3:15 - 4:30Lightning Round
Cervical Technologies Update - Moderator: John Sutcliffe, MD
Outpatient Medical Economics - Moderator: Richard Kube, MD
8:00 - OngoingNetworking Dinners / Dine Around
 ISASS12 Concludes

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