Department Presentations at Spine Summit



Spine Summit 2018

Pittsburgh, March 23, 2018 -- University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery faculty and residents participated in numerous courses, presentations and lectures at Spine Summit 2018, the annual meeting of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, held March 14-17 in Orlando, Fla. The theme of this year's meeting was "Restoring Alignment in an Era of Global Change."

At this year's meeting, fourth-year resident Nitin Agarwal, MDwon the organization's JANE Award for journalistic and academic excellence for his paper "Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion in the Elderly: A 10-Year experience" and third-year resident Alp Ozpinar, MD, won a spine summit presentation award for his paper on LLIF and opioid usageAdam S. Kanter, MD, chief of UPMC Presbyterian's Spine Service and director of the department's Minimally Invasive Spine Program, is secretary of the Spine Section.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Less Invasive Techniques for Deformity Correction
Special Course 2: Essentials of Spinal Deformity Required for all Spinal Surgeons
Presenter: Kanter AS

Thursday, March 15, 2018

100 Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion in the Elderly: A 10-year Experience
Scientific Session 1: JANE Award Presentation
Presenters: Agarwal N, Faramand AM, Alan N, Tempel ZJ, Hamilton DKOkonkwo DOKanter AS

JANE Award Discussant
Speaker: Hamilton DK

Mayfield Clinical Award Discussant
Speaker: Kanter AS

Introduction of Jerome Bettis
Scientific Session 2: Sports-related Spine Trauma
Speaker: Maroon JC

113 Development of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis After Minimally Invasive Lateral Anterior Column Realignment for Adult Spinal Deformity
Kuntz Scholars—Top Abstracts, Concurrent Session 2: Oral Presentation
Presenters: Gandhi SV, Januszewski J, Bach K, Vivas AC, Paluzzi JM, Kanter AS, Okonkwo DO, Tempel ZJ, Agarwal N, Uribe JS

117 Preliminary Return to Work Data from the Multi-center Prospective, Randomized CSM-S Study: Approach Matters
Kuntz Scholars—Top Abstracts, Concurrent Session 3: Oral Presentation
Presenters: Guan J, Ghogawala N, Dunbar M, Mummaneni PV, Kanter AS, Bisson EF, Riew KD, Heary RF, Benzel EC, Steinmetz MP, Harrop JS, Wang MC, Fehlings MG, Albert T, Arno PM 

Beer and Wine Happy Hour Debates
Moderators: Hoh DJ, Kanter AS 

Friday, March 16, 2018

216 Cost Comparison of Standalone Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Minimally Invasive/Motion Preservation Breakout: Abstract Presentation
Presenters: Farand AM, Agarwal NAlan NSalvetti D, Ismail N, Hamilton DK, Okonkwo DOKanter AS

224 Analysis of Complications with Staged Surgery for Less Invasive Treatment of Adult Spinal Deformity
Minimally Invasive/Motion Preservation Breakout: Abstract Presentation
Presenters: Mundis GM, Jr, Park P, Than KD, Fu KMG, Tran S, Uribe JS, Kanter AS, Okonkwo DO, Nunley PD, Eastlack R, Fessler RG, Anand N, La Marca F, Mummaneni PV, International Spine Study Group 

231 The Effect of Preoperative Opioid Use on Patients Undergoing Stand-alone Lateral Interbody Fusion for Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
Minimally Invasive/Motion Preservation Breakout: Abstract Presentation
Presenters: Ozpinar A, Alan N, Okonkwo DO, Kanter ASHamilton DK

237 Incidence of Femoral Nerve Palsy Following Standalone L4-5 Minimally Invasive Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Minimally Invasive/Motion Preservation Breakout: Abstract Presentation
Presenters: Alan N, Agarwal NSalvetti DJBalzer J, Hamilton DK, Okonkwo DOKanter AS

