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Speaker Faculty Alaa Ahmad


Ashok Johari


Ayman Jawadi


Gamal Hosny


Ifthikar Ali Mukthar


Ismat Ghanem


Manuel Cassiano Neves


Marc Sinclair


Maurizio de Pellegrin


Mohammed El Sobky


Mohsen Karami


Muharrem Yazici


Nicholas Clarke


Pablo Casta単eda


Ralf Stuecker


Simon Kelley


Susan Mahan


Timothy Hresko


Travis Matheney


Yaqoub Mufragi


Yasser Elbatrawy


Zaid Al Aubaidi


16 – 18 October 2014

Sofitel Downtown Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Welcome Message Dear Friends and Colleagues, The 3rd Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Conference (POSC 2014) will be held once again in Dubai from 16 – 18 October 2014. The concept of high quality instructional courses and seminars combined with free papers sessions has attracted many Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons from the region in the past year. This year’s conference will follow the same concept, creating an exceptional educational environment as well as a platform for paper presentations and interactive sessions. In addition, the conference will be hosting a full day course on DDH, organised by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. Main topics of the main conference this year will be on Pediatric Spine on Day 1 and Foot and Ankle on Day 2. We have invited prominent international and regional speakers and are supported by all major Pediatric Orthopaedic Societies, making this event the most important meeting for Pediatric Orthopaedics in the Middle East. I would like to welcome all Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons and interested physicians to participate by presenting papers or attending the conference as a delegate. The conference this year will also host the inaugural meeting of MEPOS, the Middle East Pediatric Orthopaedic Society to which I would like to encourage all Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons to join as members. Hoping for your active participation at POSC 2014. Regards,

Dr. Marc F. Sinclair Conference Chairman

Conference Objectives:


• To create a platform which allows

Conference Chairman: Marc Sinclair, UAE

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons in the region to attend state of the art lectures • Opportunity to present research and clinical papers from the Middle East to a wider international audience • To discuss pathologies prevalent in the Middle East with an international audience and review current treatment concepts

Conference Co-Chair: Manuel Cassiano Neves (EPOS), Portugal Scientific Committee: Ayman Jawadi, KSA Ashok Johari, India Gamal Hosny, Egypt Ismat Ghanem, Lebanon Yaqoub Mufragi, Oman Zaid Al Aubaidi, UAE

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16 – 18 October 2014

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Pre-conference Course

Thursday – 16 October 2014

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - Diagnosis and Management Hosted by

Learning Objectives • Explain who needs an ultrasound of the hip and why • Discuss the local challenges in the diagnosis of DDH • Describe the Pavlik Method for the treatment of DDH • Perform hip ultrasounds on live patients • Evaluate imaging of the dysplastic hip in older children using technology to help avoid complications • Explain strategies for reducing the rate of redislocation • Summarise the results of treatment of dislocated hips after walking age

Time 09:00

Session Welcome Remarks

Speaker Marc Sinclair, UAE


Who needs an ultrasound of the hip, and why? How I do an ultrasound in my office

Pablo Castañeda, Mexico


Mechanical influences and possible prevention of DDH (the effect of swaddling)

Travis Matheney, USA


Local challenges in diagnosis

Marc Sinclair, UAE


Screening for DDH in 2014 – Where do we stand?

Nicholas Clarke, UK


Interactive discussion and Q&A


The Pavlik method

Simon Kelley, Canada


Imaging for harness treatment for DDH

Nicholas Clarke, UK


What to do if the Pavlik harness fails

Pablo Castañeda, Mexico


Bracing for dysplasia: effective treatment of acquired dogma

Travis Matheney, USA


Interactive discussion and Q&A


Interactive workshops Group 1 - Hip US with live patients Group 2 - Proximal femoral locking plate


Coffee Break


The borderline infant hip

Nicholas Clarke, UK


Technique of closed reduction, tenotomy and spica casting

Simon Kelley, Canada


Imaging of the dysplastic hip in older children, using technology to help avoid complications

Pablo Castañeda, Mexico


Interactive discussion and Q&A


Interactive workshops Group 1 - Proximal femoral locking plate Group 2 - Hip US with live patients


Lunch Break


Technique of open reduction Capsulorraphy, Innominate osteotomy - The Sick Kids way

Simon Kelley, Canada


Strategies for reducing the rate of redislocation

Pablo Castañeda, Mexico


The ossific nucleus as a prognostic factor in treatment

Nicholas Clarke, UK


Interactive discussion and Q&A


Residual dysplasia after “successful” closed reduction - Can we improve our results?

Travis Matheney, USA


Strategies to improve outcomes from the operative management of DDH

Simon Kelley, Canada Nicholas Clarke, UK


Surgical treatment for DDH a view from the other side


Interactive discussion and Q&A


Coffee Break


Results of one stage treatment of dislocated hips after walking age


Results of long term outcome (45 years) for Salter’s approach to treating late presenting DDH Simon Kelley, Canada


Dealing with adolescent onset DDH


Interactive Discussion and Q&A


End of pre-conference course

Marc Sinclair, UAE Travis Matheney, USA

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16 – 18 October 2014

Sofitel Downtown Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Main Conference – Day 1

Friday – 17 October 2014

Spine 08:25 Welcome Remarks by Conference Chairman Session 1: Spine – Congenital and Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS)

