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 SOSORT - 12 th Conference


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May 4-6, 2017     Lyon - France


We are very pleased to announce that the 12th SOSORT International Conference on Scoliosis, will take place in Lyon from May, 4th to 6th in 2017, following the previous editions: Banff (2016), Katowice (2015), Wiesbaden (2014), Chicago (2013), Milan (2012), Barcelona (2011), Montreal (2010), Lyon (2009), Athens (2008), Boston (2007) and Poznan (2006).

The Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) was founded in 2006, and brings together scientists and clinicians focused on the conservative treatment of spinal deformities. SOSORT also led to the creation of the official journal of the society, the open BMC Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders Journal. SOSORT has also produced Consensus statements during many of the subsequent meetings on key topics including: bracing, exercises and reasons for justifying treatment.

In 2017, SOSORT will continue in our tradition of offering May, 3rd as a date for the 'pre-conference educational session' providing background knowledge on scoliosis, as well as emergent and modern applications such as high rigidity and adult bracing as well as regional moulding. Many internationally recognised lecturers will be contributing to this course. The course is meant for any Physicians, Physical Therapists, Orthotists, Surgeons and clinical researchers on conservative care of spinal deformity.

The conference itself will cover a wide range of topics including all vertebral deviations as Kyphosis and Spondylolisthesis from infancy to adult life.

Finally, to continue developing our clinical research capacity on conservative treatment, a fourth SOSORT research half-day course will be offered Saturday afternoon, May 6th 2017.

With the French Association "Scoliose et Partage (Scoliosis and Sharing)", we will organize a patient day on May 6, after the research Course.

Lyon is a historic city designated as a UNESCO world heritage site. Enjoy the rich history of the town including the tradition of silk-weaving. Among numerous examples, Lyon is the place where Auguste and Louis Lumière invented the "Cinématographe" in 1895. Of course you will enjoy the «French cuisine» and wine in this gastronomic city. It will be an unforgettable experience with the Bocuse’s gala dinner.

The conference will be held at the Palais des Congrès de Lyon, a superb facility, located between the Rhône River and the beautiful Parc de la Tête d’Or for your morning jog.

The city of Lyon is easy to reach from anywhere in the world and offers a very attractive environment for this meeting. A large variety of accommodation is proposed from luxury hotels to ideally situated students rooms.

We look forward to welcome you in Lyon in 2017!

 Jean Claude de Mauroy, Chairman

Angelo Gabriele Aulisa, Chair of the Scientific Committee

Other Local Hosts:

Frédéric Barral, CPO

Jean Claude Bernard, MD (Centre des Massues, Lyon)


Other Members of the Local Organizing Committees:

Christine Cheneau, President of the French patient Association "Scoliose et Partage"


Featured Speakers

Professor Jean Dubousset: "The horizontal plane, harmony  for "hard and soft tissues" of the distorted  spinal organ"


SOSORT Pre-Meeting Course - May 3rd

Carole Fortin, PT

SOSORT Post-Meeting Research Course - May 28th

Eric Parent, PT



Dear SOSORT Members,

Welcome to the first SOSORT-IRSSD joined meeting!

For this year the two societies have decided to make a joined effort to organize a special meeting that covers all the aspects of scoliosis basic science and conservative treatment, taking a look also at surgery. The outstanding scientific quality will allow all the participants to learn the most updated approaches. There will be also invited lectures of top speakers in the fields, and we have organized a pre-meeting educational course and a post-meeting research course.

We wait for you in Banff, Canada for this special event

 All the best

Fabio Zaina

Executive Board 2016

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Fabio Zaina

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Patrick Knott

Past President
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Jacek Durmala

President Elect
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Luke Stikeleather

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Helmut Diers

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Theo Grivas

Member - Chief Editor
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Cindy Marti

Member at Large
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Nigel Price

Member at Large
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Angelo Aulisa

Member at Large

Our Partners


SOSORT Video Gallery

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.



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Chair: Jean Claude de Mauroy

Co-chair: Andrea Lebel

Newsletter: Mariette Kosse

Facebook: Andrea Lebel, Chris Diers

Twitter: Andrea Lebel, Jason Black, Michael Bradley

International Relations: Pamela Espinoza

Linkedin: Larry Cohen

Research Gate: Patrick Knott

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


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