Department Presentations at Spine Summit



Spine Summit 2017

Pittsburgh, March 11, 2017 -- University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery faculty and residents participated in numerous courses, presentations and lectures at Spine Summit 2017, the annual meeting of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, held March 8-11, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev. The theme of this year's meeting is "Ahead of the Curve: Transformative Innovations in Spine Surgery."

Adam S. Kanter, MD, chief of UPMC Presbyterian's Spine Service and director of the department's Minimally Invasive Spine Program, was annual meeting chair of the conference.

Thursday, March 9

Questions and Answer with Amy Van Dyken
Scientific Session 1: Sports-Related Neurotrauma
8:35 - 8:50 a.m.
Moderators: Levi AD, Okonkwo DO, Tumialan LM

Return to Play After Cervical Neuropraxia
Scientific Session 1: Sports-Related Neurotrauma
9:00 - 9:10 a.m.
Presenter: Miele VJ

JANE Award Discussion
Scientific Session 2: Innovation in Spine Surgery
10:22 – 10:27 a.m.
Moderator: Kanter AS

Laminoplasty Versus Laminectomy-Fusion for the Treatment of Cervical Myelopathy: Preliminary Results from the CSM-study Comparing Cervical Sagittal Alignment and Clinical Outcomes
Kuntz Scholars – Top Abstracts, Concurrent Session 3
3:35 - 3:40 p.m.
Presenters: Ravindra V, Curran J, Mummaneni PV, Kanter AS, Bisson EF, Heary RF, Todd Albert T, Riew KD, Magge SN, Whitmore RG, Ghogawala Z

Friday, March 10

Characterizing Factors Leading to Malpractice Litigation: An Opportunity for Spine Surgeons to Reduce Legal Liability
General Spine 2 Breakout
8:00 - 8:02 a.m.
Presenters: Agarwal N, Gupta R, Agarwal P, Matthew P, Wolferz R Jr, Kim C, Prabhu AV, Kanter AS, Okonkwo DOHamilton DK

Long-term Clinical Outcomes Following Surgical Management of Cervical Spine Fractures in Elderly Patients
Spinal Tumor/General Spine 1 Breakout
8:38 - 8:40 a.m.
Presenters: Agarwal N, Zhou J, Gandhoke GS, Koltz M, Kanter AS, Okonkwo DOHamilton DK

Towards a Better Understanding of Cervical Sagittal Alignment: Utilizing a Novel Angle to Describe the Relationship between T1 Vertebral Body Slope, Cervical Lordosis, and Cervical Sagittal Alignment
Spinal Deformity Breakout
8:40 - 8:42 a.m.
PresentersGoldschmidt E, Angriman F, Trevisan M, Zhou J, Agarwal N, Chen K, Kanter AS, Okonkwo DO, Passias PG, Scheer JK, Protopsaltis T, Lafage V, Lafage R, Schwab F, Bess S, Ames CP, Smith JS, Burton DC, Hamilton DK, International Spine Study Group (ISSG)

What is the Effect of Open Versus Percutaneous Screws on Complications Among Patients Undergoing Lateral Interbody Fusion for Adult Spinal Deformity?
Minimally Invasive/Motion Preservation Breakout
8:52 - 8:54 a.m.
Presenters: Than KD, Nguyen S, Park P, Chou D, La Marca F, Uribe JS, Vogel TD, Nunley PD, Eastlack R, Anand N, Kanter AS, Mummaneni PV, Mundis GM Jr, International Spine Study Group 

How Does Case Type, Length of Stay, and Comorbidities Affect Medicare DRG Reimbursement for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) for Deformity?
Minimally Invasive/Motion Preservation Breakout
8:56 - 8:58 a.m.
Presenters: Nunley PD, Fessler RG, Park P, Zavatsky JM, Mundis GM Jr, Uribe JS, Eastlack R, Chou D, Wang MY, Anand N, Kanter AS, Nguyen S, Shaffrey CI, Mummaneni PV, International Spine Study Group

Impact of Multi-level Interbody Fusion in the Treatment of Severe Adult Scoliosis (Thoracolumbar Coronal Cobb Angle >50 Degrees)
Spinal Deformity Breakout
8:56 - 8:58 a.m.
Presenters: Wang MW, Zavatsky JM, Park P, Chou D, Kanter AS, Uribe JS, Nunley PD, Eastlack R, Akbarnia BA, Anand N, Nguyen S, Mummaneni PV, Mundis GM Jr, International Spine Study Group

Does Concave Versus Convex Approach Matter when Using Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Adult Scoliosis?
Spinal Deformity Breakout
8:58 - 9:00 a.m.
Presenters: Zavatsky JM, Kanter AS, Mundis GM Jr, Tempel Z, Nguyen S, Chou D, Park P, Uribe JS, Wang MY, Anand N, Eastlack R, Mummaneni PV, Okonkwo DO, International Spine Study Group

