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Scottish Rite Hospital Physicians Leaders at Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting

Physicians and other medical staff from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children are major participants in this week’s 32nd annual meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, including 19 podium presentations.

The meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., is being presided over by Dr. Lori Karol, assistant chief of staff at Scottish Rite Hospital and president of the Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Karol is the first female president of the organization.

Dr. John Birch, assistant chief of staff emeritus, delivered the opening keynote speech Wednesday, a historical review of lower extremity deformity correction. On Thursday, the hospital’s Dr. Lawson A. Copley delivered the results of research made possible by his 2014 Arthur Huene Memorial Research Award.

The meeting gathers orthopedic surgeons and other medical personnel for four days of advanced training. The scientific program includes 171 paper presentations, 20 posters and 110 e-posters.

On Friday, six subspecialty sessions will cover medical issues in the areas of spine, sports, hip, neuromuscular/lower extremity, trauma and hand/upper extremity.

Other Scottish Rite Hospital orthopedic surgeons giving talks at the meeting include Dr. Karol, who is also medical director of the hospital’s Movement Science Laboratory and Performance Improvement; Chief of Staff Dr. Daniel J. Sucato; Chief Medical Officer Dr. B. Stephens Richards; Assistant Chief of Staff Emeritus Dr. Charles E. Johnston; Assistant Chief of Staff Dr. Karl E. Rathjen; Assistant Chief of Staff Dr. Philip L. Wilson, a sports medicine specialist; Director of Research Dr. Harry Kim; Medical Director of Ambulatory Care Dr. Brandon Ramo; and staff orthopedic surgeons Dr. Anthony I. Riccio and Dr. Lane Wimberly.

The presentations cover topics such as angular deformity corrections in athletes; treatment of early onset scoliosis; compartment syndrome; and electronic medical record applications in pediatric orthopedics.

Several former Scottish Rite Hospital fellows also are making presentations at the meeting.

Exclusive Evening of Accessible Luxury on Friday, April 15

Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 3.41.41 PMEnjoy fashion, food, jewelry and cars while benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Set against the luxurious backdrop of Park Place Premier Collection, Accessible Luxury is one of Dallas’ most fashionable events. Hosted by event chairmen Emily and Buck Branson and honorary chairmen Tia and Kelly Kraft, Accessible Luxury is now in its seventh year benefiting the patients of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Be there April 15 for signature cocktails, gourmet bites, runway fashions and a late night dance party.

The exciting offerings include:

  • Rolls-Royce Runway Show
    Be inspired by spring and summer fashion obsessions and vogue looks of exclusive Highland Park Village retailers Alice + Olivia, Anne Fontaine, Bandier, Beretta Gallery, Diane Von Furstenberg, Escada, Filson, Roberta Roller Rabbit and Trina Turk. This renowned fashion show is produced by Harriet Kelly Gibbe and features the models of Campbell-Wagner Runway LLC and Model Citizen. Emceed by Courtney Kerr, with hair and makeup by Salon Pompeo.
  • Maserati Man Cave
    This cavern is something for the fellas, showcasing the Beretta Gallery’s polished apparel and guns along with hot cars and hand-rolled cigars. Amble on over for a Monkey Spring Smash made with Monkey Shoulder whiskey, St. Germain liqueur and mint leaves.
  • Bentley Bubble Room
    Fabulous femmes can browse precious Temple St. Clair gems from Eiseman Jewels while sipping champagne or enjoying a Solerno & Sparkling signature cocktail made with Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, prosecco and fresh berries.
  • McLaren Moonlight Room
    Grab a raffle ticket or three before dancing the night away to the DJ stylings of Lucy Wrubel.
  • Jaguar Jungle Lounge
    Escape into the wild and party on the patio with craft beers from Peticolas Brewing Company, and Reyka Mules, a signature cocktail made with Reyka vodka and ginger beer. The lounge also features a coffee bar and late night nibbles.
  • Sumptuous cuisine from: Ascension Coffee, Bistro 31 and Lounge 31, Chino Chinatown, Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, Paul Martin’s American Grill, Parigi, Steel and Truluck’s.

