The field of spine research and treatment has evolved over the more than 50-year existence of the Scoliosis Research Society. Society members have for decades contributed to the progress in technique and understanding in the field.
As the premier global platform for sharing and disseminating new knowledge of spinal deformity, the SRS is the leading society of experts to create and support research.
Recently that research received a significant boost thanks to a $3 million donation from a benefactor.
The donor, who suffered herself from severe scoliosis, specifically requested the donations be used to create an endowment that will further fund research focused on causes, new and improved methods of treatment for, and potential cures for, idiopathic scoliosis. The endowment will serve as funding source for investigator initiated and directed research from the Society in the future.
The total for 2021 year's funding alone was more than $300,000 dedicated to spine research. All research grant applications are reviewed and selected by the SRS Research Grant Committee. For information on the current grant cycle, review our website.
Last September, the Society announced the first SRS research agenda identifying trending themes in spinal research and innovation that will influence fields of study for the coming three-to-five years.
Setting this research agenda supports the overall SRS research mission to enhance the creation of meaningful discoveries for all patients with spinal deformity.
Anyone interested in learning more about the grant process is encouraged to join the Grant Outcome Symposium, a virtual event on March 5 that is free to join.
SRS has been awarding grants since the 1990s. The first recorded grant was for “Bioactive cement Augmentation of Transpedicular Screw Fixation” and one of the most recent is for the “Novel insights towards non-invasive predictors of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.”
For more information on the Research Agenda and SRS Grant opportunities, visit our website. To contribute to research funding, review all the ways you can donate to SRS.
About Scoliosis Research Society
The Scoliosis Research Society is a non-profit, professional organization, made up of physicians and allied health personnel. Our primary focus is on providing continuing medical education for health care professionals and on funding/supporting research in spinal deformities. Founded in 1966, SRS has gained recognition as the world's premier spine deformity society. Please visit www.srs.org for further information. Also follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.