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 09.00 Opening remarks

Negrini S. (Italy)



 09.10 Truncal asymmetry in school children: the effect of the parental age at birth

 Grivas T.B., Mihas C., Mazioti C., Sakelaropoulou S., Zisis N., Akriotis A., Burwell R.G. (Greece)


 09.16 Patient selection in genetic association studies in idiopathic scoliosis

 Harasymczuk P., Janusz P., Kotwicki T. (Poland)


 09.22 Scoliosis with hyperkyphosis combines in 20% of cases with Scheuermann's disease and it's more frequent in males

 Atanasio S., Donzelli S., Zaina F., Negrini A., Negrini S. (Italy)


 09.28 Discussion


 09.37 The neuromuscular factor in the idiopathic scoliosis. Retrospective longitudinal study of a group of 308 adolescents treated with neuromuscular rebalancing.

 Fimiani A. (Italy)


 09.43 The relationship between scoliosis and balance in a population of adolescents with AIS

 Knott P., Musto J., Thompson S., Mardjetko S. (USA)


 09.49 Everyday postures in idiopathic scoliosis: is there any correlation with curve morphology ?

 Negrini A., Pasini E., Romano M., Donzelli S., Zaina F., Negrini S. (Italy)


 09.55 Discussion




 10.04 Quantitative ultrasound measurements of bone strength in female adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients

 Wang H., Du Q., Chen PJ., Li JA., He X.H. (USA)


 10.16 Comparison between subjective perception of trunk deformity (TAPS) and objective assessment of back asymmetry (surface topography)

 Rigo M., Elisabetta D'Agata (Spain)


 10.22 End growth results analysis related to Risser score, Cobb degrees and curve types at the beginning of the treatment

 Donzelli S., Zaina F., Negrini S. (Italy)


 10.28 Discussion




 11.00 Biomechanical aspects of the conservative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis

 Aulisa L. (Italy)


 11.20 Scoliosis in cerebral palsied child

 Ferrari A. (Italy)


 11.40 Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and corporeal awareness disorders

 Smania N. (Italy)


 12.00 Questions & Answers




 12.15 Analysis of differences in pain and disability in people with adult scoliosis and non specific low back pain

 Bissolotti L., Sani V ., Gobbo M., Orizio C. (Italy)


 12.21 Correlation between maturation, growth spurt and the progression of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

 Coillard C., Circo A.B., Rivard C.H. (Canada)


 12.27 Risser stages, menarche and their correlations with other growth parameters in a cohort of 3,553 Italian adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients.

 Minnella S., Donzelli S., Zaina F., Negrini S. (Italy)


 12.33 Discussion





 14.00 Therapy objectives, treatments modalities and outcomes used by physiotherapists for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in Alberta, Canada.

 Parent E.C., Buyks D., Clough J., Jespersen L., Gibson J., Lessard J. (Canada)


 14.06 Chiropractic treatment of scoliosis, a systematic review of the scientific literature

 McAviney J. (Australia)


 14.12 Gamebased physiotherapy for evidence based practice in children with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis

 Feistritzer-Gröbl P., Nischelwitzer A., Saraph V. (Austria)


 14.18 Discussion


 14.27 Orthopedic treatment on child scoliosis: what are the consequences on muscular force?

 Courtois I., Morizot C. (France)


 14.33 Exercise capacity of adolescent girls with idiopathic scoliosis analysed in 6 Minute Walking Test (6MWT) with and without Cheneau's brace - pilot studies

 Pajak J., Durmala J., Bugala-Szpak J. (Poland)


 14.39 Sports in association with specific exercises can help to achieve better results in controlling the evolution of scoliosis

 Romano M., Negrini S. (Italy)


 14.45 Discussion






 14.54 Introduction

 Grivas T.B. (Greece)


 14.59 An SRS perspective

 Price N. (USA)


 15.14 A SOSORT perspective

 Rigo M. (Spain)


 15.29 Discussion




 16.05 3-D geometric imaging of the trunk in normal adolescents and age-matched patients impaired with idiopathic scoliosis: selected effects of conservative intervention according to Schroth

 Stoler S., Baransi H., Givon U., Dvir Z. (Israel)


 16.11 Feasibility and three months preliminary results of an RCT on the effect of Schroth exercises in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)