This accessible chic event is anything but typical and sure to entertain guests from the time they arrive on the red carpet. To be a part of one of the top fashion events Dallas has to offer, visit accessibleluxury.org or call 214-559-7656 for ticket information and sponsorship opportunities. Tickets are $125 each or $1,000 for a Trendsetters’ Package for two, which includes a Trendsetters’ Hour from 6 to 7 p.m. before the event officially begins, priority seating for the runway show and a complimentary raffle ticket. To join in on the fun, follow #AccessibleLuxury on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag in your posts.

Silver Sponsors of Accessible Luxury are Emily and Buck Branson, Lark and J. C. Montgomery, Jr., Origin Bank, Carolyn and Karl Rathjen, M.D., and Wells Fargo, The Private Bank.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call 214-559-5000 or 800-421- 1121 or visit scottishritehospital.org.

TSRHC Spring Event Roundup

From golf outings to a glamorous evening fundraiser, our spring calendar is full of fun activities with a range of interests in mind. Check out some of the following special events taking place in the Dallas area. Full details are available on our website events calendar.

For the Golfer

Preview some of the season’s diverse golfing events.

Learn to Golf

Our Learn to Golf program introduces hospital patients with physical challenges to the fundamentals of golf. Upcoming April and May golf dates and locations include:

  • Fort Worth, Leonard Golf Links, Saturday, April 2
  • Austin, Harvey Penick Golf Campus, Saturday, April 30
  • Dallas, Luna Vista Golf Course, Saturday, May 14
  • Lewisville, Lake Park Golf Course, Saturday, May 21

ScottishRiteShootoutSecond Annual Scottish Rite Shootout

Young adults ages 16 to 18 can round up a foursome and compete in this Topgolf tournament, with opportunities to win benchmark prizes for raising funds for TSRHC.

  • Topgolf Dallas, Sunday, April 10, 5 p.m.

For the Socialite

From crawfish to fashion shows, bring your appetites and fashion sensibilities out for two fun events this spring:

CrawfishCrayon Club’s Crawfish Boil

Feast on Southern-style crawfish and jambalaya at Crayon Club’s fourth Crawfish Boil event, open to both members and nonmembers alike.

  • Texas Ale Project, Thursday, April 7, 6:30 p.m.

Accessible Luxury

Celebrating Dallas-area retailers, this glamorous fundraising event lets guests experience luxury offerings in automobiles, cuisine, cocktails and fashion.

  • Park Place Premier Collection Dealership, Friday, April 15, 7 p.m.

For Outdoor Family Fun

Let the warm days of spring invite you to take part in some of the following outdoor activities.

Rotary Club of Dallas Bike Rodeo & Child Safety Day

Children of all ages can attend this free event designed to show them ways to stay safe on and off their bikes.

  • TSRHC Maple Parking Lot, Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.

Special Event Clay Shootouts

Hit some targets as you raise awareness and funds for TSRHC.

Farm Fun

Catch a horse show or discover the treasures of Texas agriculture this May.

ASA Poker Run

Join the American Subcontractors Association’s North Texas Chapter for a poker run. Funds raised are split between TSRHC and Happy Hill Farm.

  • TSRHC’s Chamber Park, Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m.

To find out how you can get involved with more of our special events, please visit tsrhc.org/events or community.tsrhc.org or call 215-559-7656.

Volunteer at the 2016 Reverchon Roundup

Spring’s return brings opportunities for renewal, refreshment and the annual Reverchon Roundup. Taking place Saturday, March 5, at 9:30 a.m., this annual cleanup event, now in its 18th year, benefits the historic Reverchon Park, just steps from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in Dallas. Find out how you can join TSRHC in rolling up your sleeves and volunteering your time to care for this community space.

RIC_8212It Takes Friends to Care for Reverchon Park

Reverchon Park, a public park in the Oak Lawn section of Dallas, is like the Central Park of Dallas. Established in 1915, this 46-acre space provides recreation and refreshment for thousands of Dallas residents and visitors each year.

