Scoliosis Research Society
SRS: Scoliosis Research Society

Scoliosis Research Society

Dedicated to the optimal care of patients with spinal deformity

NEWS RELEASE | Scoliosis Research Society Announces the Winners of the Thomas E. Whitecloud Awards

September 3, 2020

Contact: Ashtin Neuschaefer, Scoliosis Research Society
Phone: 414-289-9107

Scoliosis Research Society Announces
the Winners of the Thomas E. Whitecloud Awards

Milwaukee, WI (September 3, 2020) – Following the 27th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) held virtually, July 10- August 22, the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) announced the winners of the Thomas E. Whitecloud Awards. Named after Dr. Thomas E. Whitecloud, who helped found the IMAST meeting, the awards are given to the best basic science and clinical papers.

This year’s winners are:

Whitecloud Award for Best Basic Science Paper:

What is Actually Happening Inside the “Cone of Economy”: Identity of Compensatory Mechanisms during a Dynamic Balance Test
Ram Haddas, PhD; Isador H. Lieberman, MD, FRCS

Whitecloud Award for Best Clinical Paper:

Prospective Multicenter Assessment of Complication Rates Associated with Adult Cervical Deformity Surgery in 133 Patients with Minimum 1-Year Follow-up
Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD; Thomas J. Buell, MD; Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD; Han Jo Kim, MD; Eric O. Klineberg, MD; Themistocles S. Protopsaltis, MD; Peter G. Passias, MD; Gregory M. Mundis, MD; Robert K. Eastlack, MD; Vedat Deviren, MD; Michael P. Kelly, MD; Alan H. Daniels, MD; Jeffrey L. Gum, MD; Alex Soroceanu, MD; Munish C. Gupta, MD; Douglas C. Burton, MD; Richard Hostin, MD; Robert A. Hart, MD; Virginie Lafage, PhD; Renaud Lafage, MS; Frank J. Schwab, MD; Shay Bess, MD; Christopher P. Ames, MD; International Spine Study Group

Nominees for the Whitecloud Best Basic Science and Clinical awards are selected by the IMAST Committee from the submitted 2020 abstracts. The nominees are invited to submit their paper’s manuscript which is reviewed by the IMAST committee. During the virtual meeting, attendees were able to vote for their favorite presentation and the popular votes and manuscript scores are taken into consideration by the IMAST committee, who select the final winners.

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 for further information.



Cookie Notice

We use cookies to ensure you the best experience on our website. Your acceptance helps ensure that experience happens. To learn more, please visit our Privacy Notice.