ASCFS Annual Meeting
April 24-25, 2015
Westin Mission Hills
Palm Springs, California
Dr. Fearon will review the etiology, functional implications, historical and current treatments of craniosynostosis. He will also address the outcomes of treatment.
The American Society of Craniofacial Surgery Foundation is pleased to sponsor the third Linton A. Whitaker Lecture. The Lecture recognizes Dr. Whitaker’s years of service to the specialty of craniofacial surgery and his mentorship and education of a generation of plastic surgeons.
The goal of the lecture is to provide a comprehensive overview and discussion of craniosynostosis.
Objectives: Participants will examine the common features and discuss previous and recent treatment options for craniosynostosis. Participants will learn and discuss the etiology, functional implications, and the anticipated outcomes of treatment modalities.
Co-Chair: Jack Yu, MD, DMD, Georgia Regents University
Co-Chair: Jesse Taylor, MD, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Perelman School of Medicine
Christopher Runyan, MD, PhD
Melinda Costa, MD
Christian Albert El Amm, MD
Richard Hopper, MD
Christopher Derderian, MD
Fares Samra, MD
Richard Hopper, MD
Co-Chair: Richard Hopper, MD, Seattle Children's Hospital
Co-Chair: Jesse Goldstein, MD, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Liliana Camison, MD
Craig Birgfeld, MD
Edward Ruane, MD
David Martin, MD
Reza Jarrahy, MD
Bahar Bassiri Gharb, MD PhD
TIMING OF THE SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF NON-SYNDROMIC CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS
Moderator: Joseph Losee, MD
Panelists: John Persing, MD; Jeffrey A. Fearon, MD; Jesse Taylor, MD; Jack Yu, MD; Richard Hopper, MD; Mark Urata, MD
Panelists will review the current research and provide recommendations for early surgery, late surgery, alternative options, and will present the current evidence available. Invited discussants will summarize the presentations and ensure lively discussion with the audience.
The goal of the panel discussion is to provide a review of the various options for the surgical management of non-syndromic craniosynostosis.
Objectives: Participants will examine and compare the research and recommendations of early vs. late surgery, as well as the alternative treatment modalities, including early aggressive non-devascularizing surgery.
Participants will also review the current evidence available to support or refute each treatment option.
Moderator Introduction: Joseph Losee
"Early" Surgery: John Persing
"Late" Surgery: Jeff Fearon
Alternative Options: Jesse Taylor
EBM: Jack Yu
Questions: Joseph Losee
Discussant: Richard Hopper
Discussant: Mark Urata