 Schreiber S., Parent E.C., Hedden D.M., Watkins E.M., Hill D.L., Moreau M., Southon S., Mahood J.K. (Canada)


 16.17 Influence of active and passive derotation techniques of OMT Kalternborn-Evjenth manual therapy on trunk morphology of adolescents with idiopatic scoliosis – pilot studies

 Durmala J., Wnuk B., Blicharska I., Wadolowski K., Dybula S., Dzierzega J. (Poland)


 16.23 Active thoracic kyphotisation: modifications in the shape of the trunk

 Romano M., Saveri F., Negrini A., Negrini S. (Italy)


 16.29 Discussion




 16.41 Imaging: how much and when

 Knott P. (USA)




 09.00 Manual versus automatic indices assessment based on markerless three dimensional, structural light surface topography postural assessment. Preliminary study.

 Glinkowski W., Michonski J., Glinkowska B., Sitnik R. (Poland)


 09.06 Analysis of anterior trunk symmetry index (ATSI). Preliminary report

 Stolinski L., Kotwicki T., Czaprowski D., Chowanska J. (Poland)


 09.12 Micro: a useful and more simple tool to measure the magnitude of scoliosis curves on x-rays.

 Romano M., Zaina F., Donzelli S., Negrini S. (Italy)


 09.18 Discussion


 09.27 Pedicle morphology using CT-based navigation system in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

 Kuraishi S. (Japan)


 09.33 Can bending radiographs be useful for lenke classification system of idiopathic scoliosis?

 Tyrakowski M., Kotwicki T., Koch A., Drwiega M., Lisiecka K., Lawniczak D., Pietrzak S., Czubak J. (Poland)


 09.39 "Slopes": a new approach to scoliosis radiographic measurement and evaluation related to the horizontal plane in a bodily view

 Negrini S., Atanasio S., Donzelli S., Zaina F. (Italy)


 09.45 Discussion


 09.54 Therapy modifies end-vertebrae and measuring always on the same vertebrae overestimates final results. A blind cohort controlled prospective study

 Negrini A., Atanasio S., Vanossi M., Donzelli S., Zaina F., Negrini S. (Italy)


 10.00 A study of assessments of the camptocormie.

 De Sèze M., Guillaud E., Slugatz L., Cazalets J.R. (France)


 10.06 Adult scoliosis and non-specific low back pain: analisys of trunk kinematics

 Bissolotti L., Sani V ., Gobbo M., Orizio C. (Italy)


 10.12 Discussion




 10.40 Lyon bracing in adolescent females with idiopathic scoliosis: assessment of results according to the SRS committee on bracing and nonoperative management standardization criteria.

 Aulisa A.G., Guzzanti V., Perisano C., Scudieri G., Bocchino L., Teramo S., Aulisa L. (Italy)


 10.47 Discussion


 10.50 Prospective study of 136 adolescent scoliosis of more than 40° treated with the Lyon brace

 De Mauroy J.C. (France)


 11.00 Brace treatment is effective in idiopathic scoliosis over 45°: a prospective controlled study

 Lusini M., Donzelli S., Zaina F., Negrini S. (Italy)


 11.10 Prospective study according to the SRS and SOSORT criteria on the effectiveness of a complete conservative treatment (bracing and exercises) for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: efficacy and intent-to-treat analysis

 Negrini S., Donzelli S., Zaina F. (Italy)


 11.20 A comparison approach to explain risks related to x-ray imaging for scoliosis

 Pace N., Ricci L. (Italy)


 11.30 The effect of radiographic vertebral body and intervertebral disc wedging on curve progression in idiopathic scoliosis

 Volz R., Dolan L.A., Masrouha F., Weinstein S.L. (USA)






 11.40 Introduction

 Kotwicki (Poland)


 11.45 An SRS perspective

 Richards (USA)




 13.45 Different material for the SPORT concept brace: short time comparison of Sforzesco and Sibilla brace

 Zaina F., Donzelli S., Lusini M., Negrini S. (Italy)


 13.51 Comparison of in brace correction between supine, molded, assymmetric TLSOS and standing, CAD, symmetric TLSOS

 Speers, D. (USA)


 13.57 CAD/CAM and biomechanical simulations vs. standard technique for the design of braces in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: first results