Marc Sinclair, UAE Moderators: Ralf Stuecker, Germany Muharrem Yazici, Turkey

08:30 EOS: Definition, classification, problems and obstacles

Muharrem Yazici, Turkey

08:50 Pathological impact of EOS

Zaid Al Aubaidi, UAE

09:10 Clinical assessment and presurgical work up for patients with EOS

Ashok Johari, India

09:30 Non-surgical treatment of EOS

Mohsen Karami, Iran

09:50 Surgical treatment options in Early Onset Scoliosis

Ralf Stuecker, Germany

10:10 Handling complications and revision surgery in EOS

Muharrem Yazici, Turkey

10:30 Coffee Break Session 2: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)

Moderators: Zaid Al Aubaidi, UAE Timothy Hresko, USA

11:00 Current concepts of bracing in AIS

Timothy Hresko, USA

11:20 From classification to surgical planning in AIS

Zaid Al Aubaidi, UAE

11:40 Selection of fusion levels in idiopathic adolescent scoliosis

Ralf Stuecker, Germany

12:00 Post op pain after AIS surgery

Timothy Hresko, USA

12:20 Indications for anterior spinal fusion for AIS


12:40 Revision surgery and adding on in AIS

Ralf Stuecker, Germany

13:00 Lunch Break Session 3: Other Spine

Moderators: Mohsen Karami, Iran Alaa Ahmad, Palestine

14:30 Congenital deformity of the cervical spine

Ralf Stuecker, Germany

14:50 Indication and treatment options for spondylolisthesis

Muharrem Yazici, Turkey

15:10 Correction of Spinal deformities in neuromuscular conditions

Timothy Hresko, USA

15:30 Etiology, classification and treatment of kyphosis

Alaa Ahmad, Palestine

15:50 Infection of the spine

Mohsen Karami, Iran

16:10 Tumors of the spine

Muharrem Yazici, Turkey

16:30 Management of back pain in children

Ismat Ghanem, Lebanon

16:50 Coffee Break Session 4: Free Papers – Spine

Moderators: Mohammed El Sobky, Egypt Marc Sinclair, UAE

17:30 End of Conference Day 1

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16 – 18 October 2014

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Main Conference – Day 2

Saturday – 18 October 2014

Foot and Ankle 08:25 Opening Remarks by Conference Chairman Session 5: Congenital

Mark Sinclair, UAE

Moderators: Manuel Cassiano Neves, Portugal Yasser Elbatrawy, Egypt

08:30 Congenital lesser toe deformities

Travis Matheney, USA

08:50 Management of congenital greater toe deformities

Manuel Cassiano Neves, Portugal

09:10 Clubfoot

Mohammed El Sobky, Egypt

09:30 New aspects in the treatment of vertical talus

Yasser Elbatrawy, Egypt

09:50 Tarsal coalition

Marc Sinclair, UAE

10:10 Ankle management in longitudinal deficiencies

Simon Kelley, Canada

10:30 Coffee Break Session 6: Trauma / Neuromuscular

Moderators: Travis Matheney, USA Yaqoub Mufragi, Oman

11:00 Fractures to distal tibia in the skeletally immature patient

Ayman Jawadi, KSA

11:20 Correction of angular deformities around the ankle

Ismat Ghanem, Lebanon

11:40 Correction of foot deformities using external fixation

Gamal Hosny, Egypt

12:00 Osteoarticular infections of the foot and ankle

Nicholas Clarke, UK

12:20 Tendon transfers around the foot in cerebral palsy

Ashok Johari, India

12:40 Cavus foot: Etiology and treatment

Susan Mahan, USA

13:00 Lunch Break Session 7: Foot and Ankle Miscellaneous

Moderators: Marc Sinclair, UAE Maurizio de Pellegrin, Italy

14:30 Arthorises for flat foot treatment: Indications and techniques

Maurizio de Pellegrin, Italy

14:45 Evans procedure for flat foot deformity

Susan Mahan, USA

15:00 Calcaneovalgus correction in cerebral palsy

Ifthikar Ali Mukthar, Bahrain

15:15 Debate : Panelists:

Arthrorises vs open procedures for flexible flat foot Maurizio de Pellegrin, Italy Susan Mahan, USA Ifthikar Ali Mukthar, Bahrain Ralf Stuecker, Germany Mohammed El Sobky, Egypt

15:30 Management of Hallux valgus in the adolescent patient

Susan Mahan, USA

15:50 Strategies in neglected clubfoot

Ashok Johari, India

16:10 Osteochondritis dissecans of the ankle

Manuel Cassiano Neves, Portugal

16:30 Coffee Break Session 8: Free Papers – Foot and Ankle

Moderators: Susan Mahan, USA Ashok Johari, India

17:30 End of the 3rd Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Conference

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The 1st Annual General Assembly of the Middle East Pediatric Orthopaedic Society (MEPOS)

POSC 2014 will also host the inaugural annual general assembly of MEPOS on the 16th of October at 18:00 hrs. The Middle East Pediatric Orthopaedic Society (MEPOS) has been established by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons practicing in the Middle East. All members of this society are certified orthopaedic surgeons in their countries, taking a special interest in childrens’ orthopaedics. The society’s aim is to improve the detection, prevention and care of children suffering from musculoskeletal disease in the Middle East. More information on the society will be available shortly at

Call for Papers The scientific committee announces the call for papers for the 3rd Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Conference. We welcome topics that focus on Pediatric Spine, and Foot and Ankle. For more details and to submit your abstract online please visit Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is 21 July 2014.

Sponsorship Opportunities Partnering and exhibiting at POSC 2014 will provide your company with a unique platform to present your products and services to senior decision-makers most relevant to the Pediatric Orthopaedic sector. For more information on the sponsorship and exhibition packages please contact Dishan Isaac on +971 50 45 01 743 or email

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