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 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 

Executive Board 2017

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Jacek Durmala

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Fabio Zaina

Past President
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Michele Romano

President Elect
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Eric Parent

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Helmut Diers

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Angelo Aulisa

Member at large
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Andrea Lebel

Member at Large
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Lori Dolan

Member at large
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James H Wynne

Member at Large

Our Partners


Scoliosis Journal

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Scoliosis Journal and Spinal Disorders
The official journal of our society is now indexed in Pub Med. Therefore I would like to invite you to submit your next paper to our new journal in order to support our work. Well-documented studies on conservative and surgical management of scoliosis are still needed in order to balance the therapeutic approach to this disease. As an example, among 2000 articles published on 'scoliosis' in the last 10 years (Medline, 1996-2005), more than 800 (40%) have focused on 'surgery' but only 20 (1%) on 'prevention and control.' Scoliosis will provide a forum to fill this gap, to facilitate international communication of professionals and, finally, to improve the care of patients living with scoliosis.


Scientific Events

May 18, 2017! The 4th Annual Non Operative Treatment of Childhood Scoliosis CME is an opportunity to learn about state of the art, non-operative treatment of scoliosis across the ages. In recent years we have gained a new appreciation for, and experience with Mehta casting in children with infantile and juvenile scoliosis. Experts in the field will share theory and hands on practical tips in Mehta or EF casting. Patients with juvenile and adolescent scoliosis also have vastly expanded palette of treatment options including Schroth physical therapy and Rigo Cheneau bracing. Experts from Columbia’s Center for the Conservative Treatment of Scoliosis and visiting lecturers will share their experience in presentations and will demonstrate best practices in workshop settings.
The course will review the current state of knowledge about bracing, updated recently by the pivotal BRAIST trial. We are excited to have one of the authors of this trial, Dr. Stuart Weinstein here to speak on scoliosis and bracing. Participants will emerge with a renewed appreciation of the three dimensional aspects of scoliosis and the full gamut of modern treatment options. Highlights will include presentations by patients and families of patients who have successfully been treated with casting, Schroth therapy and Rigo- Cheneau bracing. The faculty and speakers are the most experienced in the field, bringing expertise in bracing, casting, and therapy for childhood scoliosis.
5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ - maximum
Venue: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center 


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Chair: Andrea Lebel


Newsletter: Mariette Kosse

Facebook: Andrea Lebel, Chris Diers

Twitter: Andrea Lebel, Jason Black,

International Relations: Pamela Espinoza

Linkedin: Larry Cohen

Research Gate: Patrick Knott


Nikos Karavidas (Greek), Pamela Espinoza (Spanish), Patricia Mentges (Portuguese), Pavel Cerny (Czech), Jean Claude de Mauroy (French), Michele Romano (Italian), Wojciech Glinkowski (Polish)


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