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Spinal Column Shortening for Tethered Cord Syndrome

Location: Dell Children’s Medical Center Signe Auditorium

Address: 4900 Mueller Blvd., Austin, TX 78723 | View Map »

Date: Friday, December 14, 2018

Time: 7:30–8:30 a.m.

Contact: Cecilia Owen

About the Event

Hear from Andrew Jea on spinal column shortening for tethered cord syndrome in children and transitional adults. Jea is a fellowship director and chief of pediatric neurosurgery and professor of neurosurgery at the Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center Riley Hospital for Children.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Define tethered cord syndrome.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of traditional untethering.
  • Explain the pros and cons of spinal column shortening.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Pediatricians, Pediatric Subspecialists, Family Medicine Physicians, Pediatric Residents
  • Secondary: Nursing Staff, Hospital Staff


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement; interpersonal and communications skills. Professionalism, systems-based practice.
  • IOM: provide patient-centered care, work in interdisciplinary teams, employ evidence-based practice, apply quality improvement, utilize informatics.

For more information, please contact Mary Matus.

Jea does not have relevant financial relationships to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

The Pediatric Grand Rounds planning committee are Nalinda Charnsangavej, M.D.; Daniel Richards, M.D.; Miranda Loh, D.O.; Erin MacLeod, D.O.; Priya Mukherjee, M.D., and Mary
Matus. The members of the planning committee do not have relevant financial relationships to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.