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Pediatric Ortho Team Participates in Children's Spine Study Group Meeting

February 6, 2018

David P. Roye, MD; Benjamin Roye, MD, MPH; Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH; Clinical Research Fellow Megan Campbell; CHONY Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH; and Director of Clinical Research Hiroko Matsumoto represented Columbia University at the 2018 Children's Spine Study Group (CSSG) meeting in Naples, FL. The meeting had medical community leaders from throughout the country come together, brainstorm solutions, and develop research questions about early onset scoliosis. Dr. Vitale is on the board of directors of this study group. Here are some highlights from the meeting:

Hiroko Matsumoto, Director of Clinical Research, and Dr. Behrooz Akbarnia from the San Diego Center for Spine Disorders working together to formulate a researchable hypothesis.

Megan Campbell, Clinical Research Fellow in the Division of Pediatric Orthopedics, giving a study update on our work around developing a self-reported health-related quality of life outcome tool for adolescents diagnosed with early onset scoliosis.

Columbia Pediatric Orthopedic Research team members intently listening to research project proposals from study group colleagues.

Dr. David Roye and Dr. Klane White, from Seattle Children's Hospital, working together to develop a research question around early onset scoliosis.

Dr. Benjamin Roye and other pediatric orthopedic surgeons from around the country working together to brainstorm and develop project proposals on early onset scoliosis.

Dr. Vitale leading his group to formulate research questions on early onset scoliosis.

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