Current MIS Techniques Fail to Optimize Spinopelvic Parameters in Patients with High Pelvic Incidence
Minimally Invasive/Motion Preservation Breakout
8:58 - 9:00 a.m.
Presenters: Mundis GM Jr, Eastlack R, Mummaneni PV, Okonkwo DO, Nguyen S, Kanter AS, Anand N, Park P, Nunley PD, Uribe JS, Zavatsky JM, Chou D, Deviren V, International Spine Study Group 

Early and Late Reoperation Rates and Etiologies are Similar Between cMIS and HYB Techniques for ASD Correction
Minimally Invasive/Motion Preservation Breakout
9:00 - 9:02 a.m.
Presenters: Eastlack R, Mundis GM Jr, Nguyen S, Mummaneni PV, Okonkwo DO, Kanter AS, Anand N, Park P, Nunley PD, Uribe JS, Zavatsky JM, Chou D, Deviren V, International Spine Study Group

Patients with High Pelvic Tilt Achieve the Same Clinical Success as Those with Low Pelvic Tilt After Minimally Invasive Deformity Surgery
Spinal Deformity Breakout
9:00 - 9:02 a.m.
Presenters: Mundis GM Jr, Januszewski J, Uribe JS, Wang MY, Anand N, Okonkwo DO, Nguyen S, Mummaneni PV, Nunley PD, Park P, Kanter AS, Zavatsky JM, Eastlack R, Akbarnia BA, International SpinE Study Group

Treatment of the Fractional Curve with Circumferential Minimally Invasive (cMIS) Interbody Versus Oery Without Interbody Fusion: An Analysis of Surgical Outcomes
Spinal Deformity Breakout
9:06 - 9:08 a.m.
Presenters: Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Nunley PD, Zavatsky JM, Eastlack R, Okonkwo DO, Wang MY, Park P, Uribe JS, Anand N, Deviren V, Akbarnia BA, Nguyen S, Mundis GM Jr, International Spine Study Group

Debate: Case Presentation: Coronal Deformity with Radiculopathy in the Elderly Patient
9:12 - 9:14 a.m.
Spinal Deformity Breakout
Presenter: Hamilton DK

Debate: Spinal Schwannoma. Radiosurgery—YES
Special Course 5: Innovation in Spinal Tumor Management
2:00 – 2:10 p.m.
Presenter: Gerszten PC

Saturday, March 11

Implementation of an Infection Prevention Bundle and Increased Physician Awareness Improve Surgical Outcomes and Reduce Costs Associated with Spine Surgery: A 10-year Experience
Quality, Healthcare Policy and General Breakout
8:10 - 8:12 a.m.
Presenters: Agarwal P, Agarwal N, Querry A, Tempel ZJFriedlander RMGerszten PCHamilton DK, Okonkwo DOKanter AS

Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP) Changes and Development of New Postoperative Neurological Deficits in 53 Patients Undergoing Surgery for Spinal Cord Tumors
Spinal Tumor, General Spine 3 Breakout
8:26 - 8:28 a.m.
Presenters: Kaur J, Gandhoke GS, Tavanaiepour K, Tempel ZJCrammond DBalzer JThirumala PDKanter AS

Trends in the Use of Patient-reported Outcome Instruments in Neurosurgical Adult Thoracolumbar Deformity and Degenerative Disease Literature
General Spine 4 Breakout
8:34 - 8:36 a.m.
Presenters: Algattas H, Cohen JA, Agarwal NHamilton DK

Do Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP) Changes Increase the Probability of a Postoperative Neurological Deficit Following Posterior Cervical Decompression Surgery?
Peripheral Nerve, Basic Science Breakout
8:48 - 8:50 a.m.
Presenters: Gandhoke GS, Kaur J, Pandya YK,Tempel ZJCrammond DJBalzer JThirumala PDKanter AS

The Effects of Hypothermia on Functional Outcomes Following Simulated Iatrogenic Spinal Cord Injury
Peripheral Nerve, Basic Science Breakout
8:48 - 8:50 a.m.
Presenters: Jorge A, Thirumala PD, Umredkar S, Fish E, Krishnan R

Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Intradural Spine Tumors Using Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Image Guidance
Spinal Tumor, General Spine 3 Breakout
9:04 - 9:06 a.m.
Presenters: Ozpinar A, Monserrate A, Zussman BMNiranjan A, Flickinger J, Gerszten PC 

Cahill Controversies
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Moderators: Hoh DJ, Kanter AS
Speakers: Cheng JS, Coric D, Fessler RG, Groff MW, Koski TR, Marca F, Rodts GE, Sansur CA, Uribe JS