 Desbiens-Blais F., Clin J., Parent S., Labelle H., Aubin C.E. (Canada)


 14.03 Discussion


 14.12 It is possible to maintain a high compliance even in the long term: results from the Thermobrace study

 Donzelli S., Zaina F., Negrini S. (Italy)


 14.18 Good brace compliance reduced curve progression and surgical rates in patients with idiopathic scoliosis.

 Brox J.I., Lange J.E., Gunderson R.B., Steen H. (Norway)


 14.24 Outcome of Rigo-Chêneau type brace treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis -using the Scoliosis Research Society brace studies inclusion criteria.

 Maruyama T., Yamada H., Nakao Y. (Japan)


 14.30 Discussion




 14.39 Side effects of braces. A cross-sectional survey.

 Tavernaro M., Tessadri F., Zonta A., Negrini S. (Italy)


 14.45 Effect of Spinecor brace on pulmonary functions

 Ömer E., Can N., Oguz E., Bilgic S., Sehirlioglu A. (Turkey)


 14.51 A prospective interventional cohort study of 175 patients treated by the spinecor orthosis, following the Scoliosis Research Society Criteria

 Coillard C., Circo A., Rivard C.H. (Canada)


 14.57 Discussion


 15.06 Evaluation of TLSOS in the bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis trial (BrAIST)

 Dolan L.A., Haggerty K.A., Weinstein S.L., BrAIST Study Team (USA)


 15.12 Retrospective analysis of immediate in-brace correction of scoliosis attainable in patients with AIS

 Knott P., Techy F., Cotter T., Jansen L., Kove P., Loving J., Poletis K., Mardjetko S, (USA)


 15.18 Brace efficacy: metanalysis of studies conducted according to the SRS criteria for brace studies

 Zaina F., Donzelli S., Lusini M., Negrini S. (Italy)


 15.24 Discussion




 15.50 The conservative treatment of congenital scoliosis with hemivertebra: report of three cases.

 Aulisa A.G., Guzzanti V., Perisano C., Scudieri G., Bocchino L., Teramo S., Aulisa L. (Italy)


 15.56 Conservative treatment of juvenile with Chiari I malformation, syringomyelia and scolisis. Two case reports.

 Rigo M., Janssen B., Campo R., Tremonti L. (Spain)


 16.02 Using of Cheneau brace for early onset scoliosis treatment

 Chekryzhev D., Mezentsev A., Petrenko D. (Ukraine)


 16.08 Discussion





 9.30 An online survey investigating the information needs of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients and their families: preliminary results

 Wellburn S., Bettany-Saltikov J., Hamilton S. (United Kingdom)


 09.36 Trunk appearance perception scale (TAPS) discrepancy between adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis and their parents influences HRQL

 Rigo M., D'Agata E., Jelacic M. (Spain)


 09.42 The effects of scoliosis bracing on parent and child perception of adolescent’s quality of life

 Knott P., Anderson C., Werner M., Wilson H., Speers D. (USA)


 09.48 Self image, stress level and quality of life in adolescents patients with idiopathic scoliosis

 Kinel E., Kotwicki T., Podolska A., Bialek M., Stryla W. (Poland)


 09.54 Discussion




 11.10 Use of kidscreen 52 questionary for quality of life evaluation in adolescents with idiopatic scoliosis after surgery

 Rusovs G., Audrupe O., Ositis J., Vetra A., Vetra A. (Latvia)


 11.16 Findings from a small-scale, exploratory content analysis of information provided to AIS patients and their parents from NHS Scoliosis Hospital Clinics

 Arai L., Bettany-Saltikov J., Hamilton S. (United Kingdom)


 11.22 Which is the role of self-esteem in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis under a conservative treatment?

 D'Agata E., Pérez-Testor C., Negrini S., Rigo M. (Spain)


 11.34 Discussion




 11.46 The SRS Lecture: "The Role of Screening and Brace treatment in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis"

 Richards S.B. (USA)


 12.11 The SOSORT Presidential Address: "The future of SOSORT: not names, but evidence"

 Negrini S. (Italy)




 12.36 Next Meeting

 Knott P. (USA)


 12.56 Closing Remarks

 Negrini S. (Italy)