Program Materials & Information


*Schedule is subject to change.

New this year! Craft your own IPOS Adventure by Topic.

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Accreditation Statement

These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Certificates


AMA Credit Designation Statements

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates the live activity of the Full IPOS Course for a maximum of 24.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the One-Day Fundamentals in Pediatric Orthopaedics Review Course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in these activities.

Certificate of Attendance

One-Day Fundamentals in Pediatric Orthopaedic Review Course

Saturday, December 1

Free for IPOS attendees, the review course offers an intensive review to prepare attendees for the new ABOS Practice-Profiled Recertification Examination in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery.

For those not preparing the MOC recertification examination, this special event will help reinforce fundamental concepts in pediatric orthopaedics that can help your general practice as well as preparation for the orthopedic in-training examination (OITE) and ABOS board exams.

*Review course program details listed in the 2018 Preliminary Program.


ePosters are electronic only and will be available at the ePoster kiosks during the meeting.

ePoster Submission is now closed.

Pre-Course Webinar

An IPOS Primer:  Lower Extremity Deformity with an International Flare
October 23, 2018 | 7:15-8:15 PM CDT
Director:  Pablo Castañeda, MD; Klane White, MD, MSc
Faculty: Miguel Galbán, MD; Chris Iobst, MD; Craig Robbins, MD; Sanjeev Sabharwal, MD

A didactic and case based review for management of complex lower extremity deformity in children by an international faculty from IPOS.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the fundamentals for evaluation of lower extremity deformity in children.

  2. Review commonly encountered etiologies for lower extremity deformity in children.

  3. Apply the principles of surgical planning for lower extremity deformity in children.

  4. Formulate surgical strategies for treatment of lower extremity deformity in children applicable to all.

7:15-7:16 PM:   Introduction - Pablo Castaneda, MD
7:16-7:26 PM:   What Are Common Causes of Deformity? - Sanjeev Sabharwal, MD
7:27-7:37 PM:   How Do I Evaluate Angular Deformity? - Miguel Galbán, MD
7:38-7:48 PM:   How Do I Plan for Surgery? - Craig Robbins, MD
7:49-7:59 PM:   Dealing with Obstacles and Complications - Chris Iobst, MD
8:00 -8:05 PM:  Q&A - Klane White, MD, MSc
8:05-8:15 PM:   Case based presentation - Klane White, MD, MSc / Pablo Castaneda, MD

Tuesday, November 27

6:45-8 PM - Industry Sponsored Pre-Course

Pre-Course Sponsored by Orthopediatrics
Villains and Heroes: Don’t Let your Implant be Two-Face

Faculty: Jonathan Schoenecker, MD, PhD; Chris Stutz, MD; Alexandre Arkader, MD; Brandon Ramo, MD

Description: Innovations in orthopaedic instrumentation have propelled the ability of orthopaedic surgeons to care for pathology suffered by children in once unthinkable ways. From hardware to treat trauma, fuse the spine or lengthen a limb, the devices of the 21st century allow for correction of the most severe deformities. Paralleling these innovations in hardware are recent breakthroughs in our understanding of bone biology, and how these devices affect it. Lessons learned from past failures clearly reveal that while these innovative devices can allow the orthopaedic surgeon to be the hero, incorrect application, or technique, may be equally villainous by interfering with the bone biology necessary to unite bone. In this pre-course we will take a journey through orthopaedic time, discussing the history of development of devices, modern pearls for how not to be the villain with your device and a glimpse at the future of orthopaedic instrumentation. 

Pre-Course Sponsored by Nuvasive

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Workup, Preop Planning and Tips for Success

Faculty: Suken Shah, MD; Amy McIntosh, MD

Description: This IPOS Pre-Course will establish a strong foundation in the surgical treatment of AIS for the pediatric care provider to build upon during the week.  Aspects of the workup and nonoperative treatment will be followed by a stepwise progression from the basics to the advanced operative considerations for the patient with AIS. There will be sufficient time for interactive, case-based discussions and questions for the faculty.

8 PM - Industry Sponsored Cocktail Reception

CME Workshops & Industry Spotlight Sessions

Registration is available for all CME workshops through online registration. Advanced sign up is encouraged in order to receive first priority to participate in hands-on workshops.

Registration is available for Industry Spotlight Sessions through online registration.

Please Note:
Advanced registration for CME Workshops is not required.

Live Webcasts

Join the IPOS faculty, attendees and pediatric orthopaedic colleagues around the world for two interactive live webcasts from the course in Orlando.

Friday, November 30
 3:30–5 PM
Musculoskeletal infections
Program description: A live simulcast  webinar for all orthopaedic providers! This session will cover a broad spectrum of topics, including antibiotic resistant organisms, treatment of necrotizing fasciitis, surgical options for late presenting osteomyelitis, and contemporary strategies for spinal infection.

Saturday, December 1
10-11:30 AM
Principles and Techniques in Pediatric Sports
Program description: Join us for this live simulcast international webinar on care of the pediatric and adolescent athlete!  Topics covered will include treatment of shoulder instability, ACL tears in the skeletally immature, and osteochondritis dissecans of the knee.