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events Event Thursday, September 20, 2018 Friday, November 2, 2018 7:15 AM - Friday, November 2, 2018 4:15 PM Location Windows on Minnesota
IDS Center 50th Floor 80 S 8th Street Minneapolis MN 55402
Sue Johnson

Phone: 612-596-6160

Minnesota Memorial Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (MMPOS)

Hosted by Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities

The 2018 Minnesota Memorial Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium welcomes two internationally recognized leaders in the area of arthrogryposis as its keynote speakers: Harold van Bosse, M.D., of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia, and Ann Van Heest, M.D., of the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Experts will be talking about management of upper and lower extremities, and the role of occupational therapy, physical therapy and orthotics when working with this unique patient population. Other topics of the symposium include spine conditions, lower limb deficiencies and the challenges of providing orthopaedic care in a developing country. Please join us!

Registration deadline is Friday, October 26. Register now.


After attending this symposium, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the challenges of treating individuals with arthrogryposis, which include surgical and non-surgical management of upper and lower extremity deformity
  • Discuss the management of individuals with limb deficiencies, and review both current and potential surgical treatment options
  • Describe advances in management of spinal deformities; specifically scoliosis and high grade spondylolisthesis, and their treatment options


7:15–7:50 a.m. | Registration, continental breakfast and exhibitors

7:50–8:00 a.m. | Welcome and introduction – Christopher S. Vara, M.D.

8:00–8:30 a.m. | Hips and Arthrogryposis: Making Them Less Scary – Harold Van Bosse, M.D.

8:30–9:00 a.m. | Surgical Treatment of the Upper Limb in Arthrogryposis – Ann Van Heest, M.D.

9:00–9:30 a.m. | Reduction of High Grade Spondylolisthesis – David W. Polly, Jr., M.D.

9:30–9:45 a.m. | Discussion and Q&A

9:45–10:00 a.m. | Break and exhibitors

10:00–10:45 a.m. | What I’ve Learned in 30 Years in Limb Deficiency – Robin C. Crandall, M.D.

10:45–11:05 a.m. | Physical Therapy and Arthrogryposis – Rebecca Rouse, PT, and Sarah Rowley, PT

11:05–11:25 a.m. | Occupational Therapy and Arthrogryposis – Wendy Tomhave, OT

11:25–11:45 a.m. | Pediatric Orthopaedic Mission Challenges in GuatemalaCary H. Mielke, M.D.

11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Discussion and Q&A

12:00–12:45 p.m. | Lunch and exhibitors

12:45–1:30 p.m. | Arthrogrypotic Foot/Hips in Arthrogryposis – Harold Van Bosse, M.D.

1:30–2:00 p.m. | Extramedullary Motorized Limb Lengthening in Young Children – Mark Dahl, M.D.

2:00–2:30 p.m. | Growth Arrest and Current Treatment – Anthony A. Stans, M.D.

2:30–2:45 p.m. | Discussion and Q&A

2:45–3:00 p.m. | Break and exhibitors

3:00–3:30 p.m. | Spine Tethering for Scoliosis –  Todd Milbrandt, M.D.

3:30–4:00 p.m. | Preventing Fracture in Incipient Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia – Mark Dahl, M.D.

4:00–4:15 p.m. | Discussion and closing remarks


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) through the joint providership of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities. Gillette Children’s is accredited by the MMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Gillette designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 7.0 contact hours. It is the responsibility of the participant to determine if this program meets Minnesota Board of Nursing rules relating to mandatory continuing education provisions of the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act.

This activity is worth a maximum of 7.0 clock hours. It is the responsibility of the individual to determine if this activity meets their professional requirements for continuing education credit.


The IDS Center ramp parking fee is included with registration. Use the Marquette Avenue entrance. Proceed through the Crystal Court to the IDS Center and take the elevator to the 50th floor.

Hotel accommodations

A room block has been secured at The Marquette Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, 710 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55402-2368. Call the hotel directly at 612-333-4545, select option 1, and mention the Shriners Medical Conference group. If you choose, you may reserve a room online.

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