SOSORT - 12 th Conference
May 3-6, 2017 Lyon - France
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is a great pleasure for me to write a few words at the end of this 2nd Conference in Lyon.
I am very grateful for having had the opportunity to chair this event with my friend Angelo Gabriele Aulisa as chair of the Scientific Committee.
The SOSORT board and Committees have been cooperating very closely to organize this event and we are pleased that it has been so successful.
As every year, we have enjoyed the presence of the SRS President: Ken Cheung and we are sensitive to this close cooperation between surgeons and non-surgeons.
I would like to make some observations and remarks.
Firstly, the pre-meeting Instructional Course. For the first time at SOSORT, you were more than a hundred meeting participants to be registered. This reflects the interest of these basic courses and is an encouragement for the Education Committee.
Secondly you were more than 200 to attend the 70 oral presentations , 5 of which were nominated for the SOSORT award. Many deserve to be published in our Journal “Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders”. I also know that you appreciate the 4 guest Lectures, as well as our Interactive and Consensus sessions.
Now that we are at the end of this Conference, I would like to remind you, one of the fundamental objectives of SOSORT, which is the scientific validation of protocols and experience. The Research Course was here to help and thank you for being so many, to register.
My last thought goes to our patients, can these four days bring them a better conservative treatment of their deviations.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Jean Claude de Mauroy
SOSORT 2017 Conference Chair