Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
An International Organization Dedicated to the Education, Research and Treatment of Spinal Deformity
Our Mission is to Foster Optimal Care for All Patients with Spinal Deformities
At the recent joint Zorab/Cotrel symposium, researchers interested in the genetic study of idiopathic scoliosis joined forces to form the International Scoliosis Genetics Interest Group. The primary purpose of this group is to foster productive collaborations leading to a genetic understanding of scoliosis.
Several important issues were discussed, including the need to develop methods for data sharing and for uniform phenotyping standards. ISGIG is an international, electronically-connected group open to interested scoliosis researchers who wish to participate in the open exchange of information and ideas. Researchers who wish to join should contact Carol Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scoliosis Research Society provides information on these web pages regarding research and links as a public service. The SRS believes that patients should contact their treating physician about the relevance of any information listed on the site prior to proceeding with any particular treatment. Just as no two individuals are exactly alike, no two patients with a spinal deformity are the same. Therefore, your spinal deformity surgeon will be the most important source of information about the management of your particular spinal problem.