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President: Fabio Zaina - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Past President: Patrick Knott - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

President elect: Jacek Durmala - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Secretary: Luke Stikeleather - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Treasurer: Helmut Diers - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chief Editor Scoliosis: Theodoros B. Grivas - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Member 1: Cindy Marti - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Member 2: Nigel Price - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Member 3: Angelo Aulisa - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chair of next meeting: Eric Parent

 

Advisory Board:

Tomasz Kotwicki, Manuel Rigo, Toru Maruyama, Stefano Négrini, Jean Claude de Mauroy, Joe O'Brien

 


 

Dr Theodoros B. Grivas is the chief editor of “Scoliosis”, the official journal our society. He is working, together with the editorial board, to improve the rating of the journal, which has already an unofficial impact factor of 1.31. This is very good after such a short period since his inauguration. The next steps are to obtain an official impact factor, and to succeed a rapidly increase in the number of published papers. To do this we need the cooperation of all SOSORT members, who are kindly invited to submit papers for consideration, and possibly publication. Moreover, this step is required in order to become an active member.

Webmaster: Dr Jean Claude de Mauroy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

 Barcelona May 18-21 2011

05/06/2011 19.30

Dear Patrick, Colleagues & Friends,

My congratulations to you all again for what appears to be a fantastic meeting in Barcelona.

The minutes only reflect that I was absent, but I hope that Manuel and Stefano shared with you my deep regret for not being able to be with you for this meeting. I truly missed you all, and am sorry for my absence. I am proud of SOSORT as a parent is of their child. There have been some growing pains, but SOSORT is maturing well into a leading society who will make life better for patients.

I thank Toru for being our President this past year, and think that our collective recognition and gratitude should be reflected in the minutes. 

I also congratulate Fabio on being elected our next Treasurer, and for Jean Claude being voted our President Elect. There is also no doubt that under Stefano's Presidency this year SOSORT will reach new levels along its great journey. 

Finally, I will very much miss not being on the Board with you all in the coming year. I am grateful for being able to serve with you in the creation and direction of SOSORT, and hope that my input has helped. I wish you all well.

Best Regards,
Joe O'Brien

President of the Scoliosis National Foundation

 


 

 

Board Minutes Montreal 2010

 


SRS Non-Operative Committee

Theodoros Grivas was appointed as an advisory member of the SRS Non-Operative Management Committee 

Letter Monday, 15 November 2010

European braces widely used for conservative scoliosis treatment

Dr Grivas was honored by the SRS Non-Operative committee chair to present at Chicago 2012 the topic entitled: “Non-operative management of AIS - the SOSORT approach to brace treatment”. 

 


 

Summary of 2010 Cochrane podcasts

Congratulations on being the authors of the 9th most listened to podcast in 2010 (Braces for idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents )! Awesome!

Thanks to the great work of authors like you, the Cochrane Back Review Group had two reviews in the top 20 in 2010. Keep up the good work:)

Vicki (Victoria Pennick)


 

2015 Board

President: Fabio Zaina (Italy) 
Past President: Patrick Knott (USA)
Elect President: Jacek Durmala (Poland)
Secretary: Luke Stikeleather (USA)
Treasurer: Helmut Diers (Germany)
Editor-in-Chief of "Scoliosis": Theodoros B Grivas (Greece) 
Member: Nigel Price (USA)
Member: Angelo Aulisa (Italy)
Member: Cindy Marti (USA)

Elected in Katowice, may, 2015

2014 Board

President: Patrick Knott (USA)
Past President: Joe O'Brien (USA)
Elect President: Fabio Zaina (Italy)
Secretary: Luke Stikeleather (USA)
Treasurer: Helmut Diers (Germany)
Editor-in-Chief of "Scoliosis": Theodoros B Grivas (Greece) 
Member: Nigel Price (USA)
Member: Michele Romano (Italy)
Member: Cindy Marti (USA)

Elected in Wiesbaden, may, 2014


2013 Board

President: Joe O'Brien (USA)
Past President: Jean Claude de Mauroy (France)
Elect President: Patrick Knott (USA)
Secretary: Luke Stikeleather (USA)
Treasurer: Fabio Zaina (Italy) 
Editor-in-Chief of "Scoliosis": Theodoros B Grivas (Greece) 
Member: Josette Bettany Saltikov (UK) 
Member: Michele Romano (Italy)
Member: Jacek Durmala (Poland)

