ISASS14 Conference Schedule


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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

8:00 - 9:45 General Session: Deformity: Increasing Treatment Options
Moderator(s): Courtney Brown, MD and Richard Kube, MD
9:45 - 10:30General Session: Degenerative Lumbar Spine
Moderator(s): Steven Garfin, MD
10:30 - 11:00Break on Exhibit Floor
11:00 - 12:00General Session: Biomechanics: Understanding Spine Function and Treatments
Moderator(s): Boyle Cheng, PhD
11:00 - 12:00General Session: Lightning Round: MIS, Sagittal Balance, and More
Moderator(s): Jean-Charles LeHuec, MD, PhD
12:00 - 1:30Industry Workshops (Not CME)
1:30 - 2:30Symposium: Cervical Arthroplasty: Is it Now the Gold Standard for Herniated Disc?
Moderator(s): Scott Blumenthal, MD
2:30 - 3:30General Session: Cervical Spine: TDR Updates and More
Moderator(s): Domagoj Coric, MD and Alejandro Reyes-Sanchez, MD
3:30 - 4:00Break on Exhibit Floor
4:00 - 5:00General Session: Degenerative Lumbar Spine II: Outcomes and Complications
Moderator(s): Scott Blumenthal, MD and Marek Szpalski, MD
5:00 - 6:00Oral Posters: Biologics
Moderator(s): J.J. Abitbol, MD and Ray Linovitz, MD
5:00 - 6:00Oral Posters: Cervical
Moderator(s): Roberto Diaz, MD and Pierce Nunley, MD
5:00 - 6:00Oral Posters: Cutting Edge
Moderator(s): Junichi Mizuno, MD
5:00 - 6:00Oral Posters: Lumbar
Moderator(s): Matthew McDonald, MBBS, FRACS
5:00 - 6:00Oral Posters: MIS
Moderator(s): Rodrigo Amaral, MD and Zach Smith, MD
5:00 - 6:00Oral Posters: Scoliosis
Moderator(s): Asdrubal Falavigna, MD and Isador Lieberman, MD, MBA, FRCSC
6:00 - 8:00Opening Reception

Thursday, May 1, 2014

8:00 - 8:30General Session: Maintaining Motion with Lumbar TDR
Moderator(s): Rudolf Bertagnoli, MD and Jim Yue, MD
8:30 - 10:10Presidential Address
10:10 - 10:40Break on Exhibit Floor
10:40 - 12:00General Session: Navigation: Applications Spanning from C1 to the Sacrum
Moderator(s): Wei Tian, MD
12:00 - 1:30Industry Workshops (Not CME)
1:30 - 2:30Symposium: SI Joint Fusion
Moderator(s): Rolando Garcia, MD
2:30 - 3:00General Session: Lumbar Motion Preservation Technology
Moderator(s): Manuel Da Silva, MD and Rolando Garcia, MD
3:00 - 3:30Transfer of Presidency & Awards Ceremony
3:30 - 4:00Break on Exhibit Floor
4:00 - 5:00General Session: What's New in Tumor, Trauma, and Infections
Moderator(s): Guillermo Bajares, MD
5:00 - 6:00Cross Talks - Room 1 - Topic: Sagittal Balance, Case Study
Moderator(s): Juan Uribe, MD
Cross Talks - Room 2 - Multi Level Cervical Degitive Disc Des

Moderator(s): Michael Wang, MD

Friday, May 2, 2014

8:00 - 9:00General Session: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Moderator(s): Choll Kim, MD, PhD and Cristiano Menezes, MD
9:00 - 10:00Symposium: Common Problems in the Management of Lumbar Degenerative Deformity
Chair(s): Steven Glassman, MD
10:00 - 10:30Break on Exhibit Floor
10:30 - 12:00General Session: Biomechanics
Moderator(s): Lisa Ferrara, PhD and Brandon Santoni, PhD
10:30 - 12:00General Session: Lightning Round: Spine Potpourri
Moderator(s): Karin Buettner-Janz, MD, PhD
12:00 - 1:00Lunch On Own
1:00 - 2:15General Session: New Technology in Spine Surgery
Moderator(s): Hansen Yuan, MD and Huilin Yang, MD
2:15 - 3:30General Session: MIS Complications
Moderator(s): Ali Araghi, MD
3:30 - 5:00General Session: Biologics
Moderator(s): Donna Ohnmeiss, DrMed
5:00 - 5:05Close of ISASS14 - Gunnar B.J. Andersson, MD, PhD
 ISASS14 Concludes
3:30 - 6:00Cadaver Lab Lecture (Mandatory)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

7:00 am - 2:00Cadaver Lab