239 The Impact of Revision Surgery on Patients Undergoing MIS Correction of Adult Spinal Deformity: A Multicenter Study
Minimally Invasive/Motion Preservation Breakout: Abstract Presentation
Presenters: Gerling M, Mundis GM Jr, Uribe JS, Park P, Mummaneni PV, Fu KMG, Tran S, Than KD, Nunley PD, Okonkwo DO, Fessler RG, Anand N, Eastlack R, International Spine Study Group

240 Limitations of the Patient Experience Reports in Spine Surgery: Analysis of Seven Thousand Four Hundred and Eighty Five (7,485) Surveys
Spinal Trauma/General Spine 1 Breakout: Abstract Presentation
Presenters: Agarwal N, Farand AM, Bellon J, Borrebach J, Hamilton DK, Okonkwo DOKanter AS

302 A Longitudinal Survey of Adult Spine Case Entries During Neurosurgery Residency Training
Making a Difference: Spine Surgeons Improving Healthcare and Patient Outcomes Breakout: Abstract Presentation
Presenters: Agarwal N, White MD, Hamilton DK

320 The Effect of Preoperative Opioid Use on Single Level Interbody Fusion for Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis
General Spine 2 Breakout: Abstract Presentation
Presenters: Ozpinar AAlan N, Okonkwo DO, Kanter ASHamilton DK

327 Characterization of Neurologic Injury Using the Area Under the Curve of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials
General Spine 2 Breakout: Abstract Presentation
Presenters: Jorge A, Zhou J, Thirumala PD, Umredkar S, Krishnan R

What is the Ideal Relationship? Chairman/Chief/Junior Faculty/Partner
Special Course 8: Mentoring from A to Z: Learning from the Masters
Presenter: Friedlander RM

Saturday, March 17, 2018

400 Home Versus Rehab: Factors That Influence Disposition After MIS Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery?
Spinal Deformity Breakout: Abstract Presentation
Presenters: Ledesma J, Eastlack R, Tran S, Park P, Than KD, Mummaneni PV, Chou D, Kanter AS, Anand N, Nunley PD, La Marca F, Fessler RG, Uribe JS, Mundis GM Jr, International Spine Study Group

409 Predictive Analytics for Determining Extended Operative Time in Corrective ASD Surgery
Spinal Deformity Breakout: Abstract Presentation
Presenters: Passias PG, Poorman GW, Vasquez-Montes D, Mundis GM Jr, Anand N, Horn SR, Diebo BG, Bortz C, Segreto F, Janjua MB, Burton DC, Buckland AJ, Gerling M, Soroceanu A, Eastlack R, Hamilton DK, Hart R, Schwab F, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Sciubba DM, Bess S, Ames CP, Klineberg E

417 Retrospective Multicenter Assessment of Risk Factors for Rod Fracture Following Minimally Invasive Surgery for Adult Spinal Deformity Correction
Spinal Deformity Breakout: Abstract Presentation
Presenters: Godzik J, Alan N, Hlubek R, Bach K, Mundis GM Jr, Kanter AS, Okonkwo DO, Turner JD, Uribe JS

436 Changes in Pelvic Incidence after Adult Deformity Surgery
Spinal Deformity Breakout: Abstract Presentation
Presenters: Ricks CB, Kanter AS 

440 Impact of Perioperative Neurological Deficits on Clinical Outcomes Following Posterior Cervical Fusion
General Spine 3 Breakout: Abstract Presentation
Presenters: Agarwal N, Dayananda S, ol Mehta, Nwachuku EL, Hamilton DKThirumala PD

457 Predicting the Occurrence of Complications Following Corrective Cervical Deformity Surgery: Analysis of a Prospective Multicenter Database Using Predictive Analytics
General Spine 3 Breakout: Abstract Presentation
Presenters: Passias PG, Oh C, Horn SR, Kim HJ, Hamilton DK, Sciubba DM, Neuman BJ, Buckland AJ, Poorman GW, Bortz C, Segreto F, Janjua MB, Protopsaltis T, Klineberg E, Ames CP, Smith JS, Lafage V, International Spine Study Group 

General Spine 4 Breakout
Moderators: Hamilton DK, Hnenny LP