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SOSORT invites you to submit an abstract to the 2019 SOSORT Annual meeting and share your work on the conservative treatment of scoliosis with your colleagues from around the world.

The SOSORT seeks abstracts on the following topics related to Scoliosis and other Spinal Deformities

·         Etiology and pathogenesis

·         Conservative treatment: Screening, assessment, treatment and outcomes

·         Imaging and Other Diagnostic or Assessment Tools

·         Health-Related Quality of life

·         Biomechanics of the spine and pelvis as related to spinal deformity


·         Members and non-members are welcomed to submit an abstract.

·         Abstracts summarizing results from clinical trials, retrospective cohort/case-control studies, case series, epidemiology, health services/economic evaluation, systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses are eligible for submission.

·         Case studies will be considered for posters only. 

·         Abstracts concerning clinical outcomes must include final results to be considered for a podium presentation.  Meritorious studies with preliminary results may be reviewed and considered for a poster presentation at the discretion of the Scientific Committee. 
·         Abstracts must reflect original work which has NOT been published or presented at any other open meeting or congress prior to SOSORT 2019.
·         Abstracts may be submitted for a podium presentation, a poster presentation or either. 
·         There is no limit to the number of abstracts that a presenter may submit.  However, the Committee will only select a maximum of 3 podium presentations per presentor.  There is no per-presenter limit to the number of poster presentations. 

·         Authors are referred to the following general references for help with writing a strong abstract:


Pre-submission Mentoring Opportunities for SOSORT Members Only
·         The SOSORT Board and Scientific Committee are committed to improving the science and professional growth of our members.  We will offer abstract submission assistance to no more than 10 SOSORT members on a first-come, first-served basis.  
·         If you have never submitted an abstract, or have not had one accepted in the past, if you are new to research, or have a problem writing clearly in English, please consider this opportunity.  
·         If you are interested in working with a member of the Scientific Committee to develop or polish your abstract prior to submission, please email Lori Dolan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as soon as possible but prior to October 1st, 2018.  
·         Please note:  Receiving assistance does NOT guarantee that your abstract will be accepted, but we do hope that we can increase your communication skills and future success in research.  

·         You might also consider referring to the following general references for help with writing your abstract:

Lori Ann Dolan, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
01048 JPP
University of Iowa Healthcare
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 356-1075


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