Shriners Hospital Surgeon Plays Leading Role in International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium

Dr. Jon R. Davids, assistant chief of orthopaedics at Shriners Hospitals for Children -- Northern California

Dr. Jon R. Davids, assistant chief of orthopaedics at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, played a leading role in the 12th annual meeting of the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS).

Presented by the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the meeting took place Dec. 8-12 in Orlando, Fla.  It brings orthopaedic surgeons from around the globe together to discuss the spectrum of pediatric and adolescent orthopaedic conditions. Courses cover both frequently seen problems and rare conditions that demand specialized care.  A long-time member of the IPOS faculty, Dr. Davids is involved in symposium planning and presentations. This year he served as:

  • A moderator for a course on Femoral and Tibial Osteotomies to Improve Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Indication Using Quantitative Gait Analysis and Surgical Techniques
  • A faculty leader for a breakout session on Gait Analysis in CP: What I need to Know Even if I Don’t Have a Gait Lab
  • A judge for a surgical simulation competition that included six exercises ranging from clubfoot casting to pedicle screw insertion.

Dr. Davids also presented three lectures at the 2015 IPOS meeting:

  • What Does the GMFCS Tell Us About National History of Ambulation in Children with CP?
  • Diagnosis and Management of the Painful Idiopathic Flatfoot
  • Tools and Tricks for Assessment of Neuromuscular Foot Deformity

Dr. Davids is an internationally recognized pediatric orthopaedic surgeon noted for his work in treating children with cerebral palsy and leads the Cerebral Palsy Center of Excellence at the Northern California Shriners Hospital in Sacramento.  In addition to his work with IPOS, Dr. Davids is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, International Pediatric Orthopaedic Think Tank, the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society, and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.


Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research. Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis. Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000 or visit our frequently asked questions page.

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