Scoliosis Research Society kicks off the 2023 Traveling Fellowship program this weekend and the public is invited along on the journey on our SRS official social media channels on Facebook and Instagram. The fellows will be posting stories of their journey over the next few weeks. Follow hashtag #SRSTravelingFellows.
This year the fellows are USA bound from China, France, Hong Kong, Korea and the United Kingdom traveling to multiple centers to observe some of the doctors on the cutting edge of research in the scoliosis field.
The tour kicks off in North Carolina at Duke University, a private research university in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by the Methodists and Quakers in 1838, it has grown to be one of the top research universities in the US. At the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, they will visit the scoliosis casting lab.
Celebrating that Durham spirit, the fellows will take in a Durham Bulls baseball game, the team that inspired the movie, Bull Durham.
Next stop is the University of Minnesota Medical Center and a visit to the Gillette Children's Hospital a non-profit hospital located in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA that specializes in patients with brain, bone and movement conditions needing specialized expertise.
One of their last stops in California -- both San Diego and Los Angeles -- where they will present on topics ranging from The Life and Spinal Deformity of King Richard III to Preliminary results of Schroth exercises during bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
The trip culminates in Seattle, Washington, USA for the 58th SRS Annual Meeting.
This annual traveling fellowship award alternates between North American fellows (US, Canada, and Mexico) which visit centers in Europe/Asia and international fellows which visit centers in North America. To learn more about this program, visit our website.
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 Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.