Today, the Friends of Reverchon Park, a nonprofit organization, preserves and ensures that the park remains an attractive community recreational area. Organized in 2005, the Friends unite volunteers from across Dallas and Fort Worth to care for and support Reverchon Park.

Rounding Up for Revitalization

The Reverchon Roundup invites TSRHC staff and volunteers to join the Friends of Reverchon Park in removing trash, spreading mulch, clearing away underbrush and debris, and planting flower beds. Additional partners in the project are the Dallas Park and Recreation Department, the Dallas Police Department, and Arborilogical Services. Additionally, area businesses sponsor breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages for the Roundup volunteers

Ready Yourself for This Year’s Roundup

TSRHC invites you to get involved in this year’s Reverchon Roundup on Saturday, March 5. Volunteer by yourself or gather your family, co-workers, or a group and spend the morning outdoors in one of the most beautiful park settings in Dallas. To get involved, please contact TSRHC Volunteer Services at 214-559-7825 or email reverchon.roundup@tsrh.org. Parking will be available at TSRHC.

The Cotton Patch Cafe Challenge is Back!

Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cotton Patch Cafe Challenge!

Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 2.42.56 PMThanks to our wonderful friends at the Cotton Patch Cafe, every donation of $25 made to TSRHC beginning February 29th will be matched in $25 Cotton Patch Cafe gift cards (up to $1,000 per donor).

Give today and claim a heapin’ helpin’ of home-cooked goodness for you and yours, compliments of the Cotton Patch Cafe. But hurry…once we raise $250,000 and reach our $1 million cumulative goal, the 2016 Challenge will end!

All proceeds from the Cotton Patch Cafe Challenge directly benefit TSRHC and allow the hospital to provide world-class medical care to kids, regardless of any family’s ability to pay. With the help of our great friends at the Cotton Patch Cafe and dedicated donors like you, we can continue in our mission, bringing health, hope and happiness to thousands of children. We greatly appreciate your support!

Take The Challenge Today!

Tips to Keep Safe on the Slopes

When hitting the slopes, it’s important to have the right equipment. Staying safe while skiing is a top priority for the 35th Annual Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Amputee Ski Trip. In honor of this special event, we’ve put together some important safety tips for fun in the snow.

  • Wear Sunscreen – Even if the day is overcast and freezing cold, you can still get sunburned on the slopes. The bright white snow reflects the sun’s rays and can cause major burns. To avoid getting sunburned, wear plenty of sunscreen and don’t forget to re-apply throughout the day
  • image1Stay Hydrated – Drinking lots and lots of water is the best protection against altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused when the body struggles to adjust to higher altitudes with thinner oxygen. Our ski trip participants are equipped to stay hydrated this year with personalized water bottles from our friends at Saint Bernard. Having water on hand as you transition to a higher altitude is the best way to avoid getting sick.
  • Wear a Helmet – Wearing a helmet on the slopes is the best way to protect your head in the event of a fall. Helmets can help prevent concussions and other major head trauma. Thanks to our friends at Giro, the teens on this year’s trip will have helmets to protect them as they learn how to ski.
  • Stay Warm – It’s important to stay warm while you ski. Hypothermia happens when the body loses heat faster than it can produce heat. This results in low body temperature, which can cause organs to function improperly. The teens on the ski trip will stay warm and safe thanks to our friends at Obermeyer while they ski.
  • RIC_5123Warm Up and Cool Down – When participating in strenuous physical activity, especially when learning a new sport, it’s critical to stretch and cool down properly. Stretching before starting the day can help keep the body loose and flexible for exercise. Cooling down at the end of the day with more stretching or a soak in the hot tub can prevent fatigue for the day ahead.

We hope these tips help inspire safety on the mountain. We wish the teens on this year’s trip a fun time in Colorado.

Thanks again to our friends at Saint Bernard, Giro and Obermeyer for keeping our skiers safe and warm on the Annual Amputee Ski Trip.

