Mentor: Jean Claude de Mauroy (France)

Chair: Andrea Lebel ( Canada)

Mariette Kosse ( Netherlands) 

Jason Black (UK)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Coordinator: Secretary of SOSORT

• Aim of the Committee
Updating the SOSORT web page and posting all the relevant documents suggested or approved by the Board or the General Assembly.
Advertising promptly SOSORT meetings, courses, fellowships etc.
Posting the society’s Newsletter on the web page.
Collecting information of SOSORT members, regarding professional activities and special interests in conservative treatment of spinal deformities as well as their contact details and posting them on the web page after obtaining their consent.

• People needed (maximum and minimum), and eventual roles
Chair 1-2 components

• How to work together
By email, and through a Committee Meeting during SOSORT Meeting.

• Action to be performed
Select all the new contents of the web page after approval of the Board. Organize the new contents of the web page in hierarchical order.

• Timing of these actions
Two to three months to collect all available documents.

• First aims to be reached, and time required
Communication with the administrators who maintain the web page. Investigate if it is possible for the members of the committee to interact with the contents of the Web page.

Last news from the Committee

The domain name "SOSORT.ORG" belongs to Medtronic Poland and our President Tomasz Kotwicki is working so that the SOSORT will be the official owner.
These steps are long and complex. Initially the Web-site was a platform for prospective studies of the conservative treatment.
In the meantime, we pursued our efforts in two directions.
1 - Creation of a web-site ( dedicated to mobile phones (Iphone, blackberry...)
2 - Conversion of the old web-site ( in archives of the Lyon meeting with videos on-line. We use the mp3 recordings and powerpoints.
As soon as possible we shall group together all the information on the same web-site (

"It is essential to maintain the original SOSORT.ORG url for our website. Changing the domain name becomes very confusing and seriously diminishes the opportunity to grow through progressive awareness and links etc. This is not a good website strategy." Joe O'Brien

This web-site will serve as support for the annual meetings.
"With regard to the Annual Meeting, the first and easiest way to establish the SOSORT standards and branding is to make this a fixed part of our website. No matter who the local host is, we can use the same website resources for registration, abstract submission and evaluation, program description, email distribution etc. If we manage the Annual Meeting through the SOSORT website then it is easier for the local host, provides a consistent message and process for the attendees, and establishes standard controllable quality and branding for our organization." Joe O'Brien