Date: January 6, 2019 | 2pm to 8pm
Dr. Peter Newton

Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA President-Elect, Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)

Peter Newton is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the care of children and adolescents with spinal deformities. He is the chief of Orthopedics at the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego California, USA and is also a clinical professor in the department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego, USA. He has around 200 peer-reviewed publications in journals and numerous book chapters to his credit. He is a past-President of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and currently Vice-President of the Scoliosis Research Society. His clinical interests have been focused on novel treatments for scoliosis including: thoracoscopy in anterior thoracic spinal surgery, posterior methods designed to maximize the 3-dimensional correction of scoliosis, as well as fusionless methods of spinal growth modulation. He leads the well-recognized Harms Study Group in their effort to produce influential multicenter scoliosis research and is president of the foundation, Setting Scoliosis Straight. In addition to clinical outcomes research, his laboratory has been involved in the basic science of spinal growth, biomechanical studies related to implants and 3-dimensional imaging methods and quality improvement.

Peter promises to regale the audience of POSICON 2019 with his masterful talks on early onset scoliosis and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, besides participating in a showdown on spinal instrumentation during the Janus sessions of POSICON 2019. Spine surgeons ….miss this at your own risk!


2.00 pm - 3.30 pm Session I: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
4.00 pm - 5.30 pm Session ll: Early onset Scoliosis
6.00 pm - 7.30 pm Session III: Severe Deformities
Each session will have 6 cases presented by BSS Members followed by a summarizing lecture by Dr. Peter Newton

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