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
For more information please contact Hani Mhaidli, MD, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, +34 659 924 525.
Marrakech is the third largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat, and lies near the foothills of the snow capped Atlas Mountains and a few hours away from the foot of the Sahara Desert. Its location and contrasting landscape has made it an enviable destination in Morocco.
The SRS Global Outreach program in Marrakech was initiated by Dr. Hani Mhaidli (Gran Canaria, Spain) with local host Dr. Tarik Fikry, Head of Trauma and Orthopedic Service, at the University Hospital Ben Toufail, Marrakech, in 2012 with the twin goals of resolving spine cases and teaching and training local surgeons in spine surgery. The hospital is prepared for spine surgery, and local medical personnel and staff eager to learn and cooperate.
The visits will take place four times a year. The three-day visit begins upon arrival on Thursday and ends on Sunday. On Friday we meet with the local surgeons and discuss outpatient cases that they have previously prepared, give instructional lectures, and perform surgery. On Saturday we see outpatients, give lectures and follow-up on patients operated on Friday.
Morocco is a very safe country for foreign travelers. No vaccinations or visas are necessary. There is an international airport in Marrakech, and there is also a larger airport in Casablanca that has frequent air connections with Marrakech or is a two hour drive on a good highway. There is private funding for hotel accommodation and meals.
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.