Elected in Chicago, may, 2013


2012 Board

President: Jean Claude de Mauroy (France) 
Past President: Stefano Négrini (Italy) 
Elect President: Joe O'Brien (USA) 
Secretary: Patrick Knott (USA)
Treasurer: Fabio Zaina (Italy) 
Editor-in-Chief of "Scoliosis": Theodoros B Grivas (Greece) 
Member: Josette Bettany Saltikov (UK) 
Member: Luke Stikeleather (USA) 
Member: Jacek Durmala (Poland)

Elected in Milan, may, 2012


2011 Board

President: Stefano Négrini (Italy) 
Past President: Toru Maruyamai (Japan) 
Elect President: Jean Claude de Mauroy (France) 
Secretary: Patrick Knott (USA)
Treasurer: Fabio Zaina (Italy) 
Editor-in-Chief of "Scoliosis": Theodoros B Grivas (Greece) 
Member: Josette Bettan (France) 
Member: Monica Villagrasa (Spain) 
Member: Fabio Zaina (Italy)

Elected in Barcelona, May 2011

 


 

2010 Board

President: Toru Maruyama (Japan) 
Past President: Tomasz Kotwicki (Poland) 
Elect President: Stefano Négrini (Italy) 
Secretary: Patrick Knott (USA)
Treasurer: Joe P O'Brien (USA) 
Editor-in-Chief of "Scoliosis": Theodoros B Grivas (Greece) 
Member: Jean Claude de Mauroy (France) 
Member: Monica Villagrasa (Spain) 
Member: Fabio Zaina (Italy)

Elected in Montreal, 17.05.2010


2009 Board

President: Tomasz Kotwicki (Poland) 
Past President: Theodoros B Grivas (Greece) 
Next President: Toru Maruyama (Japan) 
Secretary: Stefano Négrini (Italy) 
Treasurer: Joe P O'Brien (USA) 
Editor-in-Chief of "Scoliosis": Theodoros B Grivas (Greece) 
Member: Jean Claude de Mauroy (France) 
Member: Monica Villagrasa (Spain) 
Member: Fabio Zaina (Italy)

Elected in Lyon, 22.05.2009


2008 Board

President: Theodoros B Grivas (Greece) 
Past President: Manuel Rigo (Spain) 
Next President: Tomasz Kotwicki (Poland) 
Secretary: Stefano Negrini (Italy) 
Treasurer: Joe P O'Brien (USA) 
Editor-in-Chief of "Scoliosis": Theodoros B Grivas (Greece) 
Member: Tamar Neuhaus (Israel) 
Member: Elias Vasiliadis (Greece) 
Member: Toru Maruyama (Japan)


Elected in Poznan, 7.04.2006


 

2007 Board

President: Manuel Rigo (Spain) 
Past President: Tomasz Kotwicki (Poland) 
Elected President: Theodoros B. Grivas (Greece) 
Secretary: Stefano Negrini (Italy) 
Treasurer: Elias Vasiliadis (Greece) 
Editor-in-Chief of "Scoliosis": Hans Rudolf Weiss (Germany) 
Member: Tamar Neuhaus (Israel) 
Member: Joe P. O'Brien (USA) 
Member: Toru Maruyama (Japan)

 


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SOSORT Foundators, Milan , Jan

Toru Maruyama, MD

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University School of Medicine
Tokyo, Japan

Manuel Rigo, MD
Elena Salva Institute
Barcelona, Spain

Stefano Negrini, MD
Scientific Director of ISICO
Italian Scientific Spine Institute
Milan, Italy

Theodoros B Grivas, MD
Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon
Director of the Trauma and Orthopaedic Department
“Tzanio” General Hospital of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece.

Tomasz Kotwicki, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Spine Surgery
University Department of Pediatric Orthopedics
Poznan, Poland

Hans-Rudolf Weiss, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Medical Director of the
Asklepios Katharina Schroth Spinal Deformities Rehabilitation Centre
Bad Sobernheim, Germany

 


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