MAGEC® Users Meeting 2019

The MAGEC Users Meeting brings together surgeons and surgical staff who treat children who have early onset scoliosis (EOS). Each year we discuss current challenges, share successes, and review best practices related to the use of MAGEC as a treatment for EOS.

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Since 2016, nearly 300 attendees have gathered together to share their experiences in treating EOS. This year, the MAGEC Users Meeting will again follow the International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis (ICEOS) Annual Meeting and will be hosted in Atlanta, Georgia.

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2019 Meeting Details

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with lunch to follow until 1:00 p.m.

Location: Westin Peachtree Plaza

Address:  210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303


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MAGEC Users Meeting Program

8:00 a.m.         Maximizing distractions
8:30 a.m.         Patient selection: What we've learned
9:00 a.m.         How big is too big? MAGEC rod vs. fusion in borderline patients
9:30 a.m.         MAGEC graduates: What to do post-lengthening
10:00 a.m.       Coffee break
10:15 a.m.       Basic MAGEC mechanics: Overcoming force vs. generating force
10:30 a.m.       Metallosis: A review of what's been published today
11:00 a.m.       Level selection and management of PJK/proximal anchor failure: Managing hyperkyphotic patients
11:25 a.m.       Rod not lengthening? Next steps.
11:50 a.m.       NuVasive updates: The future of MAGEC
12:00 p.m.      Conclusion; Lunch to follow

Dror Ovadia, M.D.

Dror Ovadia, M.D. is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and the director of the Pediatric Orthopaedic department at the Dana Dwek Children's Hospital in the Tel Aviv Medical Center. Dr. Ovadia graduated from the faculty of medicine at Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva in 1992, after which he went on to complete his residency program in orthopaedic surgery at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship program in Pediatric Spine Surgery at St. Vincent De Paul Hospital in Paris under the mentorship of Prof. Dubousset and Dr. Zeller before returning to Tel Aviv to serve as the director of the Pediatric Spine Deformity Service.

In his practice, Dr. Ovadia treats all pediatric spine deformities including, but not limited to, idiopathic, early onset, neuromuscular, and syndromic scoliosis. Dr. Ovadia is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Israeli Orthopaedic Association, Israeli Spine Society, Israeli Pediatric Orthopaedic Society, European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society, and the Scoliosis Research Society, and is an editorial board member of several journals such as the Journal of Children's Orthopaedic, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedic and European Spine Journal.

Peter Sturm, M.D.

Peter Sturm MD, MBA is the Alvin H. Crawford Chair of Spine Surgery and The Director of The Crawford Spine Center and Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He received a BA in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis, his MD fro N.Y.U., and an MBA fro the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. He did his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Mt Sinai Hospital in New York, followed by a Spine Fellowship at the Ottawa Civic Hospital / University of Ottawa and a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Boston Children’s Hospital. He previously has been on staff at Tuft’s New England Medical Center, Children’s National Medical Center and was Chief of Staff at Shriner’s Hospital Chicago.

Dr. Sturm’s practice is limited to pediatric spine deformity with an emphasis on early onset scoliosis. His research interests center around early onset scoliosis and cost and value in treatment of spine deformity. Dr. Sturm is a member of multiple professional societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association, the Scoliosis Research Society and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. He has been a board examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, is a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics.


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