The Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting & Course is a forum for the realization of the Society’s mission and goals, the improvement of patient care for those with spinal deformities. Over 100 papers will be presented on an array of topics, including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, growing spine, kyphosis, adult deformity, trauma, neuromuscular scoliosis and tumors.
At the conclusion of the 47th Annual Meeting & Course, participants should be able to:
- Recognize factors that may contribute to higher complication rates or risk of reoperation and incorporate pre-and peri-operative steps that help to avoid complications in spinal deformity surgery;
- Assess clinical and radiographic factors that contribute to positive or negative outcomes in spinal deformity surgery and utilize this knowledge to prevent adverse outcomes;
- Understand new techniques for the treatment of patients with Early Onset Scoliosis;
- Understand the short and long-term effect of fusion for patients with AIS using a variety of correction strategies and implants.
Presentations at the SRS Annual Meeting & Course will have value for physicians and allied health personnel who treat spinal deformities at all levels and in all ages of patients. Medical students, residents, fellows and researchers with an interest in spinal deformities will also benefit from the materials presented.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and SRS. AAOS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AAOS designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.75 (6.25 for the Pre-Meeting Course; 19.5 for the Annual Meeting) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
It is the policy of AAOS and SRS to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of their educational activities. In accordance with this policy, AAOS and SRS identify conflicts of interest with instructors, content managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by AAOS and SRS to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. Complete faculty disclosures will be included in the Final Program.
FDA Statement (United States)
Some drugs and medical devices discussed during this course have limited FDA labeling and marketing clearance. It is the responsibility of the physician to be aware of drug or device FDA labeling and marketing status.
Insurance/Liabilities and Disclaimer
SRS will not be held liable for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property incurred by participants or guests at the Annual Meeting or Course, including those participating in tours and social events. Participants and guests are encouraged to take out insurance to cover loss incurred in the event of cancellation, medical expenses or damage to or loss of personal effects when traveling outside of their own country.
SRS cannot be held liable for any hindrance or disruption of Annual Meeting or Course proceedings arising from natural, political, social or economic events or other unforeseen incidents beyond its control. Registration of a participant implies acceptance of this condition.
The materials presented at this continuing medical education activity are made available for educational purposes only. The material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty that may be helpful to others who face similar situations.
English will be the official language of the 47th Annual Meeting and Course.
No Smoking Policy
Smoking is not permitted during any meeting activity or event.
Business (suits) or business casual (polo or dress shirts, sport coats) are appropriate for all Annual Meeting sessions and events.
Members Business Meetings
All SRS members are invited to the Member’s Business Meetings, held Thursday, September 6 through Saturday, September 8 from 6:30 – 7:45am. Agendas will include reports from the various SRS committees, presentations by the 2012 Travelling Fellows and Edgar Dawson Scholarship recipients, and updates on SRS activities and programs. A hot breakfast buffet will be served.