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Natalie, age 14 of Fort Worth

NatalieNatalie, age 14 of Fort Worth, has been a part of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) family for most of her life. Born without a fibula bone, she came to TSRHC when she was only 11 months old to have her left foot amputated. But Natalie didn’t let that slow her down. She’s participated in Scottish Rite Hospital’s Learn to Golf programs and by eight years old, this generous girl was organizing lemonade stands and donating the proceeds back to the hospital.

In her free time, Natalie likes sketching and painting, and dreams of becoming an artist one day. She also enjoys playing video games and practicing the piano. Although she’s been skiing before, this is Natalie’s first time on the Amputee Ski Trip and she’s excited to hit the slopes with fellow patients.

About the Annual Amputee Ski Trip

February 2016 will mark the 35th anniversary of the annual Amputee Ski Trip, held each year at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colo. Fourteen teenage patients with limb differences are given the opportunity to discover the joy of skiing and snowboarding, while gaining confidence with lifelong friends.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple other generous supporters from the community, including the Stephen M. Seay Foundation help make this trip possible!

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Jeremiah, age 16 of Dallas

IMG_5682Jeremiah, age 16 of Dallas, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since 2006. Due to the development of osteosarcoma in his bones, he now wears a full leg prosthesis. Jeremiah likes to play basketball and video games with friends outside of school and wants to be an aircraft engineer when he grows up. He is most excited for his first plane ride ever, and he’s also looking forward to learning how to ski!

About the Annual Amputee Ski Trip

February 2016 will mark the 35th anniversary of the annual Amputee Ski Trip, held each year at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colo. Fourteen teenage patients with limb differences are given the opportunity to discover the joy of skiing and snowboarding, while gaining confidence with lifelong friends.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple other generous supporters from the community, including the Stephen M. Seay Foundation help make this trip possible!

Our Pediatric Orthopaedic Education Series is this Saturday

Physicians and other health-care professionals attending the Pediatric Orthopaedic Education Series (POES) on Saturday will experience fully interactive sessions with 11 specialists from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, according to Dr. Anthony Riccio, the course director.

Instead of a lecture, each of the nine continuing medical education sessions will be built around multiple-choice questions about the cases being presented. Participants can answer on their smartphones using the app, Poll Everywhere.

The responses will guide the direction of the sessions, which cover such conditions as trauma, musculoskeletal infection, back and hip pain, scoliosis, hip dislocation, rheumatologic disease and athletic injuries.

Riccio“Traditional continuing medical education usually consists of didactic lectures and a brief Q&A,” Riccio says. “This will be a discussion tailored to meet the needs of the audience completely. We think it’s a more effective form of adult education.”

Titled Keeping Out of Trouble in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: A Case Based Approach to Avoiding Jeopardy, POES also will feature two Jeopardy-like contests during which preselected participants can gauge what they’ve learned for fun and prizes.

This is the 18th year that the education series has been held at Scottish Rite Hospital. It takes place from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the hospital’s T. Boone Pickens Training and Conference Center at 2222 Welborn St. Participation in POES is worth up to 6.25 credits from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Course director Riccio is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Scottish Rite Hospital. He graduated from the Georgetown University School of Medicine and served five years in the U.S. Navy, during which he was director of pediatric orthopedics at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego.

For more information about POES or to register, visit http://community.tsrhc.org/POESDallas.

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Tatyana, age 15 of Corsicana

1451895417882Tatyana was born with amniotic band syndrome; a condition that caused her to have her right leg amputated when she was just one year old. Luckily, she was in the expert care of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). Today, Tatyana is a vibrant 15-year-old living in Corsicana. When she is not playing trumpet in her school band, she likes to spend time with her friends. Inspired by the care that she has received at TSRHC, Tatyana has dreams of one day becoming a doctor. She is excited for the opportunity to travel to Colorado to learn how to ski.

About the Annual Amputee Ski Trip

February 2016 will mark the 35th anniversary of the annual Amputee Ski Trip, held each year at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colo. Fourteen teenage patients with limb differences are given the opportunity to discover the joy of skiing and snowboarding, while gaining confidence with lifelong friends.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple other generous supporters from the community, including the Stephen M. Seay Foundation help make this trip possible!