ISASS15 Conference Schedule

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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7:00 - 8:00Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 10:20General Session: MIS
Moderator(s): Kern Singh, MD, Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, John O'Toole, MD, Gurvinder S. Deol, MD
10:20 - 11:00Break on Exhibit Floor
11:00 - 12:02General Session: Deformity
Moderator(s): Neel Anand, MD, Dennis Crandall, MD
12:00 - 1:30Industry Workshops (Not CME)
1:30 - 2:30Symposium: Avoiding Errors in Spinal Surgery
Moderator(s): Svante Berg, MD, PhD
2:30 - 3:35General Session: Thoraco-Lumbar Degenerative
Moderator(s): Domagoj Coric, MD, Steven Garfin, MD
3:35 - 4:00Break on Exhibit Floor
4:00 - 5:05General Session: Imaging and Applications
Moderator(s): Rudolph Bertagnoli, MD, Yu-Po Lee, MD
5:00 - 6:00Oral Posters: MIS (Room 1)
Moderator(s): James Yue, MD
5:00 - 6:00Oral Posters: Cervical (Room 2)
Moderator(s): Hee Kit Wong, MD, PhD
5:00 - 6:00Oral Posters: Deformity (Room 3)
Moderator(s): Jean-Jacques Abitbol, MD
5:00 - 6:00Oral Posters: Basic Science (Room 4)
Moderator(s): Avinash G. Patwardhan, PhD
5:00 - 6:00Oral Posters: Motion Preservation (Room 5)
Moderator(s): Morgan Lorio, MD, FACS
5:00 - 6:00Oral Posters: Spine Smorgasbord (Room 6)
Moderator(s): Choll Kim, MD, PhD
6:00 - 8:00Opening Reception
  

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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7:00 - 8:00Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30General Session: Tumor, Trauma, and Infection
Moderator(s): Pierce Nunley, MD, Isador Lieberman, MD, MBA, FRCSC
8:30 - 10:10Presidential Address & Guest Speaker
Presidential Address by Gunnar B.J. Andersson and presentation by Guest Speaker Prof Jiří Dvořák, MD
10:10 - 10:40Break on Exhibit Floor
10:40 - 11:50General Session: Cervical Degenerative
Moderator(s): Jack Zigler, MD, Rob Isaacs, MD
12:00 - 1:30Industry Workshops (Not CME)
1:30 - 2:30Symposium: Point Counterpoint
Moderator(s): Matthew Scott-Young, MBBS FRACS FAOrthA
2:30 - 3:00General Session: Biologics
Moderator(s): Stephen Hochschuler, MD and Ashish Diwan, MD, PhD
3:00 - 3:30Transfer of Presidency & Awards Ceremony
3:30 - 4:00Break on Exhibit Floor
4:00 - 5:10General Session: Motion
Moderator(s): Thierry Marnay, MD and Hyuan Bae, MD, PhD
5:10 - 6:10Spine Talk
Room 1 - Deformity Correction with MIS Techniques
Moderator(s): Juan Uribe, MD
Room 2 - Treatment of L4-5 degenerative Spondylolisthessis

Moderator(s): Vikas Patel, MD
  

Friday, April 17, 2015

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7:00 - 8:00Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:05General Session: Biomechanics
Moderator(s): Lisa Ferrara, PhD, Boyle Cheng, PhD
9:05 - 10:05Symposium: Spine in the Out-Patient Surgery Center (ASC). The Future?
Chair(s): Frank Phillips, MD
10:05 - 10:30Break on Exhibit Floor
10:30 - 11:50General Session: Cervical
Moderator(s): Gunnar B.J, Andersson, MD, PhD, Luiz Pimenta, MD, PhD
12:00 - 1:00Lunch On Own
1:00 - 2:28General Session: Lightning Round
Moderator(s): Jim Youssef, MD, Donna Ohnmeiss, PhD
2:28 - 3:38General Session: Clinical and Basic Science
Moderator(s): Hansen Yuan, MD, William Sears, MD
3:30 - 7:30Advanced Endoscopic Spinal Surgery: Indications, Techniques, and Complication Avoidance
Co Chairs: James J. Yue, MD and Anthony Yeung, MD
3:45 - 3:55Close of ISASS15
 ISASS15 Concludes
  

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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7:00 - 5:00Cadaver Lab: Advanced Spinal Techniques