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Dan J. Sucato, M.D., guest lecturer at Lexington Shriners Medical Center

40th Oleika Lecture sponsored by Oleika Shriners held on November 3

Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington hosts the 40th annual Oleika Lecture sponsored by the Oleika Shrine Temple on Friday, November 3.

The Oleika Lecture series is an annual educational lecture presented by Lexington Shriners Medical Center to providers of pediatric orthopaedic care. One part of the three prong mission statement of Shriners Hospitals for Children is to offer outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Every day Lexington Shriners Medical Center provides education through its residency program; however, one day a year the doors are open to any provider of pediatric orthopaedic care in Kentucky and the surrounding states interested in learning more about the latest developments and advancements in the medical field of pediatric orthopaedics from a featured guest lecturer.

To a crowd of 55 medical professionals, guest lecturer Dan J. Sucato, M.D., chief of staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas presented the 2017 Oleika Lecture at the medical center. He is widely published in pediatric orthopaedics with a focus in the areas of spinal deformity (scoliosis, kyphosis, etc.) and hip conditions (hip dysplasia, SCFE, femoroacetabular impingement) and has delivered dozens of presentations worldwide.

The agenda included topics on surgical management of spine deformity and management of SCFE (slipped capital femoral epiphysis) in 2017, including several case presentations. Upon completion of this offering, the participant should be able to understand the differences between AIS (adolescent idiopathic scoliosis) and severe spine deformity; understand the various risks of surgical treatment; understand the various methods to limit the risks of surgery and improve surgical outcomes; understand the types of SCFE; understand the risk and complications of each type SCFE; develop a treatment algorithm for each type of SCFE.

Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education to physicians. This lecture was designated for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).